1930–31 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1930–31 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) Wigancolours.svg Jim Sullivan 278
Top try-scorer(s) Rhinoscolours.svg Eric Harris 58
< 1929–30 Seasons 1931–32 >

The 1930–31 Rugby Football League season was the thirty sixth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Swinton won their third Championship when they defeated Leeds 14-7 in the play-off final. They had also finished the regular season as league leaders.

The Challenge Cup Winners were Halifax who beat York 22-8.

The format of the competition was changed so that all clubs played the same number of matches, and percentages were done away with. [1]

Swinton won the Lancashire League, and Leeds won the Yorkshire League. St.Helens Recs beat Wigan 18–3 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Leeds beat Huddersfield 10–2 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts
1 Swinton 38 31 2 5 504 156 64
2 Leeds 38 29 1 8 695 258 59
3 Wigan 38 28 2 8 657 199 58
4 Oldham 38 27 4 7 464 178 58
5 Huddersfield 38 27 2 9 545 272 56
6 Halifax 38 25 3 10 405 283 53
7 St Helens 38 25 1 12 502 344 51
8 Hunslet 38 24 2 12 573 278 50
9 Salford 38 23 3 12 420 256 49
10 Warrington 38 23 2 13 447 291 48
11 York 38 23 1 14 441 361 47
12 St. Helens Recs 38 21 2 15 436 243 44
13 Hull Kingston Rovers 38 21 0 17 345 399 42
14 Wakefield Trinity 38 20 0 18 510 438 40
15 Wigan Highfield 38 17 3 18 398 435 37
16 Hull 38 17 2 19 398 428 36
17 Broughton Rangers 38 15 5 18 376 366 35
18 Dewsbury 38 14 2 22 418 406 30
19 Barrow 38 12 6 20 350 481 30
20 Castleford 38 15 0 23 351 539 30
21 Leigh 38 11 3 24 248 479 25
22 Widnes 38 11 2 25 245 450 24
23 Batley 38 11 1 26 245 505 23
24 Rochdale Hornets 38 10 2 26 330 557 22
25 Keighley 38 8 0 30 212 705 16
26 Featherstone Rovers 38 7 1 30 265 536 15
27 Bramley 38 5 3 30 251 636 13
28 Bradford Northern 38 4 1 33 227 809 9

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Swinton 16
4 Oldham 3
Swinton 14
Leeds 7
2 Leeds 13
3 Wigan 0

Challenge Cup[edit]

Halifax beat York 22-8 in the final at Wembley before a crowd of 40,368.

This was Halifax’s third Challenge Cup final win in four Cup Final appearances.

To date this was the only Challenge Cup Final appearance by York. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1930-31 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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