1991–92 Rugby Football League season

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1991–92 Rugby Football League season
Stones Bitter Championship
Duration 26 Rounds
Number of teams 14
Broadcast partners United Kingdom Sky Sports
1991–92 Season
Champions Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Premiership winners Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Man of Steel Wigancolours.svg Dean Bell
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from Second Division Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles
Leigh colours.svg Leigh
Relegated to Second Division Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
Swintoncolours.svg Swinton
Second Division
Champions Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles
Third Division
Champions Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
< 1990–91 Seasons 1992–93 >

The 1991–92 Rugby Football League season was the 97th ever season of professional rugby league football in Britain. Fourteen teams competed from August, 1991 until May, 1992 for the Stones Bitter Championship, Premiership Trophy and Silk Cut Challenge Cup.

At the end of the season, players from several clubs were selected to go on the 1992 Great Britain Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Season summary[edit]

The 1992 Man of Steel Award for player of the season went to Wigan's Dean Bell.

St. Helens beat Rochdale Hornets 24–14 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Castleford beat Bradford Northern 28–6 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

League Tables[edit]

For the third consecutive season Wigan finished top of the pile, relegated were Swinton and Featherstone Rovers. To date this is Swinton's last appearance in the top flight and more trouble would follow after this relegation their ground Station Road was sold following mis-management and to this date the club are still without a permanent home within the town's boundaries.[2]

Challenge Cup[edit]

Wigan defeated Castleford 28-12 in Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium before a crowd of 77,286. Their winger Martin Offiah was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for his man-of-the-match performance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CLUB HONOURS" at castigers.com
  2. ^ "Salford v Swinton has it all". Oldham Advertiser. 16 January 2003. 
  3. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 302. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 

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