1995–96 Rugby Football League season

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1995–96 Rugby Football League season
Stones Bitter Centenary Championship
Duration 20 Rounds
Number of teams 11
Highest attendance 19,526
Wigan vs St Helens (26 Dec 95)
Lowest attendance 761
London Broncos vs Sheffield Eagles (17 Dec 95)
Broadcast partners United Kingdom Sky Sports
1995–96 Season
Champions Wigancolours.svg Wigan
New franchise
Awarded to Île-de-France Paris Saint-Germain
First Division
Champions Redscolours.svg Salford
Second Division
Champions HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
< 1994–95 Seasons 1996 >

The 1995–96 Rugby Football League season was the 101st ever season of rugby league football. Eleven English teams competed from August, 1995 until January, 1996 for the Stones Bitter Centenary Championship. The season was kept brief to accommodate the first season of the new Super League competition which would see top-level rugby league in the UK changed to a summer sport. It was also punctuated by the 1995 World Cup which took place in Britain throughout October. The Challenge Cup rounds started immediately after the Centenary Championship and the final was played in summer, during Super League I.

Season summary[edit]

Championship[edit]

The top ten teams from the previous season plus the London Broncos competed for the Stones Bitter Centenary League Championship. For the seventh consecutive season, Wigan were crowned League Champions after finishing the season on top of the ladder.

Final Standings[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Wigancolours.svg Wigan 20 18 0 2 810 316 +494 36
2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 20 14 0 6 552 405 +147 28
3 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 20 12 1 7 456 463 -7 25
4 Saintscolours.svg St Helens 20 12 0 8 732 508 +224 24
5 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 20 10 0 10 482 528 -46 20
6 Cascolours.png Castleford 20 9 1 10 448 566 -118 19
7 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 20 8 0 12 418 476 -58 16
8 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham 20 8 0 12 382 535 -153 16
9 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington 20 7 0 13 443 514 -71 14
10 London Broncos 20 7 0 13 466 585 -119 14
11 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 20 4 0 16 317 610 -293 8
Champions

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