1974–75 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1974–75 Rugby Football League season
League Championship
Champions Saintscolours.svg St Helens
Premiership Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds
Top point-scorer(s) HKRcolours.svg Neil Fox (333)
Top try-scorer(s) HKRcolours.svg Gerald Dunn (42)
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from Second Division Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham
Swintoncolours.svg Swinton
Relegated to Second Division Yorkcolours.svg York
Bramley
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets
Faxcolours.svg Halifax
< 1973–74 Seasons 1975–76 >

The 1974–75 Rugby Football League season was the seventy ninth season of rugby league football.

Rule change[edit]

  • Drop goals became worth one point.[1] Drops had previously been worth two points.

Season summary[edit]

St. Helens won their seventh Championship. York, Bramley, Rochdale Hornets and Halifax were demoted to the Second Division.

The Challenge Cup Winners were Widnes who beat Warrington 14-7 in the final.

Players No.6 Trophy Winners were Bradford Northern who beat Widnes 3-2 in the final.

Rugby League Premiership Trophy Winners were Leeds who beat St. Helens 26-11 in the final.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Winners were Salford who beat Warrington 10-5 in a replay after a 0-0 draw in the final.

2nd Division Champions were Huddersfield, and they, Hull Kingston Rovers, Oldham and Swinton were promoted to the First Division.[2]

Widnes beat Salford 6–2 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Hull Kingston Rovers beat Wakefield Trinity 16–13 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

League Tables[edit]

Challenge Cup[edit]

Widnes beat Warrington 14-7 in the final played at Wembley in front of a crowd of 85,998.[3]

This was Widnes’ fourth Cup Final win in sixth Final appearances.[4]

Referee: P. Geraghty (York)

Lance Todd Trophy Winner: Ray Dutton (Widnes)- Full Back

European Championship[edit]

This was the seventeenth competition and was won for the eighth time by England.[5]

Results[edit]

19 January
England  11–9  France
16 February
Wales  21–8  France
25 February
England  12–8  Wales

Final standings[edit]

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 England 2 2 0 0 23 17 +6 4
 Wales 2 1 0 1 29 20 +9 2
 France 2 0 0 2 17 32 −15 0
  • England win the tournament with two victories.

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ de la Riviere, Richard, ed. (2009), "Top ten: Rugby league rules", Rugby League World (Brighouse, UK: League Publications, published August 2009) (340): 61, ISSN 1466-0105 
  2. ^ "1974-75 Season summary". Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  3. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 
  4. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  5. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 425. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2.