1960–61 Challenge Cup

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1960–61 Challenge Cup
Duration 5 rounds
Number of teams 32
Highest attendance 94,672
Broadcast partners BBC TV
Winners Saintscolours.svg St Helens
Runners-up Wigancolours.svg Wigan

The 1960–61 Challenge Cup was the 60th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup.[1]

The final was contested by St Helens and Wigan at Wembley Stadium in London.

The final was played on Saturday 13 May 1961, where St Helens beat Wigan 12–6 in front of a crowd of 94,672.[2]

The Lance Todd Trophy was awarded to St Helens second-row Dick Huddart.

First Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
28 Jan Hull Kingston Rovers 56 Pilkington Recs 8
11 Feb Batley 9 Bradford Northern 0
11 Feb Bramley 5 Rochdale Hornets 6
11 Feb Dewsbury Celtic 0 Castleford 32
11 Feb Doncaster 0 Warrington 39
11 Feb Huddersfield 8 Liverpool 2
11 Feb Hull FC 4 Oldham 2
11 Feb Hunslet 0 Halifax 8
11 Feb Keighley 5 Featherstone Rovers 11
11 Feb Leeds 5 Wigan 5
11 Feb Leigh 6 Swinton 8
11 Feb St Helens 5 Widnes 5
11 Feb Salford 22 Dewsbury 8
11 Feb Wakefield Trinity 11 York 3
11 Feb Whitehaven 8 Blackpool 3
11 Feb Workington Town 9 Barrow 5
15 Feb Wigan 32 Leeds 7
16 Feb Widnes 10 St Helens 29

Second Round[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
25 Feb Castleford 10 St Helens 18
25 Feb Hull FC 16 Hull Kingston Rovers 3
25 Feb Rochdale Hornets 9 Whitehaven 2
25 Feb Salford 13 Huddersfield 5
25 Feb Swinton 11 Batley 2
25 Feb Wakefield Trinity 0 Wigan 2
25 Feb Warrington 10 Featherstone Rovers 13
25 Feb Workington Town 0 Halifax 4

Quarter Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
11 Mar Halifax 18 Rochdale Hornets 5
11 Mar Hull FC 10 Featherstone Rovers 9
11 Mar St Helens 17 Swinton 9
11 Mar Wigan 22 Salford 5

Semi Finals[edit]

Date Team One Score One Team Two Score Two
15 Apr St Helens 26 Hull 9
15 Apr Wigan 19 Halifax 10

Final[edit]

13 May 1961
St Helens 12 – 6 Wigan
Try: Murphy, van Vollenhoven
Goal: Rhodes (3)
Report Goal: Griffiths (3)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 94,672
Referee: T. W. Watkinson (Manchester)[3]
Man of the Match: Dick Huddart
FB 1 Austin Rhodes
RW 2 Tom van Vollenhoven
RC 3 Ken Large
LC 4 Brian McGinn
LW 5 Mick Sullivan
SO 6 Alex Murphy
SH 7 Wilf Smith
PR 8 Ab Terry
HK 9 Bob Dagnall
PR 10 Cliff Watson
SR 11 Don Vines
SR 12 Dick Huddart
LF 13 Vince Karalius
Coach:
Alan Prescott
FB 1 Fred Griffiths
RW 2 Billy Boston
RC 3 Eric Ashton (c)
LC 4 Geoff Bootle
LW 5 Frank Carlton
SO 6 Dave Bolton
SH 7 Terry Entwistle
PR 8 John Barton
HK 9 Bill Sayer
PR 10 Brian McTigue
SR 11 Frank Collier
SR 12 Geoff Lyon
LF 13 Roy Evans
Coach:
Joe Egan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Challenge Cup 1960/61". Rugby League Project. 
  2. ^ "RFL Challenge Cup Roll of Honour". Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "13th May 1961: St Helens 12 Wigan 6 (Challenge Cup Final)". www.cherryandwhite.co.uk. RLFANS.COM. Retrieved 21 August 2017. 

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