1974–75 Yorkshire Cup

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1974–75 Yorkshire Cup
Structure Regional knockout championship
Teams 16
Winners Hull Kingston Rovers
Runners-up Wakefield Trinity
Seasons

The 1974–75 Yorkshire Cup was the sixty-seventh occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held.

Hull Kingston Rovers won the trophy by beating Wakefield Trinity by the score of 16-13
The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 5,823 and receipts were £3,090
It was also the second consecutive Yorkshire Cup Final appearances by Wakefield Trinity, both of which would result in defeat

Background[edit]

This season there were no junior/amateur clubs taking part, no new entrants and no "leavers" and so the total of entries remained the same at sixteen.
This in turn resulted in no byes in the first round.

Competition and Results[1][2][3][4][edit]

Round 1[edit]

Involved 8 matches (with no byes) and 16 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Fri 30 Aug 1974 Castleford 13-19 York Wheldon Road 1778
2 Fri 30 Aug 1974 Hull Kingston Rovers 16-0 Batley Craven Park (1) 3151
3 Sat 31 Aug 1974 Leeds 16-5 Keighley Headingley 3410
4 Sun 1 Sep 1974 Bradford Northern 49-5 Huddersfield Odsal 4003
5 Sun 1 Sep 1974 Bramley 52-17 Doncaster McLaren Field 800
6 Sun 1 Sep 1974 Dewsbury 12-15 Featherstone Rovers Crown Flatt 3320
7 Sun 1 Sep 1974 New Hunslet 14-17 Hull F.C. Elland Road Greyhound Stadium 2000 1 [5]
8 Sun 1 Sep 1974 Wakefield Trinity 22-12 Halifax Belle Vue 2500

Round 2 - Quarter Finals[edit]

Involved 4 matches and 8 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Wed 4 Sep 1974 Hull Kingston Rovers 23-10 Bramley Craven Park (1) 3086 2
2 Tue 10 Sep 1974 Hull F.C. 12-8 Leeds Boulevard 4000 3 [5]
3 Thu 12 Sep 1974 Wakefield Trinity 24-14 Featherstone Rovers Belle Vue 3300
4 Thu 19 Sep 1974 York 4-26 Bradford Northern Clarence Street 2576

Round 3 – Semi-Finals[edit]

Involved 2 matches and 4 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
1 Tue 24 Sep 1974 Bradford Northern 16-16 Hull Kingston Rovers Odsal 2942
2 Tue 1 Oct 1974 Hull F.C. 6-8 Wakefield Trinity Boulevard 4250 [5]

Semi-Final - Replays[edit]

Involved 1 match and 2 Clubs


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
R Wed 2 Oct 1974 Hull Kingston Rovers 5-3 Bradford Northern Craven Park (1) 4047

Final[edit]


Game No Fixture Date Home Team Score Away Team Venue Att Rec Notes Ref
Saturday 26 October 1974 Hull Kingston Rovers 16-13 Wakefield Trinity Headingley 5,823 £3,090 4 [6][7][4]

Teams and Scorers[7][2][edit]

Hull Kingston Rovers Wakefield Trinity
teams
Robert Smithies 1 Les Sheard
Clive Sullivan 2 David Smith
Bernard Watson 3 Terry "TC" Crook
Phillip "Phil" Coupland 4 John Hegarty
George Kirkpatrick 5 John Archer
Roger Millward (c) 6 David Topliss
Mike Stephenson 7 Joseph "Joe" Bonnar
John Millington 8 George Ballantyne
Dave Heslop 9 Raymond Handscombe
Paul Rose 10 Roy Bratt
Cliff Wallis 11 Trevor Skerrett
Neil Fox 12 Alan Tonks
Joseph "Joe" Brown 13 Mick Morgan (c)
Gerald "Ged" Dunn (for Clive Sullivan) 14 Neil Goodwin (for Alan Tonks)
Ian Madley (for Neil Fox) 15 Ernest Holmes (for Neil Goodwin)
?? Coach Peter Fox
16 score 13
5 HT 7
Scorers
Tries
Gerald "Ged" Dunn (1) T David Smith (1)
Bernard Watson (2) T John Hegarty (1)
George Kirkpatrick (1) T Roy Bratt (1)
Goals
Neil Fox (2) G Terry "TC" Crook (2)
Referee Michael "Mick" J. Naughton (Widnes)
White Rose Trophy for Man of the match Roger Millward - Hull KR - Stand-off/Five-eighth
sponsored by
Competition Sponsor Esso

Scoring - Try = three (3) points - Goal = two (2) points - Drop goal = one (1) point

The road to success[edit]

First Round Second Round Semi Finals Final
            
Castleford 13
York 19
York 4
Bradford Northern 26
Bradford Northern 49
Huddersfield 5
Bradford Northern 16 (3)
Hull Kingston Rovers 16 (5)
Hull Kingston Rovers 16
Batley 0
Hull Kingston Rovers 23
Bramley 10
Bramley 52
Doncaster 17
Hull Kingston Rovers 16
Wakefield Trinity 13
New Hunslet 14
Hull F.C. 17
Hull F.C. 12
Leeds 8
Leeds 16
Keighley 5
Hull F.C. 6
Wakefield Trinity 8
Wakefield Trinity 22
Halifax 12
Wakefield Trinity 24
Featherstone Rovers 14
Dewsbury 12
Featherstone Rovers 15

Notes and comments[edit]

1 * The first Yorkshire Cup match played at this Elland Road Greyhound Stadium
2 * The score is given incorrectly as 0-10 by the John Player yearbook 1975–76[2] but as 23-10 by the RUGBYLEAGUEproject[1]> and others
3 * The date is given as Wednesday 11 September by RUGBYLEAGUEproject[1] but by the official Hull[5] archives as Tuesday 10 September.
4 * Headingley, Leeds, is the home ground of Leeds RLFC with a capacity of 21,000. The record attendance was 40,175 for a league match between Leeds and Bradford Northern on 21 May 1947.

General information for those unfamiliar[edit]

The Rugby League Yorkshire Cup competition was a knock-out competition between (mainly professional) rugby league clubs from the county of Yorkshire. The actual area was at times increased to encompass other teams from outside the county such as Newcastle, Mansfield, Coventry, and even London (in the form of Acton & Willesden).
The Rugby League season always (until the onset of "Summer Rugby" in 1996) ran from around August-time through to around May-time and this competition always took place early in the season, in the Autumn, with the final taking place in (or just before) December (The only exception to this was when disruption of the fixture list was caused during, and immediately after, the two World Wars)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rugby League Project".
  2. ^ a b c Jack Winstanley & Malcolm Ryding (1975). John Player Yearbook 1975–76. Queen Anne Press.
  3. ^ Frank Butler and Patrick Collins (1974). News of the World Football Annual 1974–75 - 88th year. News of the World Ltd.
  4. ^ a b Frank Butler and Patrick Collins (1975). News of the World Football Annual 1975–76 - 89th year. News of the World Ltd.
  5. ^ a b c d "HULL&PROUD - Stats - Fixtures & Results".
  6. ^ Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1991). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1991-1992. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617852 8.
  7. ^ a b Raymond Fletcher and David Howes (1990). Rothmans Rugby League Yearbook 1990-1991. Queen Anne Press. ISBN 0 35617851 X.

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