1979–80 Northern Rugby Football League season
|League||Northern Rugby Football League|
|Man of Steel||George Fairbairn|
|Top point-scorer(s)||Steve Quinn 375|
|Top try-scorer(s)|| Keith Fielding 30
Steve Hubbard 30
|Promotion and relegation|
|Promoted from Division 2|| Featherstone Rovers
|Relegated to Division 2|| Wigan
The 1979–80 Northern Rugby Football League season was the 84th season of rugby league football. Sixteen English clubs competed for the Northern Rugby Football League's first division championship, with Bradford claiming the titme by finishing on top of the League.
The 1980 State Express Challenge Cup culminated in the first Hull Cup final derby, with a heavy entourage of supporters from the East and West of the city making the trip to London. Hull Kingston Rovers defeated Hull 10-5 at Wembley before a crowd of 95,000.
This was Hull Kingston rovers’ first, and to date, only Cup Final Win in six Final appearances.
- 1979-80 Rugby Football League season at wigan.rlfans.com
- The Challenge Cup at The Rugby Football League website