Home Page · Site Forum · rugbyleagueontv.co.uk - RL TV Listings & RL Audio Match Commentary · DVD Swaps · Facebook Page · Twitter Friday, February 24, 2017
2016 First Team
2016 Season Fixtures
2016 Results/Reports
2016 Stats Centre
Wigan RL History Pages
Historical Results at a Glance
Club Honours & Records
Wigan RL - Big Match Database
You Tube Video Play List
Wigan RL A to Z Player List
Wigan RL Heritage Numbers
Wigan RL Timeline
Wigan RL "Top" Timeline
Wigan v Saints - Derby Archive
Challenge Cup Record
League Cup Record
Lancashire Cup Record
All Time Head to Head Records
All Time Player Records
Central Park
The DW Stadium
Co-Operative Stadium, Orrell
Super League Only Stats
All Time SL Table
Classic Matches
Record Victory
8 in a Row!
Coaching Register
Average Attendances
Great Britain Register
Home Nation Register
Wigan - Miscellany
Playing Kit Archive
Two Teams in Wigan!
Wigan Highfield
Springfield Borough
Wigan Rugby League - Timeline



Season League Pos Trophies Won
1895-1896 10th / 22

1896-1897 11th / 14 (L)

1897-1898 6th / 14 (L)

1898-1899 13th / 14 (L)

1899-1900 13th / 13 (L)

1900-1901 9th / 14

1901-1902 1st / 13

Lancashire League (1)

1902-1903 16th / 18

1903-1904 10th / 18

1904-1905 7th / 18

1905-1906 6th / 31

Lancashire Cup (1)

1906-1907 5th / 26

1907-1908 4th / 27

1908-1909 1st / 31

League Champions (1)*, Lancashire Cup (2), Lancashire League (2)

1909-1910 3rd / 28

Lancashire Cup (3)

1910-1911 1st / 28

Lancashire League (3)

1911-1912 2nd / 27

1912-1913 2nd / 26

Lancashire Cup (4), Lancashire League (4)

1913-1914 3rd / 25

Lancashire League (5)

1914-1915 2nd / 25

Lancashire League (6)

1918-1919 3rd / 12 (L)

1919-1920 13th / 25

1920-1921 4th / 25

Lancashire League (7)

1921-1922 2nd / 26

League Champions (2)*

1922-1923 5th / 27

Lancashire Cup (5), Lancashire League (8)

1923-1924 1st / 27

Challenge Cup (1), Lancashire League (9)

1924-1925 3rd / 27

1925-1926 1st / 27

League Champions (3)*, Lancashire League (10)

1926-1927 3rd / 29

1927-1928 8th / 28

1928-1929 5th / 28

Challenge Cup (2), Lancashire Cup (6), Lancashire League (11)

1929-1930 7th / 28

1930-1931 3rd / 28

1931-1932 7th / 28

1932-1933 4th / 28

1933-1934 2nd / 28

League Champions (4)*

1934-1935 3rd / 28

1935-1936 4th / 30

1936-1937 5th / 30

1937-1938 9th / 29

1938-1939 9th / 28

Lancashire Cup (7)

1939-1940 9th / 28

1940-1941 1st / 9 (LW)

Lancashire War League (1)

1941-1942 6th / 17 (W)

1942-1943 1st / 14 (W)

1943-1944 2nd / 16 (W)

War Emergency League (1)*

1944-1945 4th / 17 (W)

1945-1946 1st / 27

League Champions (5)*, Lancashire League (12)

1946-1947 1st / 28

League Champions (6)*, Lancashire Cup (8), Lancashire League (13)

1947-1948 1st / 28

Challenge Cup (3), Lancashire Cup (9)

1948-1949 2nd / 29

Lancashire Cup (10)

1949-1950 1st / 29

League Champions (7)*, Lancashire Cup (11), Lancashire League (14)

