1923–24 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1923–24 NRFL season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Number of teams 27
Champions Batley colours.svg Batley
League Leaders Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Top point-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Jim Sullivan 319
Top try-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Johnny Ring 49
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The 1923–24 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the twenty ninth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Batley won their first, and to date only, Championship when they defeated Wigan 13-7 in the play-off Championship Final.

Wigan had ended the regular season as the league leaders and won the Challenge Cup by defeating Oldham 21-4 in the final.[1]

Wigan won the Lancashire League, and Batley won the Yorkshire League. St.Helens Recs beat Swinton 17–0 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Hull beat Huddersfield 10–4 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Wigan 38 31 0 7 824 228 62 81.57
2 Batley 36 24 3 9 432 287 51 70.83
3 Oldham 36 23 2 11 579 296 48 66.66
4 Leigh 34 20 3 11 407 250 43 63.23
5 Huddersfield 36 21 1 14 481 352 43 59.72
6 St. Helens Recs 32 19 0 13 363 255 38 59.37
7 Swinton 34 20 0 14 346 312 40 58.82
8 Rochdale Hornets 36 19 4 13 318 330 42 58.33
9 York 36 18 5 13 323 258 41 56.94
10 Hunslet 36 18 5 13 328 332 41 56.94
11 Hull Kingston Rovers 36 19 2 15 408 377 40 55.55
12 Leeds 38 20 0 18 448 350 40 52.63
13 Halifax 38 20 0 18 360 357 40 52.63
14 Widnes 34 16 3 15 275 245 35 51.47
15 Broughton Rangers 34 15 4 15 286 251 34 50
16 St Helens 34 16 0 18 332 522 32 47.05
17 Hull 38 17 1 20 439 447 35 46.05
18 Dewsbury 36 15 3 18 279 289 33 45.83
19 Wakefield Trinity 36 15 2 19 313 358 32 44.44
20 Warrington 36 16 0 20 341 395 32 44.44
21 Barrow 36 15 1 20 366 372 31 43.05
22 Keighley 36 14 1 21 291 427 29 40.27
23 Featherstone Rovers 36 12 3 21 348 545 27 37.5
24 Wigan Highfield 36 12 0 24 324 428 24 33.33
25 Salford 34 8 1 25 175 466 17 25
26 Bradford Northern 34 8 0 26 190 524 16 23.52
27 Bramley 34 7 0 27 228 528 14 20.58

Championship Playoff[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Wigan 27
4 Leigh 0
Wigan 7
Batley 13
2 Batley 38
3 Oldham 0

Challenge Cup[edit]

Wigan beat Oldham 21-4 in the final played at Rochdale before a crowd of 41,381.

This was Wigan’s first Challenge Cup Final Win in their second appearance in a Final. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1923-24 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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