1991 Challenge Cup

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1991 Silk Cut Challenge Cup
Duration 6 Rounds
Winners Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Runners-up Saintscolours.svg St. Helens
Lance Todd Trophy Wigancolours.svg Denis Betts

The 1991 Challenge Cup was the 90th 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 St. Helens at Wembley. Wigan won the match 13–8.

Preliminary Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
27 Jan Carlisle Workington Town 8-9
27 Jan Hensingham Dewsbury 7-24
27 Jan Leigh East Bradford Northern 12-24
27 Jan Salford Cutsyke 44-4
27 Jan Warrington Huddersfield 22-4
30 Jan Sheffield Eagles Hull FC 19-6

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
10 Feb Doncaster Widnes 4-30
10 Feb Leeds Dewsbury 40-20
10 Feb Swinton St Helens 8-18
12 Feb Castleford Wigan 4-28
14 Feb Keighley Runcorn 36-4
15 Feb Salford Batley 36-14
17 Feb Barrow Hunslet 13-8
17 Feb Bradford Northern Leigh 50-4
17 Feb Bramley Oldham 6-38
17 Feb Halifax Fulham 46-6
17 Feb Nottingham Whitehaven 10-26
17 Feb Ryedale-York Warrington 1-8
17 Feb Sheffield Eagles Featherstone Rovers 19-12
17 Feb Wakefield Trinity Trafford 18-7
17 Feb Workington Town Hull Kingston Rovers 18-12
19 Feb Rochdale Hornets Chorley 14-10

Second Round[edit]

[1]

Date Team One Team Two Score
23 Feb Rochdale Wigan 4-72
24 Feb Barrow Widnes 4-28
24 Feb Halifax Whitehaven 46-12
24 Feb Keighley Warrington 10-42
24 Feb Sheffield Salford 16-19
24 Feb Workington Town Oldham 15-20
24 Feb St Helens Wakefield Trinity 16-2
24 Feb Bradford Northern Leeds 5-0

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
09 Mar Wigan Bradford Northern 32-2
10 Mar Warrington Widnes 14-26
10 Mar Halifax St Helens 16-24
10 Mar Oldham Salford 40-3

Semi finals[edit]

23 March 1991
Wigan 30 – 16 Oldham
Try: Botica, Edwards, Goodway, Hanley, Iro
Goal: Botica (5)
Report Try: Ford, Henderson, McAlister
Goal: Atkinson (2)
Burnden Park, Bolton
Attendance: 19,057

30 March 1991
St. Helens 19 – 2 Widnes
Try: Griffiths (2), Hunte
Goal: Loughlin (3)
Drop goal: Groves
Report Goal: Davies
Central Park, Wigan
Attendance: 16,109

Final[edit]

27 April 1991
Wigan 13 – 8 St. Helens
Try: Myers, Botica
Goal: Botica (2)
Drop goal: Gregory
Report Try: Hunte
Goal: Bishop (2)
Wembley, London
Attendance: 75,532
Man of the Match: Denis Betts[2]
FB 1 Steve Hampson
RW 2 David Myers
RC 3 Kevin Iro
LC 4 Dean Bell
LW 5 Frano Botica
SO 6 Shaun Edwards
SH 7 Andy Gregory
PR 8 Ian Lucas
HK 9 Martin Dermott
PR 10 Andy Platt
SR 11 Denis Betts
SR 12 Phil Clarke
LF 13 Ellery Hanley (c)
Substitutions:
IC 14 Bobbie Goulding
IC 15 Andy Goodway
Coach:
John Monie
FB 1 Phil Veivers
RW 2 Alan Hunte
RC 3 Tea Ropati
LC 4 Paul Loughlin
LW 5 Les Quirk
SO 6 Jonathan Griffiths
SH 7 Paul Bishop
PR 8 Jon Neill
HK 9 Bernard Dwyer
PR 10 Kevin Ward
SR 11 John Harrison
SR 12 George Mann
LF 13 Shane Cooper (c)
Substitutions:
IC 14 Gary Connolly
IC 15 Paul Groves
Coach:
Mike McClennan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keith MacKlin. "Burgess puts seal on a memorable week." Times [London, England] 25 Feb. 1991". The Times Digital Archive. 
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Paul (29 April 1991). "Monie's walking wounded make history". The Guardian. London. p. 14. 

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