1988 Challenge Cup

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1988 Silk Cut Challenge Cup
Duration 6 Rounds
Winners Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Runners-up Faxcolours.svg Halifax
Lance Todd Trophy Wigancolours.svg Andy Gregory

The 1988 Challenge Cup was the 87th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup. Known as the Silk Cut Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons, the final was contested by Wigan and Halifax at Wembley. Wigan won the match 32–12.

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
30 Jan Wigan Bradford Northern 2-0
31 Jan Dewsbury Widnes 10-38
31 Jan Doncaster Batley 18-10
31 Jan Featherstone Rovers York 32-21
31 Jan Fulham Mansfield 4-16
31 Jan Heworth Halifax 4-60
31 Jan Hull Kingston Rovers Carlisle 14-6
31 Jan Hunslet Hull FC 10-27
31 Jan Keighley Workington Town 30-4
31 Jan Leeds Castleford 22-14
31 Jan Leigh St Helens 12-22
31 Jan Rochdale Hornets Barrow 6-4
31 Jan Runcorn Springfield 6-8
31 Jan Salford Swinton 16-6
31 Jan Wakefield Trinity Sheffield Eagles 10-14
31 Jan Warrington Oldham 17-6

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
13 Feb Warrington St Helens 20-24
14 Feb Doncaster Mansfield 16-8
14 Feb Halifax Rochdale Hornets 30-6
14 Feb Hull FC Sheffield Eagles 26-6
14 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers Featherstone Rovers 35-26
14 Feb Keighley Widnes 2-16
14 Feb Salford Springfield 12-10
14 Feb Wigan Leeds 30-14

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
27 Feb Wigan Widnes 10-1
28 Feb Hull FC Doncaster 27-12
28 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers Halifax 4-26
28 Feb Salford St Helens 22-18

Semi finals[edit]

12 March 1988
Wigan 34 – 4 Salford
Try: Edwards (2), T. Iro, Kiss, K. Iro, Hanley
Goal: K. Iro (5)
Report Try: Blease
Burnden Park, Bolton
Attendance: 20,783

26 March 1988
Halifax 0 – 0 Hull
Report
Headingley, Leeds
Attendance: 20,534

Replay[edit]

30 March 1988
Halifax 4 – 3 Hull
Try: Anderson Report Goal: Pearce
Drop goal: Pearce
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 25,117

Final[edit]

30 April 1988
Wigan 32 – 12 Halifax
Try: K. Iro (2), Gill, Lydon, T. Iro, Hanley, Bell,
Goal: Gregory, Lydon
Report Try: Anderson, James
Goal: Whitfield
Wembley, London
Attendance: 94,273
Man of the Match: Andy Gregory[1]
FB 1 Joe Lydon
RW 2 Tony Iro
RC 3 Kevin Iro
LC 4 Dean Bell
LW 5 Henderson Gill
SO 6 Shaun Edwards (c)
SH 7 Andy Gregory
PR 8 Brian Case
HK 9 Nicky Kiss
PR 10 Adrian Shelford
SR 11 Andy Goodway
SR 12 Ian Potter
LF 13 Ellery Hanley
Substitutions:
IC 14 Ged Byrne
IC 15 Shaun Wane
Coach:
Graham Lowe
FB 1 Graham Eadie (c)
RW 2 Martin Meredith
RC 3 Tony Anderson
LC 4 Ian Wilkinson
LW 5 Colin Whitfield
SO 6 Robert Grogan
SH 7 Steve Robinson
PR 8 Neil James
HK 9 Seamus McCallion
PR 10 Keith Neller
SR 11 Les Holliday
SR 12 Paul Dixon
LF 13 John Pendlebury
Substitutions:
IC 14 Karl Fairbank
IC 15 Mick Scott
Coach:
Chris Anderson

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, Paul (2 May 1988). "Wembley proves Wigan peerless". The Guardian. London. p. 18. 

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