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Wigan RL History - 1915-16 Season
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During the 1st World War the Rugby League Championship, Challenge Cup and Lancashire Cup were suspended. Wigan continued to play a series of Friendlies during the conflict in a War Emergency League, the results were as follows.

Wigan Final League Position: 4th in War Emergency League
War League Champions
: Dewsbury

1915-1916 War Emergency League
Date Opposition Venue

Result

Sat 4 Sept Broughton Rangers Home Won 18-13
Tries: Smith 2, Francis. Owens. Goals: J.Thomas 1.
Sat 11 Sept Leigh Away Won 20-11
Tries: Atherton 2, Jim Sherrington, Curwen. Goals: Jolley 4.
Sat 18 Sept Oldham Home Won 11-0
Tries: Smith 2, Green. Goals: Jolley 1.
Sat 25 Sept Runcorn Away Won 4-3
Goals: Francis 1, Jolley 1.
Sat 2 Oct Rochdale Hornets Home Lost 2-11
Goals: Jolley 1.
Sat 16 Oct St Helens Recreation Away Lost 0-18
No Score.
Sat 23 Oct Swinton Away Lost 2-16
Goals: Jolley 1.
Sat 30 Oct Leigh Home Lost 0-2
No Score.
Sat 6 Nov Rochdale Hornets Away Draw 0-0
No Score.
Sat 4 Dec Oldham Away Draw 2-2
Goals: Jolley 1.
Sat 11 Dec St Helens Recreation Home Won 3-0
Try: Wilson.
Sat 18 Dec St Helens Home Won 11-8
Tries: Curwen, O'Gara, Wilson. Goals: Jolley 1.
Sat 25 Dec Barrow Home Won 20-7
T: Barnes, Francis, O'Gara, Wilson. G: Jolley 3, Litherland 1.
Sun 26 Dec St Helens Away Lost 2-8
Goals: J.Thomas 1.
Sat 1 Jan Barrow Away Lost 0-8
No Score.
Sat 15 Jan Oldham Home Won 10-5
Tries: Francis, Smith. Goals: Jolley 2.
Sat 22 Jan St Helens Away Won 6-0
Tries: Jim, Sherrington, Wilson.
Sat 29 Jan Salford Home Won 9-3
Tries: Green, Whalley, Wilson.
Sat 5 Feb Swinton Home Won 10-2
Tries; Johnson, Wilson. Goals: Jolley 2.
Sat 12 Feb Broughton Rangers Away Won 14-12
Tries: Higgins, Johnson. Goals: Jolley 4.
Sat 19 Feb Halifax Home Won 23-2
Tries: Wilson, Bradley, Higham, Seeling. Goals: Jolley 4.
Sat 26 Feb Salford Away Lost 6-7
Tries: Barnes, Smith.
Sat 4 Mar Runcorn Home Won 34-0
Tries: Smith 3, Higham 2, Seeling 2, Francis, Johnson,
Joe Sherrington. Goals: Hesketh 2.
Sat 11 Mar Leeds Away Lost 0-6
No Score.
Sat 18 Mar Oldham Away Draw 0-0
No Score.
Sat 25 Mar Rochdale Hornets Away Won 8-3
Tries: Seeling 3, Smith 2. Goals: Jolley 2, Litherland 1.
Sat 1 April Leigh Home Won 3-0
Try: Seeling.
Sat 8 April Halifax Away Won 10-5
Tries: Barnes 2. Goals: Jolley 2.
Sat 15 Apr Rochdale Hornets Home Won 21-0
Tries: Seeling 3, Smith 2. Goals: Jolley 2, Litherland 1.
Fri 21 April St Helens Home Won 29-16
Tries: Coldrick 2, Smith 2, Francis, Seddon, Seeling.
Goals: Jolley 2, Hesketh 1, Smith 1.
Sat 22 April Huddersfield Home Won 15-10
Tries: Wilson 2, Bradley. Goals: Jolley 2, J.Thomas 1.
Mon 24 Apr Leeds Home Won 5-3
Try: Melling. Goals: Jolley 1.
Sat 29 April Huddersfield Away Lost 8-10
Tries: O'Gara, Heaton. Goals: Jolley 1.

1915-1916 War Emergency League Table
P W D L For Agst %
Dewsbury 36 29 2 5 512 157 83.33
Leeds 33 27 1 5 469 174 83.33
Hull 32 23 2 7 563 247 75.00
Wigan 33 21 3 9 306 191 68.18
Swinton 28 17 2 9 192 128 64.28
Huddersfield 30 18 2 10 342 231 63.33
St. Helens Recs 26 15 2 9 255 99 61.53
Leigh 23 13 2 8 141 82 60.86
Salford 35 17 5 13 272 273 55.71
Hull KR 32 16 3 13 404 286 54.68
Batley 28 12 5 11 194 140 51.78
Barrow 13 5 2 6 116 141 46.15
St Helens 26 10 3 13 188 259 44.23
Hunslet 34 13 4 17 281 400 44.11
Featherstone Rovers 17 7 1 9 148 223 44.11
Bradford Northern 31 13 0 18 252 313 41.93
Oldham 31 9 4 18 163 253 35.48
Bramley 27 8 3 16 137 212 35.18
Rochdale Hornets 33 9 3 21 146 261 31.81
York 14 3 2 9 99 312 28.57
Broughton Rangers 29 7 2 20 148 325 27.58
Halifax 31 7 0 24 215 408 22.58
Runcorn 14 1 1 11 37 192 14.28
Brighouse Rangers 22 1 1 20 71 344 6.81
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