1954–55 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1954–55 Northern Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Champions Wolvescolours.svg Warrington
League Leaders Wolvescolours.svg Warrington
Top point-scorer(s) Leigh colours.svg Jimmy Ledgard 374
Top try-scorer(s) Giantscolours.svg Lionel Cooper 66
< 1953–54 Seasons 1955–56 >

The 1954–55 Rugby Football League season was the sixtieth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Warrington won their second Championship when they beat Oldham 7-3 in the play-off final. They also ended the regular season as league leaders.

The Challenge Cup winners were Barrow who beat Workington Town 21-12 in the final.

Blackpool Borough joined the competition.[1]

Warrington won the Lancashire League, and Leeds won the Yorkshire League. Barrow beat Oldham 12–2 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Halifax beat Hull 22–14 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts
1 Warrington 36 29 2 5 60
2 Oldham 36 29 2 5 60
3 Leeds 36 26 2 8 54
4 Halifax 36 26 1 9 53
5 Wigan 36 26 1 9 53
6 Leigh 36 25 2 9 52
7 St Helens 36 25 1 10 51
8 Barrow 36 24 0 12 48
9 Featherstone Rovers 36 23 1 12 47
10 Workington Town 36 23 0 13 46
11 Huddersfield 36 22 0 14 44
12 Rochdale Hornets 36 20 3 13 43
13 York 36 21 0 15 42
14 Hunslet 36 20 0 16 40
15 Whitehaven 36 18 3 15 39
16 Wakefield Trinity 36 18 0 18 36
17 Bradford Northern 36 17 2 17 36
18 Keighley 36 18 0 18 36
19 Hull 36 16 3 17 35
20 Swinton 36 16 1 19 33
21 Castleford 36 13 4 19 30
22 Widnes 36 13 0 23 26
23 Bramley 36 11 1 24 23
24 Liverpool City 36 11 1 24 23
25 Hull Kingston Rovers 36 10 0 26 20
26 Salford 36 7 3 26 17
27 Doncaster 36 8 1 27 17
28 Batley 36 7 0 29 14
29 Blackpool Borough 36 7 0 29 14
30 Belle Vue Rangers 36 7 0 29 14
31 Dewsbury 36 5 0 31 10
  Play-offs

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Warrington 17
4 Halifax 9
Warrington 7
Oldham 3
2 Oldham 25
3 Leeds 6

Challenge Cup[edit]

This was also the first time that there was an all-Cumbrian Final.[2] Barrow beat Workington Town 21-12 in the final played at Wembley before a crowd of 66,513. Captained by former Great Britain skipper Willie Horne, this was Barrow’s first Challenge Cup Final win, although have been runners-up on four other occasions. Jack Grundy, Barrow's Second-row was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for man-of-the-match.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1954-55 Season summary". Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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