::1968 Challenge Cup Final


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Lance Todd Trophy winner Don Fox, Wakefield Trinity Referee John Hebblethwaite Attendance 87,100 =2 style="text-align:center;background-color:#efefef;" Broadcast partner - BroadcasterBBC SportCommentatorEddie Waring
1968 (1968) Challenge Cup Final  ()
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Date 11 May 1968
Stadium Wembley Stadium
Location London, United Kingdom

The 1968 Challenge Cup Final was a rugby league match contested between Leeds and Wakefield Trinity on 11 May 1968 at Wembley Stadium in London. It was the 67th final of English rugby league's primary cup competition, the Challenge Cup. The match is also known as the "Watersplash Final" due to the state of the waterlogged pitch caused by heavy downpours both before and during the game.

The final is best remembered for Wakefield's Don Fox missing a conversion from in front of the posts in the last minute of the game, handing Leeds a 11–10 victory. It was the club's eighth Challenge Cup win, and the first since 1957. Fox was the winner of the Lance Todd Trophy, as he had already been voted as man of the match before his miss.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

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