RFL Yorkshire Cup

Last updated

Yorkshire Cup
Sport Rugby league
Instituted1905
Ceased1992
CountryEngland
Last winners Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity (10th title)
Most titles Rhinoscolours.svg 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, [1] 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.

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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. [2]

Cup finals

SeasonWinnerScoreRunner-upVenue
1905 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet 13–3 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Park Avenue, Bradford
1906 Bradford FC 8–5 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers Belle Vue, Wakefield
1907 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet 17–0 Faxcolours.svg Halifax Headingley, Leeds
1908–09 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 9–5 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Belle Vue, Wakefield
1909–10 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 21–0 Batley colours.svg Batley Headingley, Leeds
1910–11 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 8–2 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
1911–12 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 22–10 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers Belle Vue, Wakefield
1912–13 Batley colours.svg Batley 17–3 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. Headingley, Leeds
1913–14 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 19–3 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern Thrum Hall, Halifax
1914–15 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 31–0 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. Headingley, Leeds
1918–19 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 14–8 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury
1919–20 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 24–5 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Thrum Hall, Halifax
1920–21 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 2–0 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. Headingley, Leeds
1921–22 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 11–3 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Thrum Hall, Halifax
1922–23 Balmain colours.svg York 5–0 Batley colours.svg Batley Headingley, Leeds
1923–24 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 10–4 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
1924–25 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 9–8 Batley colours.svg Batley
1925–26 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury 2–0 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Belle Vue, Wakefield
1926–27 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 10–3 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Headingley, Leeds
1927–28 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury 8–2 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
1928–29 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 5–0 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Belle Vue, Wakefield
1929–30 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 13–7 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Headingley, Leeds
1930–31 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 10–2 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Thrum Hall, Halifax
1931–32 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 4–2 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Headingley, Leeds
1932–33 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 8–0 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
1933–34 Balmain colours.svg York 10–4 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers Headingley, Leeds
1934–35 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 5–5, Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Crown Flatt, Dewsbury
Replay 12-2 Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
Replay 213-0 Parkside, Hunslet
1935–36 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 3–0 Balmain colours.svg York Thrum Hall, Halifax
1936–37 Balmain colours.svg York 9–2 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Headingley, Leeds
1937–38 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 14–8 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
1938–39 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 18–10 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. Odsal Stadium, Bradford
1939–40 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 12–9 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
1940–41 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 15–5 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
1941–42 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 24–0 Faxcolours.svg Halifax
1942–43 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury 7–0, Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Crown Flatt, Dewsbury
0–2,
(9–2 on aggregate)
Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
1943–44 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 5–2, Cougscolours.svg Keighley Odsal Stadium, Bradford
5–5,
(10–7 on aggregate)
Lawholme Lane, Keighley
1944–45 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 12–3, Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Parkside, Hunslet
2–0,
(14–3 on aggregate)
Thrum Hall, Halifax
1945–46 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 5–2 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
1946–47 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 10–0 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. Headingley, Leeds
1947–48 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 7–7 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
Replay8–7 Odsal Stadium, Bradford
1948–49 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 18–9 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Headingley, Leeds
1949–50 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 11–4 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
1950–51 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 16–3 Castleford colours.svg Castleford
1951–52 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 17–3 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
1952–53 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 18–8 Batley colours.svg Batley Headingley, Leeds
1953–54 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 7–2 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
1954–55 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 22–14 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
1955–56 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 10–10 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
Replay7–0 Odsal Stadium, Bradford
1956–57 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 23–5 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Headingley, Leeds
1957–58 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 15–8 Balmain colours.svg York
1958–59 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 24–20 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Odsal, Bradford
1959–60 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 15–14 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. Headingley, Leeds
1960–61 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 16–10 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield
1961–62 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 19–9 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Odsal Stadium, Bradford
1962–63 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet 12–2 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers Headingley, Leeds
1963–64 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 10–0 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Belle Vue, Wakefield
1964–65 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 18–2 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
1965–66 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 17–8 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Headingley, Leeds
1966–67 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 25–12 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
1967–68 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 8–7 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
1968–69 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 22–11 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Belle Vue, Wakefield
1969–70 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 12–9 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Headingley, Leeds
1970–71 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 23–7 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Odsal Stadium, Bradford
1971–72 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 11–7 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Belle Vue, Wakefield
1972–73 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 36–9 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Odsal Stadium, Bradford
1973–74 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 7–2 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Headingley, Leeds
1974–75 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 16–13 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity
1975–76 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 15–11 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers
1976–77 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 16–12 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
1977–78 Castleford colours.svg Castleford 17–7 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers
1978–79 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 18–8 Balmain colours.svg York
1979–80 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 15–6 Faxcolours.svg Halifax
1980–81 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 8–7 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
1981–82 Castleford colours.svg Castleford 10–5 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern Headingley, Leeds
1982–83 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 18–7 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern
1983–84 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 13–2 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Elland Road, Leeds
1984–85 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 29–12 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers Boothferry Park, Hull
1985–86 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 22–18 Castleford colours.svg Castleford Headingley, Leeds
1986–87 Castleford colours.svg Castleford 31–24 Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C.
1987–88 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 12–12, Castleford colours.svg Castleford
Replay11–2 Elland Road, Leeds
1988–89 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 33–12 Castleford colours.svg Castleford
1989–90 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern 20–14 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers Headingley, Leeds
1990–91 Castleford colours.svg Castleford 11–8 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity Elland Road, Leeds
1991–92 Castleford colours.svg Castleford 28–6 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Northern
1992–93 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 29–16 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles
Source: [3]

Wins by club

ClubWinsWinning years
1 Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds 171921, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1958, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980 & 1988
2 Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield 121909, 1911, 1913, 1914, 1919, [lower-alpha 1] 1919, 1926, 1931, 1938, 1950, 1952 & 1957
3 Bullscolours.svg Bradford 11

1941, [lower-alpha 2] 1941, 1943, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1953, 1965, 1978, 1987 & 1989

4 Wcatscolours.svg Wakefield Trinity 101910, 1924, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1964 & 1992
5 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 71920, 1929, 1966, 1967, 1971, 1974 & 1985
6= Castleford colours.svg Castleford 51977, 1981, 1986, 1990 & 1991
Hullcolours.svg Hull F.C. 51923, 1969, 1982, 1983 & 1984
Faxcolours.svg Halifax 51908, 1944, 1954, 1955 & 1963
9= Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet 31905, 1907 & 1962
Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury 31925, 1927 & 1942
Balmain colours.svg York 31922, 1933 & 1936
12 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 21940 & 1959
13= Batley colours.svg Batley 11912
Bradford FC 11906
  1. The 1918–1919 competition was played in April — May 1919
  2. The 1940–1941 competition was played in March — April 1941

Sponsors

YearsSponsorName
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

Results

SeasonWinnerScoreRunner-upVenueAttendance
2019 Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls 14–12 Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs Mount Pleasant, Batley 2,278

See also

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References

  1. "Yorkshire Cup returns for 2019". Total Rugby League. League Publications. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  2. Fletcher, Raymond & Howes, David. Rothman's Rugby League Yearbook 1994–95. p. 245. ISBN   9 780747 278511.
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