1927–28 Challenge Cup

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1927–28 Challenge Cup
Duration5 rounds
WinnersSwintoncolours.svg Swinton
Runners-upWolvescolours.svg Warrington

The 1927–28 Challenge Cup was the 28th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

First round[edit]

Date Home Score Away
11 February Barrow 20–5 York
11 February Batley 31–2 Cottingham
11 February Bradford Northern 17–0 Twelve Apostles
11 February Bramley[a] 2–5 Hull FC
11 February Castleford 7–3 Salford
11 February Dewsbury 20–2 Broughton Rangers
11 February Featherstone Rovers 28–0 Keighley
11 February Halifax 4–4 Hunslet
11 February Hull Kingston Rovers 19–0 Widnes
11 February Oldham 15–5 St Helens
11 February Rochdale Hornets 5–2 Leigh
11 February St Helens Recs 12–0 Wakefield Trinity
11 February Warrington 43–2 Kinsley[b]
11 February Whitehaven Recs 0–44 Swinton
11 February Wigan Highfield 2–13 Leeds
11 February Wigan 2–13 Huddersfield
Source:[2]
  1. ^ game played at Headingley
  2. ^ Kinsley ceded home advantage

In the single first round replay Halifax beat Hunslet 16–2 on 15 February.[3]

Second round[edit]

Date Home Score Away
25 February Barrow 8–11 Oldham
25 February Batley 12–6 Bradford Northern
25 February Castleford 3–0 Featherstone Rovers
25 February Dewsbury 7-7 Huddersfield
25 February Halifax 2–3 Swinton
25 February Hull Kingston Rovers 0–5 Warrington
25 February Leeds 13–12 St Helens Recs
25 February Rochdale Hornets 3–3 Hull FC
Source:[4]

In the two replays Huddersfield beat Dewsbury 16–8 on 29 February and Hull FC beat 16–0 on 1 March.[5][6]

Third round[edit]

Date Home Score Away
10 March Castleford 0–3 Swinton
10 March Hull FC 0–0 Batley
10 March Leeds 10–5 Oldham
10 March Warrington 10–3 Huddersfield
Source:[7]

Having played out a scoreless game Batley and Hull FC repeated the score in a replay on 20 March and the tie went to a second replay which Hull won 6–2 on neutral territory, Headingley, on 26 March.[8][9]

Semi-finals[edit]

Date Drawn first Score Drawn second Venue Attendance Receipts
31 March Swinton 5–3 Hull FC Fartown, Huddersfield 12,000 £794
31 March Warrington 9–2 Leeds Athletic Grounds, Rochdale 22,000 £1,463
Source:[10]

Final[edit]

Swinton beat Warrington 5–3 in the final played at Central Park, Wigan on Saturday 14 April 1928.[11] The game generated receipts of £3159 1s 11d and the attendance of 33,909 set a new record for a game at Central Park.[12]

This was Swinton's third Challenge Cup Final win from four Final appearances and completed a League and Cup double for the club.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1927/28". Rugby League Project.
  2. ^ "Rugby League Challenge Cup: First Round". Athletic News (2, 731). 13 February 1928. p. 2 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "Summary of Results". Yorkshire Post (25, 148). 16 February 1928. p. 19 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Rugby League: Challenge Cup-Second Round". Leeds Mercury (27, 549). 27 February 1928. p. 2 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Football Results: Rugby League". Leeds Mercury (27, 552). 1 March 1928. p. 9 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Rugby League Cup". Western Daily Press (23, 442). 2 March 1928. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Rugby League Challenge Cup: Third Round". Athletic News (2, 735). 12 March 1928. p. 2 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Rugby League: Challenge Cup Replay". Leeds Mercury (27, 569). 21 March 1928. p. 11 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  9. ^ "Hull as R.L. Cup Semi-Finalists". Hull Daily Mail (13, 251). 27 March 1928. p. 8 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  10. ^ "Rugby League Cup". Yorkshire Post (25, 187). 2 April 1928. p. 5 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  11. ^ "Rugby League Cup. Swinton's Third Success in the Final". The Manchester Guardian (25, 469). 16 April 1928. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "R.L. Cup Final". Hull Daily Mail (13, 269). 18 April 1928. p. 8 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  13. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 11 August 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2009.