::1896–97 St Helens RLFC season


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The 1896-97 St Helens RLFC season was the club's second in the Northern Rugby Football Union. In a divided county championship league, the club finished 9th out of 14.<ref name="1896-97 League Tables">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The Challenge Cup was also established that year, and it was St Helens, with Batley who contested the first final; St Helens losing 10-3 with Derek Traynor scoring Saints' only points.<ref name="Challenge Cup Role of Honour">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref name="1897 Challenge Cup Final">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

Saints are pictured in the first ever Challenge Cup Final, 1897: Batley (left) vs St Helens (right)

1896–97 St Helens RLFC season sections
Intro  Lancashire Senior Championship  References  

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