1956–57 Challenge Cup

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1956–57 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Winners Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds
Runners-up Barrowcolours.svg Barrow

The 1956–57 Challenge Cup was the 56th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
09 Feb Barrow 53 Wakefield Loco 12
09 Feb Bradford Northern 20 Dewsbury 7
09 Feb Doncaster 5 Castleford 15
09 Feb Halifax 48 Widnes St Maries 0
09 Feb Hull FC 15 Keighley 12
09 Feb Hull Kingston Rovers 2 Salford 10
09 Feb Hunslet 14 Batley 7
09 Feb Leeds 13 Wigan 11
09 Feb Leigh 17 Featherstone Rovers 11
09 Feb Liverpool 2 Widnes 11
09 Feb Rochdale Hornets 10 Blackpool 18
09 Feb Swinton 5 Huddersfield 5
09 Feb Wakefield Trinity 37 York 15
09 Feb Warrington 14 Bramley 2
09 Feb Whitehaven 9 St Helens 8
09 Feb Workington Town 5 Oldham 14
13 Feb Huddersfield 5 Swinton 0

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
23 Feb Castleford 2 Barrow 9
23 Feb Hull FC 3 Halifax 9
23 Feb Leeds 28 Warrington 6
23 Feb Leigh 5 Oldham 0
23 Feb Salford 2 Huddersfield 6
23 Feb Whitehaven 7 Hunslet 0
27 Feb Bradford Northern 8 Widnes 10
27 Feb Wakefield Trinity 9 Blackpool 11

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
09 Mar Barrow 10 Huddersfield 0
09 Mar Blackpool 13 Leigh 24
09 Mar Halifax 10 Leeds 16
09 Mar Whitehaven 2 Widnes 0

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
30 Mar Barrow 2 Leigh 2
30 Mar Leeds 10 Whitehaven 9
28 Apr Leigh 10 Barrow 15


Final[edit]

11 May 1957
Leeds 9 – 7 Barrow
Try Quinn, Hodgkinson, Robinson [2] Try Jackson
Goals Horne (2)
Wembley, London
Attendance: 76,318 (HT 3-0)
Man of the Match: Jeff Stevenson

Leeds beat Barrow 9-7 in the Challenge Cup Final played at Wembley Stadium before a crowd of 76,318.

This was Leeds’ eighth Challenge Cup Final win in ten Final appearances.[3][4] Jeff Stevenson, their scrum half back, was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for his man-of-the-match performance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1956/57". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ "A STAFF REPORTER. "Rugby League Cup For Leeds." Times [London, England] 13 May 1957". The Times Digital Archive. 
  3. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Leeds Cup Winning Line-up". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2009-08-07.