21st April 1906: Leeds 8 Wigan 7
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Leeds 8 Wigan 7 - Saturday 21st April 1906
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Competition: League

WiganlBacks:l

1. Jack Mason, 2. Harry Lowe, 3. Harry Price, 4. Billy Hector, 5. Jim Leytham, 6. Edmund Jones, 7. Billy Anderson

WiganlForwards:l

8. Bob Brooks, 9. Sam Moores, 10. Dick Tyrer, 11. Tom Whittaker, 12. Rueben Collier, 13. Billy Moles, 14. Jack Hilton, 15. Frank Watkins


WiganlTries:l

Billy Anderson

WiganlGoals:l

Billy Anderson 1, Jim Leytham 1


Summary:l

They didn't know it at the time but this final game of the 1905-1906 season would be the last time the "Northern Union" would contest games with 15 players per side. Modern rugby league would be born the following season with a reduction to 13 a side.

Final Top of the Table
1st Place:l Leigh - Played - 30 - Won - 23 ` Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 5 - Points Percentage: - 80.00%
2nd Place:l Hunslet - Played - 32 - Won - 25 ` Drawn - 0 ` Lost - 7 - Points Percentage: - 78.12%
3rd Place:l Leeds - Played - 34 - Won - 25 ` Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 7 - Points Percentage: - 76.47%
4th Place:l

Oldham

- Played - 40 - Won - 28 ` Drawn - 2 ` Lost - 10 - Points Percentage: - 72.50%
5th Place:l Keighley - Played - 28 - Won - 19 ` Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 9 - Points Percentage: - 69.64%
6th Place:l Wigan - Played - 34 - Won - 22 ` Drawn - 1 ` Lost - 11 - Points Percentage: - 66.17%

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Note: No Play Offs this Season - 1st Place won the League.