1944–45 Challenge Cup

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1944–45 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Winners Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
Runners-up Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern

The 1944–45 Challenge Cup was the 44th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

Qualifier[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
03 Mar Castleford 5 Halifax 8
10 Mar Halifax 8 Castleford 3

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
17 Mar Batley 7 Wakefield Trinity 10
17 Mar Featherstone Rovers 4 Oldham 18
17 Mar Halifax 10 Wigan 11
17 Mar Hull FC 13 Dewsbury 18
17 Mar Keighley 11 Hunslet 8
17 Mar Leeds 5 Huddersfield 21
17 Mar St Helens 8 Bradford Northern 15
17 Mar York 12 Barrow 21
24 Mar Barrow 19 York 5
24 Mar Bradford Northern 34 St Helens 13
24 Mar Dewsbury 23 Hull FC 9
24 Mar Huddersfield 17 Leeds 3
24 Mar Hunslet 4 Keighley 2
24 Mar Oldham 8 Featherstone Rovers 7
24 Mar Wakefield Trinity 24 Batley 12
24 Mar Wigan 6 Halifax 21

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
31 Mar Bradford Northern 18 Wakefield Trinity 8
31 Mar Dewsbury 5 Halifax 11
31 Mar Huddersfield 13 Barrow 3
31 Mar Keighley 11 Oldham 0
02 Apr Barrow 6 Huddersfield 9
02 Apr Halifax 19 Dewsbury 5
02 Apr Oldham 8 Keighley 9
02 Apr Wakefield Trinity 10 Bradford Northern 3

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
14 Apr Halifax 6 Huddersfield 0
14 Apr Keighley 5 Bradford Northern 0
21 Apr Bradford Northern 35 Keighley 3
21 Apr Huddersfield 10 Halifax 3

Final[edit]

In the Final of the Rugby league Challenge Cup, Huddersfield beat Bradford Northern 13-9 on aggregate over two legs in front of an aggregate crowd of 26,541.

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
28 Apr Huddersfield 7 Bradford Northern 4
05 May Bradford Northern 5 Huddersfield 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1944/45". Rugby League Project.