25th April 1903: Runcorn 8 Wigan 3
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Runcorn 8 Wigan 3 - Saturday 25th April 1903
Venue: Canal Street, Runcorn
Competition: League First Division

WiganlBacks:l 1. Jack Mason, 2. Peter Green, 3. Harry Isherwood, 4. Benny Rouse, 5. Jimmy Barr, 6. Billy Anderson, 7. Alex Duffy
WiganlForwards:l

8. Thomas Bradley, 9. Tom Ellison, 10. Rueben Collier, 11. Jack Barton, 12. Peter Vickers, 13. Harry Ball, 14. Jim Hatton, 15. George Rigby


WiganlTries:l

Harry Isherwood

WiganlGoals:l

(None)


Summary:l

Wigan ended the season with defeat but the drama for the league title wouldn't be decided until the Monday Night because the top two were meeting in the Challenge Cup Final on this Saturday. Halifax won the cup final then completed the league double with an 11-0 victory away at Leigh. That result proved regardless anyway because Salford, who needed Halifax to slip up, lost away at Hull Kingston Rovers to go from possibly winning the double to absolutely nothing within three days. In Division Two Keighley and Leeds had won promotion to replace St Helens and Brighouse in the following season's Division One.


Final Top of the Table

1st Place:l

Halifax

- Played - 34 - Won - 23 - Drawn - 3 - Lost - 8 - Points: - 49
2nd Place:l

Salford

- Played - 34 - Won - 20 - Drawn - 5 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 47
3rd Place:l Swinton - Played - 34 - Won - 18 - Drawn - 7 - Lost - 9 - Points: - 43
4th Place:l Runcorn - Played - 34 - Won - 19 - Drawn - 4 - Lost - 11 - Points: - 42

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Final Relegation Zone (Bottom Two Relegated)

15th Place:l Hull KR - Played - 33 - Won - 12 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 19 - Points: - 26
16th Place:l Wigan - Played - 34 - Won - 10 - Drawn - 6 - Lost - 18 - Points: - 26

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17th Place:l St Helens - Played - 34 - Won - 9 - Drawn - 2 - Lost - 23 - Points: - 20 (Relegated)
18th Place:l Brighouse - Played - 34 - Won - 7 - Drawn - 4 - Lost - 23 - Points: - 18 (Relegated)