1993–94 Rugby Football League season
|Stones Bitter Championship|
|Number of teams||16|
|Man of Steel||Jonathan Davies|
|Promotion and relegation|
|Promoted from Second Division|| Workington Town
|Relegated to Second Division|| Hull Kingston Rovers
The 1993–94 Rugby Football League season was the 99th ever season of professional rugby league football in Britain. Sixteen teams competed from August 1993 until May 1994 for a number of titles, primarily the Stones Bitter Championship.
- Stones Bitter League Champions: Wigan
- Silk Cut Challenge Cup Winners: Wigan (26-16 v Leeds)
- Stones Bitter Premiership Trophy Winners: Wigan (24-20 v Castleford)
- Regal Trophy Winners: Castleford (33-2 v Wigan)
- 2nd Division Champions: Workington Town
This season saw the highest ever away victory in the league when Keighley Cougars beat Highfield 104-4 at the Rochdale Hornets ground on 23 April.
This was the first season since the 1905–06 inaugural season of the Lancashire Cup and Yorkshire Cup, except for the break for World War I and World War II (Lancashire Cup only), that the Lancashire Cup and Yorkshire Cup competitions had not taken place.
Stones Bitter Championship
Wigan, Bradford Northern and Warrington all finished the season on top of the ladder with 46 points, but Wigan's superior points differential saw them crowned League Champions for the third consecuive time. This earned them the right to travel to Australia at the close of the season and contest the 1994 World Club Challenge. Wigan defeated the Brisbane Broncos and confirmed their position as the dominant rugby league club of the year.
After finishing in second last and last place respectively, Hull Kingston Rovers and Leigh were demoted to the Second Division.
Championship Final Standings
The Silk Cut Challenge Cup final was played between Wigan and Leeds on a Saturday afternoon, 30 April 1994 at Wembley Stadium, before a crowd of 78,348. Bonnie Tyler lead the community singing at the match. Wigan's Martin Offiah opened the scoring with a ninety-plus metre try.
Referee: David Campbell (Widnes).
Coach: John Dorahy
Coach: Doug Laughton
Lance Todd Trophy winner: Martin Offiah (Wigan)
- Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 303. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2.
- Baker, Andrew (1995-08-20). "100 years of rugby league: From the great divide to the Super era". Independent, The (independent.co.uk). Retrieved 2009-09-25.
- 1993-94 Rugby Football League season at rlhalloffame.org.uk
- 1993-94 Rugby Football League season at wigan.rlfans.com
- Wigan's record Cup run at news.bbc.co.uk
- Great Britain Competitions 1993-1994 at hunterlink.net.au
- Championship 1993/94 at rugbyleagueproject.org