12 Facts About Batley Bulldogs


Batley Bulldogs are an English professional rugby league club in Batley, West Yorkshire, who play in the Championship.

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The first season finished with Batley Bulldogs having won 15 games and drawn 5 out of 26 matches played.

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Batley Bulldogs were one of the original twenty-two clubs that met at the George Hotel, Huddersfield on 29 August 1895 and formed the Northern Rugby Football Union.

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Batley Bulldogs retained the trophy by beating Bradford Northern on the corresponding weekend the following year at Headingley in front of 27,941 spectators, which was then a record gate for a rugby match.

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Batley Bulldogs looked set to join the elite in 1995 when they held off Huddersfield to finish in second place, just two points behind champions Keighley.

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Batley Bulldogs won the Trans-Pennine Trophy in 1998 beating Oldham in the final held at Mount Pleasant.

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Batley Bulldogs were promoted from the Second Division that same season.

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Victory in the final saw Batley Bulldogs stay up against increasingly well funded sides with Super League ambitions.

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Batley Bulldogs took Huddersfield Giants close in their Challenge Cup quarter-final clash at Mount Pleasant.

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Batley Bulldogs had the lead throughout the game until Dane Manning was shown a red card at around 65 minutes for what many fans of both sides thought unfair.

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Batley Bulldogs started 2012 winning the Northern Rail group which saw wins over Championship rivals Featherstone Rovers and Keighley.

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Batley Bulldogs finished the 2021 Championship season in 4th place on the table and qualified for the playoffs.

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