1992–93 Rugby Football League season

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1992–93 Rugby Football League season
Stones Bitter Championship
Duration 26 Rounds
Number of teams 14
Broadcast partners United Kingdom Sky Sports
1992–93 Season
Champions Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Premiership winners Saintscolours.svg St Helens
Man of Steel Wigancolours.svg Andy Platt
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from Second Division Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham
Relegated to Second Division No Relegations league expanded to 16
Second Division
Champions Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
Third Division
Champions Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars
Third Division discontinued
Joined Second Division Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town
Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury
Ryedale-York
Haven colours.svg Whitehaven
Batley colours.svg Batley
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster
Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet
Highfield
Barrowcolours.svg Barrow
Relegated to
National Conference League
Blackpoolcolours.svg Chorley Borough
Blackpool Gladiators
Nottingham City
< 1991–92 Seasons 1993–94 >

The 1992–93 Rugby Football League season was the 98th ever season of professional rugby league football in Britain. Sixteen teams competed from August, 1992 until May, 1993 for the Stones Bitter Championship, Premiership Trophy and Silk Cut Challenge Cup.

Season summary[edit]

The 1993 Man of Steel Award for player of the season went to Wigan's Andy Platt.

Wigan beat St. Helens 5–4 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Wakefield Trinity beat Sheffield Eagles 29–16 to win the Yorkshire Cup, to date this was final season of the Lancashire Cup and Yorkshire Cup competitions that, except for the break for World War I and World War II (Lancashire Cup only), had taken place annually since their inaugural 1905–06 season.

League Tables[edit]

Challenge Cup[edit]

  • Preliminary round: Wigan 40-2 Hull
  • First round: Dewsbury 4-20 Wigan
  • Second round: Wigan 23-3 St Helens
  • Third round: Halifax 18-19 Wigan
  • Semi-final: Wigan 15-6 Bradford Northern (Elland Road, Leeds)

The 1993 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Final was played by Wigan and Widnes on 2:30 on a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, 1 May 1993 at Wembley Stadium, London in front of 77,684. By coming on as a substitute in this game at 17 years and 11 months of age, Andy Farrell become the youngest player to win a Challenge Cup final.[2]

Referee: Russell Smith (Castleford)

Lance Todd Trophy winner: Dean Bell (Wigan)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 303. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 
  2. ^ "Farrell switches codes". Telegraph.co.uk (UK: Telegraph Media Group Limited). 2005-03-23. Retrieved 2010-06-30. 

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