1959–60 Northern Rugby Football League season
|195ui9–60 Northern Rugby Football League season|
|League||Northern Rugby Football League|
|League Leaders||St. Helens|
|Top point-scorer(s)||Neil Fox 453|
|Top try-scorer(s)||Tom van Vollenhoven 54|
The 1959–60 Rugby Football League season was the 65th season of rugby league football played in England. The championship, which involved thirty teams, started in August 1959 and culminated in a finals play-off series in May 1960 which resulted in a championship final between Wigan and Wakefield Trinity.
- League Champions: Wigan (27–3 v Wakefield Trinity)
- Challenge Cup Winners: Wakefield Trinity (38–5 v Hull)
St.Helens won the Lancashire League, and Wakefield Trinity won the Yorkshire League. Warrington beat St.Helens 5–4 to win the Lancashire County Cup, and Featherstone Rovers beat Hull F.C. 15–14 to win the Yorkshire County Cup.
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The Championship Final was played between Joe Egan' Wigan outfit against Wakefield Trinity at 3 o'clock on a warm afternoon on Saturday, 21 May 1960 at Odsal Stadium, Bradford. A crowd of 83,190 turned out for the game which was refereed by Eric Clay (Leeds).
- Wigan: 27
- Wakefield Trinity: 3
Try: Fred Smith
The 1959–60 Challenge Cup tournament ended in a final between Wakefield Trinity and Hull F.C. The match was played at Wembley Stadium before a crowd of 79,773, with Wakefield Trinity winning 38 – 5. Despite being on the losing team, Hull's hooker, Tommy Harris was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for his man-of-the-match performance.
Neil Fox of Wakefield Trinity scored a Cup Final record 20 points (two tries and seven goals) in the final for Wakefield, a feat that would not be repeated for another 39 years 1999.
Wakefield Trinity 38
Wakefield Trinity Goals: Neil Fox 7
Hull FC 5
Hull FC Tries: Stan Cowan
Hull FC Goals: Sam Evans
- 1959–60 Northern Rugby Football League season at wigan.rlfans.com