Championship 1986/87

Stats

Premiers
Wigan 
No. Of Teams
40
No. Of Games
362
No. Of Players
550
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

 HomeAwayOverallStats
TeamPWLDFAPD PWLDFAPD PWLDFAPtsPDFPGAPGAtt%Def%
1. Wigan15141-5638847515141-37810527330282-9411935674831.376.43
2. St Helens15123-485225260158613502401103020918354654137027.8315.50
3. Warrington1512213932091841587-335255803020917284644126424.2715.47
4. Castleford15114-3851961891596-24623313302010-6314294020221.0314.30
5. Halifax15114-33319513815681220292-723017121553487356618.4316.23
6. Hull KR15123-2721908215411-174341-167301614-44653132-8514.8717.70
7. Bradford15951285204811569-270346-76301514155555031518.5018.33
8. Widnes15105-37822815015411-220385-165301416-59861328-1519.9320.43
9. Salford1587-285313-281569-224343-119301416-50965628-14716.9721.87
10. Leigh15771267235321569-282375-93301316154961027-6118.3020.33
11. Hull FC15105-31028030153111228370-142301316153865027-11217.9321.67
12. Leeds1587-3502797115510-215292-77301317-56557126-618.8319.03
13. Oldham15105-298299-115312-256380-124301317-55467926-12518.4722.63
14. Featherstone15771316309715114-182467-28530821149877617-27816.6025.87
15. Barrow1569-257271-14151122199454-25530721245672516-26915.2024.17
16. Wakefield153111203441-23815114-183502-3193042513869439-55712.8731.43

 

Team Stats (includes Cup/Tour matches)

Team Name Position W L D Pts For Pts Ag. Coach(es) Captain(s) Top Tryscorer(s) Top Pointscorer(s) Home Venue(s) Home Crowd Avg Extra Info
Barrow 15th 11 24 2 613 805 Kelland, Jackson - 12 - Quirk 74 -Irving Craven Park 2,629
Bradford Northern 7th 20 18 2 751 730 Seabourne - 24 - Ford 112 -Woods Odsal 4,366
Castleford 4th 26 13 0 898 579 Reilly - 16 - Plange 160 -Beardmore Wheldon Road 5,116 Yorkshire Cup
Featherstone Rovers 14th 11 24 2 629 914 Pieniazek, Daley - 11 - Fox 124 -Quinn Post Office Road 2,700
Halifax 5th 26 15 1 864 669 Anderson Anderson 14 - Whitfield 204 -Whitfield Thrum 4,826 Challenge Cup
Hull FC 11th 21 19 1 790 802 Casey - 23 - Schofield 101 -Pearce Boulevard 5,429
Hull Kingston Rovers 6th 19 18 1 634 699 Millward - 12 - Parker 102 -Fairbairn Craven Park 4,511
Leeds 12th 16 20 0 668 666 Fox, Bamford - 15 - Ettingshausen 126 -Creasser Headingley 6,920
Leigh 10th 18 19 1 694 703 Dickens, Benyon - 21 - Henderson 134 -Johnson Hilton Park 4,037
Oldham 13th 17 20 0 687 809 Myler - 13 - Foy 85 -Hobbs Watersheddings (20), Maine Road (1) 4,650
St Helens 2nd 30 13 1 1255 667 Murphy Arkwright 16 - Ledger 250 -Loughlin Knowsley 7,786
Salford 9th 14 19 0 541 715 Ashcroft - 17 - Austin 130 -O'shea The Willows 2,631
Wakefield Trinity 16th 7 28 1 469 1051 Dean, Bailey - 13 - Lyons 70 -Harcombe Belle Vue 2,646
Warrington 3rd 27 13 1 946 614 Barrow - 16 - Ropati 207 -Bishop Wilderspool 4,309
Widnes 8th 22 20 1 909 771 Laughton - 12 - Basnett 56 -Platt Naughton 4,048
Wigan 1st 41 3 0 1328 300 Lowe - 44 - Hanley 178 -Hanley Central Park 13,319 League Champions, Premiership Trophy, John Player Special Trophy, Lancashire Cup