1996 Leeds RLFC season

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1996 Leeds RLFC season
Super League I Rank10th
Challenge CupSemi final
1996 recordWins: 6; Draws: 0; Losses: 16
Points scoredFor: 555; Against: 745
Team information
Head CoachDean Bell
Captain
StadiumHeadingley
1995–96 List of seasons 1997 >

The 1996 Leeds RLFC season was the club's the first season in the newly formed Super League. Coached by Dean Bell, the club competed in Super League I and finished in 10th place. The club also competed in the 1996 Challenge Cup, and were knocked out in the semi finals by Bradford Bulls. At the end of the season, the club changed its name to Leeds Rhinos.[1]

Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Pts
1 Saintscolours.svg St. Helens 22 20 0 2 950 455 +495 40
2 Wigancolours.svg Wigan Warriors 22 19 1 2 902 326 +576 39
3 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 22 17 0 5 767 409 +358 34
4 London Broncos 22 12 1 9 611 462 +149 25
5 Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves 22 12 0 10 569 565 +4 24
6 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Blue Sox 22 10 1 11 667 576 +91 21
7 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 22 10 0 12 599 730 -131 20
8 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Bears 22 9 1 12 473 681 -208 19
9 Cascolours.png Castleford Tigers 22 9 0 13 548 599 -51 18
10 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 22 6 0 16 555 745 -190 12
11 Paris Saint-Germain 22 3 1 18 398 795 -397 7
12 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 22 2 1 19 325 1021 -696 5
Champions Relegated

Squad[edit]

Statistics include appearances and points in the Super League and Challenge Cup.[2]

Player Apps Tries Goals DGs Points
Dean Bell 1 1 0 0 4
Gavin Brown 5 1 2 0 8
Dean Clark 13 3 0 0 12
Francis Cummins 16 10 2 0 44
Esene Faimalo 6 0 0 0 0
Jim Fallon 14 6 0 0 24
Jamie Field 6 0 0 0 0
Mike Forshaw 18 5 0 0 20
Nick Fozzard 18 3 0 0 12
Anthony Gibbons 16 3 0 1 13
David Gibbons 7 2 0 0 8
Paul Gleadhill 4 0 0 0 0
Marvin Golden 15 5 0 0 20
Carl Hall 12 6 0 0 24
Paddy Handley 2 2 0 0 8
Neil Harmon 14 1 0 0 4
Phil Hassan 25 4 0 0 16
Graham Holroyd 25 13 86 4 228
Harvey Howard 12 1 0 0 4
Adam Hughes 5 4 0 0 16
David Hulme 9 2 0 0 8
Craig Innes 2 1 0 0 4
Kevin Iro 18 10 0 0 40
Tony Kemp 9 3 0 0 12
Lee Maher 5 0 0 0 0
George Mann 19 4 0 0 16
Barrie McDermott 23 3 0 0 12
Gary Mercer 19 7 0 0 28
Adrian Morley 21 5 0 0 20
Terry Newton 13 0 0 0 0
Nathan Picchi 1 0 0 0 0
Leroy Rivett 2 0 0 0 0
Garry Schofield 1 0 0 0 0
Matt Schultz 9 0 0 0 0
Mick Shaw 18 7 0 0 28
Marcus St Hilaire 6 1 0 0 4
Alan Tait 7 2 0 0 8
Sateki Tuipulotu 9 1 2 0 8
Marcus Vassilakopoulos 3 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Player From Fee Date Ref
Nathan Picchi Hawke's Bay April 1996
Dean Clark Counties Manukau Heroes May 1996
Sateki Tuipulotu May 1996
David Hulme Widnes Vikings June 1996
Marcus St Hilaire Huddersfield Giants July 1996
Anthony Farrell Sheffield Eagles December 1996
Dean Lawford Sheffield Eagles December 1996
Ryan Sheridan Sheffield Eagles December 1996
Paul Sterling Hull F.C. December 1996

Out[edit]

Player To Fee Date Ref
Craig Innes Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles February 1996
James Lowes Bradford Bulls February 1996
Garry Schofield Huddersfield Giants £135,000 February 1996 [3]
Neil Harmon Huddersfield Giants December 1996
Matt Schultz Hull F.C. December 1996

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hadfield, Dave (27 November 1996). "Rugby League: Blackmore boost for Leeds". The Independent. Archived from the original on 17 February 2014. Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  2. ^ Fletcher, Raymond (1997). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1997. Headline Book Publishing. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-7472-7764-4.
  3. ^ Richards, Martin (27 February 1996). "Scho's Huddy heights". The Mirror. Retrieved 18 February 2014.

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