20th April 1963: Hull Kingston Rovers 4 Wigan 18
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Hull Kingston Rovers 4 Wigan 18 - Saturday 20th April 1963
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Competition: Challenge Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Dave Bolton, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Alan Davies, 5. Frank Carlton, 6. Stan McLeod, 7. Frank Pitchford


8. Jimmy Belshaw, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Brian McTigue, 11. Frank Collier, 12. Geoff Lyon, 13. Roy Evans


Alan Davies 3, Dave Bolton

WiganlGoals:l Eric Ashton 3


1. Kellett, 2. Paul, 3. Major, 4. Blackmore, 5. Harris, 6. Elliott, 7. Bunting


8. J.Drake, 9. Lockwood, 10. Coverdale, 11. Murphy, 12. Bonner, 13. Taylor



HulllKRlGoals:l Kellett 2

Wembley was at stake with Wigan meeting Hull KR on a poor and muddy Headingley pitch. It was a tight first half with the wind in Hull KR's favour but they chose on a few occasions not to take penalty goal shots and perhaps regretted this later. They did take the lead with a Kellett penalty but Wigan went ahead just before half time with good combination from Alan Davies and Eric Ashton getting Dave Bolton over for a try. In the second half Wigan had the wind at their backs but it was only in the final quarter that they ran amok with Davies completing a second half hat-trick.

Half Time:l

Hull KR 2 Wigan 3

Referee:l D.T.H Davies (Manchester)

Poor Weather earlier in the season had pushed the Challenge Cup being schedule. The Semi Finals were originally due to be played on Saturday April 6th.

Television:l Live Coverage on BBC Television in Black White during Grandstand. Commentator: Eddie Waring

1962-1963 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 20th April 1963
Hull Kingston Rovers 4 Wigan 18 (at Headingley, Leeds)
Wakefield Trinity 5 Warrington 2 (at Station Road, Swinton)

BBC Television - Saturday 20th April 1963
9:30am Stereophony (till 10:30am)
Public Service Announcements
1:00pm Grandstand including....
Horse Racing from Newbury
Badminton Horse Trials
Athletics from Wembley Pool: International All Star Meeting
Rugby League: Hull Kingston Rovers v Wigan
Sports Results
5:00pm Circus Boy
5:25pm Just William
5:50pm News, Today's Sport
6:00pm Juke Box Jury
6:35pm The Third Man
7:00pm Laramie
7:45pm The Red Army Choir
8:35pm Film: "Fun on a Weekend"
10:05pm News, Weather
10:15pm Sport
10:40pm That Was the Week That Was
11:20pm National Anthem, Closedown