2010 Challenge Cup

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2010 Carnegie Challenge Cup
Duration 9 Rounds
Highest attendance 85,217
Broadcast partners United Kingdom BBC Sport
Winners Wolvescolours.svg Warrington Wolves
Runners-up Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos
Biggest home win Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 80-6 Blackwood Bulldogs
Biggest away win Ovenden 10-88 Faxcolours.svgHalifax
Lance Todd Trophy Wolvescolours.svg Lee Briers
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The 2010 Challenge Cup (officially known as the 2010 Carnegie Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons) is a rugby league football tournament which began its preliminary stages on 2 January 2010. The Challenge Cup is the most competitive European rugby league tournament at club level and is open to teams from England, Wales, Scotland, France and Russia.

Warrington Wolves are the reigning champions, following their 16–25 victory over Huddersfield Giants in the 2009 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on 29 August 2009.[1]

Preliminary round[edit]

The draw for the preliminary round was divided into two pools, separating amateur teams from university, police, Armed Services and regional champion teams. Lee Briers and Michael Monaghan, who both played for the Warrington Wolves team which won the 2009 Challenge Cup Final, made the draw at Leeds Metropolitan University.[2]

Pool A[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Leigh Miners Rangers 26-14 Millom RLFC 23 January 2010
York Acorn ARLFC 18-12 Skirlaugh ARLFC 17 January 2010
Orchard Park & Greenwood 0-72 Wath Brow Hornets 16 January 2010
Waterhead ARLFC 10-32 Drighlington ARLFC 23 January 2010
Egremont Rangers 8-36 Oulton Raiders 17 January 2010
Widnes St Maries 24-43 Myton Warriors ARLFC 23 January 2010
Sharlston Rovers 12-20 Leigh East 17 January 2010 Tony Mahar
Oldham St Annes 12-13 Wigan St Judes ARLFC 23 January 2010
West Bowling ARLFC 12-20 Normanton Knights 23 January 2010
Wigan St Patricks 28-6 Broughton Red Rose 23 January 2010
  • An additional twenty-six teams were granted byes into the first round as a result of the draw.[2]

Pool B[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Nottingham Outlaws 34-20 Hull University 24 Jan 2010 13:30
Warrington Wizards 46-4 Birmingham University 24 Jan 2010 15:00 Wilderspool Stadium
Leeds Metropolitan University 18-0 [3] St Mary's University Match cancelled
  • An additional ten teams were granted byes into the first round as a result of the draw.[2]

Round 1[edit]

The draw for Round 1 was made immediately after the draw for the preliminary round. Ties will be played on 23 & 24 January 2010.

Pool A[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Wath Brow Hornets 14-6 Kells ARLFC 23 January 2010
Stanningley ARLFC 0-22 Wigan St.Jude's 6 February 2010
Bradford Dudley Hill 18-20 Castleford Panthers 23 January 2010 Neil Hunt Memorial Ground
Castleford Lock Lane 34-10 Thornhill Trojans 23 January 2010
Shaw Cross Sharks ARLFC 8-44 Leigh Miners Rangers 6 February 2010
Crosfields ARLFC 12-22 Rochdale Mayfield 23 January 2010
Ince Rose Bridge 26-30 Oulton Raiders 23 January 2010
Milford Marlins 28-12 Eastmoor Dragons 23 January 2010
Heworth ARLFC 0-56 Hunslet Warriors 23 January 2010
Saddleworth Rangers 8-22 Siddal ARLFC 23 January 2010
York Acorn 32-36 Thatto Heath Crusaders 23 January 2010
East Hull 36-12 Stanley Rangers 23 January 2010
Eccles & Salford Juniors 14-42 Leigh East 23 January 2010
Hull Dockers 26-12 Pilkington Recs 6 February 2010
Normanton Knights 6-4 Wigan St Patricks 6 February 2010
East Leeds 0-8 Ovenden ARLFC 23 January 2010
Drighlington ARLFC 26-10 West Hull ARLFC 6 February 2010
Myton Warriors 20-15 Halton Simms Cross 6 February 2010

Pool B[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
RAF 24-28 Warrington Wizards 31 January 2010 11:30 RAF Cranwell
British Police 46-16 Dewsbury Celtic 24 January 2010
West London Sharks 16-38 Nottingham Outlaws 7 February 2010
Featherstone Lions 16-24 The Army 23 January 2010
Leeds Metropolitan University 28-4 Loughborough University 24 January 2010
Gloucestershire University 32-36 Edinburgh Eagles 24 January 2010
Northumbria University 4-54 Royal Navy 24 January 2010
Blackwood Bulldogs 42-16 Edge Hill University 24 January 2010

Round 2[edit]

The draw for Round 2 was made on 26 January 2010. Ties will be played on 13 & 14 February 2010.

