1993–94 Rugby Football League season

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1993–94 Rugby Football League season
Stones Bitter Championship
Duration 30 Rounds
Number of teams 16
Broadcast partners United Kingdom Sky Sports
1993–94 Season
Champions Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Premiership winners Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Man of Steel Wolvescolours.svg Jonathan Davies
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from Second Division Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster
Relegated to Second Division HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
Second Division
Champions Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town
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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.

Season summary[edit]

The 1994 Man of Steel Award for player of the season went to Warrington's Jonathan Davies.

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[edit]

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.

Challenge Cup[edit]

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.[2] Wigan's Martin Offiah opened the scoring with a ninety-plus metre try.

Referee: David Campbell (Widnes).

Lance Todd Trophy winner: Martin Offiah (Wigan)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 303. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 
  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. 

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