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1974–75 Northern Rugby Football League season

1974–75 Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Champions St Helens
Premiership Leeds
Top point-scorer(s) Neil Fox (Hull KR) 333
Top try-scorer(s) Gerald Dunn (Hull KR) 42
< 1973–74 Seasons 1975–76 >

The 1974–75 Rugby Football League season was the seventy ninth season of rugby league football.

Rule change

  • Drop goals became worth one point.[1] Drops had previously been worth two points.

Season summary

St. Helens won their seventh Championship. York, Bramley, Rochdale Hornets and Halifax were demoted to the Second Division.

The Challenge Cup Winners were Widnes who beat Warrington 14-7 in the final.

Players No.6 Trophy Winners were Bradford Northern who beat Widnes 3-2 in the final.

Rugby League Premiership Trophy Winners were Leeds who beat St. Helens 26-11 in the final.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Winners were Salford who beat Warrington 10-5 in a replay after a 0-0 draw in the final.

2nd Division Champions were Huddersfield, and they, Hull Kingston Rovers, Oldham and Swinton were promoted to the First Division.[2]

Widnes beat Salford 6–2 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Hull Kingston Rovers beat Wakefield Trinity 16–13 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

League Tables

Challenge Cup

Widnes beat Warrington 14-7 in the final played at Wembley in front of a crowd of 85,998.[3]

This was Widnes’ fourth Cup Final win in sixth Final appearances.[4]

Referee: P. Geraghty (York)

Lance Todd Trophy Winner: Ray Dutton (Widnes)- Full Back

European Championship

This was the seventeenth competition and was won for the eighth time by England.[5]

Results

19 January
England  11–9  France
16 February
Wales  21–8  France
25 February
England  12–8  Wales

Final standings

Team Played Won Drew Lost For Against Diff Points
 England 2 2 0 0 23 17 +6 4
 Wales 2 1 0 1 29 20 +9 2
 France 2 0 0 2 17 32 −15 0
  • England win the tournament with two victories.

Sources

  • 1974-75 Rugby Football League season at wigan.rlfans.com
  • The Challenge Cup at The Rugby Football League website

References

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