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1909–10 Northern Rugby Football Union season

1909–10 Northern Rugby Football Union season
League Northern Rugby League
1908–09 Season
Champions Oldham
League Leaders Oldham
Top point-scorer(s) Jim Leytham (Wigan) 232
Top try-scorer(s) Jim Leytham (Wigan) 48
< 1908–09 Seasons 1910–11 >

The 1909–10 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the fifteenth season of rugby league football.

Season summary

Aberdare, Barry and Mid-Rhondda had dropped out, leaving 28 teams. [1]

Oldham won their second Championship this season. After finishing top of the regular season table, they went on to beat Wigan 13-7 in the play-off final.

The Challenge Cup Winners were Leeds who defeated Hull 26-12 in replay after a 7-7 draw.

At the close of the season, the Northern Union's leading players were selected to go on the 1910 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Oldham won the Lancashire League, and Wakefield Trinity won the Yorkshire League. Wigan beat Leigh 22–5 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Huddersfield beat Batley 21–0 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship

Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts Pct
1 Oldham 34 29 2 3 604 184 60 88.23
2 Salford 31 24 1 6 387 210 49 79.03
3 Wigan 30 23 1 6 545 169 47 78.33
4 Wakefield Trinity 32 24 0 8 435 242 48 75
5 Keighley 28 19 0 9 382 242 38 67.85
6 Leeds 34 21 1 12 451 317 43 63.26
7 Warrington 34 20 2 12 408 252 42 61.76
8 Huddersfield 34 21 0 13 477 301 42 61.76
9 Halifax 34 21 0 13 395 269 42 61.76
10 St Helens 31 18 2 11 468 367 38 61.29
11 Hull Kingston Rovers 35 19 1 15 410 376 39 55.71
12 Leigh 32 15 5 12 218 206 35 54.68
13 Hull 36 19 0 17 456 373 38 52.77
14 Batley 33 16 2 15 313 201 34 51.51
15 Hunslet 32 16 0 16 321 347 32 50
16 Runcorn 30 14 1 15 232 317 29 48.33
17 Ebbw Vale 24 9 2 13 156 211 20 41.66
18 Widnes 28 10 3 15 152 244 23 41.07
19 Rochdale Hornets 32 13 0 19 272 371 26 40.62
20 Dewsbury 30 11 1 18 253 338 23 38.33
21 Swinton 30 10 2 18 203 306 22 36.66
22 Broughton Rangers 34 10 2 22 295 498 22 32.35
23 Bradford Northern 34 9 1 24 176 388 19 27.94
24 York 30 6 1 23 269 473 13 21.66
25 Bramley 29 6 0 23 181 532 12 20.68
26 Barrow 28 5 1 22 146 377 11 19.64
27 Merthyr Tydfil 21 2 1 18 94 354 5 11.9
28 Treherbert 12 0 0 12 55 289 0 0

Championship Play-Off

Semi-finals Championship Final
               
1  Oldham 12  
4  Wakefield Trinity 6  
     Oldham 13
   Wigan 7
2  Salford 6
3  Wigan 17  

Challenge Cup

Leeds played Hull in the Challenge Cup Final at Huddersfield in front of a crowd of 19,413. The match ended in a 7-7 draw. The replay was also held at Huddersfield in front of a crowd of 11,608 which resulted in Leeds defeating Hull 26-12. This was Leeds' first Cup Final win in their first Cup Final appearance. Hull lost their third Cup Final in a row.[2]

Sources

  • 1909-10 Rugby Football League season at wigan.rlfans.com
  • The Challenge Cup at The Rugby Football League website

References

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