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1957–58 Northern Rugby Football League season

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1957–58 Northern Rugby Football League season

1957–58 Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Champions Hull
League Leaders Oldham
Top point-scorer(s) Bernard Ganley (Oldham) 453
Top try-scorer(s) Mick Sullivan (Wigan) 50
< 1956–57 Seasons 1958–59 >

The 1957–58 Northern Rugby Football League season was the sixty-third season of rugby league football.

Season summary

Hull won their fifth Championship when they beat Workington Town 20-3 in the play-off final. Oldham had finished the regular season as the league leaders.

The Challenge Cup winners were Wigan who beat Workington Town 13-9 in the final.[1]

Oldham won the Lancashire League, and Halifax won the Yorkshire League. Oldham beat Wigan 13–8 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Huddersfield beat York 15–8 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship

Team Pld W D L Pts
1 Oldham 38 33 1 4 67
2 St Helens 38 32 0 6 64
3 Workington Town 38 28 2 8 58
4 Hull 38 27 2 9 56
5 Wigan 38 27 0 11 54
6 Halifax 38 25 2 11 52
7 Leigh 38 24 0 14 48
8 Featherstone Rovers 38 23 1 14 47
9 Wakefield Trinity 38 22 2 14 46
10 Widnes 38 23 0 15 46
11 Hunslet 38 22 1 15 45
12 York 38 19 4 15 42
13 Warrington 38 19 1 18 39
14 Leeds 38 18 1 19 37
15 Salford 38 18 1 19 37
16 Hull Kingston Rovers 38 17 2 19 36
17 Whitehaven 38 17 1 20 35
18 Huddersfield 38 17 1 20 35
19 Rochdale Hornets 38 17 1 20 35
20 Bradford Northern 38 16 2 20 34
21 Barrow 38 16 2 20 34
22 Keighley 38 15 2 21 32
23 Bramley 38 14 2 22 30
24 Swinton 38 13 3 23 29
25 Blackpool Borough 38 12 0 26 24
26 Batley 38 10 0 28 20
27 Liverpool City 38 9 1 28 19
28 Dewsbury 38 6 4 28 16
29 Castleford 38 7 1 30 15
30 Doncaster 38 4 0 34 8
  Play-offs

Play-offs

Semi-finals Championship Final
               
1  Oldham 8  
4  Hull 20  
     Hull 20
   Workington Town 3
2  Workington Town 14
3  St Helens 13  

Challenge Cup

Wigan reached the final by beating Whitehaven 39-10 at home in the first round; Wakefield Trinity 11-5 away in the second round; Oldham 8-0 away in the quarter -finals and Swinton 5-3 in the semi-final played at Rochdale. Captained by Eric Ashton,[2] Wigan then beat Workington Town 13-9 in the Challenge Cup Final played at Wembley Stadium before a crowd of 66,109, with tries from Barton, McTigue and Sullivan and two goals from Cunliffe.

This was Wigan’s fifth Cup Final win in nine Final appearances. To date, this was Workington Town’s last appearance in the Challenge Cup Final.[3] Rees Thomas, Wigan's scrum half back won the Lance Todd Trophy for his man-of-the-match performance.

References

Sources

  • Wigan.rlfans.com
  • Rugby Football League website
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