1920–21 Northern Rugby Football Union season

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1920–21 Northern Rugby Football Union season
League Northern Rugby Football Union
Number of teams 25
Champions Hullcolours.svg Hull
League Leaders HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Top point-scorer(s) Hullcolours.svg Jimmy Kennedy 264
Top try-scorer(s) Hullcolours.svg Billy Stone 41
< 1919–20 Seasons 1921–22 >

The 1920–21 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the twenty sixth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Hull won their second ever Championship in as many seasons when they defeated local rivals Hull Kingston Rovers 16-14 in the Championship play-off.

Hull Kingston Rovers had ended the regular season as league leaders.

Leigh won the Challenge Cup beating Halifax 13-0 in the final. [1]

Jim Kennedy of Hull set a club record of 14 goals scored in a match against Rochdale Hornets on 7 April 1921. On the 29 January 1921 he had also scored a club record 36 points (4 tries and 12 goals) in a single match against Keighley.[2]

Wigan won the Lancashire League, and Halifax won the Yorkshire League. Broughton Rangers beat Leigh 6–3 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Hull Kingston Rovers beat Hull 2–0 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Hull Kingston Rovers 32 24 1 7 432 233 49 76.56
2 Hull 36 27 0 9 722 267 54 75
3 Halifax 38 27 0 11 492 184 54 71.05
4 Wigan 34 23 1 10 435 238 47 69.12
5 Swinton 34 22 1 11 289 250 45 66.18
6 Dewsbury 34 20 3 11 349 233 43 63.23
7 York 30 18 1 11 280 225 37 61.67
8 Leeds 34 20 1 13 380 209 41 60.29
9 Broughton Rangers 30 16 3 11 283 164 35 58.33
10 Rochdale Hornets 34 18 2 14 311 301 38 55.88
11 Widnes 30 15 2 13 231 252 32 53.33
12 Barrow 32 17 0 15 328 254 34 53.12
13 Warrington 34 17 2 15 295 289 36 52.94
14 Huddersfield 36 18 2 16 376 283 38 52.78
15 St. Helens Recs 30 15 1 14 299 201 31 51.67
16 Batley 32 16 1 15 312 225 33 51.56
17 St Helens 30 14 0 16 254 304 28 46.67
18 Oldham 34 13 3 18 267 254 29 42.65
19 Wakefield Trinity 34 14 1 19 253 426 29 42.65
20 Leigh 32 10 3 19 173 316 23 35.94
21 Bramley 30 9 0 21 153 371 18 30
22 Hunslet 32 8 1 23 190 298 17 26.56
23 Bradford Northern 32 6 1 25 177 656 13 20.31
24 Keighley 34 5 0 29 159 655 10 14.71
25 Salford 32 2 2 28 111 463 6 9.37

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Hull Kingston Rovers 26
4 Wigan 4
Hull Kingston Rovers 14
Hull 16
2 Hull 27
3 Halifax 10

Challenge Cup[edit]

Leigh defeated Halifax 13-0 in the final played at Broughton in front of a crowd of 25,000. [3]

This was Leigh’s first Challenge Cup Final win in their first final appearance.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [http://wigan.rlfans.com/fusion_pages/index.php? page_id=340 "1914-15 Season summary"]. Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Hull F.C. History". Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  3. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 191. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2.