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The 1999 Challenge Cup, known as the Silk Cut Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons, was the 98th staging of the Challenge Cup, a European rugby league cup competition.

1999 Silk Cut Challenge Cup
Duration8 Rounds
Highest attendance73,242
Broadcast partnersUnited Kingdom BBC Sport
WinnersRhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
Runners-upBroncoscolours.png London Broncos
Lance Todd Trophy Rhinoscolours.svg Leroy Rivett

The competition ended with the final on 1 May 1999, which was played at Wembley Stadium, and was the last year the cup final was played there before the stadium was closed for redevelopment.

The tournament was won by Leeds Rhinos, who beat London Broncos 52–16 in the final, and was the club's first major silverware since 1978.[1] The Lance Todd Trophy was won by Leroy Rivett, who had become the first player to score four tries in a Challenge Cup final.[2]

First RoundEdit

Date Team One Team Two Score
05 Dec Barrow Is. Uni of Wales Inst 24-4
05 Dec Dewsbury Moor Ellenborough 6-40
05 Dec Dudley Hill Leeds Uni 66-0
05 Dec Eastmoor Moldgreen 24-34
05 Dec Eccles Garibaldi 78-10
05 Dec Featherstone Lions Queensbury 34-26
05 Dec Hull Dockers Park Amateurs 23-6
05 Dec Ideal Isberg Millom 39-4
05 Dec Keighley Albion Dodworth 6-42
05 Dec Leigh East Haydock 12-18
05 Dec London Skolars Thatto Heath 16-4
05 Dec Middleton Wigan St Judes 12-15
05 Dec New Earswick Townville 14-16
05 Dec Norland Milford 28-22
05 Dec Oulton York Acorn 42-8
05 Dec Queens Redhill 20-18
05 Dec Shaw Cross Featherstone MW 12-16
05 Dec Siddal Northside Saints 90-10
05 Dec Wigan Rose Bridge Blackbrook 23-16
12 Dec Clayton Normanton 10-28
12 Dec Gateshead P Crosfields 10-58
12 Dec Ovenden East Leeds 22-14
13 Dec Rochdale Mayfield Leeds Met University 36-18
13 Dec Scottish Eagles Wath Brow Hornets 10-34

Second RoundEdit

Date Team One Team Two Score
19 Dec Askam Heworth 25-22
19 Dec Beverley E Hull Townville 12-28
19 Dec Dodworth Cas. Lock Lane 12-24
19 Dec Dudley Hill Wigan St Pats 29-8
19 Dec Eccles Normanton 27-16
19 Dec Moldgreen Oulton 21-18
19 Dec Norland Crosfields 39-0
19 Dec Oldham St Annes Ellenborough 34-6
19 Dec Queens West Hull 28-40
19 Dec Rochdale Mayfield Hull Dockers 28-10
19 Dec Saddleworth Walney 10-6
19 Dec Siddal Featherstone MW 27-7
19 Dec Skirlaugh Ideal Isberg 8-2
19 Dec Thornhill Barrow Is. 25-12
19 Dec Wath Brow Hornets London Skolars 16-6
19 Dec Wigan Rose Bridge Leigh Miners R. 6-17
19 Dec Wigan St Judes Woolston 32-8
02 Jan Egremont Haydock 21-0
02 Jan Featherstone Lions Ovenden 37-18

Third RoundEdit

Date Team One Team Two Score
31 Jan Barrow Dudley Hill 44-16
31 Jan Batley Cas. Lock Lane 40-10
31 Jan Bramley Leigh Miners R. 12-18
31 Jan Dewsbury Siddal 38-10
31 Jan Doncaster Oldham St Annes 35-24
31 Jan Featherstone Rovers Thornhill 70-6
31 Jan Hemel Featherstone Lions 8-29
31 Jan Hull Kingston Rovers Wath Brow Hornets 56-4
31 Jan Hunslet Hawks Townville 66-6
31 Jan Keighley Rochdale Mayfield 48-2
31 Jan Lancashire Lynx Askam 50-3
31 Jan Leigh Norland 42-6
31 Jan Rochdale Hornets Wigan St Judes 52-12
31 Jan Swinton Moldgreen 38-4
31 Jan Whitehaven Saddleworth 22-6
31 Jan Widnes West Hull 34-4
31 Jan Workington Town Skirlaugh 30-4
31 Jan York Egremont 57-2
01 Feb Oldham Eccles 26-7

Fourth RoundEdit

Date Team One Team Two Score
12 Feb Wakefield Trinity Batley 12-2
13 Feb Featherstone Lions Halifax 6-74
13 Feb Leigh Miners R. Hull Kingston Rovers 0-52
13 Feb Salford City Sheffield Eagles 16-6
14 Feb Barrow Leigh 16-33
14 Feb Bradford Workington Town 92-0
14 Feb Castleford Tigers Hull 36-22
14 Feb Huddersfield Swinton 78-4
14 Feb Hunslet Hawks St Helens 10-40
14 Feb Leeds Wigan 28-18
14 Feb London Doncaster 64-0
14 Feb Rochdale Hornets York 19-22
14 Feb Warrington Featherstone Rovers 50-6
14 Feb Whitehaven Lancashire 24-6
14 Feb Widnes Keighley 28-20
15 Feb Oldham Dewsbury 18-10

Fifth RoundEdit

Quarter FinalsEdit

Date Team One Team Two Score
13 Mar Castleford Tigers Salford City Reds 30-10
14 Mar Bradford Bulls Warrington Wolves 52-16
14 Mar London Broncos Whitehaven Warriors 54-6
14 Mar Widnes Vikings Leeds Rhinos 10-46

Semi FinalsEdit

Date Team One Team Two Score
27 Mar Bradford Bulls Leeds Rhinos 10-23
28 Mar Castleford Tigers London Broncos 27-33

FinalEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sport: Rugby League Rhino charge overpowers Broncos". BBC Sport. 1 May 1999. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  2. ^ Robinson, John (2 May 1999). "Rugby League: Leroy's So Rivetting!; Leeds Rhinos 52 London Broncos 16: Silk Cut Challenge Cup Final". The People. London: Trinity Mirror.

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