1983–84 Rugby Football League season

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1983–84 Rugby Football League season
League Slalom Lager Championship
Teams16
Champions HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Premiership winners HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Man of Steel Award Widnes colours.svg Joe Lydon
Top point-scorer(s) Leigh colours.svg John Woods 355
Top try-scorer(s) Hullcolours.svg Garry Schofield 38
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from Second Division Barrowcolours.svg Barrow
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town
Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet
Faxcolours.svg Halifax
Relegated to Second Division Fulham
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
Redscolours.svg Salford
Haven colours.svg Whitehaven
Second Division
Champions Barrowcolours.svg Barrow
Top try-scorer(s) Hunsletcolours.svg Graham King 28
Seasons

The 1983–84 Rugby Football League season was the 89th ever season of professional rugby league football in Britain. Sixteen teams competed from August, 1983 until May, 1984 for the Slalom Lager Championship.

Contents

The Second Division was increased to 18 clubs with the introduction of Kent Invicta, who played their home fixtures at Maidstone, this season.

Rule changes

End of possession:

Value of a try:

Temporary suspension:

Season summary

Slalom Lager League Champions: Hull Kingston Rovers

Hull Kingston Rovers finished on top of the First Division table to claim their fifth championship, and also the Rugby League Premiership competition, this was the first occasion the 'Championship / Premiership Double' had been achieved.

State Express Challenge Cup Winners: Widnes (19-6 v Wigan)

John Player Special Trophy Winners: Leeds (18-10 v Widnes). During the competition, Danny Wilson of Swinton scored a record 5 drop goals in the tie against Hunslet on 6 Nov 1983. [2]

Slalom Lager Premiership Trophy Winners: Hull Kingston Rovers (18-10 v Castleford)

Barrow (from Cumbria) beat Widnes 12–8 to win the Lancashire County Cup, and Hull F.C. beat Castleford 13–2 to win the Yorkshire County Cup

1983/84 Queensland Tour

At the end of the 1983 seasons in Qld and NSW, the Queensland team also toured Papua New Guinea and England. Their tour of Great Britain saw them play three matches. The first against Hull Kingston Rovers resulted in an 8–6 loss, though the Wally Lewis led Maroons then easily won their remaining matches against Wigan (40–2) and Leeds (58–2)

League Tables

Challenge Cup

The 1983-84 State Express Challenge Cup was won by Widnes after defeating Wigan 19-6 in the final.

The Final was played at Wembley before a crowd of 80,116.

League Cup

Premiership

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