1989–90 Rugby Football League season

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1989–90 Rugby Football League season
League Stones Bitter Championship
Teams 14
1989–90 Season
Champions Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Premiership winners Widnes colours.svg Widnes
Man of Steel Wigancolours.svg Shaun Edwards
Top try-scorer(s) Widnes colours.svg Martin Offiah 45
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from Second Division HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham
Relegated to Second Division Leigh colours.svg Leigh
Redscolours.svg Salford
Barrowcolours.svg Barrow
Second Division
Champions HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
Top point-scorer(s) HKRcolours.svg Mike Fletcher 450
Top try-scorer(s) HKRcolours.svg Greg Austin 38

The 1989–90 Rugby Football League season was the 95th ever season of professional rugby league football in Britain. Fourteen teams competed from August, 1989 until May, 1990 for the Stones Bitter Championship, Premiership Trophy and Silk Cut Challenge Cup.

Season summary[edit]

Warrington beat Oldham 24–16 to win the Lancashire County Cup, and Bradford Northern beat Featherstone Rovers 20–14 to win the Yorkshire County Cup.

League Tables[edit]

Runcorn Highfield became only the second peacetime team in the history of the Rugby Football League to lose every game, and the first since Liverpool City in 1906-1907.

Challenge Cup[edit]

Main article: 1990 Challenge Cup

Wigan defeated Warrington 36-14 in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 28 April 1990 before a crowd of 77,729.[2] Andy Gregory, Wigan's scrum half, was awarded his second Lance Todd Trophy for being the man-of-the-match.[3]


  1. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 299. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 
  2. ^ Winners 1897 - present at carnegiechallengecup.co.uk
  3. ^ Lance Todd Trophy Winners at therfl.co.uk