1914–15 Northern Rugby Football Union season

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1914–15 Northern Rugby Football Union season
League Northern Rugby Football Union
Number of teams 25
1914–15 Season
Champions Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
League Leaders Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
Top point-scorer(s) Giantscolours.svg Ben Gronow 284
Top try-scorer(s) Giantscolours.svg Albert Rosenfeld 56
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The 1914–15 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the twentieth season of rugby league football. It featured Huddersfield's "Team of all talents" which became the second team to win all four cups.[1]

Season summary[edit]

The 1914-15 season began just a month after Britain had declared War on Germany following their invasion of Belgium in early August. Tensions across Europe had seen a full scale "World War" develop in late July but despite this the 1914-1915 season was played to its conclusion before competitive competition was finally suspended. In fact the season kicked off on 5 September, the same day the First big battle of World War I (the Battle of the Marne) began in which the Franco-British defeated the Germans.

Huddersfield finished the regular season on top of the league and added their third Championship by defeating Leeds 35-2 in the play-off final.[2]

The Challenge Cup winners were Huddersfield who beat St Helens 37-3. In the final Huddersfield scored a Final’s record nine tries.[3]

During their Cup run they recorded the largest win in any Cup Round when they trounced the amateurs of Swinton Park 119-2.[3]

Wigan won the Lancashire League, and Huddersfield won the Yorkshire League. Rochdale Hornets beat Wigan 3–2 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Huddersfield beat Hull 31–0 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Huddersfield 34 28 4 2 888 235 60 88.24
2 Wigan 32 25 1 6 679 206 51 79.69
3 Leeds 34 24 3 7 486 207 51 75.02
4 Rochdale Hornets 34 24 2 8 306 194 50 73.53
5 Hull 36 24 1 11 705 301 49 68.06
6 Broughton Rangers 30 18 1 11 308 289 37 61.66
7 St Helens 32 19 0 13 368 342 38 59.37
8 Halifax 34 18 3 13 342 268 39 57.36
9 Oldham 34 17 4 13 375 301 38 55.89
10 Wakefield Trinity 32 17 1 14 309 340 35 54.69
11 Hull Kingston Rovers 34 17 2 15 374 324 36 52.94
12 Widnes 32 14 3 15 291 292 31 48.44
13 Warrington 32 14 3 15 242 323 31 48.44
14 Batley 34 15 1 18 229 288 31 45.59
15 Leigh 31 14 0 17 252 185 28 45.16
16 Swinton 30 13 1 16 171 240 27 45
17 Dewsbury 32 12 2 18 310 353 26 40.62
18 Hunslet 32 12 0 20 298 356 24 37.5
19 Bradford Northern 32 11 1 20 249 464 23 35.93
20 Bramley 32 11 1 20 143 474 23 35.93
21 Salford 30 8 4 18 134 313 20 33.33
22 Barrow 32 10 1 21 288 363 21 32.81
23 York 32 9 2 21 261 422 20 31.25
24 Keighley 30 6 2 22 120 542 14 29.37
25 Runcorn 27 0 1 26 84 590 1 1.85

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Huddersfield 33
4 Rochdale Hornets 2
Huddersfield 35
Leeds 2
2 Wigan 4
3 Leeds 15

Challenge Cup[edit]

Huddersfield defeated St Helens 37-3 in the final held at Oldham before a crowd of 8,000.

This was Huddersfield’s second Challenge Cup win in as many final appearances.[4]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ledger, John (2005-10-02). "Fartown legend Clark joins RL's Hall of Fame". Yorkshire Post (Europe Intelligence Wire). Retrieved 2010-01-02. 
  2. ^ "1914-15 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ a b "RFL All Time Records". Archived from the original on 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  4. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07.