1994–95 Challenge Cup

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1994–95 Silk Cut Challenge Cup
Duration 8 Rounds
Winners Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Runners-up Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds
Lance Todd Trophy Wigancolours.svg Jason Robinson

The 1994–95 Challenge Cup was the 94th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup. Known as the Silk Cut Challenge Cup (due to sponsorship by Silk Cut cigarettes), the tournament commenced with the first round in December 1994 and culminated in March 1995's final between Wigan and Leeds at Wembley. Wigan won the match 30–10.

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
10 December 1994 Askam Moorends 10-15
10 December 1994 Barrow Is. Norland 26-8
10 December 1994 Beverley Chequerfield 8-6
10 December 1994 Blackbrook West Bowling 26-14
10 December 1994 Blackpool Fryston 27-14
10 December 1994 Dewsbury Celtic Thatto Heath 6-22
10 December 1994 Dudley Hill Cardiff Institute 54-4
10 December 1994 East Leeds Wath Brow Hornets 22-14
10 December 1994 Eastmoor Upton & Frickley 23-22
10 December 1994 Egremont New Earswick 34-6
10 December 1994 Greetland AR Crosfields 12-6
10 December 1994 Hemel Leeds Met University 52-0
10 December 1994 Heworth Littleborough 32-10
10 December 1994 Leigh East Bisons 10-16
10 December 1994 Leigh Miners R. Wigan St Judes 7-10
10 December 1994 Lock Lane Orrell St James 36-8
10 December 1994 Mayfield Park Amateurs 32-6
10 December 1994 Milford Thornhill 12-20
10 December 1994 Millom Northampton Knights 62-4
10 December 1994 Moldgreen Embassy 30-14
10 December 1994 Nottingham Normanton 0-36
10 December 1994 Oldham St Annes Kells 20-24
10 December 1994 Oulton Ovenden 12-8
10 December 1994 Redhill Ellenborough 22-28
10 December 1994 Saddleworth Skirlaugh 30-12
10 December 1994 Shaw Cross Fulham Travellers 46-20
10 December 1994 West Hull South London 48-10
10 December 1994 Woolston Eccles 26-10
10 December 1994 York Acorn Crown Malet 18-25
11 December 1994 Blackpool Simms Cross 12-8
17 December 1994 Walney Hensingham 4-14
17 December 1994 Wigan St Pats Worth Village 22-0

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
31 December 1994 Barrow Is. West Hull 19-12
31 December 1994 Beverley Normanton 14-16
31 December 1994 Bisons East Leeds 8-33
31 December 1994 Blackbrook Blackpool 0-23
31 December 1994 Blackpool Thornhill 0-28
31 December 1994 Eastmoor Dudley Hill 8-16
31 December 1994 Ellenborough Egremont 23-10
31 December 1994 Hensingham Heworth 8-14
31 December 1994 Lock Lane Mayfield 20-14
31 December 1994 Millom Saddleworth 38-16
31 December 1994 Moorends Thatto Heath 12-10
31 December 1994 Oulton Kells 12-14
31 December 1994 Shaw Cross Moldgreen 9-4
31 December 1994 Wigan St Judes Hemel 14-13
31 December 1994 Wigan St Pats Crown Malet 42-6
31 December 1994 Woolston Greetland AR 14-4
14 January 1995 Beverley Normanton 20-10

Third Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
22 January 1995 Barrow East Leeds 56-0
22 January 1995 Batley Shaw Cross 32-4
22 January 1995 Bramley Woolston 42-2
22 January 1995 Carlisle Dudley Hill 34-4
22 January 1995 Highfield Beverley 4-27
22 January 1995 Huddersfield Wigan St Judes 44-10
22 January 1995 Hunslet Wigan St Pats 64-4
22 January 1995 Leigh Heworth 40-28
22 January 1995 London Ellenborough 30-10
22 January 1995 Rochdale Hornets Lock Lane 48-16
22 January 1995 Ryedale-York Barrow Is. 50-20
22 January 1995 Swinton Millom 30-10
22 January 1995 Whitehaven Moorends 64-12
24 January 1995 Hull Kingston Rovers Thornhill 58-6
24 January 1995 Keighley Chorley Borough 68-0
3 February 1995 Dewsbury Kells 72-12

