1988–89 Rugby Football League season

Last updated
1988–89 Rugby Football League season
League Stones Bitter Championship
Teams14
1988–89 Season
Champions Widnes colours.svg Widnes
Premiership winners Widnes colours.svg Widnes
Man of Steel Award Wigancolours.svg Ellery Hanley
Top try-scorer(s) Widnes colours.svg Martin Offiah 60
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from Second Division Leigh colours.svg Leigh
Barrowcolours.svg Barrow
Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles
Relegated to Second Division Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham
Faxcolours.svg Halifax
HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Second Division
Champions Leigh colours.svg Leigh
Top point-scorer(s) Sheffeagles colours.svg Mark Aston 307
Top try-scorer(s) Leigh colours.svg Derek Bate 34
Seasons

The 1988–89 Rugby Football League season was the 94th season of professional rugby league football in Britain. Fourteen teams competed from August, 1988 until May, 1989 for the Stones Bitter Championship, Premiership Trophy and Silk Cut Challenge Cup.

Contents

Season summary

Springfield Borough (previously Blackpool Borough) relocated were renamed Chorley Borough.

Huddersfield Barracudas reverted to their original name Huddersfield.

Wigan beat Salford 22–17 to win the Lancashire County Cup, and Leeds beat Castleford 33–12 to win the Yorkshire County Cup.

League Tables

Premiership

Challenge Cup

Wigan defeated St. Helens 27-0 in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium before a crowd of 78,000. [1] Ellery Hanley, Wigan's loose forward, was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for his man-of-the-match performance. [2] This was the first time a side had been held scoreless in a Challenge Cup final.

Lancashire Cup

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Barrow 10
Wigan 14
Wigan 36
Rochdale Hornets 4
Rochdale Hornets 25
Fulham 14
Wigan 14
Widnes 10
Widnes 32
St. Helens 24
Widnes 38
Swinton 4
Swinton 24
Leigh 14
Wigan 22
Salford 17
Oldham 64
Workington Town 2
Oldham 2
Salford 18
Salford 42
Whitehaven 8
Salford 15
Warrington 2
Runcorn Highfield 4
Warrington 42
Warrington 34
Carlisle 18
Carlisle 17
Chorley Borough 7

Yorkshire Cup

The following chart excludes any preliminary round fixtures/results

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Leeds 24
Bradford Northern 21
Leeds 15
Wakefield Trinity 10
Wakefield Trinity 46
Dewsbury 20
Leeds 12
Hull F.C. 8
Hull F.C. 53
Hunslet 0
Hull F.C. 18
Featherstone Rovers 0
Featherstone Rovers 38
Doncaster 8
Leeds 33
Castleford 12
Halifax 36
Batley 14
Halifax 24
Hull Kingston Rovers 2
Keighley 22
Hull Kingston Rovers 28
Halifax 8
Castleford 12
Castleford 94
Huddersfield 12
Castleford 40
York 14
York 25
Mansfield Marksman 4

John Player Special Trophy

This tree excludes any preliminary round fixtures

First Round Second Round Third Round Semi Finals Final
               
Huddersfield 4
Chorley Borough 22
Chorley Borough 22
Hull Kingston Rovers 36
Hull Kingston Rovers 40
Keighley 0
Hull Kingston Rovers 16(0)
Wigan 16 (30)
Runcorn Highfield 2
Wigan 92
Wigan 20
Halifax 16
Halifax 22
Salford 4
Wigan 16
Bradford Northern 5
Leeds 12
Castleford 21
Castleford 18
Bradford Northern 19
Bradford Northern 34
Dewsbury 18
Bradford Northern 6
Leigh 0
Leigh 42
Barrow 14
Leigh 40
Doncaster 18
Swinton 13
Doncaster 16
Wigan 12
Widnes 6
Sheffield Eagles 80
Wigan St Patricks 8
Sheffield Eagles 9
Widnes 34
Widnes 37
Featherstone Rovers 12
Widnes 16
Warrington 7
Warrington 21
Oldham 14
Warrington 42
Bramley 10
Bramley 32
Mansfield Marksman 6
Widnes 20
St. Helens 15
York 6
St. Helens 14
St. Helens 16
Hull F.C. 13
Hull F.C. 26
Batley 10
St. Helens 34
Wakefield Trinity 18
Wakefield Trinity 34
Carlisle 14
Wakefield Trinity 38
Rochdale Hornets 12
Rochdale Hornets 26
Whitehaven 20

