1995–96 Rugby Football League season

1995–96 Rugby Football League season
Stones Bitter Centenary Championship
Duration 20 Rounds
Number of teams 11
Highest attendance 19,526
Wigan vs St Helens (26 Dec 95)
Lowest attendance 761
London Broncos vs Sheffield Eagles (17 Dec 95)
Broadcast partners United Kingdom Sky Sports
1995–96 Season
Champions Wigan
Top point-scorer(s) Bobbie Goulding (285)
Top try-scorer(s) Martin Offiah (28)
David Plange (28)
New franchise
Awarded to Île-de-France Paris Saint-Germain
First Division
Champions Salford
Second Division
Champions Hull Kingston Rovers
< 1994–95 Seasons 1996 >

The 1995–96 Rugby Football League season was the 101st ever season of rugby league football. Eleven English teams competed from August 1995 until January 1996 for the Stones Bitter Centenary Championship. The season was kept brief to accommodate the first season of the new Super League competition which would see top-level rugby league in the UK changed to a summer sport. It was also punctuated by the 1995 World Cup which took place in Britain throughout October. The Challenge Cup rounds started immediately after the Centenary Championship and the final was played in summer, during Super League I.

Season summary


League RFL Championship
Duration 20 Matches
Number of teams 11
Champions Wigan Warriors
Title 17th

The top ten teams from the previous season plus the London Broncos competed for the Stones Bitter Centenary League Championship. For the seventh consecutive season, Wigan were crowned League Champions after finishing the season on top of the ladder. No teams were promoted or relegated.

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Wigan 201802810316+49436
2 Leeds 201406552405+14728
3 Halifax 201217456463-725
4 St Helens 201208732508+22424
5 Sheffield Eagles 2010010482528-4620
6 Castleford 209110448566-11819
7 Bradford Northern 208012418476-5816
8 Oldham 208012382535-15316
9 Warrington 207013443514-7114
10London Broncos 207013466585-11914
11 Workington Town 204016317610-2938

First Division

League First Division
Duration 20 matches
Number of teams 11
Champions Salford Reds
Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts
1Salford Reds 20171266127835
2Keighley Cougars 20132549125528
3Widnes 20131647533427
4Hull 20110957142022
5Featherstone Rovers 20110942043122
6Whitehaven 20102834543522
7Wakefield Trinity 201001034642220
8Rochdale Hornets 20811136548317
9Huddersfield 20601439548514
10Batley 20511430249211
11Dewsbury 2020182615974

Second Division

League Second Division
Duration 20 matches
Number of teams 11
Champions Hull KR
Team Pld W D L PF PA Pts
1Hull Kingston Rovers 20180274423136
2Leigh Centurions 20160459233532
3Hunslet Hawks 20140651431528
4Swinton 20130752133126
5Carlisle 20120860030924
6Ryedale-York 20101944241521
7Bramley 20911040043419
8Barrow Braves 20601434248812
9Chorley Chieftains 20511432460811
10Doncaster Dragons 20501534864610
11Highfield 2001192499641


The following are the top points scorers in the 1995–96 season.[1]


  1. Fletcher, Raymond; Howes, David. Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1997. London: Headline. pp. 163–7. ISBN 978-0-7472-7764-4.


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