Pool A[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Wigan St Judes 36-18 Milford Marlins 13 February 2010
Rochdale Mayfield 18-34 Leigh East 13 February 2010
Castleford Panthers 0-32 Thatto Heath Crusaders 13 February 2010
Ovenden RLFC 32-16 Myton Warriors 13 February 2010
Wath Brow Hornets 16-14 East Hull 13 February 2010
Siddal RLFC 34-30 Oulton Raiders 13 February 2010
Drighlington RLFC 24-18 Castleford Lock Lane 13 February 2010
Normanton Knights 8-14 Hunslet Warriors 13 February 2010
Hull Dockers 8-24 Leigh Miners Rangers 13 February 2010

Pool B[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
British Police 18-50 Leeds Metropolitan University 14 February 2010 14:00 Siddal ARLFC
Warrington Wizards 28-20 The Army 14 February 2010 14:00 Wilderspool Stadium
Edinburgh Eagles 16-28 Blackwood Bulldogs 14 February 2010 12:30
Royal Navy 46-6 Nottingham Outlaws 13 February 2010 14:30

Round 3[edit]

The draw for Round 3 was made on 16 February. Ties will be played on 6–8 March.

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Widnes Vikings 64-12 Wigan St Judes 9 March 2010 Stobart Stadium C Leatherbarrow 1,622
Oldham 80-6 Blackwood Bulldogs 7 March 2010 Sedgley Park Tim Roby 455
Gateshead Thunder 12-44 York City Knights 7 March 2010 Gateshead International Stadium Craig Halloran 336
London Skolars 16-42 Limoux Grizzlies 7 March 2010 New River Stadium Peter Brooke 450
Doncaster 0-26 Siddal RLFC 6 March 2010 14:00 Keepmoat Stadium Ronnie Laughton 285
Rochdale Hornets 22-32 Lézignan Sangliers 7 March 2010 Spotland Stadium Robert Hicks 398
Drighlington RLFC 10-42 Dewsbury Rams 7 March 2010 Tetley's Stadium Dave Merrick 1,222
Batley Bulldogs 70-6 Leeds Metropolitan University 7 March 2010 Mount Pleasant Jamie Leahy 502
Royal Navy 12-50 Blackpool Panthers 7 March 2010 United Services Recreation Ground Bob Everitt 250
Featherstone Rovers 74-0 Workington Town 7 March 2010 Post Office Road Matthew Thomasson 1,215
Warrington Wizards 22-34 Swinton Lions 5 March 2010 Wilderspool Stadium Brandon Robinson 430
Leigh Miners Rangers 20-40 Whitehaven 5 March 2010 Leigh Sports Village Warren Turley 350
Sheffield Eagles 54-0 Thatto Heath Crusaders 7 March 2010 15:00 Don Valley Stadium Greg Dolan 502
Ovenden 10-88 Halifax 7 March 2010 Shay Stadium Clint Sharrad 2,319
Barrow Raiders 62-10 Hunslet Warriors 7 March 2010 Craven Park George Stokes 1,330
Keighley Cougars 26-35 Toulouse Olympique 6 March 2010 18:00 Cougar Park Gareth Hewer 543
Leigh East 14-30 Hunslet Hawks 6 March 2010 15:00 Leigh Sports Village Matthew Kidd 694
Leigh Centurions 52-4 Wath Brow Hornets 7 March 2010 Leigh Sports Village Tom Crashley 1,382

Round 4[edit]

The draw for Round 4 was made on 8 March. Ties will be played on 16–18 April.[4]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
York City Knights 8-58 Crusaders 18 April 2010 15:00 Huntington Stadium M Thomason 719
Hunslet Hawks 42-12 Oldham Roughyeds 18 April 2010 15:00 South Leeds Stadium C Halloran 509
Swinton Lions 4-56 Halifax RLFC 16 April 2010 20:00 Sedgley Park T Roby 633
Limoux Grizzlies 20-32 Leigh Centurions 17 April 2010 15:00 Stade de l'Aiguille W Turley 2,000
Harlequins RL 23-16 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 17 April 2010 15:00 The Stoop Phil Bentham 2,355
St Helens RLFC 56-16 Toulouse Olympique 17 April 2010 18:00 Knowsley Road G Hewer 4,043
Widnes Vikings 44-24 Lézignan Sangliers 22 April 2010 19:30 Stobart Stadium Ronnie Laughton 1,349
Catalans Dragons 30-8 Salford City Reds 18 April 2010 14:00 Stade Gilbert Brutus James Child 5,238
Sheffield Eagles 34-50 Wigan Warriors 17 April 2010 16:00 Bramall Lane Ian Smith 2,950
Siddal RLFC 2-34 Batley Bulldogs 18 April 2010 15:00 The Shay D Merrick 1,926
Hull 24-48 Leeds Rhinos 17 April 2010 14:30 Kingston Communications Stadium Richard Silverwood 15,109
Castleford Tigers 28-34 Barrow Raiders 18 April 2010 15:30 The Jungle Thierry Alibert 5,285
Warrington Wolves 48-24 Featherstone Rovers 18 April 2010 16:00 Halliwell Jones Stadium R Hicks 7,754
Blackpool Panthers 24-18 Whitehaven RLFC 18 April 2010 15:00 Woodlands Memorial Ground G Dolan 471
Huddersfield Giants 40-12 Hull KR 18 April 2010 13:45 Galpharm Stadium Richard Silverwood 7,241
Dewsbury Rams 0-50 Bradford Bulls 18 April 2010 15:20 Tetley's Stadium Peter Brooke 3,995

