1954–55 Challenge Cup

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1954–55 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Winners Barrowcolours.svg Barrow
Runners-up Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town

The 1954–55 Challenge Cup was the 54th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
12 Feb Batley 2 St Helens 15
12 Feb Bradford Northern 9 Warrington 4
12 Feb Bramley 4 Halifax 9
12 Feb Dewsbury 8 Barrow 11
12 Feb Featherstone Rovers 39 Belle Vue Rangers 6
12 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers 7 York 6
12 Feb Hunslet 43 Whitehaven 10
12 Feb Keighley 17 Blackpool 8
12 Feb Leeds 8 Huddersfield 3
12 Feb Leigh 19 Doncaster 8
12 Feb Liverpool 6 Widnes 3
12 Feb Oldham 5 Wigan 2
12 Feb Rochdale Hornets 11 Wakefield Trinity 9
12 Feb Salford 13 Castleford 5
12 Feb Swinton 8 Hull FC 16
12 Feb Workington Town 43 Dewsbury Celtic 0

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
05 Mar Bradford Northern 2 Featherstone Rovers 7
05 Mar Hull FC 4 Halifax 0
05 Mar Hull Kingston Rovers 2 Hunslet 33
05 Mar Keighley 2 St Helens 3
05 Mar Leigh 5 Oldham 3
05 Mar Rochdale Hornets 13 Liverpool 5
05 Mar Salford 0 Barrow 13
05 Mar Workington Town 13 Leeds 7

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
19 Mar Hull FC 5 Hunslet 7
19 Mar Leigh 9 Featherstone Rovers 13
19 Mar Rochdale Hornets 2 Barrow 15
19 Mar Workington Town 14 St Helens 4

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
02 Apr Barrow 9 Hunslet 6
02 Apr Featherstone Rovers 2 Workington Town 13

Final[edit]

30 April 1955
Barrow 21 – 12 Workington Town
Try McKeating, Goodwin, Castle
Goals Horne (5) DG Horne (1)
[2] Try Faulder, Gibson
Goals Paksins (3)
Wembley, London
Attendance: 66,513 (HT 2-2)
Man of the Match: Jack Grundy

This was also the first time that there was an all-Cumbrian Final.[3] Barrow beat Workington Town 21-12 in the final played at Wembley before a crowd of 66,513. Captained by former Great Britain skipper Willie Horne, this was Barrow’s first Challenge Cup Final win, although have been runners-up on four other occasions. Jack Grundy, Barrow's Second-row was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for man-of-the-match.

Barrow: Clive Best, Jimmy Lewthwaite, Phil Jackson, Dennis Goodwin, Frank Castle, Willie Horne, Edward Toohey, Les Belshaw, Vince McKeating, Frank Barton, Jack Grundy, Reg Parker, and Bill Healey.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1954/55". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ ""Rugby League Cup For Barrow." Times [London, England] 2 May 1955". The Times Digital Archive. 
  3. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-08-07.