1926–27 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1926–27 Northern Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Number of teams 29
Champions Swintoncolours.svg Swinton
League Leaders St Helens Recreation
Top point-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Jim Sullivan 322
Top try-scorer(s) Saintscolours.svg Alf Ellaby 55
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The 1926–27 Rugby Football League season was the thirty second season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Swinton won their first Championship by beating St.Helens Recs 13-8 in the play-off final.

St.Helens Recs had finished the regular season as league leaders.

Oldham beat Swinton 26-7 to win the Challenge Cup.

The league increased to 29 clubs with the addition of Castleford and Pontypridd.[1]

St.Helens Recs won the Lancashire League, and Hull won the Yorkshire League. St.Helens beat St.Helens Recs 10–2 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Huddersfield beat Wakefield Trinity 10–3 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 St. Helens Recs 38 29 3 6 544 235 61 80.26
2 Swinton 38 29 2 7 471 275 60 78.98
3 Wigan 40 29 0 11 691 366 58 72.5
4 St Helens 34 23 1 10 538 283 47 69.11
5 Hull 38 25 1 12 434 317 51 67.1
6 Hull Kingston Rovers 36 21 5 10 456 244 47 65.27
7 Leigh 36 23 1 12 404 331 47 65.27
8 Rochdale Hornets 36 23 0 13 378 285 46 63.88
9 Leeds 40 23 1 16 582 371 47 58.75
10 Hunslet 42 24 1 17 533 380 49 58.33
11 Featherstone Rovers 38 21 1 16 504 369 43 56.57
12 Dewsbury 38 20 3 15 344 284 43 56.57
13 Oldham 38 19 4 15 489 346 42 55.26
14 Halifax 40 19 4 17 411 289 42 52.5
15 Wakefield Trinity 36 17 3 16 386 330 37 51.38
16 Warrington 38 18 1 19 409 524 37 48.68
17 Barrow 38 18 0 20 311 412 36 47.36
18 York 36 16 1 19 368 519 33 45.83
19 Batley 36 14 2 20 317 325 30 41.66
20 Salford 36 14 2 20 306 353 30 41.66
21 Broughton Rangers 36 14 1 21 369 392 29 40.27
22 Keighley 36 14 1 21 242 469 29 40.27
23 Huddersfield 40 16 0 24 414 562 32 40
24 Widnes 34 11 0 23 283 479 22 32.35
25 Wigan Highfield 34 9 1 24 239 383 19 27.94
26 Bramley 36 8 1 27 200 636 17 23.61
27 Pontypridd 32 7 1 24 223 447 15 23.43
28 Bradford Northern 36 6 0 30 288 652 12 16.66
29 Castleford 36 5 1 30 274 550 11 15.27

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semifinals:

St Helens Recreation 33 beat St Helens 0.

Swinton 23 beat Wigan 3.

Final:

Swinton 13 beat St Helens Recreation 8.

Challenge Cup[edit]

In the Challenge Cup tournament's final Oldham faced Swinton. It was the first radio broadcast of the Challenge Cup final by the BBC.[2] Oldham won 26-7 in the final played at Wigan in front of a crowd of 33,448. This was Oldham’s fourth consecutive appearance in the final and their second win in that period. It was their seventh overall appearance in a Challenge Cup Final and their third success overall. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1926-27 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ "The History Of Rugby League". Rugby League Information. napit.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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