1921–22 Northern Rugby Football Union season

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1921–22 Northern Rugby Football Union season
League Northern Rugby Football Union
Teams 26
Champions Wigancolours.svg Wigan
League Leaders Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham
Top point-scorer(s) Oldhamcolours.svg Reg Farrar 213
Top try-scorer(s) Oldhamcolours.svg Reg Farrar 49
Seasons

The 1921–22 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the 27th season of rugby league football.

Season summary[edit]

Featherstone Rovers joined the competition this season.[1]

In November, winger Harold Buck became rugby league's first £1,000 transfer when he moved from Hunslet to Leeds.[2]

Oldham had ended the regular season as the league leaders.

Wigan won their second ever Championship this season when they defeated Oldham 13-2 in the play-off final.

The 1921–22 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain also took place during the season, with many of the clubs playing games against the visiting Australasian team.

Oldham won the Lancashire League, and Huddersfield won the Yorkshire League. Warrington beat Oldham 7–5 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Leeds beat Dewsbury 11–3 to win the Yorkshire County Cup.

Championship[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Oldham 36 29 1 6 521 201 59 81.94
2 Wigan 32 22 1 9 446 159 45 70.31
3 Hull 38 25 0 13 538 326 50 65.79
4 Huddersfield 36 23 1 12 608 271 47 65.28
5 Leeds 38 24 1 13 583 289 49 64.47
6 Batley 38 23 2 13 381 299 48 63.16
7 Rochdale Hornets 34 20 2 12 352 225 42 61.76
8 Halifax 36 21 2 13 418 218 44 61.11
9 Leigh 34 19 3 12 295 228 41 60.29
10 York 36 21 1 14 311 231 43 59.72
11 Hull Kingston Rovers 38 21 0 17 420 356 42 55.26
12 St Helens Recs 36 19 1 16 417 315 39 54.17
13 Dewsbury 36 19 1 16 290 339 39 54.17
14 Barrow 34 18 0 16 311 321 36 52.94
15 Warrington 36 16 1 19 285 418 33 45.83
16 Widnes 32 13 3 16 227 240 29 45.31
17 Wakefield Trinity 36 16 0 20 335 313 32 44.44
18 Broughton Rangers 32 13 2 17 284 247 28 43.75
19 Hunslet 36 13 5 18 215 400 31 43.05
20 Swinton 34 14 0 20 248 312 28 41.18
21 Bramley 34 13 2 19 251 496 28 41.18
22 St. Helens 34 12 1 21 255 399 25 36.76
23 Salford 34 9 4 21 164 312 22 32.35
24 Featherstone Rovers 36 10 2 24 280 463 22 30.55
25 Keighley 36 4 1 31 134 581 9 12.5
26 Bradford Northern 34 2 1 31 134 744 5 7.35

Championship Play-Off[edit]

Semi-finals Championship Final
           
1 Oldham 13
4 Huddersfield 5
Oldham 2
Wigan 13
2 Wigan 27
3 Hull 8

Challenge Cup[edit]

The final saw Rochdale Hornets's 10-9 victory over Hull in the 1922 Challenge Cup Final at Headingley, Leeds on Saturday 6 May 1922, in front of a crowd of 32,596. This was Rochdale's first Challenge Cup Final win in their first, and as of 2017 their only, Challenge Cup Final appearance.[3][4][5]

Rochdale Hornets: 10

Rochdale Hornets Tries: Tommy Fitton 2

Rochdale Hornets Goals: Dicky Paddon 2

Hull: 9

Hull Tries: Jimmy Kennedy, Billy Batten, Bob Taylor

Half-time: 6-7

Attendance: 34,827 (at Headingley, Leeds)

Rochdale Hornets: Frank Prescott, Tommy Fitton, Fred Wild, Teddy McLoughlin, Joe Corsi, J. Eaton, J. Keynon, Thomas Harris, Jack Bennett, Dickie Paddon, Tommy Woods, Dai Edwards, Louis Corsi

Hull: J. Holdsworth, Billy Stone (c), Jimmy Kennedy, Billy Batten, Emlyn Gwynne, Eddie Caswell, W. J. Charles, Jack Beasty, George Oliver, J. E. Wyburn, Edgar Morgan, Bob Taylor, H. Garratt

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1921-22 Season summary". Archived from the original on 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ Baker, Andrew (1995-08-20). "100 years of rugby league: From the great divide to the Super era". Independent, The. independent.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Hornets' One And Only Challenge Cup Final Win". hornetsrugbyleague.co.uk. 31 December 2013. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-04-03. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  5. ^ "A complete history of Hull FC's Challenge Cup finals". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.