1962–63 Challenge Cup

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1962–63 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Number of teams 32
Highest attendance 84,492
Broadcast partners BBC TV
Winners Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
Runners-up Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Lance Todd Trophy Harold Poynton

The 1962–63 Challenge Cup was the 62nd staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

The final was contested by Wakefield Trinity and Wigan at Wembley Stadium in London.

The final was played on Saturday 11 May 1963, where Wakefield Trinity beat Wigan 25–10 in front of a crowd of 84,492.[2]

The Lance Todd Trophy was awarded to Wakefield stand-off Harold Poynton.

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
9 Feb Castleford Leeds 8-10
9 Feb Liverpool City Roose (Barrow) 11-0
Mar 2 Barrow Workington Town 7-16
Mar 2 Blackpool Borough Dewsbury 12-0
Mar 2 Hull Kingston Rovers Keighley 6-5
Mar 2 Leigh Oldham 10-18
Mar 2 Rochdale Hornets Hunslet 3-16
Mar 2 Salford York 11-29
Mar 2 Warrington Doncaster 15-2
Mar 6 Featherstone Rovers Batley 32-2
Mar 6 Swinton Widnes 6-6
Mar 7 Hull Wigan 0-7
Mar 11 Halifax St Helens 9-2
Mar 11 Huddersfield Whitehaven 10-11
Mar 11 Wakefield Trinity Bradford Northern 15-3
Mar 11 - replay Widnes Swinton 3-3
Mar 11 Imperial Athletic (York) Bramley 4-15
Mar 13 - 2nd replay Swinton Widnes 4-6

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
Mar 16 Blackpool Borough York 12-16
Mar 16 Bramley Warrington 9-17
Mar 16 Halifax Hunslet 3-16
Mar 16 Hull Kingston Rovers Featherstone Rovers 12-2
Mar 16 Widnes Whitehaven 5-0
Mar 16 Wakefield Trinity Liverpool City 14-12
Mar 16 Wigan Leeds 20-11
Mar 16 Workington Town Oldham 0-13

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
Apr 6 Widnes Hull Kingston Rovers 7-10
Apr 6 York Wakefield Trinity 9-9
Apr 6 Warrington Hunslet 7-5
Apr 6 Oldham Wigan 0-18
Apr 10 - replay Wakefield Trinity York 25-11

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
Apr 20 Wakefield Trinity Warrington 5-2
Apr 20 Wigan Hull Kingston Rovers 18-4

Final[edit]

11 May 1963
Wakefield Trinity 25 – 10 Wigan
Try: Coetzer (2), Brooke, Poynton, Sampson
Goal: Fox (5)
Report Try: Pitchford, Carlton
Goal: Ashton (2)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 84,492
Referee: D. T. H. Davies (Manchester)[3]
Man of the Match: Harold Poynton
FB 1 Gerry Round
RW 2 Colin Greenwood
RC 3 Ian Brooke
LC 4 Neil Fox
LW 5 Gert Coetzer
SO 6 Harold Poynton
SH 7 Keith Holliday
PR 8 Jack Wilkinson
HK 9 Milan Kosanović
PR 10 Malcolm Sampson
SR 11 Don Vines
SR 12 Derek Turner (c)
LF 13 Roger Pearman
Coach:
Ken Traill
FB 1 Dave Bolton
RW 2 Billy Boston
RC 3 Eric Ashton (c)
LC 4 Alan Davies
LW 5 Frank Carlton
SO 6 Stan McLeod
SH 7 Frank Pitchford
PR 8 John Barton
HK 9 Bill Sayer
PR 10 Brian McTigue
SR 11 Frank Collier
SR 12 Geoff Lyon
LF 13 Roy Evans
Coach:
Griff Jenkins

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1962/63". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "11th May 1963: Wakefield 25 Wigan 10 (Challenge Cup Final)". www.cherryandwhite.co.uk. RLFANS.COM. Retrieved 22 August 2017. 

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