Related Research Articles

The Challenge Cup is a knockout rugby league cup competition organised by the Rugby Football League, held annually since 1896, with the exception of 1915–1919 and 1939–1940, due to World War I and World War II respectively. It involves amateur, semi-professional and professional clubs.

The 1990–91 Rugby Football League season was the 96th ever season of professional rugby league football in Britain. Fourteen teams competed from August, 1990 until May, 1991 for the Stones Bitter Championship, Premiership Trophy and Silk Cut Challenge Cup.

The 1989–90 Rugby Football League season was the 95th ever season of professional rugby league football in Britain. Fourteen teams competed from August, 1989 until May, 1990 for the Stones Bitter Championship, Premiership Trophy and Silk Cut Challenge Cup.

The 1945–46 Rugby Football League season was the 51st season of rugby league football.

The 1949–50 Rugby Football League season was the 55th season of rugby league football. First placed Wigan successfully defended a challenge from second placed Huddersfield in the play-off final to claim the Rugby Football League Championship. The Challenge Cup winners were Warrington who beat Widnes 19-0 in the final. Wigan won the Lancashire League, and Huddersfield won the Yorkshire League. Wigan beat Leigh 20–7 to win the Lancashire County Cup, and Bradford beat Huddersfield 11–4 to win the Yorkshire County Cup. Crowds peaked in 1949-50 with a record 69.8 million paying to watch rugby league matches.

The 1950–51 Rugby Football League season was the 56th season of rugby league football.

The 1951–52 Rugby Football League season was the 57th season of rugby league football.

The 1952–53 Rugby Football League season was the 58th season of rugby league football.

The 1957–58 Northern Rugby Football League season was the 63rd season of rugby league football.

The 1960–61 Northern Rugby Football League season was the 66th season of rugby league football.

The 1961–62 Northern Rugby Football League season was the 67th season of rugby league football.

The 1970–71 Rugby Football League season was the 76th season of rugby league football.

The 1974–75 Rugby Football League season was the 80th season of competition between the clubs of England's Northern Rugby Football League. The season's First Division Championship featured 16 clubs and was won by St. Helens. The Challenge Cup was won by Widnes.

The 1975–76 Rugby Football League season was the 81st season of rugby league football. The Championship was won by Salford and the Challenge Cup winners were St. Helens who beat Widnes 20-5 in the final. The Rugby League Premiership Trophy winners were also St. Helens who beat Salford 15-2 in the final.

The 1986–87 Rugby Football League season was the 92nd season of rugby league football. Sixteen clubs competed for the Championship which was determined by League position.

The 1987–88 Rugby Football League season was the 93rd season of rugby league football in Britain.

The 1988–89 Yorkshire Cup was the eighty-first occasion on which this rugby league Yorkshire Cup competition was held.

This was the sixteenth season of the rugby league League Cup, again known as the John Player Special Trophy for sponsorship purposes.

The 1988–89 John Player Special Trophy was the eighteenth season for the competition.

This was the twentieth season of the League Cup, known as the Regal Trophy for sponsorship reasons.

References

  1. Winners 1897 - present Archived 2010-09-10 at the Wayback Machine at carnegiechallengecup.co.uk
  2. Lance Todd Trophy Winners Archived 2010-11-28 at the Wayback Machine at therfl.co.uk

Sources