1959–60 Challenge Cup

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1959–60 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Winners Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
Runners-up Hullcolours.svg Hull

The 1959–60 Challenge Cup was the 59th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
13 Feb Barrow 2 Whitehaven 8
13 Feb Batley 2 Keighley 5
13 Feb Blackpool 2 Leigh 10
13 Feb Castleford 4 Bradford Northern 8
13 Feb Dewsbury 4 Swinton 23
13 Feb Doncaster 0 Rochdale Hornets 15
13 Feb Hunslet 5 Wigan 9
13 Feb Leeds 8 Hull Kingston Rovers 5
13 Feb Liverpool 3 Bramley 3
13 Feb Oldham 13 Huddersfield 11
13 Feb St Helens 10 Wakefield Trinity 15
13 Feb Salford 0 Halifax 5
13 Feb Walney 10 Lock Lane 5
13 Feb Widnes 14 Warrington 0
13 Feb Workington Town 0 Featherstone Rovers 15
13 Feb York 0 Hull FC 2
17 Feb Bramley 39 Liverpool 0

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
27 Feb Halifax 10 Featherstone Rovers 16
27 Feb Keighley 2 Hull FC 32
27 Feb Leigh 8 Whitehaven 11
27 Feb Oldham 55 Walney 4
27 Feb Rochdale Hornets 0 Bramley 4
27 Feb Swinton 13 Bradford Northern 9
27 Feb Widnes 2 Wakefield Trinity 5
27 Feb Wigan 14 Leeds 11

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
19 Mar Hull FC 12 Wigan 8
19 Mar Oldham 8 Bramley 2
19 Mar Swinton 7 Featherstone Rovers 11
19 Mar Whitehaven 10 Wakefield Trinity 21

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
09 Apr Oldham 9 Hull FC 12
09 Apr Wakefield Trinity 11 Featherstone Rovers 2

Final[edit]

The 1959–60 Challenge Cup tournament ended in a final between Wakefield Trinity and Hull The match was played at Wembley Stadium before a crowd of 79,773, with Wakefield Trinity winning 38 – 5. Despite being on the losing team, Hull's hooker, Tommy Harris was awarded the Lance Todd Trophy for his man-of-the-match performance.

Neil Fox of Wakefield Trinity scored a Cup Final record 20 points (two tries and seven goals) in the final for Wakefield, a feat that would not be repeated for another 39 years 1999.

14 May 1960
Wakefield Trinity 38 – 5 Hull
Tries: Smith, Skene 2, Fox 2, Rollin, Holliday 2
Goals: Fox 7
Tries: Cowan
Goals: Evans
Wembley, London
Attendance: 79,773
Referee: Half time 7-5
Man of the Match: Harris
1 Gerry Round
2 Fred Smith
3 Alan Skene
4 Neil Fox
5 John Etty
6 Kenneth Rollin
7 Keith Holliday
8 Jack Wilkinson
9 Geoffrey Oakes
10 Don Vines
11 Leslie Chamberlain
12 Albert Firth
13 Derek Turner
Coach:
1 Jack Kershaw
2 Gordon Harrison
3 Stan Cowan
4 Nan Halafihi
5 Dave Johnson
6 Frank Broadhurst
7 Tommy Finn
8 Michael Scott
9 Tommy Harris
10 Sam Evans
11 Tom Sutton
12 Mike Smith
13 Johnny Whiteley
Coach:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1959/60". Rugby League Project.