1950-1951 2nd / 29 Challenge Cup (4), Lancashire Cup (12)
1951-1952 2nd / 31 League Champions (8)*, Lancashire Cup (13), Lancashire League (15)
1952-1953 11th / 30
1953-1954 7th / 30
1954-1955 5th / 31
1955-1956 5th / 30
1956-1957 6th / 30
1957-1958 5th / 30 Challenge Cup (5)
1958-1959 2nd / 30 Challenge Cup (6), Lancashire League (16)
1959-1960 4th / 30 League Champions (9)*
1960-1961 5th / 30
1961-1962 1st / 30 Lancashire League (17)
1962-1963 8th / 16
1963-1964 2nd / 16
1964-1965 2nd / 30 Challenge Cup (7)
1965-1966 3rd / 30
1966-1967 17th / 30 Lancashire Cup (14)
1967-1968 11th / 30
1968-1969 3rd / 30 BBC2 Floodlit Trophy (1)
1969-1970 4th / 30 Lancashire League (18)
1970-1971 1st / 30
1971-1972 4th / 30 Lancashire Cup (15)
1972-1973 16th / 30
1973-1974 11th / 16 Lancashire Cup (16)
1974-1975 2nd / 16
1975-1976 5th / 16
1976-1977 7th / 16
1977-1978 5th / 16
1978-1979 6th / 16
1979-1980 13th / 16 (R)
1980-1981 2nd / 15 (2P)
1981-1982 11th / 16
1982-1983 3rd / 16 League Cup (1)
1983-1984 9th / 16
1984-1985 3rd / 16 Challenge Cup (8)
1985-1986 2nd / 16 League Cup (2), Lancashire Cup (17)
1986-1987 1st / 16 League Champions (10), League Cup (3), Lancashire Cup (18), Premiership Trophy (1)
1987-1988 3rd / 14 Challenge Cup (9), World Club Champions (1), Lancashire Cup (19), Charity Shield (1)
1988-1989 2nd / 14 Challenge Cup (10), League Cup (4), Lancashire Cup (20)
1989-1990 1st / 14 League Champions (11), Challenge Cup (11), League Cup (5)
1990-1991 1st / 14 League Champions (12), Challenge Cup (12)
1991-1992 1st / 14 League Champions (13), Challenge Cup (13), World Club Champions (2), Premiership Trophy (2), Charity Shield (2), World Sevens (1)
1992-1993 1st / 14 League Champions (14), Challenge Cup (14), League Cup (6), Lancashire Cup (21)
1993-1994 1st / 16 League Champions (15), Challenge Cup (15), World Club Champions (3), Premiership Trophy (3)
1994-1995 1st / 16 League Champions (16), Challenge Cup (16), League Cup (7), Premiership Trophy (4)
1995-1996 1st / 11 League Champions (17), League Cup (8), Charity Shield (3)
1996 2nd / 12 Premiership Trophy (5)
1997 4th / 12 Premiership Trophy (6)
1998 1st / 12 League Champions (18)*
1999 4th / 14
2000 1st / 12
2001 2nd / 12
2002 3rd / 12 Challenge Cup (17)
2003 3rd / 12
2004 4th / 12
2005 7th / 12
2006 8th / 12
2007 6th / 12
2008 4th / 12
2009 6th / 14
2010 1st / 14 League Champions (19)*, Super League League Leaders Shield (1)
2011 2nd / 14 Challenge Cup (18)
2012 1st / 14 Super League League Leaders Shield (2)
2013 4th / 14 League Champions (20)*, Challenge Cup (19)

Key

* Won via a end of season play off format.
(L) - Indicates Wigan played in a Lancashire only league during the particular year.
(LW) - Indicates Wigan played in a Lancashire War Emergency League during the paritcular year.
(W) - Indicates Wigan played in a War Emergency League during the paritcular year.
(R) - Indicates Wigan were relegated in the particular year.
(2P) - Indicates Wigan played in a second division and were promoted. In all other years Wigan played in top flight.

Trophies Explained

League Champions - The League Champions were the team that won the tournament that year. Sometimes this was achieved by winning an end of season play off format, other times by finishing top of the table at the end of the season. Between 1895-96 and 1905-06 the 1st placed team won the title except in 1903-04 when a top two play off decided the title. In 1906-07 a top four championship play off decided the league champions and this system remained until 1962-63, when the league split into two divisions. For two seasons the 1st placed team won the title again until the two divisions re-merged back into one in 1964-65. The league introduced a top 16 play off that year and that remained in place until 1972-73 when Dewsbury won became champions after finishing in 8th. 1973-74 saw two divisions introduced and again the 1st team place were declared league champions. That system remained until 1998 when the current Super League Grand Final play off system was brought in. This was decided by the top 5 sides from 1998 to 2001 and then increased to the top six from 2002 onwards. Between 1915-18 and 1940-45 the League Championship was not competed for due to the outbreak of World Wars. Between 1940-41 and 1944-45 this was replaced by War Leagues.

Challenge Cup - The Challenge Cup is rugby league's most prestigious knock out competition. It is decided by an open draw and straight knock-out matches leading to a final. In recent years the draw for the cup has become seeded with amateur clubs taking part in the early rounds and lower league sides and some foreign sides entering later and then top division sides entering last.

