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|Last winners||Wakefield Trinity (10th title)|
|Most titles||Leeds (17 titles)|
The RFL Yorkshire Cup is a rugby league county cup competition for teams in Yorkshire. Starting in 1905 the competition ran, with the exception of 1915 to 1918, until the 1992–93 season, when it folded due to fixture congestion. In 2019, the competition was relaunched as a pre-season tournament,but not all Yorkshire clubs were invited, hence it is not a legitimate running of the competition, and was not played for ahead of the 2020 season.
The competition was open to all senior member clubs of the Rugby Football League in Yorkshire and was normally played in the opening months of the season. On two occasions, 1918–19 and 1940–41 the competition was held towards the end of the season due to the two world wars. During the Second World War the Lancashire Cup was not played for between 1941 and 1945 and several Lancashire clubs were admitted into the Yorkshire Cup competition instead. The cup finals in 1942, 1943 and 1944 were played over two legs with the winner being determined by aggregate score over the two matches.
Between 1966 and 1993 a trophy, called the White Rose Trophy, was awarded to the man of the match in each final. The judging was conducted by members of the press.
|1905||Hunslet||13–3||Halifax||Park Avenue, Bradford|
|1906||Bradford FC||8–5||Hull Kingston Rovers||Belle Vue, Wakefield|
|1908–09||Halifax||9–5||Hunslet||Belle Vue, Wakefield|
|1911–12||Huddersfield||22–10||Hull Kingston Rovers||Belle Vue, Wakefield|
|1912–13||Batley||17–3||Hull F.C.||Headingley, Leeds|
|1913–14||Huddersfield||19–3||Bradford Northern||Thrum Hall, Halifax|
|1914–15||Huddersfield||31–0||Hull F.C.||Headingley, Leeds|
|1919–20||Huddersfield||24–5||Leeds||Thrum Hall, Halifax|
|1920–21||Hull Kingston Rovers||2–0||Hull F.C.||Headingley, Leeds|
|1921–22||Leeds||11–3||Dewsbury||Thrum Hall, Halifax|
|1925–26||Dewsbury||2–0||Huddersfield||Belle Vue, Wakefield|
|1926–27||Huddersfield||10–3||Wakefield Trinity||Headingley, Leeds|
|1928–29||Leeds||5–0||Featherstone Rovers||Belle Vue, Wakefield|
|1929–30||Hull Kingston Rovers||13–7||Hunslet||Headingley, Leeds|
|1930–31||Leeds||10–2||Huddersfield||Thrum Hall, Halifax|
|1932–33||Leeds||8–0||Wakefield Trinity||Fartown Ground, Huddersfield|
|1933–34||York||10–4||Hull Kingston Rovers||Headingley, Leeds|
|1934–35||Leeds||5–5,||Wakefield Trinity||Crown Flatt, Dewsbury|
|Replay 1||2-2||Fartown Ground, Huddersfield|
|Replay 2||13-0||Parkside, Hunslet|
|1935–36||Leeds||3–0||York||Thrum Hall, Halifax|
|1936–37||York||9–2||Wakefield Trinity||Headingley, Leeds|
|1938–39||Huddersfield||18–10||Hull F.C.||Odsal Stadium, Bradford|
|1939–40||Featherstone Rovers||12–9||Wakefield Trinity|
|1940–41||Bradford Northern||15–5||Dewsbury||Fartown Ground, Huddersfield|
|1942–43||Dewsbury||7–0,||Huddersfield||Crown Flatt, Dewsbury|
(9–2 on aggregate)
|Fartown Ground, Huddersfield|
|1943–44||Bradford Northern||5–2,||Keighley||Odsal Stadium, Bradford|
(10–7 on aggregate)
|Lawholme Lane, Keighley|
(14–3 on aggregate)
|Thrum Hall, Halifax|
|1945–46||Bradford Northern||5–2||Wakefield Trinity|
|1946–47||Wakefield Trinity||10–0||Hull F.C.||Headingley, Leeds|
|1947–48||Wakefield Trinity||7–7||Leeds||Fartown Ground, Huddersfield|
|Replay||8–7||Odsal Stadium, Bradford|
|1948–49||Bradford Northern||18–9||Castleford||Headingley, Leeds|
|1951–52||Wakefield Trinity||17–3||Keighley||Fartown Ground, Huddersfield|
|1953–54||Bradford Northern||7–2||Hull F.C.|
|Replay||7–0||Odsal Stadium, Bradford|
|1956–57||Wakefield Trinity||23–5||Hunslet||Headingley, Leeds|
|1958–59||Leeds||24–20||Wakefield Trinity||Odsal, Bradford|
|1959–60||Featherstone Rovers||15–14||Hull F.C.||Headingley, Leeds|
|1961–62||Wakefield Trinity||19–9||Leeds||Odsal Stadium, Bradford|
|1962–63||Hunslet||12–2||Hull Kingston Rovers||Headingley, Leeds|
|1963–64||Halifax||10–0||Featherstone Rovers||Belle Vue, Wakefield|
|1964–65||Wakefield Trinity||18–2||Leeds||Fartown Ground, Huddersfield|
|1965–66||Bradford Northern||17–8||Hunslet||Headingley, Leeds|
|1966–67||Hull Kingston Rovers||25–12||Featherstone Rovers|
|1967–68||Hull Kingston Rovers||8–7||Hull F.C.|
|1968–69||Leeds||22–11||Castleford||Belle Vue, Wakefield|
|1969–70||Hull F.C.||12–9||Featherstone Rovers||Headingley, Leeds|
|1970–71||Leeds||23–7||Featherstone Rovers||Odsal Stadium, Bradford|
|1971–72||Hull Kingston Rovers||11–7||Castleford||Belle Vue, Wakefield|
|1972–73||Leeds||36–9||Dewsbury||Odsal Stadium, Bradford|
|1973–74||Leeds||7–2||Wakefield Trinity||Headingley, Leeds|
|1974–75||Hull Kingston Rovers||16–13||Wakefield Trinity|
|1975–76||Leeds||15–11||Hull Kingston Rovers|
