1928–29 Challenge Cup

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1928–29 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Number of teams 32
Highest attendance 41,500
Winners Wigan
Runners-up Dewsbury

The 1928–29 Challenge Cup was the 29th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.

The final was contested by Wigan and Dewsbury at Wembley Stadium in London. This was the first Challenge Cup final to be held at Wembley.[1]

The final was played on Saturday 4 May 1929, where Wigan beat Dewsbury 13–2 in front of a crowd of 41,500.[2]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
09 Feb Bradford Northern 2 Halifax 5
09 Feb Bramley 0 Oldham 16
09 Feb Broughton Rangers 2 St Helens Recs 13
09 Feb Castleford 31 Whitehaven Recs 7
09 Feb Dewsbury 37 Cottingham 0
09 Feb Huddersfield 21 Widnes 11
09 Feb Hull FC 11 Wakefield Trinity 5
09 Feb Hunslet 16 Hull Kingston Rovers 7
09 Feb Lindley 2 St Helens 32
09 Feb Rochdale Hornets 2 Barrow 6
09 Feb Salford 5 Keighley 9
09 Feb Swinton 5 Leigh 2
09 Feb Warrington 8 Leeds 0
09 Feb Wigan Highfield 45 Uno's Dabs 0
09 Feb Wigan 25 Batley 0
09 Feb York 0 Featherstone Rovers 10

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
23 Feb Castleford 8 Huddersfield 0
23 Feb Dewsbury 14 Swinton 7
23 Feb Featherstone Rovers 0 St Helens Recs 13
23 Feb Halifax 16 Barrow 0
23 Feb St Helens 26 Keighley 5
23 Feb Warrington 7 Oldham 0
23 Feb Wigan 16 Hunslet 0
04 Mar Wigan Highfield 17 Hull FC 5

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
09 Mar Castleford 8 Wigan Highfield 0
09 Mar Halifax 0 St Helens Recs 21
09 Mar St Helens 2 Wigan 2
09 Mar Warrington 4 Dewsbury 10
13 Mar Wigan 25 St Helens 5

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
06 Apr Dewsbury 9 Castleford 3
06 Apr Wigan 7 St Helens Recs 7
10 Apr St Helens Recs 13 Wigan 12

Final[edit]

4 May 1929
Wigan 13 – 2 Dewsbury
Try: Abram, Brown, Kinnear
Goal: Sullivan (2)
Report Goal: Davies
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 41,500
Referee/s: Bob Robinson (Bradford)[3]
FB 1 Jim Sullivan
RW 2 Johnny Ring
RC 3 Tommy Parker
LC 4 Roy Kinnear
LW 5 Lou Brown
SO 6 Arthur Binks
SH 7 Syd Abram
PR 8 Wilf Hodder
HK 9 Jack Bennett
PR 10 Tom Beetham
SR 11 Frank Stephens
SR 12 Len Mason
LF 13 John Sherrington
FB 1 Jack Davies
RW 2 Tommy Bailey
RC 3 Clifford Smith
LC 4 Herbert Hirst
LW 5 Henry Coates
SO 6 John Woolmore
SH 7 Jim Rudd
PR 8 James Hobson
HK 9 Percy Brown
PR 10 William Rhodes
SR 11 Harry Bland
SR 12 Joe Malkin
LF 13 Joe Lyman

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rugby League's home from home". BBC Sport. 1 October 2000. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "4th May 1929: Wigan 13 Dewsbury 2 (Challenge Cup Final)". www.cherryandwhite.co.uk. RLFANS.COM. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 

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