The Challenge Cup is a knockout cup competition for rugby league clubs organised by the Rugby Football League. Originally it was contested only by British teams but in recent years has been expanded to allow teams from France and Russia to take part.
It has been held annually since 1896, with the exception of the duration of World War I and the 1939–1940 season, and involves amateur, semi-professional and professional clubs. For the 2013 competition, 96 teams entered the tournament.
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... during the 2011 season 28 in the Super League, 5 in the Challenge Cup, and one in the World Club Challenge, in which he scored a drop goal in Wigan's 15–21 loss to the St ... braces against Crusaders and Harlequins in the league and Barrow in the cup, as well as a hat-trick against Hull Kingston Rovers ... In Wigan's fifth round cup win over Bradford, Gareth Raynor's high tackle left Tomkins unconscious as he was scoring a try, an incident which ended both Raynor's and ...
... The South West Challenge Cup is an annual pre-season football tournament, held in North Devon, England in July and hosted by various non-league clubs in the area ... It is currently known as the Joma South West Challenge Cup under a sponsorship deal with the sportswear company Joma ...
... men's team hold the record for most all-time Newfoundland Challenge Cup wins with 23, including the competition's first season in 1967, and have represented ...
... Newfoundland and Labrador Challenge Cup Champions (23) 1967-68, 1971-72, 1975-78, 1980, 1982, 1993, 1995-2002, 2005-08 Canadian National Challenge Cup silver ...
... Double' is referring to the achievement of a club that wins the Championship and Challenge Cup in the same season ...
Famous quotes containing the words cup and/or challenge:
“In poorer lands
No one touches the water of life.
It has no taste
And though it refreshes absolutely
It is a cup that must also pass
Gets some advantage....”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others.”
—Amelia Earhart (18971937)