1956–57 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1956–57 Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Champions Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham
League Leaders Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham
Top point-scorer(s) Rhinoscolours.svg Lewis Jones 496
Top try-scorer(s) Wigancolours.svg Billy Boston 60
< 1955–56 Seasons 1957–58 >

The 1956–57 Rugby Football League season was the sixty-second season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Oldham finished the regular season as the league leaders and then won their fourth Rugby Football League Championship when they beat Hull 15-14 in the play-off final.

The Challenge Cup winners were Leeds who beat Barrow 9-7 in the final.[1]

Oldham won the Lancashire League, and Leeds won the Yorkshire League. Oldham beat St.Helens 10–3 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Wakefield Trinity beat Hunslet 23–5 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L Pts
1 Oldham 38 33 0 5 66
2 Hull 38 29 2 7 60
3 Barrow 38 29 0 9 58
4 Leeds 38 28 0 10 56
5 St Helens 38 25 3 10 53
6 Wigan 38 26 0 12 52
7 Hunslet 38 26 0 12 52
8 Wakefield Trinity 38 23 1 14 47
9 Huddersfield 38 23 0 15 46
10 Warrington 38 21 1 16 43
11 York 38 21 0 17 42
12 Halifax 38 21 0 17 42
13 Salford 38 19 2 17 40
14 Workington Town 38 20 0 18 40
15 Featherstone Rovers 38 19 0 19 38
16 Rochdale Hornets 38 19 0 19 38
17 Leigh 38 18 1 19 37
18 Whitehaven 38 18 1 19 37
19 Swinton 38 18 0 20 36
20 Keighley 38 17 1 20 35
21 Bradford Northern 38 17 0 21 34
22 Bramley 38 14 2 22 30
23 Widnes 38 15 0 23 30
24 Blackpool Borough 38 14 0 24 28
25 Castleford 38 11 2 25 24
26 Hull Kingston Rovers 38 11 2 25 24
27 Liverpool City 38 9 1 28 19
28 Batley 38 8 0 30 16
29 Dewsbury 38 5 1 32 11
30 Doncaster 38 3 0 35 6
  Play-offs

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Oldham 22
4 Leeds 12
Oldham 15
Hull 14
2 Barrow 14
3 Hull 45

Challenge Cup[edit]

Leeds beat Barrow 9-7 in the Challenge Cup Final played at Wembley Stadium before a crowd of 76,318.

This was Leeds’ eighth Challenge Cup Final win in ten Final appearances.[2]

The winning Leeds team line-up was:

Pat Quinn, Del Hodgkinson, Keith McLellan (c), Lewis Jones, George Broughton, Jr, John Lendill, Jeffrey "Jeff" Stevenson, Joe Anderson, Bernard Prior, William "Bill" Hopper, Bernard Poole, Don Robinson, Harry Street.[3]

Jeff Stevenson, their scrum half back, was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for his man-of-the-match performance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1956-57 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. 
  3. ^ "Leeds Cup Winning Line-up". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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