1976–77 Northern Rugby Football League season was the 81st season of rugby league football. Sixteen English clubs competed for the Championship, with Featherstone Rovers claiming the title.
Season summary [ edit ]
The League Champions were
Featherstone Rovers for the first and, to date, only time. During the season, the Salford versus Leeds match was abandoned after 38 minutes when Chris Sanderson of Leeds suffered a fatal injury. Leeds were ahead 5-2, but the game was declared null and void and not replayed.
Rochdale Hornets, Leigh, Barrow and Oldham were demoted to the Second Division.
The Challenge Cup Winners were
Leeds who beat Widnes 16-7 in the final.
Players No.6 Trophy Winners were
Castleford who beat Blackpool Borough 25-15.
Rugby League Premiership Trophy Winners were St. Helens who beat Warrington 32-20.
BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Winners were
Castleford who beat Leigh 12-4 in the final.
2nd Division Champions were
Hull, and they, Dewsbury, Bramley and New Hunslet were promoted to the First Division. [1 ]
Widnes beat Workington Town (from Cumbria) 16–11 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Leeds beat Featherstone Rovers 16–12 to win the Yorkshire Cup.
League Tables [ edit ]
First Division Championship [ edit ]
Second Division Championship [ edit ]
Challenge Cup [ edit ]
Leeds beat Widnes 16-7 in the final played at
Wembley Stadium on Saturday 7 May 1977 in front of a crowd 80,871. The winner of the Lance Todd Trophy was the Leeds prop, Steve Pitchford. [2 ]
This was Leeds’ tenth Cup Final win in fourteen final appearances.
Vince Moss ( Manchester) [4 ]
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