1925–26 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1925–26 Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Number of teams 27
Champions Wigancolours.svg Wigan
League Leaders Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Top point-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Jim Sullivan 274
Top try-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Johnny Ring 63
< 1924–25 Seasons 1926–27 >

The 1925–26 Rugby Football League season was the thirty first season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Having ended the regular season as the league leaders, Wigan went on to claim their third Championship by beating Warrington 22-10 in the play-off final.

Swinton beat Oldham 9-3 in the Challenge Cup Final.[1]

Wigan won the Lancashire League, and Hull Kingston Rovers won the Yorkshire League. Swinton beat Wigan 15–11 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Dewsbury beat Huddersfield 2–0 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Wigan 38 29 3 6 641 310 61 80.26
2 Warrington 36 27 1 8 472 279 55 76.38
3 Swinton 36 26 2 8 442 223 54 75
4 Hull 38 24 3 11 547 329 51 67.1
5 St. Helens Recs 36 23 2 11 437 278 48 66.66
6 Hull Kingston Rovers 34 20 3 11 416 320 43 63.23
7 Oldham 34 19 3 12 431 251 41 60.29
8 Wakefield Trinity 36 21 1 14 445 317 43 59.72
9 Leeds 36 20 2 14 526 311 42 58.33
10 St Helens 34 18 2 14 410 282 38 55.88
11 Batley 38 20 2 16 325 296 42 55.26
12 York 36 19 0 17 359 350 38 52.77
13 Halifax 38 19 2 17 364 323 40 52.63
14 Barrow 36 17 3 16 313 303 37 51.38
15 Featherstone Rovers 32 15 2 15 362 362 32 50
16 Dewsbury 36 18 0 18 310 402 36 50
17 Widnes 34 15 0 19 339 397 30 44.11
18 Huddersfield 36 14 2 20 365 474 30 41.66
19 Wigan Highfield 32 12 1 19 280 323 25 39.06
20 Hunslet 36 14 0 22 389 435 28 38.88
21 Salford 34 11 4 19 246 393 26 38.23
22 Rochdale Hornets 36 13 1 22 320 414 27 37.5
23 Bradford Northern 38 14 0 24 306 580 28 36.84
24 Leigh 32 8 2 22 270 435 18 28.12
25 Broughton Rangers 34 9 0 25 316 510 18 26.47
26 Keighley 36 9 1 26 290 577 19 26.38
27 Bramley 34 3 0 31 152 588 6 8.82

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Wigan 34
4 Hull 0
Wigan 22
Warrington 10
2 Warrington 11
3 Swinton 8

Challenge Cup[edit]

Swinton beat Oldham 9-3 in the final played at Rochdale before a crowd of 27,000.

This was Swinton’s second appearance in the Final and their second Cup Final win. Their previous victory was in 1900. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1925-26 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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