1943–44 Challenge Cup

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1943–44 Challenge Cup
Duration 4 rounds
Number of teams 16
Highest attendance 30,000
Winners Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern
Runners-up Wigancolours.svg Wigan

The 1943–44 Challenge Cup was the 43rd staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

The final was contested by Bradford Northern and Wigan, and was played over two legs, the final was won by Bradford Northern 8–3 on aggregate.[2]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
11 Mar Bradford Northern 15 Wakefield Trinity 2
11 Mar Dewsbury 43 St Helens 7
11 Mar Halifax 13 Hunslet 2
11 Mar Huddersfield 13 Hull FC 0
11 Mar Keighley 13 Barrow 7
11 Mar Leeds 12 Featherstone Rovers 9
11 Mar Oldham 5 Wigan 8
11 Mar York 11 Batley 10
18 Mar Barrow 6 Keighley 10
18 Mar Batley 3 York 0
18 Mar Featherstone Rovers 2 Leeds 7
18 Mar Hull FC 5 Huddersfield 0
18 Mar Hunslet 13 Halifax 12
18 Mar St Helens 15 Dewsbury 33
18 Mar Wakefield Trinity 7 Bradford Northern 5
18 Mar Wigan 25 Oldham 3

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
25 Mar Halifax 13 Batley 4
25 Mar Huddersfield 8 Leeds 14
25 Mar Keighley 9 Bradford Northern 18
25 Mar Wigan 14 Dewsbury 3
01 Apr Batley 8 Halifax 8
01 Apr Bradford Northern 17 Keighley 5
01 Apr Dewsbury 2 Wigan 11
01 Apr Leeds 2 Huddersfield 7

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
08 Apr Halifax 5 Bradford Northern 2
08 Apr Leeds 10 Wigan 5
10 Apr Bradford Northern 7 Halifax 0
10 Apr Wigan 11 Leeds 4

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

15 April 1944
Wigan 3 – 0 Bradford Northern
Report
Central Park, Wigan
Attendance: 22,000

Second leg[edit]

22 April 1944
Bradford Northern 8 – 0 Wigan
Report
Odsal Stadium, Bradford
Attendance: 30,000

Bradford Northern win 8–3 on aggregate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1943/44". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 

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