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The 1987 Challenge Cup was the 86th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup. Known as the Silk Cut Challenge Cup for due to sponsorshipp froom Silk Cut, the tournament featured clubs from the 1986-87 Rugby Football League season. It culminated in the final contested by Halifax and St. Helens at Wembley. Halifax won the match 19–18.

1987 Silk Cut Challenge Cup
Duration6 Rounds
Number of teams38
WinnersFaxcolours.svg Halifax
Runners-upSaintscolours.svg St. Helens
Lance Todd Trophy Faxcolours.svg Graham Eadie

Contents

First RoundEdit

Date Team One Team Two Score
31 Jan Castleford Widnes 16-24
01 Feb Fulham Halifax 10-38
01 Feb Salford Leeds 0-4
01 Feb Warrington Bradford Northern 17-21
03 Feb Barrow Batley 54-2
04 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers Doncaster 29-14
04 Feb Bramley Hull FC 2-10
04 Feb Featherstone Rovers Hunslet 12-26
04 Feb Oldham Wigan 10-8
04 Feb Rochdale Hornets Carlisle 4-4
04 Feb Runcorn Leigh 6-25
05 Feb Dewsbury St Helens 12-48
05 Feb Mansfield Heworth 14-7
05 Feb Sheffield Eagles Keighley 6-8
08 Feb Huddersfield Whitehaven 10-32
10 Feb Blackpool Wakefield Trinity 10-15
11 Feb - replay Carlisle Rochdale Hornets 30-22

Second RoundEdit

Date Team One Team Two Score
14 Feb Oldham St Helens 14-24
15 Feb Bradford Northern Widnes 6-6
15 Feb Halifax Hunslet 29-10
15 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers Keighley 42-4
15 Feb Leeds Barrow 26-7
15 Feb Leigh Carlisle 18-6
15 Feb Mansfield Hull FC 7-38
15 Feb Wakefield Trinity Whitehaven 2-25
18 Feb - replay Widnes Bradford Northern 29-12

Quarter FinalsEdit

Date Team One Team Two Score
28 Feb Halifax Hull Kingston Rovers 35-7
01 Mar Hull FC Leigh 8-12
01 Mar Leeds Widnes 7-14
01 Mar St Helens Whitehaven 41-12

Semi finalEdit

14 March 1987
St. Helens 14 – 8 Leigh
Try: McCormack, Arkwright. Platt
Goal: Loughlin
Report Try: McCulloch
Goal: C. Johnson (2)
Central Park, Wigan
Attendance: 13,105
28 March 1987
Halifax 12 – 8 Widnes
Try: Pendlebury, Rix
Goal: Whitfield (2)
Report Try: McKenzie
Goal: Platt (2)
Headingley, Leeds
Attendance: 16,064

FinalEdit

Saturday 2 May 1987
Halifax 19 – 18 St. Helens
Try: George, McCallion, Eadie
Goal: Whitfield (3)
Drop goal: Pendlebury
Try: Elia, Loughlin, Round
Goal: Loughlin (3)
Wembley, London
Attendance: 91,267
Referee: John Holdsworth (Kippax)[1]
Man of the Match: Graham Eadie
FB 1 Graham Eadie
RW 2 Scott Wilson
RC 3 Colin Whitfield
LC 4 Grant Rix
LW 5 Wilf George
SO 6 Chris Anderson (c)
SH 7 Gary Stephens
PR 8 Ben Beevers
HK 9 Seamus McCallion
PR 10 Keith Neller
SR 11 Paul Dixon
SR 12 Mick Scott
LF 13 John Pendlebury
Substitutions:
IC 14 Brian Juliff
IC 15 Neil James
Coach:
Chris Anderson
Physio:
Martha Mason
FB 1 Phil Veivers
RW 2 Barry Ledger
RC 3 Paul Loughlin
LC 4 Mark Elia
LW 5 Kevin McCormack
SO 6 Brett Clark
SH 7 Neil Holding
PR 8 Tony Burke
HK 9 Graham Liptrot
PR 10 John Fieldhouse
SR 11 Andy Platt
SR 12 Roy Haggerty
LF 13 Chris Arkwright (c)
Substitutions:
IC 14 Paul Round
IC 15 Paul Forber
Coach:
Alex Murphy

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fitzpatrick, Paul (4 May 1987). "Halifax make an historic point". The Guardian. London. p. 14. Retrieved 28 September 2014. (Subscription required (help)). Cite uses deprecated parameter |subscription= (help)

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