Championship 1986/87

Stats

Premiers
Wigan 
No. Of Teams
40
No. Of Games
355
No. Of Players
579
Top Tryscorer
Ellery Hanley (44)
Top Pointscorer
Paul Loughlin (250)
Barrow's coach changed from Ivor Kelland to Dennis Jackson in February 1987. Featherstone Rovers' coach changed from George Pieniazek to Paul Daley sometime during November 1986. Leeds' coach changed from Peter Fox to Maurice Bamford in December 1986. Leigh's coach changed from Tommy Dickens to Billy Benyon in December 1986. Wakefield Trinity's coach changed from Tony Dean to Trevor Bailey in December 1986.

Ladder

 HomeAwayOverall
TeamPWLDFAPD PWLDFAPD PWLDFAPtsPD
1. Wigan15141-56388+47515141-378105+27330282-94119356+748
2. St Helens15123-485225+26015861350240+11030209183546541+370
3. Warrington151221393209+1841587-335255+8030209172846441+264
4. Castleford15114-385196+1891596-246233+13302010-63142940+202
5. Halifax15114-333195+13815681220292-72301712155348735+66
6. Hull Kingston Rovers15123-272190+8215411-174341-167301614-44653132-85
7. Bradford Northern15951285204+811569-270346-76301514155555031+5
8. Widnes15105-378228+15015411-220385-165301416-59861328-15
9. Salford1587-285313-281569-224343-119301416-50965628-147
10. Leigh15771267235+321569-282375-93301316154961027-61
11. Hull FC15105-310280+30153111228370-142301316153865027-112
12. Leeds1587-350279+7115510-215292-77301317-56557126-6
13. Oldham15105-298299-115312-256380-124301317-55467926-125
14. Featherstone Rovers15771316309+715114-182467-28530821149877617-278
15. Barrow1569-257271-14151122199454-25530721245672516-269
16. Wakefield Trinity153111203441-23815114-183502-3193042513869439-557
  • Total games played: 240
  • Total points scored: 9,342
  • Average points per game: 38.93
  • Best attack: Wigan (31.37 ppg - 161.16%)
  • Best defense: Wigan (6.43 ppg - 33.03%)
  • Worst attack: Wakefield Trinity (12.87 ppg - 66.12%)
  • Worst defense: Wakefield Trinity (31.43 ppg - 161.47%)

Team Stats (includes Cup/Tour matches)

Team Name Position W L D Pts For Pts Ag. Coach Top Tryscorer(s) Top Pointscorer(s) Home Venue(s) Home Crowd Avg Extra Info
Barrow 15th 11 24 2 613 805 Ivor KELLAND
Dennis JACKSON
12 - Les QUIRK 74 -Paul IRVING Craven Park 2,629
Bradford Northern 7th 20 18 2 751 730 Barry SEABOURNE 24 - Phil FORD 112 -John WOODS Odsal 4,366
Castleford 4th 26 13 0 898 579 Malcolm REILLY 16 - David PLANGE 160 -Robert BEARDMORE Wheldon Road 5,116 Yorkshire Cup
Featherstone Rovers 14th 11 24 2 629 914 George PIENIAZEK
Paul DALEY
11 - Deryck FOX 124 -Steve QUINN Post Office Road 2,700
Halifax 5th 26 15 1 864 669 Chris ANDERSON 14 - Colin WHITFIELD 204 -Colin WHITFIELD Thrum 4,826 Challenge Cup
Hull FC 11th 21 19 1 790 802 Len CASEY 23 - Garry SCHOFIELD 101 -Peter PEARCE Boulevard 5,429
Hull Kingston Rovers 6th 19 18 1 634 699 Roger MILLWARD 12 - Wayne PARKER 102 -George FAIRBAIRN Craven Park 4,511
Leeds 12th 16 20 0 668 666 Peter FOX
Maurice BAMFORD
15 - Andrew ETTINGSHAUSEN 126 -David CREASSER Headingley 6,920
Leigh 10th 18 19 1 694 703 Tommy DICKENS
Billy BENYON
21 - John HENDERSON 134 -Chris JOHNSON Hilton Park 4,037
Oldham 13th 17 20 0 687 809 Frank MYLER 13 - Des FOY 85 -David HOBBS Watersheddings (20)
Maine Road (1)
4,650
St Helens 2nd 30 13 1 1255 667 Alexander MURPHY 16 - Barry LEDGER 250 -Paul LOUGHLIN Knowsley 7,786
Salford 9th 14 19 0 541 715 Kevin ASHCROFT 17 - Greg AUSTIN 130 -Terry O'SHEA The Willows 2,631
Wakefield Trinity 16th 7 28 1 469 1051 Tony DEAN
Trevor BAILEY
13 - John LYONS 70 -Kevin HARCOMBE Belle Vue 2,646
Warrington 3rd 27 13 1 946 614 Tony BARROW 16 - Joe ROPATI 207 -Paul BISHOP Wilderspool 4,309
Widnes 8th 22 20 1 909 771 Charles LAUGHTON 12 - John BASNETT 56 -Duncan PLATT Naughton 4,048
Wigan 1st 41 3 0 1328 300 Graham LOWE 44 - Ellery HANLEY 178 -Ellery HANLEY Central Park 13,319 League Champions, Premiership Trophy, John Player Special Trophy, Lancashire Cup