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1976–77 Northern Rugby Football League season

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Subject: 1977 in sports, Rugby Football League Championship, Rugby Football League Championship Second Division, Rugby league county cups, Rugby League Premiership, Widnes Vikings, Hull F.C., Regal Trophy, BBC2 Floodlit Trophy, David Ward (rugby league)
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1976–77 Northern Rugby Football League season

1976–77 Rugby Football League season
League Northern Rugby Football League
Champions Featherstone Rovers
Premiership St Helens
Man of Steel David Ward
Top point-scorer(s) Geoff Lloyd (Castleford) 341
Top try-scorer(s) Stuart Wright (Widnes) 31
< 1975–76 Seasons 1977–78 >

The 1976–77 Rugby Football League season was the eighty first season of rugby league football.

Season summary

The League Champions were Featherstone Rovers for the first and, to date, only time. During the season, the Salford versus Leeds match was abandoned after 38 minutes when Chris Sanderson of Leeds suffered a fatal injury. Leeds were ahead 5-2, but the game was declared null and void and not replayed.

Rochdale Hornets, Leigh, Barrow and Oldham were demoted to the Second Division.

The Challenge Cup Winners were Leeds who beat Widnes 16-7 in the final.

Players No.6 Trophy Winners were Castleford who beat Blackpool Borough 25-15.

Rugby League Premiership Trophy Winners were St. Helens who beat Warrington 32-20.

BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Winners were Castleford who beat Leigh 12-4 in the final.

2nd Division Champions were Hull, and they, Dewsbury, Bramley and New Hunslet were promoted to the First Division.[1]

Widnes beat Workington Town (from Cumbria) 16–11 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Leeds beat Featherstone Rovers 16–12 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

League Tables

Challenge Cup

Leeds beat Widnes 16-7 in the final played at Wembley in front of a crowd 80,871. The winner of the Lance Todd Trophy was the Leeds prop, Steve Pitchford.[2]

This was Leeds’ tenth Cup Final win in fourteen final appearances.[3]

Referee: Vince Moss (Manchester)[4]


  • 1976-77 Rugby Football League season at
  • The Challenge Cup at The Rugby Football League website


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