1898–99 Northern Rugby Football Union season

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1898–99 Northern Rugby Football Union season
Structure Separate county championships
1898–99 Season
Top point-scorer(s) Hullcolours.svg Billy Jaques 169
Top try-scorer(s) Oldhamcolours.svg Sam Williams 39
Joined League Millom
Left League Morecambe
Lancashire Senior Competition
Champions Broughton Rangers
Yorkshire Senior Competition
Champions Batley colours.svg Batley
Seasons

The 1897–98 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the fourth season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

The Lancashire Senior Competition was won by Broughton Rangers and the Yorkshire Senior Competition by Batley.[1]

Lancashire Senior Competition[edit]

Although participating in the Lancashire Senior Competition, Runcorn and Stockport were from Cheshire.

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts
1 Broughton Rangers 26 21 0 5 277 74 42
2 Oldham 26 20 0 6 385 58 40
3 Salford 26 18 2 6 206 113 38
4 Widnes 26 17 2 7 196 113 36
5 Leigh 26 17 0 9 168 125 34
6 Swinton 26 16 2 8 228 79 32*
7 Runcorn 26 15 2 9 193 113 32
8 St. Helens 26 12 3 11 168 18 27
9 Warrington 26 11 1 14 134 217 23
10 Rochdale Hornets 26 9 3 14 112 216 21
11 Stockport 26 5 1 20 102 317 11
12 Tyldesley 26 3 5 18 82 240 11
13 Wigan 26 4 2 20 66 238 10
14 Morecambe 26 2 1 23 47 281 5
  • Swinton had 2 points deducted for a breach of the professional rules.

Yorkshire Senior Competition[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts
1 Batley 30 23 2 5 279 75 204 48
2 Hull 30 23 1 6 429 101 328 47
3 Bradford 30 21 0 9 330 139 191 42
4 Leeds Parish Church 30 20 2 8 201 114 87 42
5 Hunslet 30 16 5 9 314 140 174 37
6 Huddersfield 30 15 3 12 169 147 22 33
7 Manningham 30 15 2 13 222 212 10 30*
8 Halifax 30 15 0 15 156 158 2 30
9 Wakefield Trinity 30 11 6 13 209 61 48 28
10 Brighouse Rangers 30 12 2 16 114 191 77 26
11 Leeds 30 11 3 16 127 186 59 27
12 Castleford 30 10 4 16 159 214 55 24
13 Holbeck 30 10 4 16 134 220 86 24
14 Bramley 30 7 3 20 62 266 204 17
15 Liversedge 30 5 3 22 131 439 308 13
16 Heckmondwike 30 4 4 22 70 343 273 12

Manningham had 2 points deducted for a breach of the professional rules.

Challenge Cup[edit]

Oldham beat Hunslet 19-9 in the Challenge Cup Final played in Fallowfield Stadium, Manchester in front of a crowd of 15,763.[2]

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1898-99 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 191. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2.