1989–90 Rugby Football League season

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.

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

Season summaryEdit

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 TablesEdit

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 CupEdit

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]

League CupEdit



  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 Archived 2010-09-10 at the Wayback Machine at carnegiechallengecup.co.uk
  3. ^ Lance Todd Trophy Winners Archived 2010-11-28 at the Wayback Machine at therfl.co.uk