1974–75 Northern Rugby Football League season

The 1974–75 Rugby Football League season was the 80th season of competition between the clubs of England's Northern Rugby Football League. The season's First Division Championship featured 16 clubs and was won by St. Helens. The Challenge Cup was won by Widnes.

1974–75 Rugby Football League season
ChampionsSaintscolours.svg St. Helens
PremiershipRhinoscolours.svg Leeds
Top point-scorer(s)HKRcolours.svg Neil Fox (333)
Top try-scorer(s)HKRcolours.svg Gerald Dunn (42)
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from Second DivisionGiantscolours.svg Huddersfield
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham
Swintoncolours.svg Swinton
Relegated to Second DivisionBalmain colours.svg York
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets
Faxcolours.svg Halifax

Rule changeEdit

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

Season summaryEdit

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 County Cup, and Hull Kingston Rovers beat Wakefield Trinity 16–13 to win the Yorkshire County Cup.

League TablesEdit

Challenge CupEdit

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)- Fullback

League CupEdit




  1. ^ de la Riviere, Richard, ed. (2009), "Top ten: Rugby league rules", Rugby League World, Brighouse, UK: League Publications (published August 2009) (340), p. 61, ISSN 1466-0105
  2. ^ "1974-75 Season summary". Retrieved 2009-08-08.
  3. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2.
  4. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2009-08-07.