1936–37 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1936–37 Rugby Football League season
Northern Rugby Football League Championship
Number of teams 30
RFL Championship
Champions Redscolours.svg Salford
League Leaders Redscolours.svg Salford
Top point-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Jim Sullivan 258
Top try-scorer(s) Rhinoscolours.svg Eric Harris 40
Lancashire League
Champions Redscolours.svg Salford
League Leaders Redscolours.svg Salford
Yorkshire League
Champions Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds
League Leaders Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds
< 1935–36 Seasons 1937–38 >

The 1936–37 Rugby Football League season was the forty second season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Salford won their third Championship after beating Warrington 13-11 in the play-off final. Salford had also finished the regular season as league leaders.

The Challenge Cup winners were Widnes who beat Keighley 18-5 in the final.

Acton and Willesden were replaced by Newcastle. Streatham and Mitcham disbanded after playing 26 matches, its remaining 12 matches were recorded as forfeits to their opponents.[1]

Salford won the Lancashire League, and Leeds won the Yorkshire League. Salford beat Wigan 5–2 to win the Lancashire Cup, and York beat Wakefield Trinity 9–2 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts
1 Salford 38 29 3 6 61
2 Warrington 38 28 3 7 59
3 Leeds 38 28 1 9 57
4 Liverpool Stanley 38 26 3 9 55
5 Wigan 38 26 0 12 52
6 Castleford 38 25 2 11 52
7 Hull 38 24 2 12 50
8 Wakefield Trinity 38 23 1 14 47
9 Barrow 38 20 5 15 45
10 St. Helens Recs 38 21 2 15 44
11 Huddersfield 38 21 1 16 43
12 Hunslet 38 21 0 17 42
13 Oldham 38 20 1 17 41
14 Halifax 38 19 3 16 41
15 Bradford Northern 38 19 2 17 40
16 Swinton 38 19 2 17 40
17 Broughton Rangers 38 18 3 17 39
18 Keighley 38 19 0 19 38
19 Hull Kingston Rovers 38 17 1 20 35
20 Widnes 38 17 1 20 35
21 Rochdale Hornets 38 15 1 22 31
22 St Helens 38 13 4 21 30
23 Streatham and Mitcham 38 14 0 24 28*
24 York 38 14 0 24 28
25 Batley 38 12 2 24 26
26 Dewsbury 38 12 1 25 25
27 Bramley 38 10 1 27 21
28 Leigh 38 5 4 29 14
29 Newcastle 38 5 1 32 11
30 Featherstone Rovers 38 5 0 33 10

Championship play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Salford 15
4 Liverpool Stanley 7
Salford 13
Warrington 11
2 Warrington 12
3 Leeds 2

Challenge Cup[edit]

Widnes beat Keighley 18-5 in the final played at Wembley Stadium in front of a crowd of 47,699.

This was Widnes' second Challenge Cup final win in three final appearances.

This was Keighley's first, and to date, only Challenge Cup final appearance.[2]

European Championship[edit]

The tri-nation tournament was played between November 1936 and April 1937 as single round robin games between England, France and Wales. This was the third Rugby League European Championship, won by Wales.[3]
Match Details

Date Venue Home Team Score Away Team
7 Nov 1936 Pontypridd Wales 3 - 2 England
6 Dec 1936 Paris France 3 - 9 Wales
10 Apr 1937 Halifax England 23 - 9 France

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1936-37 Season summary". Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ "RFL All Time Records". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 424. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2.