Lancashire Cup (rugby union)

Lancashire Cup (rugby union)

Lancashire Cup (rugby union)
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1971
Countries England
Most recent champion(s) Sedgley Park
Most titles Orrell (10 titles)
Official website [1]

The Lancashire Cup is an Lancashire Rugby Football Union and is open to all eligible clubs in the Lancashire region including a number of clubs in Cheshire and Merseyside.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Final Results 2
  • Number of Wins 3
  • References 4

History

Despite the Lancashire RFU being established in 1881 and having the most successful county team in the country, club rugby union took a long time to catch on in Lancashire. While bitter rivals Yorkshire had an established county club competition (the Yorkshire Cup) which had been running since 1878, Lancashire did not have a similar competition until 1971. This lack of competitive rugby meant that Lancashire had a smaller membership of clubs when compared to its counterpart. Some of the current clubs competing seem to be based outside of Lancashire, such as Liverpool St Helens and Waterloo, but when the Lancashire RFU was founded, places like Merseyside and Liverpool were part of the county, and these teams have retained their membership.

Final Results

[1]
Year Winner Score Runner Up Venue
1971-72 Orrell 16 – 0 Liverpool St Anthony’s Road, Blundellsands[2]
1972-73 Orrell 32 – 7 West Park St Helens
1973-74 Waterloo 12 – 9 Broughton Park
1974-75 Orrell 9 – 3 Manchester
1975-76 Widnes 21 – 9 West Park St Helens
1976-77 Liverpool 10 – 9 Orrell
1977-78 Orrell 12 - 3 Liverpool
1978-79 Liverpool 10 - 6 Orrell
1979-80 Waterloo 12 – 0 Broughton Park
1980-81 Orrell 12 – 6 Liverpool
1981-82 Orrell 17 – 12 Liverpool
1982-83 Orrell 26 – 3 Liverpool
1983-84 Liverpool 20 – 3 Preston Grasshoppers
1984-85 Waterloo 11 - 6 Vale of Lune Woodlands Memorial Ground, Fylde[3]
1985-86 Vale of Lune 19 – 10 Preston Grasshoppers Woodlands Memorial Ground, Fylde[4]
1986-87 Waterloo 25 – 12 Orrell
1987-88 Orrell 23 - 6 Liverpool St Helens
1988-89 Orrell 48 - 6 Broughton Park
1989-90 Liverpool St Helens 24 - 9 Waterloo
1990-91 Widnes 23 – 7 Orrell
1991-92 Vale of Lune 12 – 6 Widnes
1992-93 Waterloo 13 - 11 Liverpool St Helens
1993-94 Waterloo 19 - 6 Orrell
1994-95 Fylde 15 - 11 Manchester
1995-96 Liverpool St Helens 22 – 13 Widnes
1996-97 Orrell 27 – 17 Preston Grasshoppers
1997-98 Manchester 42 – 19 Fylde
1998-99 Manchester 29 - 27 Orrell
1999-00 West Park St Helens 33 – 23 Manchester
2000-01 Manchester 27 - 20 Sedgley Park Lightfoot Green, Preston[5]
2001-02 Sedgley Park 31 – 3 Fylde Lightfoot Green, Preston[6]
2002-03 Preston Grasshoppers 34 – 31 West Park St Helens Park Lane, Whitefield[7]
2003-04 Sedgley Park 51 – 25 Vale of Lune Park Lane, Whitefield[8]
2004-05 West Park St Helens 22 – 13 Preston Grasshoppers Park Lane, Whitefield
2005-06 Preston Grasshoppers 43 - 14 Waterloo Park Lane, Whitefield[9]
2006-07 Sedgley Park 24 – 14 Manchester Woodlands Memorial Ground, Fylde[10]
2007-08 Waterloo 30 – 19 Sedgley Park Park Lane, Whitefield[11]
2008-09 Fylde 37 – 17 Preston Grasshoppers Lightfoot Green, Preston[12]
2009-10 Fylde 15 – 7 Preston Grasshoppers Lightfoot Green, Preston[13]
2010-11 Fylde W/O Rossendale N/A
2011-12 Preston Grasshoppers 30 - 10 Sedgley Park Woodlands Memorial Ground, Fylde[14]
2012-13 Sedgley Park 28 - 24 Preston Grasshoppers Park Lane, Whitefield[15]

Number of Wins

References

  1. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/sedgleyparktigers/news/the-big-match-preview-the-john-burgess-lancashire-cup-final-942353.html
  2. ^ http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo.php?opt=7&id=20202&gallery=Orrell+RUFC&offset=0
  3. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/valeoflunerufc/news/john-burgess-lancashire-cup-553011.html
  4. ^ http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/valeoflunerufc/news/john-burgess-lancashire-cup-553011.html
  5. ^ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/3004963/Thwaites-Lancashire-Cup-Blood-runs-hot-to-lead-Manchester-to-victory.html
  6. ^ http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/cup-final-of-woe-for-fylde-1-401450
  7. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Park+bid+to+turn+back+clock.-a0101276543
  8. ^ http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/sport/valiant-vale-give-pacy-park-a-fright-1-1176919
  9. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Football%3A+Waterloo+are+banking+on+a+bright+future.-a0144239084
  10. ^ http://www.fylderugby.co.uk/news2006-7.htm
  11. ^ http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Rugby+Union%3A+Waterloo+win+Cup.-a0177938733
  12. ^ http://www.everythingrugby.com/rugby-news4455-fylde-win-john-burgess-lancashire-cup.html
  13. ^ http://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/fylde-final-clash-in-hostile-territory-1-391282
  14. ^ http://www.pgrfc.co.uk/hoppers-win-lancashire-cup/
  15. ^ http://www.lancashirerugby.co.uk/ArticleViewer.php?PID=17