21st March 1970: Hull KR 8 Wigan 19
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 25 2012 - 13:41

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Saturday 21st March 1970

Hull Kingston Rovers 8 Wigan 19
Headingley, Leeds
Challenge Cup Semi Final

Kick Off 3:30pm


 (from 50th Minute)

Wigan Team

Colin Tyrer


Keri Jones


Bill Francis


Peter Rowe


Kevin O'Loughlin


David Hill


Frank Parr


John Stephens


Bob Burdell


Keith Ashcroft


Dave Robinson


Bill Ashurst

13.  Doug Laughton    

Hull KR 

1. Markham, 2. Stephenson, 3. Small, 4. Wriglesworth, 5. Coupland, 6. Millward, 7. Cooper, 8. Clawson, 9. Flanagan, 10. Wiley, 11. Lowe, 12. Young, 13. Wallis

Tries: Coupland, Wriglesworth
Goals: Millward 1


Wembley was at stake against Hull KR in a Challenge Cup Semi Final played at Headingley. Wigan took a very lead with a penalty goal from Colin Tyrer after just 2 minutes. Rovers hit back with an unconverted try by Coupland but another penalty from Tyrer and a dropped goal by Bill Ashurst had Wigan 6-3 up at the break. The BBC were televised Scotland v England Rugby Union from Murrayfield so only the latter stages of this match, that kicked off 30 minutes later, were shown Live on Grandstand but Wigan ended up in full control with three tries after the interval from Peter Rowe, Keith Ashcroft and Keri Jones. Hull KR found a late try from Wriglesworth but although Wigan had been described as "unconvincing" they had done more than enough to return to Wembley for the first time in four years.

Half Time: 

Hull KR 3 Wigan 6


D.T.H Davies (Manchester)


1969-1970 Challenge Cup Semi Finals

Saturday 21st March 1970

Hull Kingston Rovers 8 Wigan 19 (at Headingley, Leeds - Last Half Hour Live on BBC 1)

Saturday 4th April 1970
Castleford 6 St Helens 3 (at Station Road, Swinton - Last Half Hour Live on BBC 1)




BBC 1 - Saturday 21st March 1970
9:35am Square Two
10:00am Repondez s'il Vous Plait (French Language Lessons)
10:30am Wie Bitte ? (German Language Lessons - till 11:00am)
12noon Weather
12:05pm Marine Boy
12:25pm Circus Boy
12:45pm Grandstand including.....
12:55 Football Preview
1:20, 1:50, 2:20 Horse Racing from Newcastle
1:40, 2:40 Welsh Amateur Boxing Championships
2:50 Rugby Union Five Nations Championship: Scotland v England
4:30 Rugby League Cup Semi Final: Hull KR v Wigan
4:55 Results Service
5:15pm Dr. Who
5:40pm Debbie Reynolds Show
6:05pm News
6:15pm It's Cliff Richard
6:45pm Film: "Two Flags West"
8:15pm The Black and White Minstrel Show
9:00pm A Man called Ironside: The Prophecy
9:50pm News
10:00pm 1970 Eurovision Song Contest from Amsterdam, Netherlands
11:15pm Match of the Day: Leyton Orient v Stockport County
12midnight Weather, News, National Anthem, Closedown