Trans-Pennine Cup

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Trans-Pennine Cup
Sport Rugby league
Instituted 1998
Ceased 2001
Replaced by Championship Cup
Number of teams 2
Country  England (RFL)
Holders Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions (1st title)

The Trans-Pennine Cup was a short-lived competition for professional British rugby league clubs in the RFL Second Division.

The competition had no qualification rounds; only a final was played. The finalists were the highest placed team in the Northern Ford Premiership from either side of the Pennines (Yorkshire versus Lancashire/Cumbria), at an early stage of the season.

In 2001 the competition was replaced by the Championship Cup, a longer and more structured competition.


Season Winners Runners-up
1998 Batley Bulldogs Oldham Roughyeds
2000 Dewsbury Rams
2001 Leigh Centurions

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