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|Sport||Rugby league football|
|Formerly known as||Player's No.6 Trophy
John Player Trophy
John Player Special Trophy
|Countries|| United Kingdom (RFL)
|Last winners||Wigan (1996)|
|Most titles||Wigan (8 titles)|
The Regal Trophy was a knock-out competition for British rugby league football clubs between 1971 and 1996.
It was initially for professional clubs with the exception of two amateur teams who were finalists of the BARLA National Cup. However, in the latter seasons the cup was expanded to include leading amateur and French teams, the latter as a precursor to their inclusion in the Challenge Cup. The rounds were played during the early part of the season, with the final taking place usually in January. The tournament was regarded as much less prestigious than the Challenge Cup, and it was abandoned when Rugby League moved to be a summer sport.
The name Regal Trophy was used as a result of sponsorship from the tobacco manufacturer John Player & Sons. The competition was also known as the Player's No.6 Trophy (1971–77), the John Player Trophy (1977–83) and the John Player Special Trophy (1983–89), before becoming the Regal Trophy in 1989.
List of finals