The League. Wigan were top on 56 points, followed by St Helens (41) Warrington (41), Castleford (40), Halifax (35), Hull KR (32), Bradford (31) and Widnes (28). These were the eight Premiership finalists. Oldham, Featherstone, Barrow and Wakefield were relegated.
The Challenge Cup. Picking up the action at the quarter final stage: Halifax 35-7 Hull KR, Hull FC 8-12 Leigh, Leeds 7-14 Widnes, St Helens 41-12 Whitehaven.
Semi final time saw Saints get past Leigh 14-8 and Halifax triumphed over Widnes 12-8. The final at Wembley has 91,000 in attendance. There Halfax won 19-18. Highlights (with Southern Hemiphere comentators) below.
The League Cup. The quarter finals went as follows: Bradford 8-20 Hull FC, Barrow 6-16 Widnes, St Helens 20-22 Warrington, Wigan 6-2 Leigh. In the semis Wigan just got past Hull FC 12-11 and Warrington comfortably won against Widnes 35-4. The final in Bolton had 22,000 spectators, where Wigan was too good, taking the spoils with an 18-4 victory over Warrington.
Lancashire Cup: Going straight to the semi finals, Oldham overcame Widnes 16-14 and Wigan did likewaise against Saints 22-16. 19,000 came along to Knowsley Rd, St Helens to see Wigan lift the trophy with their 27-6 defeat of Oldham.
Yorkshire Cup: Across the Pennines, Bradford lost out 12-16 to Hull FC as did Feathersone to Castleford 2-30. The final was attended by 11,000 at Headingly, Leeds. There Castleford won 31-24 at the expense of Hull FC.
The Premiership Finals. The eight participants were the best teams in England. The first round: Cas' 6-18 Halifax, Saints 46-14 Bradford, Warrington 24-12 Hull KR, Wigan 22-18 Widnes. Then Wigan were too good for Halifax, winning 18-10. Then Saints were upset by Warrington 10-18.
The final was held at Old Trafford in front of 39,000 fans. There Wigan added another trophy with an 8-0 victory.
Summary: I've put points to performances so here is the result. Wigan won the league, League Cup, Lancashire Cup and the Premiership final. The only failing was being dumped out of the Challenge Cup in the first round by Oldham. That otherwise all conquering season added up to 68 points. St Helens tried hard to keep up but won nothing while competing strongly in everything. 54 points was the final tally. The other trophies went to Halifax (Challenge Cup) and Castleford (Yorkshire Cup).
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