League Cup - This was a secondary cup competition which was introduced in 1971-72 and was last played for in 1995-96. It was initially for professional clubs only. However, in the latter seasons the cup was expanded to include leading amateur and French teams. The rounds were played during the early part of the season, with the final usually taking place before Christmas. It wasn't as prestigious as the Challenge Cup but was still a major trophy to play for. Over the years it has been known as the Player's No.6 Trophy (1971-77), the John Player Trophy (1977-83) and the John Player Special Trophy (1983-89), before becoming the Regal Trophy in 1989 until the competition ended in 1995.

Lancashire Cup - The Lancashire County cup was introduced in 1905-06 and was competed for until 1992-93 when it was abadoned due to the more successful clubs complaining about overloaded fixtures. Like the Challenge Cup it was decided by an open draw and straight knock-out matches leading to a final. It was supposed to be competed for by clubs based in Lancashire only although Cumbrian sides have taken part in some years and I remember Wigan once facing a Lancashire Cup away trip to London!

Lancashire League - The Lancashire formed a section of the Rugby League Championship for much of its history. Initially, the 22 clubs that broke away in 1895 played in one combined league, however the following season saw the addition of many clubs, and the League was split into two separate county competitions. This situation endured until 1901-02, when the top teams in each league resigned and formed a new combined first division. The following season, the remaining clubs formed a second division. From then until 1907, when there was another re-organisation, the county leagues were not played. The new structure initiated for the 1907-8 season saw the Lancashire clubs playing every other team in Lancashire home and away, and playing once each against the clubs from the other county. Results from all games counted towards the Rugby League Championship, whilst results within the county counted towards the Lancashire League. Basically this was a trophy awarded to the top side in Lancashire until it was abandoned in 1969-70.

World Club Champions - This trophy is decided by a one off match between the British League Champions and the Australian League Champions. The competition began unofficially in 1976 followed by another unofficial match in 1987. The first official World Club Challenge was held in 1989. It was again competed for in 1991, 1992 and 1994. In 1997 is was competed for in a 22 team competition. This resulted in the only all-Australian World Club Challenge final. In 2000 the competition was resurrected as a one off match, and it has been played annually in various venues in the United Kingdom before the commencement of Super League and NRL seasons.

BBC 2 Floodlit Trophy - This trophy was a competition held between 1965-66 and 1979-80. It was designed specifically for television, and the then director of BBC2, broadcaster David Attenborough, was instrumental in its creation. The tournament was played during the early part of the season. Each week one match would be played under floodlights on a Tuesday evening; it was this match that was televised by the BBC. Non-televised matches were played at various times, depending on clubs' commitments in more prestigious tournaments. Despite the title many matches did not take place under floodlights; clubs such as Barrow and Bramley (for example) did not possess adequate lighting.

Premiership Trophy - This was an end of season competition which began in 1974-75. It was introduced to maintain interest towards the end of the season for clubs who had no chance of finishing top to win the title. The first season saw 16 teams take part: the top 12 of the first division and the top four from the second division. The following season saw the title change to Premiership, and the format was altered so that only the top eight teams in the first division would compete. In 1996 a top-five play-off leading to a final, the Super League Premiership, was instituted as part of the Super League. This lasted just two years as in 1998 the current Super League Grand Final play off format was introduced.

Charity Shield - The Charity Shield was a trophy that was competed for in a one-off match at the beginning of a new season. Normally the team that had won last season's championship would play the team that currently held the Challenge Cup. In years where the same team won both trophies the following season's Charity Shield was between them and the Premiership winners. In years where one team (Wigan) won all three competitions then the match would be between them and the second placed team in the championship.

Lancashire War League - This was competed for once in 1940-41 when World War II began.

War Emergency League - This was basically the same as the Lancashire War League but included Yorkshire sides. It was played during World War II between 1941-42 and 1944-45.

World Sevens - This was a tournament in Australia that Wigan were invited to take part in during 1991-92.

Donate to Website

If you appreciate the efforts made on this site and would like to see them continue, donations are welcome to cover the increased running costs of this website. Cheers.

View a Previous Season.....

A to Z Player List
Guest
Username

Password

Remember Me



Lost Password?

Copyright - Cherryandwhite.co.uk 2002-2014
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that news stories are correct, we cannot be held responsible for errors. Some articles and pictures on this website have been recovered from various sources for archive purposes. If any material on this website is subject to copyright or incorrect in any way please contact us webmaster@cherryandwhite.co.uk so we can remove it or negotiate copyright permission.
RLFANS.COM, the owners of this website, the RLSA (Rugby League Supporters Association) or the 100% League Network are not responsible for the content of its sub-sites, please email the author of this sub-site if you feel you find an article offensive or of a choice nature that you disagree with.

Email RLFANS.COM's owners admins@rlfans.com if further assistance is required.

©1999-2014 RLFANS.COM