1984–85 Challenge Cup

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1984–85 Silk Cut Challenge Cup
Duration 6 Rounds
Number of teams 36
Winners Wigancolours.svg Wigan
Runners-up Hullcolours.svg Hull
Lance Todd Trophy Wigancolours.svg Brett Kenny

The 1984–85 Challenge Cup was the 84th staging of rugby league's oldest knockout competition, the Challenge Cup. Known as the Silk Cut Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons, the final was contested by Wigan and Hull at Wembley. Wigan won the match 28–24.

Preliminary round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Leeds 68–6 Bridgend 3,692
2 Barrow 12–26 Halifax 2,925
3 Salford 14–6 Featherstone Rovers 1,652
4 Doncaster 6–25 Wakefield Trinity 852

First round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Leeds 4–14 Widnes 6,778
2 Fulham 4–17 Halifax 1,095
3 Keighley 5–12 Runcorn Highfield 837
4 Hull 52–6 Carlisle 4,588
5 Bramley 16–15 Blackpool Borough 614
6 Oldham 8–14 Castleford 6,056
7 Sheffield Eagles 19–54 Warrington 1,479
8 Wigan 46–8 Batley 9,606
9 Workington Town 28–6 Dewsbury 858
10 Rochdale Hornets 11–5 York 463
11 Salford 31–6 Swinton 4,267
12 St. Helens 3–8 Hull Kingston Rovers 9,292
13 Leigh 14–6 Huddersfield 4,297
14 Mansfield Marksman 10–34 Hunslet 1,346
15 Southend Invicta 18–50 Bradford Northern 3,297
16 Whitehaven 8–10 Wakefield Trinity 1,907

Second round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Warrington 14–24 Wigan 8,614
2 Bramley 24–10 Salford
3 Castleford 64–4 Workington Town 3,498
4 Halifax 6–22 Hull 9,362
5 Rochdale Hornets 4–38 Hull Kingston Rovers 3,449
6 Widnes 36–11 Runcorn Highfield 5,528
7 Bradford Northern 13–2 Wakefield Trinity 3,413
8 Leigh 27–28 Hunslet 3,780

Third round[edit]

Tie no Home team Score Away team Attendance
1 Hull 6–6 Widnes 11,411
Replay Widnes 12–19 Hull 11,447
2 Bradford Northern 6–7 Wigan 15,212
3 Castleford 58–18 Bramley 4,357
4 Hunslet 7–27 Hull Kingston Rovers 6,945

Semi final[edit]

23 March 1985
Wigan 18 – 11 Hull Kingston Rovers
Try: Juliff, Stephenson, Gill
Goal: Stephenson (2), Gill
Report Try: Miller, Clark
Goal: Fairbairn
Drop goal: Harkin
Elland Road, Leeds
Attendance: 19,275
6 April 1985
Castleford 10 – 10 Hull
Try: Hyde, Joyner
Goal: Hyde
Report Try: O'Hara, Sterling
Goal: Crooks
Headingley, Leeds
Attendance: 20,982

Replay[edit]

10 April 1985
Castleford 16 – 22 Hull
Try: Hyde, Roockley, Chapman
Goal: Hyde (2)
Try: O'Hara, Sterling, James, Leuluai
Goal: Crooks (3)
Headingley, Leeds
Attendance: 20,968[1]

Final[edit]

This was the first meeting of Wigan and Hull in the Challenge Cup Final since 1959 when Wigan won 30–13. The attendance of 99,801 was the highest ever recorded for the Cup Final at Wembley Stadium.

Saturday 4 May 1985
3:00PM (BST)
Wigan Wigancolours.svg 28 – 24 Hullcolours.svg Hull
Tries:
John Ferguson (2)
Brett Kenny
Henderson Gill
Shaun Edwards
Goals:
Henderson Gill (3/3)
David Stephenson (1/3)
Report Tries:
James Leuluai (2)
Kevin James
Steve Evans
Gary Divorty
Goals:
Lee Crooks (2/5)
Garry Schofield (0/2)
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 99,801
Referee/s: Ron Campbell
Man of the Match: Brett Kenny Wigancolours.svg[2]
FB 1 Shaun Edwards
RW 2 John Ferguson
RC 3 David Stephenson
LC 4 Steve Donlan
LW 5 Henderson Gill
SO 6 Brett Kenny
SH 7 Mike Ford
PR 8 Neil Courtney
HK 9 Nicky Kiss
PR 10 Brian Case
SR 11 Graeme West (c)
SR 12 Brian Dunn
LF 13 Ian Potter
Substitutions:
IC 14 Nick Du Toit
IC 15 Danny Campbell
Coach:
Colin Clarke
Alan McInnes
FB 1 Gary Kemble
RW 2 Kevin James
RC 3 Steve Evans
LC 4 James Leuluai
LW 5 Dane O'Hara
SO 6 Fred Ah Kuoi
SH 7 Peter Sterling
PR 8 Lee Crooks (c)
HK 9 Shaun Patrick
PR 10 Neil Puckering
SR 11 John Muggleton
SR 12 Paul Rose
LF 13 Steve Norton
Substitutions:
IC 14 Gary Divorty
IC 15 Garry Schofield
Coach:
Arthur Bunting

References[edit]

  1. ^ "10/04/1985 - Hull FC v Castleford Tigers". Hull FC. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Challenge Cup: Brett Kenny recalls Wigan v Hull FC final of 1985". BBC Sport. 22 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 

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