Trans-Pennine Cup

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Trans-Pennine Cup
SportRugby league
Replaced byChampionship Cup
Number of teams2
Country England (RFL)
HoldersLeigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions (1st title)

The Trans-Pennine Cup was a short-lived competition for professional British rugby league clubs in the RFL Second Division.

The competition had no qualification rounds; only a final was played; the finalists were the highest placed team in the Northern Ford Premiership from either side of the Pennines (Yorkshire versus Lancashire/Cumbria), at an early stage of the season.

In 2001 the competition was replaced by the Championship Cup, a longer and more structured competition.


Season Winners Runners-up
1998 Batley Bulldogs Oldham
2000 Dewsbury Rams
2001[1] Leigh Centurions Keighley Cougars

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cougars: Pride shines in cup defeat". Bradford Telegraph & Argus. 1 June 2001. Retrieved 6 May 2017.