1950–51 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1950–51 Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Champions Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town
League Leaders Wolvescolours.svg Warrington
Top point-scorer(s) Rhinoscolours.svg Bert Cook 332
Top try-scorer(s) Wolvescolours.svg Brian Bevan 68
< 1949–50 Seasons 1951–52 >

The 1950–51 Rugby Football League season was the fifty-sixth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Workington Town won their first, and to date, only Championship when they beat Warrington 26-11 in the play-off final. Warrington had finished the regular season as the league leaders.

The Challenge Cup Winners were Wigan who beat Barrow 10-0 in the final.[1]

Warrington won the Lancashire League, and Leeds won the Yorkshire League. Wigan beat Warrington 28–5 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Huddersfield beat Castleford 16–3 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts
1 Warrington 36 30 0 6 60
2 Wigan 36 29 1 6 59
3 Workington Town 36 27 0 9 54
4 Leigh 36 24 2 10 50
5 Leeds 36 24 0 12 48
6 St. Helens 36 22 1 13 45
7 Hunslet 36 22 1 13 45
8 Batley 36 21 1 14 43
9 Huddersfield 36 20 2 14 42
10 Wakefield Trinity 36 19 3 14 41
11 Halifax 36 20 0 16 40
12 Belle Vue Rangers 36 19 2 15 40
13 Dewsbury 36 19 2 15 40
14 Bradford Northern 36 19 0 17 38
15 Oldham 36 17 2 17 36
16 Keighley 36 16 3 17 35
17 Swinton 36 16 1 19 33
18 Hull 36 15 2 19 32
19 Salford 36 15 1 20 31
20 Barrow 36 14 2 20 30
21 Whitehaven 36 13 3 20 29
22 Rochdale Hornets 36 14 1 21 29
23 Hull Kingston Rovers 36 12 2 22 26
24 Bramley 36 11 3 22 25
25 Castleford 36 12 1 23 25
26 Featherstone Rovers 36 12 1 23 25
27 Widnes 36 10 1 25 21
28 York 36 8 1 27 17
29 Liverpool Stanley 36 2 1 33 5

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Warrington 15
4 Leigh 9
Warrington 11
Workington Town 26
2 Wigan 5
3 Workington Town 8

Challenge Cup[edit]

Wigan beat Barrow 10–0 in the final played at Wembley in front of a crowd of 94,262. This was Wigan's fourth Cup Final win in nine Final appearances. It was also the third successive final that the losing team had failed to score.[2] Cec Mountford, Wigan's stand-off half back was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for man-of-the-match.

European Championship[edit]

This was the eleventh European Championships and was won for the third time by France on points difference..[3]

Results[edit]

14 October
England  22–4  Wales
11 November
England  14–9  France
10 December
France  16–3   Other nationalities
31 March
Other nationalities   27–21  Wales
11 April
Other nationalities   35–10  England
15 April
France  28–13  Wales

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 France 3 2 0 1 53 30 +23 4
  Other nationalities 3 2 0 1 65 47 +18 4
 England 3 2 0 1 46 48 −2 4
 Wales 3 0 0 3 38 77 −39 0

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1950-51 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.