1927–28 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1927–28 Northern Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Number of teams 28
Champions Swintoncolours.svg Swinton
League Leaders Swintoncolours.svg Swinton
Top point-scorer(s) Rhinoscolours.svg Joe Thompson 233
Top try-scorer(s) Saintscolours.svg Alf Ellaby 37
< 1926–27 Seasons 1928–29 >

The 1927–28 Rugby Football League season was the thirty three season of rugby league football. Swinton won All four cups.[1]

Season summary[edit]

Swinton won their second, and successive, Championship when they defeated Featherstone Rovers 11-0 in the play-off final. Swinton had also ended the regular season as the league leaders.

The Challenge Cup Winners were Swinton who beat Warrington 5-3 in the final.

Pontypridd resigned from the League after playing 8 games, and their record was expunged from the table. They won 1 and lost 7, scoring 46 and conceding 149. 1927-28. [2]

Swinton won the Lancashire League, and Leeds won the Yorkshire League. Swinton beat Wigan 5–2 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Dewsbury beat Hull 8–2 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Swinton 36 27 3 6 439 189 57 79.10
2 Leeds 42 32 0 10 619 307 64 76.19
3 Featherstone Rovers 36 25 1 10 387 234 51 70.83
4 Hunslet 40 28 0 12 546 308 56 70.00
5 St. Helens Recs 36 24 0 12 499 251 48 66.66
6 Oldham 36 23 1 12 422 261 47 65.27
7 Wigan Highfield 32 19 1 12 272 240 39 60.93
8 Wigan 40 24 0 16 601 345 48 60.00
9 Leigh 34 20 0 14 298 236 40 58.82
10 Wakefield Trinity 40 22 2 16 476 355 46 57.50
11 St Helens 36 19 1 16 485 336 39 54.17
12 Huddersfield 40 21 1 18 475 341 43 53.75
13 Hull Kingston Rovers 38 17 5 16 342 333 39 51.31
14 Halifax 40 19 2 19 341 328 40 50.00
15 Dewsbury 38 17 3 18 334 329 37 48.68
16 Bradford Northern 32 13 2 17 204 333 28 43.75
17 Warrington 36 14 2 20 352 483 30 41.66
18 Barrow 34 13 1 20 249 337 27 39.70
19 Batley 38 14 2 22 264 466 30 39.47
20 Hull 38 12 6 20 312 347 30 39.47
21 York 36 13 1 22 233 350 27 37.50
22 Keighley 36 13 1 22 230 415 27 37.50
23 Widnes 32 11 0 21 196 418 22 34.37
24 Rochdale Hornets 34 11 1 22 192 448 23 33.82
25 Castleford 32 9 3 20 217 389 21 32.81
26 Salford 32 9 1 22 220 434 19 29.68
27 Broughton Rangers 32 8 0 24 295 450 16 25.00
28 Bramley 32 7 0 25 175 402 14 21.87

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Swinton 12
4 Hunslet 2
Swinton 11
Featherstone Rovers 0
2 Leeds 12
3 Featherstone Rovers 15

Challenge Cup[edit]

Swinton beat Warrington 5-3 in the final played at Wigan in front of a crowd of 33,909.

This was Swinton’s third Challenge Cup Final win from four final appearances and completed a League and Cup double for the club. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The History Of Rugby League". Rugby League Information. napit.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "1927-28 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  3. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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