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The 1967–68 Challenge Cup was the 67th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup. The final was contested by Leeds and Wakefield Trinity at Wembley, with Leeds winning 11–10.

1967–68 Challenge Cup
Duration5 Rounds
Number of teams32
WinnersRhinoscolours.svg Leeds
Runners-upWcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
Lance Todd Trophy Wcatscolours.svg Don Fox

Contents

First roundEdit

All 30 professional clubs entered the first round of the Challenge Cup, plus two amateur teams – Hull BOCM, and Leigh Miners. Matches took place on 2–4 February 1968. The match between Workington Town and Whitehaven was postponed until 7 February due to the weather.[1]

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Barrow 4–8 Wakefield Trinity
2 Dewsbury 3–12 Bradford Northern
3 Doncaster 9–10 Widnes
4 Hull 3–10 Wigan
5 Hull BOCM 6–39 Castleford
6 Hull Kingston Rovers 0–9 Featherstone Rovers
7 Hunslet 4–9 Oldham
8 Keighley 7–2 Batley
9 Leeds 23–12 Liverpool City
10 Leigh 11–5 Warrington
11 Leigh Miners 7–24 Halifax
12 Salford 16–5 Blackpool Borough
13 St. Helens 0–5 Huddersfield
14 Swinton 5–13 Bramley
15 Workington Town 5–2 Whitehaven
16 York 24–2 Rochdale Hornets

Second roundEdit

Matches in the second round were played on 25 February 1968. One game also went to a replay, which took place on 28 February 1968.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Bradford Northern 7–7 Oldham
Replay Oldham 12–2 Bradford Northern
2 Featherstone Rovers 12–0 York
3 Halifax 5–23 Huddersfield
4 Leeds 29–0 Bramley
5 Leigh 2–20 Wigan
6 Salford 4–8 Wakefield Trinity
7 Widnes 5–15 Keighley
8 Workington Town 2–7 Castleford

Third roundEdit

Matches in the third round were played on 16–17 March 1968.

Tie no Home team Score Away team
1 Huddersfield 9–7 Featherstone Rovers
2 Keighley 2–11 Wigan
3 Oldham 0–13 Leeds
4 Wakefield Trinity 18–5 Castleford

Semi finalEdit

30 March 1968
Wakefield Trinity 0 – 0 Huddersfield
Odsal Stadium, Bradford
Referee: D.T.H. Davies (Pendlebury)
6 April 1968
Leeds 25 – 4 Wigan
Try: Atkinson, Hynes, Ramsey, Seabourne, Watson
Goal: Risman (5)
Report Goal: Tyrer (2)

ReplayEdit

3 April 1968
Wakefield Trinity 15 – 10 Huddersfield
Try: Coetzer (2), Batty
Goal: Fox (3)
Try: Valentine, Rhodes
Goal: Rhodes (2)
Headingley, Leeds
Referee: D.T.H. Davies (Pendlebury)

FinalEdit

11 May 1968
Leeds 11 – 10 Wakefield Trinity
Try: Atkinson
Goal: Risman (4)
Report Try: Hirst (2)
Goal: Fox (2)
Wembley, London
Attendance: 87,100
Referee: John Hebblethwaite (York)
Man of the Match: Don Fox

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mather, Harold (5 Feb 1968). "Parr puts Wigan on right path". The Guardian. London. p. 23.

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