Lancashire Cup (rugby union)

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The Lancashire Cup was an English Rugby Football Union competition founded in 1971. It was organized by the Lancashire Rugby Football Union and was open to all eligible clubs in the Lancashire region including a number of clubs in Cheshire and Merseyside. The men's competition was discontinued at the end of 2013 as there were not enough teams willing to participate in the cup (partly due to the increased demands of league rugby).[1]

Lancashire Cup (rugby union)
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2013-14
SportRugby union
Founded1971
Ceased2013
CountriesEngland England
Last
champion(s)
Sedgley Park (4th title)
Most titlesOrrell (10 titles)
Official websiteLancashire RFU

HistoryEdit

Despite the Lancashire RFU being established in 1881 and having the most successful county team in the country, club rugby union took a long time to catch on in Lancashire. While bitter rivals Yorkshire had an established county club competition (the Yorkshire Cup) which had been running since 1878, Lancashire did not have a similar competition until 1971. This lack of competitive rugby meant that Lancashire had a smaller membership of clubs when compared to its counterpart. Some of the current clubs competing seem to be based outside of Lancashire, such as Liverpool St Helens and Waterloo, but when the Lancashire RFU was founded, places like Merseyside and Liverpool were part of the county, and these teams have retained their membership.

Final resultsEdit

[2]

Year Winner Score Runner Up Venue
1971-72 Orrell 16 – 0 Liverpool St. Anthony’s Road, Blundellsands[3]
1972-73 Orrell 32 – 7 West Park St Helens
1973-74 Waterloo 12 – 9 Broughton Park
1974-75 Orrell 9 – 3 Manchester
1975-76 Widnes 21 – 9 West Park St Helens
1976-77 Liverpool 10 – 9 Orrell
1977-78 Orrell 12 - 3 Liverpool
1978-79 Liverpool 10 - 6 Orrell
1979-80 Waterloo 12 – 0 Broughton Park
1980-81 Orrell 12 – 6 Liverpool
1981-82 Orrell 17 – 12 Liverpool
1982-83 Orrell 26 – 3 Liverpool
1983-84 Liverpool 20 – 3 Preston Grasshoppers St. Anthony's Road, Blundellsands[4]
1984-85 Waterloo 11 - 6 Vale of Lune Woodlands Memorial Ground, Fylde[5]
1985-86 Vale of Lune 19 – 10 Preston Grasshoppers Woodlands Memorial Ground, Fylde[6]
1986-87 Waterloo 25 – 12 Orrell
1987-88 Orrell 23 - 6 Liverpool St Helens
1988-89 Orrell 48 - 6 Broughton Park Moss Lane, St. Helens[7]
1989-90 Liverpool St Helens 24 - 9 Waterloo
1990-91 Widnes 23 – 7 Orrell
1991-92 Vale of Lune 12 – 6 Widnes
1992-93 Waterloo 13 - 11 Liverpool St Helens
1993-94 Waterloo 19 - 6 Orrell
1994-95 Fylde 15 - 11 Manchester
1995-96 Liverpool St Helens 22 – 13 Widnes
1996-97 Orrell 27 – 17 Preston Grasshoppers
1997-98 Manchester 42 – 19 Fylde
1998-99 Manchester 29 - 27 Orrell
1999-00 West Park St Helens 33 – 23 Manchester
2000-01 Manchester 27 - 20 Sedgley Park Lightfoot Green, Preston[8]
2001-02 Sedgley Park 31 – 3 Fylde Lightfoot Green, Preston[9]
2002-03 Preston Grasshoppers 34 – 31 West Park St Helens Park Lane, Whitefield[10]
2003-04 Sedgley Park 51 – 25 Vale of Lune Park Lane, Whitefield[11]
2004-05 West Park St Helens 22 – 13 Preston Grasshoppers Park Lane, Whitefield
2005-06 Preston Grasshoppers 43 - 14 Waterloo Park Lane, Whitefield[12]
2006-07 Sedgley Park 24 – 14 Manchester Woodlands Memorial Ground, Fylde[13]
2007-08 Waterloo 30 – 19 Sedgley Park Park Lane, Whitefield[14]
2008-09 Fylde 37 – 17 Preston Grasshoppers Lightfoot Green, Preston[15]
2009-10 Fylde 15 – 7 Preston Grasshoppers Lightfoot Green, Preston[16]
2010-11 Fylde W/O Rossendale N/A
2011-12 Preston Grasshoppers 30 - 10 Sedgley Park Woodlands Memorial Ground, Fylde[17]
2012-13 Sedgley Park 28 - 24 Preston Grasshoppers Park Lane, Whitefield[18]

Number of winsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.liverpoolsthelensrugby.co.uk/page318.html
  2. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/sedgleyparktigers/news/the-big-match-preview-the-john-burgess-lancashire-cup-final-942353.html
  3. ^ http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=7&id=20202&gallery=Orrell+RUFC&offset=0
  4. ^ "GIROBANK CHESHIRE CUP 1987-88 Final" (PDF). Cheshire RFU. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  5. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/valeoflunerufc/news/john-burgess-lancashire-cup-553011.html
  6. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/valeoflunerufc/news/john-burgess-lancashire-cup-553011.html
  7. ^ "GIROBANK CHESHIRE CUP 1988-89 Final" (PDF). Cheshire RFU. Retrieved 20 January 2017.
  8. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/3004963/Thwaites-Lancashire-Cup-Blood-runs-hot-to-lead-Manchester-to-victory.html
  9. ^ http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/cup-final-of-woe-for-fylde-1-401450
  10. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Park+bid+to+turn+back+clock.-a0101276543
  11. ^ http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/sport/valiant-vale-give-pacy-park-a-fright-1-1176919
  12. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Football%3A+Waterloo+are+banking+on+a+bright+future.-a0144239084
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-24. Retrieved 2014-12-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Rugby+Union%3A+Waterloo+win+Cup.-a0177938733
  15. ^ http://www.everythingrugby.com/rugby-news4455-fylde-win-john-burgess-lancashire-cup.html
  16. ^ http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/fylde-final-clash-in-hostile-territory-1-391282
  17. ^ http://www.pgrfc.co.uk/hoppers-win-lancashire-cup/
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2014-12-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)