1933–34 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1933–34 Northern Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Number of teams 28
Champions Wigancolours.svg Wigan
League Leaders Redscolours.svg Salford
Top point-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Jim Sullivan 406
Top try-scorer(s) Redscolours.svg Brown 45
< 1932–33 Seasons 1934–35 >

The 1933–34 Rugby Football League season was the thirty ninth season of rugby league football. The first rugby league club in London, London Highfield competed in its inaugural season.[1]

Season summary[edit]

Wigan won their fourth Championship when they beat Salford 15-13 in the play-off final.

Salford had ended the regular season as league leaders.[2]

The Challenge Cup winners were Hunslet who beat Widnes 11-5.

Work begins at a former quarry that was being used as a waste dump at Odsal Top in Bradford after Bradford Northern sign a ten year lease with the local council. This was to become the site of their current home ground, Odsal Stadium.[3]

Salford won the Lancashire League, and Leeds won the Yorkshire League. Oldham beat St.Helens Recs 12–0 to win the Lancashire Cup, and York beat Hull Kingston Rovers 10–4 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts
1 Salford 38 31 1 6 715 281 63
2 Wigan 38 26 0 12 739 334 52
3 Leeds 38 26 0 12 597 376 52
4 Halifax 38 26 0 12 457 340 52
5 York 38 24 1 13 481 370 49
6 Hunslet 38 23 1 14 608 441 47
7 Widnes 38 21 4 13 393 324 46
8 Warrington 38 22 1 15 508 370 45
9 Swinton 38 22 1 15 418 322 45
10 Hull 38 21 3 14 553 438 45
11 Keighley 38 22 1 15 429 367 45
12 Huddersfield 38 20 1 17 500 330 41
13 St Helens 38 20 0 18 550 500 40
14 London Highfield 38 20 0 18 509 489 40
15 Oldham 38 17 3 18 400 520 37
16 Castleford 38 17 1 20 476 468 35
17 Rochdale Hornets 38 17 0 21 442 524 34
18 St. Helens Recs 38 16 1 21 455 477 33
19 Hull Kingston Rovers 38 16 1 21 444 482 33
20 Batley 38 16 1 21 390 436 33
21 Leigh 38 15 2 21 479 537 32
22 Wakefield Trinity 38 15 2 21 332 404 32
23 Broughton Rangers 38 15 1 22 415 495 31
24 Barrow 38 15 0 23 375 464 30
25 Dewsbury 38 12 1 25 313 587 25
26 Bramley 38 11 1 26 367 790 23
27 Bradford Northern 38 8 0 30 337 714 16
28 Featherstone Rovers 38 4 0 34 232 734 8

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Salford 28
4 Halifax 3
Salford 3
Wigan 15
2 Wigan 14
3 Leeds 10

Challenge Cup[edit]

Hunslet's winning team posing with the Challenge Cup.

Hunslet defeated Widnes 11-5 in the final at Wembley before a crowd of 41,280.

This was Hunslet’s second Cup Final win, the first being in 1908, in their third Cup Final appearance.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The History Of Rugby League". Rugby League Information. napit.co.uk. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "1933-34 Season summary". Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Bradford Bulls History". Retrieved 2009-10-24. 
  4. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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