::1897 Challenge Cup


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The NFU Challenge Cup
The first ever Challenge Cup Final, 1897: Batley(l) vs St Helens(r)
The 1897 Challenge Cup was the first time the Northern Rugby Football Union's tournament for the Challenge Cup was held and involved 52 clubs from across England. Played over five rounds in March and April 1897, it culminated in a Final which was won by Batley.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation

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1897 Challenge Cup sections
Intro   Background    Competition and Results    Notes and comments    See also   References  External links  

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