|1980–81||Leeds||8–7||Hull Kingston Rovers||Fartown Ground, Huddersfield|
|1981–82||Castleford||10–5||Bradford Northern||Headingley, Leeds|
|1982–83||Hull F.C.||18–7||Bradford Northern|
|1983–84||Hull F.C.||13–2||Castleford||Elland Road, Leeds|
|1984–85||Hull F.C.||29–12||Hull Kingston Rovers||Boothferry Park, Hull|
|1985–86||Hull Kingston Rovers||22–18||Castleford||Headingley, Leeds|
|Replay||11–2||Elland Road, Leeds|
|1989–90||Bradford Northern||20–14||Featherstone Rovers||Headingley, Leeds|
|1990–91||Castleford||11–8||Wakefield Trinity||Elland Road, Leeds|
|1992–93||Wakefield Trinity||29–16||Sheffield Eagles|
|1||Leeds||17||1921, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1958, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980 & 1988|
|2||Huddersfield||12||1909, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1919, 1919, 1926, 1931, 1938, 1950, 1952 & 1957|
|4||Wakefield Trinity||10||1910, 1924, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1964 & 1992|
|5||Hull Kingston Rovers||7||1920, 1929, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1974 & 1985|
|6=||Castleford||5||1977, 1981, 1986, 1990 & 1991|
|Hull F.C.||5||1923, 1969, 1982, 1983 & 1984|
|Halifax||5||1908, 1944, 1954, 1955 & 1963|
|9=||Hunslet||3||1905, 1907 & 1962|
|Dewsbury||3||1925, 1927 & 1942|
|York||3||1922, 1933 & 1936|
|12||Featherstone Rovers||2||1940 & 1959|
|1972–1979||Esso||Esso Yorkshire Cup|
|1980–1982||Webster's Brewery||Webster's Yorkshire Cup|
|1983–1984||Phillips||Phillips Yorkshire Cup|
|1985–1992||John Smith's Brewery||John Smith's Yorkshire Cup|
|2019||Bradford Bulls||14–12||Batley Bulldogs||Mount Pleasant, Batley||2,278|
Historically, English rugby league clubs competed for the Lancashire Cup and the Yorkshire Cup, known collectively as the county cups. The leading rugby clubs in Yorkshire had played in a cup competition for several years prior to the schism of 1895. However, the Lancashire authorities had refused to sanction a similar tournament, fearing it would lead to professionalism.
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The 1941–42 Northern Rugby Football Union season was the third season of the rugby league’s Wartime Emergency League necessitated by the Second World War.
As in the previous (second) Wartime season, the clubs each played a different number of games and several clubs dropped out. In fact as only 17 of the original clubs remained the leagues were amalgamated into one single Championship.
The 1910–11 Yorkshire Cup was a knock-out competition between rugby league clubs from the county of Yorkshire. The actual area was at times increased to encompass other teams from outside the county such as Newcastle, Mansfield, Coventry, and even London (in the form of Acton & Willesden. The competition always took place early in the season, in the Autumn, with the final taking place in December 1910 was the sixth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition was held. This year saw a new name on the trophy. Wakefield Trinity won by beating the previous season's winners, Huddersfield by the score of 8-2. The match was played at Headingley, Leeds, now in West Yorkshire. The attendance was 19,000 and receipts were £696. This was Huddersfield's second appearance in what would be seven appearances in eight consecutive finals between 1909 and 1919
The 1911–12 Yorkshire Cup was the seventh occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition, a Rugby league tournament, was held. This year saw a previous winner, Huddersfield, win the trophy by beating Hull Kingston Rovers by the score of 22-10
The 1939–40 Yorkshire Cup competition was a knock-out competition between rugby league clubs from the county of Yorkshire. The actual area was at times increased to encompass other teams from outside the county such as Newcastle, Mansfield, Coventry, and even London. The competition always took place early in the season, in the Autumn, with the final taking place in December
The 1940–41 Yorkshire Cup was held in Spring 1941.
The 1941–42 Yorkshire Cup was the thirty-fourth occasion on which the Yorkshire Cup competition had been held.
1942–43 Yorkshire Cup
1943–44 Yorkshire Cup
1944–45 Yorkshire Cup
The 1945–46 Yorkshire Cup was the thirty-eighth occasion on which the competition had been held.
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The 14th BBC2 Floodlit Trophy competition was held in 1978.
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The match was played at Boulevard, in Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire. The attendance was 18,500, and the receipts were £16,605
The attendance was a record for a BBC2 Floodlit Trophy, never to be beaten