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Wigan RL History - 1922-23 Season

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The Northern Rugby Football Union became the Rugby Football League in 1922. Also a second Wigan team joined the competition. Wigan Highfield played in the league until 1932 at Tunstall Lane in Pemberton. The club didn't actually die until 1997 but by then the Wigan connection was long gone - Click Here for learn more about them.

Wigan Final League Position: 5th
League Champions:
Hull Kingston Rovers (15-5 v Huddersfield)
Challenge Cup Winners: Leeds (28-3 v Hull)
Lancashire Cup Winners: Wigan (5 - 20-2 v Leigh)
Lancashire League Winners: Wigan (8)

1922-1923 Northern Rugby Football League  CC = Challenge Cup    LC = Lancashire Cup   CPO = Championship Play Offs
Date Opposition Venue Resultl Tries Goals
Sat 26 Aug Salford Home Wonl46-06 Hurcombe 2, Woods 2, Ring 2, Boyd, Hesketh, Coldrick Sullivan 7, Jerram 1
Sat 2 Sept Wigan Highfield Away Wonl25-10 Webster, Woods, Shea Sullivan 8
Sat 9 Sept Huddersfield Away Wonl17-10 Hurcombe, Boyd, Ring Shea 2, Sullivan 2
Sat 16 Sept Rochdale Hornets Home Wonl16-07 Webster, Shea Sullivan 5
Sat 23 Sept Dewsbury Away Drawl04-04 - Sullivan 2
Sat 30 Sept Widnes Home Wonl23-02 Hurcombe, Shea, Ring, Hesketh, Woods Sullivan 4
Sat 7 Oct St Helens Recreation Away Wonl19-10 Hurcombe, Woods, Boyd Sullivan 5
Sat 14 Oct LC R1: Rochdale Away Wonl05-02 Ring Sullivan 1
Sat 21 Oct Barrow Home Wonl52-04 Ring 2, Jerram 2, Howley 2, Woods, Webster, Shea, Sullivan,
Hodder, Hurcombe
Sullivan 8
Sat 28 Oct LC R2: St Helens Recs Home Wonl14-03 Webster 2 Sullivan 4
Mon 30 Oct Halifax Away Wonl11-05 Jerram Sullivan 3, Howley 1
Sat 4 Nov Hull Home Lostl09-10 Hodder Sullivan 3
Sat 11 Nov LC SF: Warrington Away Wonl08-02

Coles, Howley

Sullivan 1
Sat 18 Nov Broughton Rangers Away Wonl14-00 Price 3, Howley Sullivan 1
Sat 25 Nov LC Final: Leigh Salford Wonl20-02 Webster 2, Howley, Ring Sullivan 4
Sat 2 Dec Warrington Home Wonl26-10 Ring 3, Price, Shea, Hurcombe Sullivan 4
Sat 9 Dec Batley Away Wonl12-09 Sullivan, Owens Sullivan 2, Howley 1
Sat 16 Dec Broughton Rangers Home Wonl25-07 Hurcombe, Owens, Roffey, Ring, Woods Sullivan 5
Sat 23 Dec Warrington Away Wonl18-05 Ring 2, Woods, Hodder Sullivan 2, Howley 1
Mon 25 Dec Leigh Away Wonl22-00 Ring 2, Price, Coldrick, Hurcombe, Hodder Sullivan 2
Tue 26 Dec St Helens Away Wonl09-03 Shea Sullivan 3
Sat 30 Dec Batley Home Wonl45-03 Ring 3, Jerram, Owens, Hurcombe, Howley, Sullivan, Shea Sullivan 8, Shea 1
Mon 1 Jan Leigh Home Wonl38-08 Hodder 4, Coldrick, Ring, Owens, Sullivan Sullivan 7
Sat 6 Jan Rochdale Hornets Away Lostl04-12 - Sullivan 2
Wed 10 Jan Swinton Away Wonl05-04 Hodder Sullivan 1
Sat 13 Jan Wigan Highfield Home Wonl54-02 Ring 6, Owens 2, Webster 2, Jerram, Hurcombe Sullivan 9
Sat 20 Jan Barrow Away Lostl12-15 Owens 2 Sullivan 3
Sat 27 Jan Huddersfield Home Wonl17-06 Ring 3, Howley, Hurcombe Sullivan 1
Sat 3 Feb Oldham Home Lostl07-08 Hurcombe Sullivan 2
Sat 10 Feb Oldham Away Lostl00-06 - -
Sat 17 Feb CC R1: Bramley Home Wonl47-00 Coles 4, Ring 3, Hodder 2, Shea, Sullivan Sullivan 7
Sat 24 Feb Widnes Away Wonl11-02 Coles 3 Sullivan 1
Sat 3 Mar CC R2: Featherstone Away Wonl14-13 Coldrick, Ring, Walford, Webster Sullivan 1
Wed 7 Mar Halifax Home Wonl64-00 Coldrick 4, Jerram 3, Sullivan 2, Ring 2, Webster, Roffey, Hurcombe Sullivan 11
Sat 10 Mar Salford Away Drawl00-00 - -
Sat 17 Mar CC QF: Dewsbury Home Wonl20-12 Ring 2, Howley, Hurcombe Sullivan 3, Shea 1
Wed 21 Mar Leeds Home Wonl09-07 Ring Sullivan 2, Ring 1
Sat 24 Mar Swinton Away Lostl09-13 Coldrick Sullivan 3
Fri 30 Mar Leeds Away Lostl07-32 Ring Sullivan 2
Sat 31 Mar St Helens Recreation Home Lostl05-13 Owens Sullivan 1
Mon 2 April Dewsbury Home Wonl37-03 Rynn 3, Coles 2, Parker, Sullivan, Hunter, Roffey Sullivan 5
Tue 3 April Hull Away Lostl09-16 Owens Sullivan 2, Hesketh 1
Sat 7 April St Helens Home Wonl41-10 Coles 2, Hodder 2, Ring 2, Boyd, Owens, Sullivan Sullivan 7
Satl14lApril CClSF:lHullllllllllllllllllllll Hudds Lostl09-13 Hodderlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Sullivanl3llllllllllllllllllllll


