1928–29 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1928–29 Northern Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Number of teams 28
Champions Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
League Leaders Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
Top point-scorer(s) Jim Sullivan (Wigan) 226
Top try-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Lou Brown 44
Giantscolours.svg Ernie Mills (Huddersfield) 44
< 1927–28 Seasons 1929–30 >

The 1928–29 Rugby Football League season was the thirty fourth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Huddersfield won their fourth Championship when they beat Leeds 2-0 in the play-off final.

On 4 May 1929 the first Challenge Cup Final to be held at Wembley Stadium was played. 41,500 saw Wigan beat Dewsbury 13-2.[1]

Carlisle City fielded a team, but resigned after 10 matches and their record was expunged from the table. They won 1 and lost 9, scoring 59 and conceding 166. [2]

Swinton moved from their Chorley Road ground this season due to a dispute over rent. They built a new stadium at Station Road, Swinton using the stands from the old ground.[3]

Swinton won the Lancashire League, and Huddersfield won the Yorkshire League. Wigan beat Widnes 5–4 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Leeds beat Featherstone Rovers 5–0 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Huddersfield 38 26 4 8 476 291 56 73.68
2 Hull Kingston Rovers 40 27 3 10 436 239 57 71.25
3 Leeds 38 26 2 10 695 270 54 71.05
4 Salford 34 23 2 9 395 222 48 70.58
5 Wigan 38 26 1 11 636 308 53 69.73
6 Swinton 36 23 2 11 429 249 48 66.66
7 Warrington 36 22 2 12 568 295 46 63.88
8 St. Helens Recs 38 22 1 15 545 374 45 59.21
9 Oldham 36 18 4 14 439 343 40 55.55
10 St. Helens 38 19 4 15 460 381 42 55.26
11 Hunslet 38 19 4 15 539 356 42 55.26
12 Hull 40 20 4 16 458 395 44 55.00
13 Leigh 34 17 3 14 285 279 37 54.41
14 Wigan Highfield 32 16 1 15 262 333 33 51.56
15 Dewsbury 36 17 2 17 380 387 36 50.00
16 Wakefield Trinity 40 17 4 19 400 461 38 47.50
17 Halifax 40 18 3 19 379 399 39 48.75
18 Barrow 32 13 2 17 396 387 28 43.75
19 Batley 38 14 2 22 278 442 30 39.47
20 Broughton Rangers 30 11 1 18 235 401 23 38.33
21 Castleford 34 11 4 19 268 369 26 38.23
22 York 34 12 0 22 259 409 24 35.29
23 Bramley 34 11 2 21 241 437 24 35.29
24 Widnes 34 11 2 21 222 439 24 35.29
25 Featherstone Rovers 38 10 4 24 277 451 24 31.57
26 Rochdale Hornets 34 10 0 24 235 434 20 29.41
27 Keighley 34 8 2 24 209 422 18 26.47
28 Bradford Northern 38 5 3 30 242 871 13 17.10

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Huddersfield 13
4 Salford 5
Huddersfield 2
Leeds 0
2 Hull Kingston Rovers 4
3 Leeds 7

Challenge Cup[edit]

Wigan beat Dewsbury 13-2 in the first final to be played at Wembley Stadium in front of a crowd of 41,000.[4]

This was Wigan’s second Challenge Cup Final win in their fourth Cup Final appearance.[5][6]

Referee: Mr. R. Robinson (Bradford)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Demsteader, Christine (2000-10-01). "Rugby League's home from home". BBC Sport (UK: BBC). Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  2. ^ "1928-29 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-14. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Swinton Lions History". Archived from the original on 3 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-22. [dead link]
  4. ^ Baker, Andrew (1995-08-20). "100 years of rugby league: From the great divide to the Super era". Independent, The (independent.co.uk). Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  5. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  6. ^ "Historic Wigan RL Moments: 1929 Challenge Cup Final". wigan.rlfans.com. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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