1935–36 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1935–36 Northern Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League Championship
Number of teams 30
RFL Championship
Champions Hullcolours.svg Hull
League Leaders Hullcolours.svg Hull
Top point-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Jim Sullivan 246
Top try-scorer(s) Rhinoscolours.svg Eric Harris 63
< 1934–35 Seasons 1936–37 >

The 1935–36 Rugby Football League season was the forty first season of rugby league football. Thirty teams competed in a single league Championship. The Challenge Cup was contested for the 36th time and the second European Championship took place.

Season summary[edit]

Hull won their third Championship when they defeated Widnes 21-2 in the play-off final. Hull had also finished the regular season as league leaders.

The Challenge Cup Winners were Leeds who beat Warrington 18-2 in the final.

Two new London clubs join the competition: Acton and Willesden, and Streatham and Mitcham.[1]

Liverpool Stanley won the Lancashire League, and Hull won the Yorkshire League. Salford beat Wigan 15–7 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Leeds beat York 3–0 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts
1 Hull 38 30 1 7 61
2 Liverpool Stanley 38 27 2 9 56
3 Widnes 38 25 4 9 54
4 Wigan 38 25 1 12 51
5 Salford 38 25 0 13 50
6 Broughton Rangers 38 23 3 12 49
7 York 38 22 4 12 48
8 Leeds 38 23 2 13 48
9 Huddersfield 38 23 0 15 46
10 Barrow 38 21 3 14 45
11 Warrington 38 21 3 14 45
12 Castleford 38 22 0 16 44
13 Halifax 38 20 3 15 43
14 Swinton 38 19 3 16 41
15 Oldham 38 20 1 17 41
16 Hunslet 38 20 1 17 41
17 Batley 38 19 2 17 40
18 Keighley 38 18 2 18 38
19 Bradford Northern 38 16 2 20 34
20 Rochdale Hornets 38 17 0 21 34
21 Acton & Willesden 38 13 4 21 30
22 Wakefield Trinity 38 13 2 23 28
23 St Helens 38 13 1 24 27
24 Streatham & Mitcham 38 12 2 24 26
25 Bramley 38 12 2 24 26
26 St. Helens Recs 38 11 1 26 23
27 Leigh 38 10 2 26 22
28 Hull Kingston Rovers 38 9 3 26 21
29 Dewsbury 38 6 2 30 14
30 Featherstone Rovers 38 5 4 29 14

Championship Play-Offs[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Hull 13
4 Wigan 2
Hull 21
Widnes 2
2 Liverpool Stanley 9
3 Widnes 10

Challenge Cup[edit]

Leeds beat Warrington 18-2 in the final played at Wembley before a crowd of 51,250.

Evan Williams' three goals gave Leeds the victory.[2]

This was Leeds’ fourth Challenge Cup Final win in as many Final Appearances.[3]

European Championship[edit]

The tri-nation tournament was played between November 1935 and February 1936 as single round robin games between England, France and Wales. This was the second Rugby League European Championship, won by Wales.[4]
Match Details

Date Venue Home Team Score Away Team
23 Nov 1935 Llanelli Wales 41 - 7 France
1 Feb 1936 Hull KR England 14 - 17 Wales
16 Feb 1936 Paris France 7 - 25 England

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1935-36 Season summary". Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ "On this Day". therhinos.co.uk. Leeds Rhinos. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "RFL All Time Records". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  4. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 424. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 

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