Fourth Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
11 February 1995 Wigan St Helens 16-16
12 February 1995 Beverley Batley 20-30
12 February 1995 Carlisle Widnes 2-40
12 February 1995 Doncaster Sheffield Eagles 12-22
12 February 1995 Featherstone Rovers Barrow 50-22
12 February 1995 Huddersfield Halifax 36-30
12 February 1995 Hunslet Salford 32-32
12 February 1995 Keighley Dewsbury 24-12
12 February 1995 Leeds Bradford Northern 31-14
12 February 1995 London Hull Kingston Rovers 20-26
12 February 1995 Oldham Bramley 70-10
12 February 1995 Ryedale-York Rochdale Hornets 18-12
12 February 1995 Warrington Castleford 17-2
12 February 1995 Whitehaven Wakefield Trinity 24-12
12 February 1995 Workington Town Hull F.C. 30-6
15 February 1995 St Helens Wigan 24-40
15 February 1995 Salford Hunslet 52-10
19 February 1995 Swinton Leigh 22-34

Fifth Round[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
25 February 1995 Workington Town Leigh 94-4
26 February 1995 Keighley Huddersfield 0-30
26 February 1995 Salford Featherstone Rovers 10-30
26 February 1995 Batley Wigan 4-70
26 February 1995 Leeds Ryedale York 44-14
26 February 1995 Warrington Oldham 6-17
26 February 1995 Hull Kingston Rovers Whitehaven 14-18
26 February 1995 Sheffield Widnes 7-19

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Team Two Score
11 March 1995 Leeds Workington Town 23-12
12 March 1995 Oldham Huddersfield 10-29
12 March 1995 Whitehaven Featherstone Rovers 14-42
12 March 1995 Widnes Wigan 12-26

Semi finals[edit]

25 March 1995
Wigan 48 – 20 Oldham
Try: Connolly (3), Betts (2), Tuigamala (2), Edwards, Mather
Goal: Botica (6)
Report Try: Belle (2), Bradbury, Sherratt
Goal: Marsh (2)

1 April 1995
Leeds 39 – 22 Featherstone Rovers
Try: Fallon (2), Hanley (2), Holroyd, Schofield, Tait
Goal: Holroyd (5)
Drop goal: Schofield
Report Try: Butt, Calland, Divet, Southernwood
Goal: Aston (3)
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 21,485

Final[edit]

The 1995 Silk Cut Challenge Cup Final was a replay of the previous season's final between Wigan and Leeds. The match was played at 2:30pm on the dry Saturday afternoon of 29 April 1995 at London's Wembley Stadium. This was the first Wembley Challenge Cup Final to use in-goal judges.

29 April 1995
Wigan 30 – 10 Leeds
Try: Robinson (2), Hall, Paul, Tuigamala
Goal: Botica (5)
Report Try: Lowes
Goal: Holroyd (3)
Wembley, London
Attendance: 78,550
Referee: R. Smith (Castleford)[1]
Man of the Match: Jason Robinson
FB 1 Henry Paul
RW 2 Jason Robinson
RC 3 Va'aiga Tuigamala
LC 4 Gary Connolly
LW 5 Martin Offiah
SO 6 Frano Botica
SH 7 Shaun Edwards (c)
PR 8 Kelvin Skerrett
HK 9 Martin Hall
PR 10 Neil Cowie
SR 11 Denis Betts
SR 12 Mick Cassidy
LF 13 Phil Clarke
Substitutions:
IC 14 Paul Atcheson
IC 15 Andy Farrell
Coach:
Graeme West
FB 1 Alan Tait
RW 2 Jim Fallon
RC 3 Kevin Iro
LC 4 Craig Innes
LW 5 Francis Cummins
SO 6 Garry Schofield
SH 7 Graham Holroyd
PR 8 Harvey Howard
HK 9 James Lowes
PR 10 Esene Faimalo
SR 11 Gary Mercer
SR 12 Richard "Richie" Eyres
LF 13 Ellery Hanley (c)
Substitutions:
IC 14 George Mann
IC 15 Neil Harmon
Coach:
Doug Laughton

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, Paul (1 May 1995). "Rugby league: Wigan out of reach pending dispersal Silk Cut Challenge Cup final: Leeds 10, Wigan 30". The Guardian. London. p. 19. Retrieved 5 October 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 

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