1982–83 Rugby Football League season

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1982–83 Rugby Football League season
Slalom Lager Championship
Number of teams 16
Champions Hullcolours.svg Hull
Premiership winners Widnes colours.svg Widnes
Man of Steel Fevcolours.svg Allan Agar
Top try-scorer(s) Wolvescolours.svg Bob Eccles 37
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from Second Division Fulham
Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
Redscolours.svg Salford
Haven colours.svg Whitehaven
Relegated to Second Division Barrowcolours.svg Barrow
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town
Faxcolours.svg Halifax
Second Division
Champions Fulham
Top point-scorer(s) Steve Diamond (Fulham) 308
Top try-scorer(s) John Crossley (Fulham) 27
< 1981–82 Seasons 1983–84 >

The 1982–83 Rugby Football League season was the 88th ever season of professional rugby league football in Britain. Sixteen teams competed from August, 1982 until May, 1983 for the Slalom Lager Championship.

Season summary[edit]

Hull finished on top of the First Division table to claim their sixth and, to date, last championship, but Widnes won the Rugby League Premiership competition. Fulham, Wakefield Trinity, Salford and Whitehaven were promoted to the First Division.

Warrington beat St. Helens 16–0 to win the Lancashire Cup, and Hull beat Bradford Northern 18–7 to win the Yorkshire Cup.

League Tables[edit]

Challenge Cup[edit]

Main article: 1983 Challenge Cup

The 1982-83 State Express Challenge Cup was won by underdogs Featherstone Rovers after defeating Hull F.C. 14-12 in the final.[1]

The Final was played at Wembley before a crowd of 84,969.


  1. ^ Demsteader, Christine (2000-10-01). "Rugby League's home from home". BBC Sport. UK: BBC. Retrieved 2009-12-04.