1969–70 Challenge Cup

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1969–70 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 Rounds
Number of teams 32
Highest attendance 95,255
Broadcast partners BBC
Winners Castleford
Runners-up Wigan
Lance Todd Trophy Bill Kirkbride

The 1970 Challenge Cup was the 69th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

The final was contested by Castleford and Wigan at Wembley in front of a crowd of 95,255.[2] Castleford won the match 7–2.

The winner of the Lance Todd Trophy was Castleford second-row, Bill Kirkbride.[3]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
07 Feb Castleford Hull FC 15-0
07 Feb Dewsbury Wigan 6-11
07 Feb Doncaster Glasson 22-4
07 Feb Featherstone Rovers Salford 2-7
07 Feb Keighley Bramley 0-7
07 Feb Leeds Batley 17-5
07 Feb Oldham Blackpool 5-0
07 Feb St Helens Bradford Northern 16-3
07 Feb Wakefield Trinity Hull Kingston Rovers 9-16
07 Feb Whitehaven Warrington 4-20
07 Feb Widnes Barrow 4-11
07 Feb Workington Town Leigh 6-17
08 Feb Huyton Hunslet 10-8
10 Feb Halifax Swinton 9-16
11 Feb Huddersfield Lock Lane 15-10
19 Feb Rochdale Hornets York 2-0

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
21 Feb Barrow Castleford 4-12
21 Feb Doncaster Rochdale Hornets 5-5
21 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers Swinton 7-2
21 Feb Huyton Leigh 8-8
21 Feb Oldham Wigan 4-17
21 Feb St Helens Bramley 17-2
21 Feb Warrington Leeds 5-11
22 Feb Huddersfield Salford 0-0
23 Feb - replay Leigh Huyton 2-0
25 Feb - replay Rochdale Hornets Doncaster 3-4
26 Feb - replay Salford Huddersfield 11-5

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
07 Mar Castleford Salford 15-0
07 Mar Hull Kingston Rovers Leeds 7-2
07 Mar Leigh Wigan 4-6
11 Mar Doncaster St Helens 4-4
16 Mar -replay St Helens Doncaster 36-0

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
21 Mar Wigan Hull Kingston Rovers 19-8
04 Apr St Helens Castleford 3-6

Final[edit]

9 May 1970
Castleford 7 – 2 Wigan
Try: Lowndes
Goal: Redfearn (2)
Report Goal: Tyrer
Wembley, London
Attendance: 95,255
Referee: Fred Lindop (Wakefield)[4]
Man of the Match: Bill Kirkbride
FB 1 Derek Edwards
RW 2 Trevor Briggs
RC 3 Tony Thomas
LC 4 Ian Stenton
LW 5 Alan Lowndes
SO 6 Alan Hardisty (c) Substituted off 61'
SH 7 Keith Hepworth
PR 8 Dennis Hartley
HK 9 Clive Dickinson
PR 10 Mick Redfearn
SR 11 Bill Kirkbride
SR 12 Brian Lockwood
LF 13 Mal Reilly
Substitutes:
IC 14 Danny Hargrave Substituted in 61'
IC 15 Steve Norton
Coach:
Thomas Smales
FB 1 Colin Tyrer Substituted off 18'
RW 2 Keri Jones
RC 3 Bill Francis
LC 4 Peter Rowe
LW 5 Kevin O'Loughlin
SO 6 David Hill
SH 7 Frank Parr
PR 8 Keith Ashcroft
HK 9 Bob Burdell
PR 10 Brian Hogan
SR 11 Bill Ashurst
SR 12 Dave Robinson
LF 13 Doug Laughton (c)
Substitutes:
IC 14 Cliff Hill Substituted in 18'
IC 15 Colin Clarke
Coach:
Eric Ashton


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1969/70". 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 (11 May 1970). "Tyrer incident mars Castleford triumph". The Guardian. London. p. 17. 

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