Rugby League: That’s The Way It Was. History of the Rugby League Challenge Cup

On the 20th of March, 1897, 20 Rugby League matches were played in the North of England.

Amongst the results that day, Hunslet defeated the amateur Brighton Recreation by 75 to 5 – whilst Leigh and Wakefield Trinity played out a nil all draw.

It was the beginning of a competition that would bring agony and ecstasy to Rugby League supporters. It was the beginning of a competition that would create heroes and villains. It was the beginning of the English Rugby League Challenge Cup.

One hundred and twenty four years later, the English Challenge Cup is the second longest running competition in the history of Rugby League.

Author and historian, Graham Morris joins us to tell this evergreen story.

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Program. Millom vs Red Star Belgrade Challenge Cup Game. 1st Round – 2019 Challenge Cup Sunday 27th January – Coronation Field. Millom Vs Red Star Belgrade. Millom defeated Red Star Belgrade 38-10. They lost their second round tie 26-0 against Siddal. Red Star Belgrade won the 2019 Serbian Championship by defeating Partizan Belgrade 50-24. – courtesy Stephen Nedeljkovic
Sean Long (St Helens) Three time Winner of Lance Todd Trophy. 2001/2004/20006
Sean Long (St Helens) Three time Winner of Lance Todd Trophy. 2001/2004/20006
The 1984/85 Challenge Cup Final
The 1984/85 Challenge Cup Final. Wigan Vs Hull

Acknowledgements

  • Abide With Me sung by Lizzie Jones and a crowd of 80,140 supporters. Wembley 2015 Final. Hull KR Vs Leeds.

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