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
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Barrow 28 Millom 5
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Batley 32 Barrow St.George's 5
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Beverley 3 Merthyr 15
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Dewsbury 2 Oldham 13
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Half-Acre 2 York 7
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Huddersfield 3 Broughton Rangers 8
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Hull FC 9 Swinton 5
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Leeds 5 Hunslet 14
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Leigh 18 Bradford Northern 3
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Runcorn 12 Keighley 5
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Salford 15 Widnes 2
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Wakefield Trinity 19 Hull Kingston Rovers 3
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Warrington 11 Halifax 7
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Whitehaven Recs 13 St Helens 8
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Wigan Highfield 3 Bramley 3
Saturday, 29 February 1908 Wigan 20 Rochdale Hornets 3
Wednesday, 4 March 1908 Bramley 8 Wigan Highfield 6

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
Saturday, 14 March 1908 Barrow 41 Bramley 3
Saturday, 14 March 1908 Batley 4 Wakefield Trinity 8
Saturday, 14 March 1908 Broughton Rangers 18 Wigan 6
Saturday, 14 March 1908 Hull FC 15 Salford 9
Saturday, 14 March 1908 Hunslet 15 Oldham 8
Saturday, 14 March 1908 Leigh 16 York 11
Saturday, 14 March 1908 Merthyr 33 Whitehaven Recs 5
Saturday, 14 March 1908 Runcorn 2 Warrington 6

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
Saturday, 28 March 1908 Barrow 0 Hunslet 8
Saturday, 28 March 1908 Broughton Rangers 7 Warrington 2
Saturday, 28 March 1908 Hull FC 19 Wakefield Trinity 0
Saturday, 28 March 1908 Leigh 8 Merthyr 2

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
11 April 1908 Broughton Rangers 2 Hunslet 16
11 April 1908 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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