1908 Challenge Cup

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1908 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Number of teams 32
Highest attendance 18,000
Winners Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet
Runners-up Hullcolours.svg Hull

The 1908 Challenge Cup was the 12th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1] Run by the Northern Rugby Football Union, 32 teams took part between 29 February and 25 April 1908. Hunslet won the competition after defeating Hull in the final.

Calendar[edit]

The 32 team knockout tournament was held over five rounds.[2]

Round Date
Round One Saturday 29 February 1908
Round One replay Wednesday 4 March 1908
Round Two Saturday 14 March 1908
Round Three Saturday 28 March 1908
Semi-Finals Saturday 11 April 1908
Final Saturday 25 April 1908

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
29 Feb Barrow 28 Millom 5
29 Feb Batley 32 Barrow St.George's 5
29 Feb Beverley 3 Merthyr 15
29 Feb Dewsbury 2 Oldham 13
29 Feb Half-Acre 2 York 7
29 Feb Huddersfield 3 Broughton Rangers 8
29 Feb Hull FC 9 Swinton 5
29 Feb Leeds 5 Hunslet 14
29 Feb Leigh 18 Bradford Northern 3
29 Feb Runcorn 12 Keighley 5
29 Feb Salford 15 Widnes 2
29 Feb Wakefield Trinity 19 Hull Kingston Rovers 3
29 Feb Warrington 11 Halifax 7
29 Feb Whitehaven Recs 13 St Helens 8
29 Feb Wigan Highfield 3 Bramley 3
29 Feb Wigan 20 Rochdale Hornets 3
04 Mar Bramley 8 Wigan Highfield 6

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
14 Mar Barrow 41 Bramley 3
14 Mar Batley 4 Wakefield Trinity 8
14 Mar Broughton Rangers 18 Wigan 6
14 Mar Hull FC 15 Salford 9
14 Mar Hunslet 15 Oldham 8
14 Mar Leigh 16 York 11
14 Mar Merthyr 33 Whitehaven Recs 5
14 Mar Runcorn 2 Warrington 6

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
28 Mar Barrow 0 Hunslet 8
28 Mar Broughton Rangers 7 Warrington 2
28 Mar Hull FC 19 Wakefield Trinity 0
28 Mar Leigh 8 Merthyr 2

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
11 Apr Broughton Rangers 2 Hunslet 16
11 Apr Hull FC 7 Leigh 0

Final[edit]

The final was contested by Hunslet and Hull at Fartown in Huddersfield.[3]

The final was played on Saturday 25 April 1908, where Hunslet beat Hull 14-0 at Fartown in front of a crowd of 18,000.[4]

Hull's 14-0 in the final to win their first Cup in their first final.[5][6]

25 April 1908
Hunslet 14 – 0 Hull
Try: Smith, Farrar
Goal: Eagers, A. Goldthorpe (3)
Report
Fartown, Huddersfield
Attendance: 18,000

Teams:

Hunslet: Herbert Place, Fred Farrar, Billy Eagers, Walter Goldthorpe, Billy Batten, Albert Goldthorpe, Fred Smith, Harry Wilson, Bill Brookes, Bill Jukes, John "Jack" Randall, John Higson, Tom Walsh

Hull: Harry Taylor, L. Parry, G. T. Cottrell, F. J. Cook, (E. or Ned) Rogers, Harry Wallace, Billie Anderson, Tom Herridge, J. Owen, W. J. Carroll, G. Kilburn, H. Fulton, William Holder

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Huxley; David Howes (1980). Encyclopedia of Rugby League Football. London: Robert Hale. pp. 41–43. ISBN 0-7091-8133-7. 
  2. ^ Ferguson, Shawn Dollin and Andrew. "Challenge Cup 1907/08 - Results". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 31 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Raymond Fletcher; David Howes (1995). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1995-1996. London: Headline Book Publishing. p. 191. ISBN 0-7472-7817-2. 
  4. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "A complete history of Hull's Challenge Cup finals". Hull Daily Mail. Local World. 22 August 2013. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  6. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 11 August 2009. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

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