1938–39 was the forty fourth season of Rugby Football League season rugby league football.
Season summary [ edit ]
Salford won their fourth Championship when they defeated Castleford 8-6 in the play-off final. Salford had also ended the regular season as league leaders.
The Challenge Cup Winners were
Halifax who defeated Salford 20-3 in the final.
Newcastle dropped out of the competition. [1 ]
Salford won the Lancashire League, and Castleford won the Yorkshire League. Wigan beat Salford 10–7 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Huddersfield beat Hull 18–10 to win the Yorkshire Cup.
Championship [ edit ]
Championship Play-Offs [ edit ]
Challenge Cup [ edit ]
Halifax beat Salford 20-3 in the final played at Wembley in front of a crowd of 55,453. There would be no Challenge Cup competition in 1940.
This was Halifax’s fourth Cup Final win in five Final appearances.
This was Salford’s fifth Final appearance and second in consecutive years, having won the Cup the previous season
European Championship [ edit ]
The tri-nation tournament was played between November 1938 and April 1939 as single round robin games between England, France and Wales. This was the fourth Rugby League European Championship, and was won by
France. [3 ]
5 Nov 1938
17 - 9 England
25 Feb 1939
St Helens England
9 - 12 France
2 Apr 1938
16 - 10 Wales
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