1919–20 Northern Rugby Football Union season

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1919–20 Northern Rugby Football Union season
League Northern Rugby Football Union
Number of teams 25
1919–20 Season
Champions Hullcolours.svg Hull
League Leaders Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
Top point-scorer(s) Giantscolours.svg Ben Gronow 332
Top try-scorer(s) Giantscolours.svg Stan Moorhouse 39
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The 1919–20 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the twenty fifth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

A full championship competition returned after suspension during World War I as well as a full Challenge Cup campaign.

Hull recorded their first Championship when they defeated Huddersfield 3-2 in the play-off final.

Huddersfield had ended the regular season as league leaders and won the Challenge Cup defeating Wigan 21-10.[1]

Widnes won the Lancashire League, and Huddersfield won the Yorkshire League. Oldham beat Rochdale Hornets 7–0 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Huddersfield beat Leeds 24–5 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Huddersfield 34 29 0 5 759 215 58 85.29
2 Hull 34 25 1 8 587 276 51 75
3 Leeds 32 23 0 9 445 208 46 71.87
4 Widnes 30 21 1 8 250 115 43 71.67
5 Barrow 32 22 1 9 477 202 45 70.31
6 Halifax 34 23 1 10 390 168 47 69.12
7 Rochdale Hornets 34 22 1 11 363 203 45 66.18
8 Oldham 34 21 1 12 333 226 43 63.23
9 Dewsbury 32 18 2 12 299 262 38 59.37
10 Warrington 30 15 2 13 236 198 32 53.33
11 St. Helens Recs 28 13 3 12 329 196 29 51.79
12 Batley 32 15 2 15 223 319 32 50
13 Wigan 32 15 1 16 281 266 31 48.44
14 Leigh 28 12 2 14 175 228 26 46.43
15 Salford 32 14 1 17 202 269 29 45.31
16 St Helens 30 12 2 16 278 285 26 43.33
17 Swinton 30 12 1 17 201 274 25 41.67
18 Wakefield Trinity 32 11 4 17 229 494 26 40.62
19 Hull Kingston Rovers 32 10 2 20 250 325 22 34.37
20 Bramley 30 8 4 18 163 372 20 33.33
21 York 30 8 1 21 213 422 17 28.33
22 Hunslet 34 9 0 25 167 384 18 26.47
23 Broughton Rangers 32 7 2 23 184 460 16 25
24 Bradford Northern 32 7 1 24 177 479 15 23.44
25 Keighley 32 6 0 26 106 471 12 18.75

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Huddesfield 7
4 Widnes 5
Huddersfield 2
Hull 3
2 Hull 11
3 Leeds 0

Challenge Cup[edit]

Huddersfield defeated Wigan 21-10 in the final played at Leeds in front of a crowd of 14,000.

This was Huddersfield’s third Challenge Cup Final win in their third final appearance. They retained the trophy, having won the Cup in the last season before the suspension due to World War I. [2]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1914-15 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07.