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1960–61 Northern Rugby Football League season

1960–61 Northern Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby football League
Champions Leeds
League Leaders Leeds
Top point-scorer(s) Austin Rhodes (St Helens) 338
Top try-scorer(s) Tom van Vollenhoven (St Helens) 54
< 1959–60 Seasons 1961–62 >

The 1961–62 Northern Rugby Football League season was the sixty-fifth season of rugby league football.

Season summary

Leeds won their first Championship when they defeated Warrington 25-10 in the play-off final.

The Challenge Cup winners were St. Helens who beat Wigan 12-6 in the final.[1]

Swinton won the Lancashire League, and Leeds won the Yorkshire League. St.Helens beat Swinton 15–9 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Wakefield Trinity beat Huddersfield 16–10 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship

Team Pld W D L Pts
1 Leeds 36 30 0 6 60
2 Warrington 36 27 1 8 55
3 Swinton 36 27 1 8 55
4 St Helens 36 27 0 9 54
5 Wigan 36 26 0 10 52
6 Leigh 36 26 0 10 52
7 Wakefield Trinity 36 26 0 10 52
8 Oldham 36 25 1 10 51
9 Featherstone Rovers 36 23 1 12 47
10 Workington Town 36 21 0 15 42
11 Hull 36 20 1 15 41
12 Hull Kingston Rovers 36 19 2 15 40
13 Halifax 36 19 1 16 39
14 Huddersfield 36 18 2 16 38
15 Hunslet 36 18 0 18 36
16 Whitehaven 36 17 2 17 36
17 Castleford 36 16 2 18 34
18 York 36 16 2 18 34
19 Batley 36 16 1 19 33
20 Widnes 36 16 0 20 32
21 Blackpool Borough 36 14 3 19 31
22 Bramley 36 12 1 23 25
23 Salford 36 11 2 23 24
24 Bradford Northern 36 10 2 24 22
25 Keighley 36 10 1 25 21
26 Barrow 36 9 2 25 20
27 Dewsbury 36 8 3 25 19
28 Rochdale Hornets 36 9 0 27 18
29 Liverpool City 36 5 1 30 11
30 Doncaster 36 3 0 33 6
  Play-offs

Play-offs

Semi-finals Championship Final
               
1  Leeds 11  
4  St Helens 4  
     Leeds 25
   Warrington 10
2  Warrington 13
3  Swinton 5  

Challenge Cup

St Helens reached the Challenge Cup Final by beating Widnes 29-10 on 16 Feb away in Round one after a 5-5 draw at home on 11 Feb; Castleford 18-10 away in Round two on 25 Feb; Swinton 17-9 at home in the quarter-final on 11 Mar and Hull 26-9 on neutral ground in the semi-final on 15 Apr.

St Helens beat Wigan 12-6 (5-2 at Half Time) in the Final played at Wembley Stadium in front of a crowd of 94,672 on 13 May 1961. St Helens’ points were scored by Alex Murphy (try), Tom van Vollenhoven (try) and Austin Rhodes (one conversion and two drop goals). The Lance Todd Trophy winner was St Helens' second-row forward, Dick Huddart.

This was St Helens’ second Challenge Cup Final win in six Final appearances.[2]

References

Sources

  • 1960-61 Rugby Football League season at wigan.rlfans.com
  • The Challenge Cup at The Rugby Football League website
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