1968–69 Challenge Cup

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1968–69 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 Rounds
Number of teams 32
Highest attendance 97,939
Broadcast partners BBC
Winners Castleford colours.svg Castleford
Runners-up Redscolours.svg Salford
Lance Todd Trophy Mal Reilly

The 1968–69 Challenge Cup was the 68th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

The final was contested by Castleford and Salford at Wembley in front of a crowd of 97,939.[2] Castleford won the match 11–6.

The winner of the Lance Todd Trophy was Castleford loose forward Mal Reilly.[3]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
24 Jan Wigan Leigh Miners W. 61-0
25 Jan Dewsbury Bradford Northern 7-21
25 Jan Halifax Leeds 12-17
25 Jan Hull St Helens 3-13
25 Jan Hunslet Castleford 7-19
25 Jan Keighley Whitehaven 23-22
25 Jan Leigh Rochdale Hornets 4-13
25 Jan Oldham Hull Kingston Rovers 12-10
25 Jan Salford Batley 17-2
25 Jan Wakefield Trinity Ackworth 50-7
25 Jan Workington Town Swinton 5-2
26 Jan Doncaster Featherstone Rovers 3-4
26 Jan Huddersfield Barrow 13-5
26 Jan Widnes York 23-8
28 Jan Huyton Warrington 2-5
01 Feb Blackpool Bramley 10-17

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
15 Feb Castleford Wigan 12-8
22 Feb Salford Workington Town 12-5
22 Feb Warrington Huddersfield 29-8
22 Feb Rochdale Hornets Bramley 7-7
24 Feb Keighley Leeds 2-17
25 Feb Oldham St Helens 6-15
26 Feb Bradford Northern Wakefield Trinity 7-7
26 Feb Bramley Rochdale Hornets 4-7
26 Feb Featherstone Rovers Widnes 7-9
27 Feb Wakefield Trinity Bradford Northern 10-0

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
01 Mar Warrington St Helens 4-2
01 Mar Wakefield Trinity Rochdale Hornets 10-10
01 Mar Castleford Leeds 9-5
02 Mar Salford Widnes 20-7
05 Mar Rochdale Hornets Wakefield Trinity 2-15

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
22 Mar Castleford Wakefield Trinity 16-10
29 Mar Warrington Salford 8-15

Final[edit]

17 May 1969
Castleford 11 – 6 Salford
Try: Howe, Hardisty, Hepworth
Goal: Redfearn
Report Goal: Hill (3)
Wembley, London
Attendance: 97,939
Referee/s: D. S. Brown (Preston)[4]
Man of the Match: Mal Reilly
FB 1 Derek Edwards
RW 2 Trevor Briggs
RC 3 Keith Howe
LC 4 Tony Thomas
LW 5 Alan Lowndes
SO 6 Alan Hardisty (c)
SH 7 Keith Hepworth
PR 8 Dennis Hartley
HK 9 Clive Dickinson
PR 10 John Ward
SR 11 Mick Redfearn
SR 12 Brian Lockwood
LF 13 Mal Reilly
Substitutes (not used):
IC 14 Dennis Harris
IC 15 Frank Fox
Coach:
Derek Turner
FB 1 Ken Gwilliam
RW 2 Bill Burgess
RC 3 Stuart Whitehead
LC 4 Chris Hesketh
LW 5 Paul Jackson
SO 6 David Watkins (c)
SH 7 Jack Brennan
PR 8 Terry Ogden
HK 9 Martin Dickens
PR 10 Charlie Bott
SR 11 Mike Coulman
SR 12 Colin Dixon
LF 13 Ron Hill
Substitutes (not used):
IC 14 Bob Prosser
IC 15 Peter Smethurst
Coach:
Griff Jenkins

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1968/69". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Lance Todd Trophy Winners". The Rugby Football League. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 2 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Mather, Harold (19 May 1969). "Salford are knocked off their game". The Guardian. London. p. 16. 

References[edit]

  • Platt, Darrell (1991). A History of Salford Rugby League Club. Salford Rugby League Club. 

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