Round 5[edit]

The draw for Round 5 was made on 18 April. Ties will be played on 07 - 9 May. The game between Halifax RLFC and Batley Bulldogs was postponed due to Halifax being suspected of fielding an ineligible player - Michael Ostick - who played for Rochdale Hornets in the third round. Despite being cup-tied, the Rugby Football League found that he played for Halifax in round four against Swinton Lions. The Lions were reinstated and Halifax removed from the competition, with their head coach Matt Calland being suspended by the club.[5]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Swinton Lions 6-58 Batley Bulldogs 19 May 2010 19:00 Sedgley Park Robert Hicks 636
Leeds Rhinos 70-22 Blackpool Panthers 7 May 2010 20:00 Headingley Gareth Hewer 5,316
Barrow Raiders 42-24 Hunslet Hawks 9 May 2010 15:30 Craven Park Ronnie Laughton 2,241
Bradford Bulls 58-16 Leigh Centurions 7 May 2010 20:00 Grattan Stadium Thierry Alibert 4,250
Harlequins RL 10-30 St Helens RLFC 9 May 2010 14:00 The Stoop Ben Thaler 3,381
Crusaders 34-35 Catalans Dragons 9 May 2010 15:30 Racecourse Ground Ian Smith 1,817
Huddersfield Giants 4-60 Warrington Wolves 8 May 2010 14:30 Galpharm Stadium P Bentham 6,641
Widnes Vikings 10-64 Wigan Warriors 8 May 2010 19:30 Stobart Stadium J Child 5,504

Quarter finals[edit]

The draw for the Quarter Finals was made on 9 May. Ties will be played on 28–30 May.

Home Score Away Match Information
Date and Time Venue Referee Attendance
Batley Bulldogs 12-74 Catalans Dragons 30 May 2010 15:00 Mount Pleasant Ian Smith 2,132
Leeds Rhinos 12-10 Wigan Warriors 29 May 2010 14:30 Headingley P Bentham 9,242
St Helens RLFC 32-12 Barrow Raiders 29 May 2010 15:00 GPW Recruitment Stadium James Child 4,972
Bradford Bulls 22-26 Warrington Wolves 30 May 2010 15:30 Grattan Stadium R Silverwood 7,092

Semi finals[edit]

The draw for the Semi Finals was made on 2 June 2010. Ties were played on 7 and 8 August 2010.

7 Aug 2010
14:30
St Helens RLFC 28-32 Leeds Rhinos
[6]
Galpharm Stadium
Attendance: 15,267
Referee/s: Phil Bentham

8 Aug 2010
15:30
Warrington Wolves 54-12 Catalans Dragons
[7]
Stobart Stadium
Attendance: 12,265
Referee/s: Richard Silverwood

Final[edit]

On 20 August 2010, the Rugby Football League announced that it had sold its allocation of 72,000 tickets for the match which is set to be one of the most anticipated cup finals of recent years.[8]

The final was played at Wembley Stadium on 28 August.[9]

Chris Hicks of Warrington Wolves scored the first hat-trick in a Challenge Cup final in the new Wembley stadium as the Wolves ran away 30-6 winners.[10] It was 14-0 to the Wolves at half-time[11]

28 Aug 2010
14:30
Leeds Rhinos 6-30 Warrington Wolves
Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 85,217[12]
Referee/s: Richard Silverwood

UK Broadcasting rights[edit]

The tournament was screened in the United Kingdom by the BBC.

Round BBC live match
Round 4
Round 5 Crusaders v Catalans Dragons
Quarter finals
Semi finals St. Helens v Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves v Catalan Dragons
Final Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shea, Julian (29 August 2009). "Huddersfield 16–25 Warrington". BBC. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Carnegie Challenge Cup Draws made". Rugby Football League. Retrieved 9 December 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.lasttackle.com/news_3056-five-clubs-progress-from-preliminary-round.html
  4. ^ "Challenge Cup 4th Round Draw". The RFL. Retrieved 2010-03-09. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Halifax disqualified from 2010 Carnegie Challenge Cup". superleague.co.uk. 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  6. ^ Marshall, Steve (7 August 2010). "Leeds edge Saints in Challenge Cup epic". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 7 August 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  7. ^ Scott, Ged (8 August 2010). "Ruthless Warrington crush Dragons". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 8 August 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  8. ^ "Challenge Cup Final is a sell-out". BBC News. 20 August 2010. Archived from the original on 24 August 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010. 
  9. ^ "Rugby League Fixtures – Challenge Cup". BBC Sport. 23 March 2007. Archived from the original on 2 August 2010. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  10. ^ Soneji, Pranav (28 August 2010). "Challenge Cup final as it happened". BBC Sport (UK: BBC). Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  11. ^ Wilson, Andy (28 August 2010). "Chris Hicks hat-trick leads Warrington to Challenge Cup triumph over Leeds". The Guardian (London). Archived from the original on 31 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010. 
  12. ^ "Leeds 6-30 Warrington". BBC Sport. 28 August 2010. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2010.