For: 122; Against: 160
| Wins: 15; Draws: 4; Losses: 13|1896–97 St Helens RLFC season Wikipedia
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. 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.