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1949–50 Northern Rugby Football League season

1949–50 Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Champions Wigan
League Leaders Wigan
Top point-scorer(s) Harold Palin (Warrington) 290
Top try-scorer(s) Brian Nordgren (Wigan) 57
< 1948–49 Seasons 1950–51 >

The 1949–50 Rugby Football League season was the fifty-fifth season of rugby league football. Crowds peaked in 1949-50 with a record 69.8 million paying to watch rugby league matches.[1]

Season summary

Wigan won their seventh Championship when they beat Halifax 20-2 in the play-off final.

The Challenge Cup Winners were Warrington who beat Widnes 19-0 in the final.[2]

Wigan won the Lancashire League, and Huddersfield won the Yorkshire League. Wigan beat Leigh 20–7 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Bradford Northern beat Huddersfield 11–4 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Championship

Team Pld W D L Pts
1 Wigan 36 31 1 4 63
2 Huddersfield 36 28 1 7 57
3 Swinton 36 25 4 7 54
4 Halifax 36 25 0 11 50
5 Salford 36 24 2 10 50
6 Leigh 36 24 1 11 49
7 St. Helens 36 23 2 11 48
8 Leeds 36 24 0 12 48
9 Dewsbury 36 23 0 13 46
10 Workington Town 36 22 1 13 45
11 Warrington 36 22 0 14 44
12 Castleford 36 20 0 16 40
13 Keighley 36 20 0 16 40
14 Wakefield Trinity 36 19 0 17 38
15 Hunslet 36 18 1 17 37
16 Widnes 36 16 4 16 36
17 Belle Vue Rangers 36 16 2 18 34
18 Oldham 36 15 4 17 34
19 Hull 36 15 3 18 33
20 Barrow 36 14 1 21 29
21 Bradford Northern 36 14 1 21 29
22 Hull Kingston Rovers 36 14 1 21 29
23 Whitehaven 36 11 4 21 26
24 Batley 36 10 0 26 20
25 Featherstone Rovers 36 9 2 25 20
26 Bramley 36 6 1 29 13
27 Rochdale Hornets 36 5 2 29 12
28 York 36 6 0 30 12
29 Liverpool Stanley 36 4 0 32 8

Play-offs

Semi-finals / semi-final reply Championship Final
               
1
4
 Wigan
Halifax
5
5
 
1
4
 Wigan
Halifax
18
2
 
     Wigan 20
   Huddersfield 2
2  Huddersfield 9
3  Swinton 0  

Challenge Cup

Warrington beat Widnes 19-0 in the final played at Wembley in front of a crowd of 94,249. This was Warrington’s third Cup Final win in nine Final appearances. In the match Albert Naughton, at centre for Warrington opposed his older brother Johnny, who was in the Widnes second row.[3]This was the second successive Final that the losing side had failed to score.[4] The Warrington Scrum-half/Halfback Gerry Helme won the Lance Todd Trophy for man-of-the-match.

Sources

  • 1949-50 Rugby Football League season at wigan.rlfans.com
  • The Challenge Cup at The Rugby Football League website

References

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