Player

Apps

Tries Goals
Jim Sullivan 44 9 157
Bert Webster 42 11 -
Johnny Ring 40 41 1
Tom Woods 40 8 -
Wilf Hodder 39 14 -
Syd Jerram 39 8 1
Danny Hurcombe 37 15 -
Harry Banks 35 - -
Percy Coldrick 35 9 -
Jerry Shea 35 8 4
Fred Roffey 33 3 -
George Owens 30 11 -
Tommy Howley 26 8 3
Jack Price 18 5 -
George Hesketh 16 2 1
Syd Boyd 15 5 -
Tom Coles 11 12 -
Tommy Parker 8 1 -
Billy Banks 7 - -
Peter Molyneux 6 - -
Tom Halliwell 4 - -
Frank Walford 3 1 -
Robert Hunter 2 1 -
James Rynn 2 3 -
Ernie Shaw 2 - -
Billy Whalley 2 - -
Wildings 1 - -

Top Try Scorers

Player

Tries
Johnny Ring 41
Danny Hurcombe 15
Wilf Hodder 14
Tom Coles 12
George Owens 11
Bert Webster 11
Percy Coldrick 9
Jim Sullivan 9
Tommy Howley 8
Syd Jerram 8
Jerry Shea 8
Tom Woods 8
Syd Boyd 5
Jack Price 5
Fred Roffey 3
James Rynn 3
George Hesketh 2
Robert Hunter 1
Tommy Parker 1
Frank Walford 1

Top Goal Scorers

Player

Goals
Jim Sullivan 157
Jerry Shea 4
Tommy Howley 3
Syd Jerram 1
George Hesketh 1
Johnny Ring 1


Northern Rugby League

Wigan Highfield joined the competition.

 1 Hull                 36 30  0  6  -  587  304       60  83.33
 2 Huddersfield         34 26  0  8  -  644  279       52  76.47
 3 Swinton              36 27  0  9  -  467  240       54  75.00
 4 Hull Kingston Rovers 36 26  1  9  -  597  231       53  73.61
   -------------------------------------------------------------
 5 Wigan                36 25  2  9  -  721  262       52  72.22
 6 Leigh                32 22  0 10  -  378  281       44  68.75
 7 Oldham               36 24  0 12  -  389  236       48  66.66
 8 Leeds                38 24  2 12  -  502  297       50  65.78
 9 Rochdale Hornets     36 22  0 14  -  389  355       44  61.11
10 York                 34 17  5 12  -  254  252       39  57.35
11 St Helens Rec        36 19  0 17  -  319  292       38  52.77
12 Featherstone Rovers  34 17  1 16  -  413  368       35  51.47
13 Wakefield Trinity    36 17  2 17  -  349  306       36  50.00
14 Batley               36 16  2 18  -  347  372       34  47.22
15 Warrington           36 17  0 19  -  348  410       34  47.22
16 Barrow               36 16  0 20  -  339  444       32  44.44
17 Salford              36 14  2 20  -  263  421       30  41.66
18 Hunslet              38 14  2 22  -  316  371       30  39.47
19 St Helens            34 13  0 21  -  364  427       26  38.23
20 Halifax              38 14  1 23  -  272  442       29  38.15
21 Dewsbury             36 12  3 21  -  337  440       27  37.50
22 Widnes               34 11  1 22  -  195  350       23  33.82
23 Keighley             38 12  1 25  -  236  449       25  32.89
24 Broughton Rangers    32 10  1 21  -  230  319       21  32.81
25 Wigan Highfield      32  7  1 24  -  208  432       15  23.43
26 Bradford Northern    34  6  1 27  -  180  676       13  19.11
27 Bramley              36  5  2 29  -  184  572       12  16.66
                                          (R.L.Yearbook 1995-96)


Championship Play-Off

Semifinals:

    Huddersfield 16 beat Swinton 5.
    Hull Kingston Rovers 16 beat Hull 2.

Final:

    Hull Kingston Rovers 15 beat Huddersfield 5.
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