1937–38 Northern Rugby Football League season
Northern Rugby Football League
Number of teams
Jim Sullivan 285
Eric Harris 45
1937–38 was the forty third season of Rugby Football League season rugby league football.
Season summary [ edit ]
Hunslet won their second, and to date last, Championship when they defeated Leeds 8-2 in the play-off final. They had also finished the regular season as the league leaders. The final was due to have taken place at Belle View, Wakefield, but as both clubs were from Leeds, the authorities switched the match to Elland Road in Leeds, with the final being played on 30 April 1938 in front of a crowd of 54,112. [1 ]
The Challenge Cup Winners were
Salford who beat Barrow 7-4 in the final. [2 ]
Warrington won the Lancashire League, and Leeds won the Yorkshire League. Warrington beat Barrow 8–4 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Leeds beat Huddersfield 14–8 to win the Yorkshire Cup.
Championship [ edit ]
Championship Play-Off [ edit ]
Challenge Cup [ edit ]
Salford beat Barrow 7-4 in the final played at Wembley in front of a crowd of 51,243. This was the lowest winning score in a Wembley final, only equalled in 1970. [3 ]
This was Salford’s first Challenge Cup Final win in their fourth Final appearance.
This was Barrow’s first appearance in the Final.
Freddie French, Val Cumberbatch, John Higgin, Des McDonnell, Jim Thornburrow, Ian Lloyd, Billy Little, Gordon Rawlings, Dan McKeating, Bill Skelly, Alec Troup, Bob Ayres, and Alf Marklew.
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