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

WiganlBacks:l

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

WiganlForwards:l

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


WiganlTries:l

Alan Davies 3, Dave Bolton

WiganlGoals:l Eric Ashton 3

HulllKRlBacks:l

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

HulllKRlForwards:l

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


HulllKRlTries:l

(None)

HulllKRlGoals:l Kellett 2
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Summary:l

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)
Note:l

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)
12:55pm
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