1996 Workington Town season

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1996 Workington Town season
Super League I Rank 12th (relegated)
Challenge Cup 4th round
1996 record Wins: 2; Draws: 1; Losses: 19
Points scored For: 325; Against: 1021
Team information
Coach Kurt Sorensen (until March 1996)
Ross O'Reilly (from March 1996)
Captain
Stadium Derwent Park
Top scorers
Tries John Allen, James Chilton - 6
Goals Dean Marwood - 23
Points Wayne Kitchin – 47

The 1996 Workington Town season was the club's first season in the newly formed Super League. Coached by Ross O'Reilly, who replaced Kurt Sorensen in March 1996, and captained by Billy McGinty, Workington competed in Super League I and finished in 12th place, resulting in relegation to the First Division. The club also competed in the 1996 Challenge Cup, but were knocked out in the fourth round by First Division side Widnes.

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 22 20 0 2 950 455 +495 40
2 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 22 19 1 2 902 326 +576 39
3 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 22 17 0 5 767 409 +358 34
4 London Broncos 22 12 1 9 611 462 +149 25
5 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 22 12 0 10 569 565 +4 24
6 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Blue Sox 22 10 1 11 667 576 +91 21
7 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 22 10 0 12 599 730 -131 20
8 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Bears 22 9 1 12 473 681 -208 19
9 Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 22 9 0 13 548 599 -51 18
10 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 22 6 0 16 555 745 -190 12
11 Paris Saint-Germain 22 3 1 18 398 795 -397 7
12 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 22 2 1 19 325 1021 -696 5
Champions Relegated

Match results[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Super League[edit]

Game Date Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance Ref
1 31 March 1996 St. Helens Home 0–62 3,461 MR
2 5 April 1996 Warrington Wolves Away 30–45 Armstrong, Palmada, Chilton (2), Campbell Marwood (5) 4,511 MR
3 8 April 1996 Sheffield Eagles Home 22–54 Allen, L. Smith, Phillips Marwood (5) 1,904 MR
4 13 April 1996 Paris Saint-Germain Away 12–34 Burns, Wallace Marwood (2) 6,534 MR
5 21 April 1996 London Broncos Away 0–58 4,138 MR
6 6 May 1996 Halifax Blue Sox Home 18–18 L. Smith, Wallace, Kitchin Marwood (3) 2,215 MR
7 12 May 1996 Castleford Tigers Away 16–50 Nairn, Penrice, Kitchin Marwood (2) 3,605 MR
8 18 May 1996 Wigan Warriors Home 16–64 Allen, Holgate, L. Smith Marwood (2) 3,176 MR
9 26 May 1996 Oldham Bears Away 29–27 Palmada, L. Smith, Wallace, Filipo Marwood (3), Kitchin (3) + 1 DG 2,228 MR
10 2 June 1996 Bradford Bulls Away 4–52 Allen 8,658 MR
11 9 June 1996 Leeds Rhinos Home 18–48 Johnson, Chilton, Filipo Kitchin (3) 2,949 MR
12 16 June 1996 St. Helens Away 16–60 Allen, Holgate, Keenan Carter, J. Smith 7,237 MR
13 23 June 1996 London Broncos Home 6–34 Chilton Kitchin 1,400 MR
14 29 June 1996 Sheffield Eagles Away 16–32 Nairn, T. Smith Kitchin (4) 3,468 MR
15 7 July 1996 Paris Saint-Germain Home 14–10 Filipo Kitchin (5) 2,173 MR
16 14 July 1996 Warrington Wolves Home 4–49 Allen 2,269 MR
17 21 July 1996 Halifax Blue Sox Away 14–74 Chilton, Kitchin, Armswood Kitchin 4,374 MR
18 28 July 1996 Castleford Tigers Home 20–46 Allen, Grima, Johnson Watson (4) 1,622 MR
19 4 August 1996 Oldham Bears Home 24–30 Holgate, Nairn, Penrice, Watson Watson (4) 1,759 MR
20 11 August 1996 Bradford Bulls Home 14–28 Bethwaite, Chilton Watson (3) 2,430 MR
21 18 August 1996 Leeds Rhinos Away 28–68 Fatnowna (2), Grima, Johnson, Nairn Watson (4) 4,956 MR
22 24 August 1996 Wigan Warriors Away 4–78 Johnson 6,466 MR

Challenge Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance Ref
Fourth 28 January 1996 Widnes Home 10–17 L. Smith, Wallace Marwood 2,339 MR

Squad[edit]

[1]

Player Apps Tries Goals DGs Points
Allen, JohnJohn Allen 22 6 0 0 24
Armstrong, ColinColin Armstrong 13 1 0 0 4
Armswood, RichardRichard Armswood 6 1 0 0 4
Barker, CraigCraig Barker 2 0 0 0 0
Bethwaite, MikeMike Bethwaite 20 1 0 0 4
Burns, PaulPaul Burns 8 1 0 0 4
Campbell, LoganLogan Campbell 9 1 0 0 4
Carter, DarrenDarren Carter 14 0 1 0 2
Chilton, LeeLee Chilton 13 6 0 0 24
Crellin, NickyNicky Crellin 2 0 0 0 0
Fatnowna, AbrahamAbraham Fatnowna 5 2 0 0 8
Filipo, LafaeleLafaele Filipo 20 3 0 0 12
Fraisse, DavidDavid Fraisse 8 0 0 0 0
Gorley, JonathanJonathan Gorley 1 0 0 0 0
Grima, AndrewAndrew Grima 11 2 0 0 8
Holgate, StephenStephen Holgate 20 3 0 0 12
Howarth, StuartStuart Howarth 2 0 0 0 0
Johnson, MarkMark Johnson 12 4 0 0 16
Keenan, MarkMark Keenan 8 1 0 0 4
Kitchin, WayneWayne Kitchin 17 3 17 1 47
Livett, PeterPeter Livett 5 0 0 0 0
McGinty, BillyBilly McGinty 1 0 0 0 0
McGuirk, GaryGary McGuirk 4 0 0 0 0
McKenzie, PhilPhil McKenzie 4 0 0 0 0
Marwood, DeanDean Marwood 16 0 23 0 46
Moore, JasonJason Moore 5 0 0 0 0
Nairn, BradBrad Nairn 14 4 0 0 16
Palmada, JasonJason Palmada 13 2 0 0 8
Penrice, PaulPaul Penrice 14 2 0 0 8
Petrie, AdrianAdrian Petrie 1 0 0 0 0
Phillips, RowlandRowland Phillips 23 1 0 0 4
Prest, LeeLee Prest 1 0 0 0 0
Riley, PeterPeter Riley 12 0 0 0 0
Schubert, GarryGarry Schubert 1 0 0 0 0
Smith, JamieJamie Smith 8 0 1 0 2
Smith, LeighLeigh Smith 10 5 0 0 20
Smith, TonyTony Smith 9 1 0 0 4
Stainton, DylanDylan Stainton 5 0 0 0 0
Stamper, MarkMark Stamper 1 0 0 0 0
Wallace, MarkMark Wallace 16 4 0 0 16
Watson, IanIan Watson 5 1 15 0 34
Whalley, AndrewAndrew Whalley 2 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Player Pos From Fee Date Ref
Tony Smith Stand-off St. George Dragons April 1996
Brad Nairn Loose forward Parramatta Eels April 1996

Out[edit]

Player Pos To Fee Date Ref
Stephen Holgate Second-row Wigan Warriors £100,000 December 1996

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fletcher, Raymond (1997). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1997. Headline Book Publishing. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-7472-7764-4. 

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