1929–30 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1929–30 Northern Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Number of teams 28
Champions Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
League Leaders Saintscolours.svg St Helens
Top point-scorer(s) Rhinoscolours.svg Joe Thompson 243
Top try-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Alf Ellaby 39
< 1928–29 Seasons 1930–31 >

The 1929–30 Rugby Football League season was the thirty fifth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Huddersfield won their fifth Championship, and their second in successive years, when they defeated Leeds 10-0 in the play-off final replay following a 2-2 draw.

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

The Challenge Cup Winners were Widnes after beating St.Helens 10-3 in the final.[1]

St.Helens won the Lancashire League, and Huddersfield won the Yorkshire League. Warrington beat Salford 15–2 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Hull Kingston Rovers beat Hunslet 13–7 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 St Helens 40 27 1 12 549 295 55 68.75
2 Huddersfield 38 25 2 11 510 317 52 68.42
3 Salford 36 23 3 10 397 214 49 68.05
4 Leeds 40 25 2 13 672 302 52 65.00
5 Dewsbury 38 23 3 12 415 282 49 64.47
6 Hull Kingston Rovers 38 22 4 12 396 290 48 63.15
7 Wigan 38 23 1 14 590 303 47 61.84
8 Warrington 36 21 1 14 483 389 43 59.72
9 Hunslet 38 21 3 14 535 358 45 59.21
10 Oldham 38 20 4 14 393 306 44 57.89
11 Halifax 40 21 1 18 384 348 43 53.75
12 Hull 38 19 2 17 417 399 40 52.63
13 St. Helens Recs 36 17 3 16 355 414 37 51.38
14 Swinton 36 17 2 17 332 220 36 50.00
15 Widnes 32 15 2 15 309 266 32 50.00
16 Wigan Highfield 32 16 0 16 257 266 32 50.00
17 Wakefield Trinity 40 19 1 20 399 428 39 48.75
18 Leigh 32 15 0 17 309 296 30 46.87
19 York 36 16 1 19 277 328 33 45.83
20 Keighley 36 14 2 20 244 427 30 41.66
21 Broughton Rangers 34 14 0 20 271 437 28 41.17
22 Rochdale Hornets 34 13 2 19 258 442 28 41.17
23 Featherstone Rovers 36 12 3 21 255 398 27 37.50
24 Bramley 36 10 5 21 199 399 25 34.72
25 Barrow 32 10 2 20 352 388 22 34.37
26 Castleford 36 10 2 24 230 535 22 30.55
27 Batley 36 7 2 27 221 543 16 22.22
28 Bradford Northern 38 7 2 29 299 718 16 21.05

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 St Helens 6
4 Leeds 10
Leeds 2-0
Huddersfield 2-10
2 Huddersfield 15
3 Salford 10

Challenge Cup[edit]

Widnes beat St Helens 10-3 in the final at Wembley played before a crowd of 36,544.

This was Widnes’s first Cup Final appearance and thus their first Cup Final win. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1929-30 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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