1990–91 Rugby Football League season

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1990–91 Rugby Football League season
League Stones Bitter Championship
Teams 14
1990–91 Season
Champions Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Premiership winners Hullcolours.svg Hull
Man of Steel Rhinoscolours.svg Garry Schofield
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from Second Division Redscolours.svg Salford
Faxcolours.svg Halifax
Swintoncolours.svg Swinton
Relegated to Second Division Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham
Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets
Second Division
Champions Redscolours.svg Salford

The 1990–91 Rugby Football League season was the 96th ever season of professional rugby league football in Britain. Fourteen teams competed from August, 1990 until May, 1991 for the Stones Bitter Championship, Premiership Trophy and Silk Cut Challenge Cup.

Season summary[edit]

Widnes beat Salford 24–18 to win the Lancashire County Cup, and Castleford beat Wakefield Trinity 11–8 to win the Yorkshire County Cup.

League Tables[edit]

Wigan retained their title this season, relegated were Oldham, Sheffield Eagles and Rochdale Hornets, to date this is Rochdale Hornets's last appearance in the top flight.

Challenge Cup[edit]

Main article: 1991 Challenge Cup

Wigan defeated St. Helens 13-8 in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium before a crowd of 75,532.[2] Denis Betts, Wigan's second row forward, was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for his man-of-the-match performance.[3]


In Hull's 14-4 victory over Widnes in the 1990–91 Rugby League Premiership Final at Old Trafford, Manchester on Sunday 12 May 1991, their captain and Stand-off half back, Greg Mackey, was named man of the match, winning the Harry Sunderland Trophy.


  1. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 302. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 
  2. ^ Winners1897 - present at official Challenge Cup web site
  3. ^ Lance Todd Trophy winners at therfl.co.uk