1895 Cup fixtures & results as Wakefield Trinity triumph at Wembley

Ben Olawumi
Wakefield Trinity lift 1895 Cup on pitch at Wembley, 2024

Wakefield Trinity lift the 1895 Cup on the pitch at Wembley following their triumph in the competition's 2024 final against Sheffield Eagles

Wakefield Trinity became the fifth different club to lift the 1895 Cup with victory at Wembley against Sheffield Eagles, and the first in the competition’s new format which involves a group stage.

When the competition first got underway this year, there were seven groups of three clubs pooled geographically, with games played on a round-robin basis.

Where a Championship club played a League 1 club in the group stage, it was the team from the third tier who had home advantage.

After each club had played their two group games, the seven group winners automatically progressed onto the quarter-finals of the cup, and the best-performing second-placed team also gained a place in the last eight.

As you’d expect, from the quarter-finals onwards, the 1895 Cup took on a knockout format. Oncemore, the final was played at Wembley on the same day as the Challenge Cup final – June 8.

Prior to this season, four different clubs, all of the Championship, had lifted the trophy since the competition’s inaugural year in 2019 – Sheffield, Featherstone Rovers, Leigh – then Centurions – and, in 2023, Halifax Panthers.

Fax – in Simon Grix‘s last season in charge – beat Batley Bulldogs in the tournament’s 2023 final last August under the arch in the capital.

Group games this year began over the weekend of January 27 & 28, and here, we kept this article updated with all the fixtures & results.

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1895 Cup fixtures & results as tournament adopts new format including group stage in 2024

Group 1

Barrow Raiders, Whitehaven, Workington Town

January 28: Workington Town 8-30 Barrow Raiders

February 4: Whitehaven 12-18 Barrow Raiders

February 18: Workington Town 22-28 Whitehaven

Group Winners: Barrow Raiders

Group 2

Bradford Bulls, Dewsbury Rams, Keighley Cougars

January 28: Keighley Cougars 35-6 Dewsbury Rams

February 4: Dewsbury Rams 4-40 Bradford Bulls

February 18: Keighley Cougars 18-26 Bradford Bulls

Group Winners: Bradford Bulls

Group 3

Newcastle Thunder, Wakefield Trinity, York Knights

January 27: Newcastle Thunder 10-114 York Knights

February 4: York 4-40 Wakefield Trinity

February 18: Newcastle Thunder 0-110 Wakefield Trinity

Group Winners: Wakefield Trinity

Group 4

Halifax Panthers, Oldham, Rochdale Hornets

January 28: Oldham 24-20 Halifax Panthers

February 4: Rochdale Hornets 12-52 Halifax Panthers

February 18: Oldham 38-12 Rochdale Hornets

Group Winners: Oldham

Group 5

Batley Bulldogs, Featherstone Rovers, Hunslet

January 28: Hunslet 12-62 Featherstone Rovers

February 4: Batley Bulldogs 15-14 Featherstone Rovers

February 18: Hunslet 0-36 Batley Bulldogs

Group Winners: Batley Bulldogs

Group 6

North Wales Crusaders, Swinton Lions, Widnes Vikings

January 28: North Wales Crusaders 12-40 Swinton Lions

February 4: Swinton Lions 18-6 Widnes Vikings

February 18: North Wales Crusaders 14-30 Widnes Vikings

Group Winners: Swinton Lions

Group 7

Doncaster, Midlands Hurricanes, Sheffield Eagles

January 28: Midlands Hurricanes 4-40 Doncaster

February 4: Doncaster 18-22 Sheffield Eagles

February 18: Midlands Hurricanes 16-30 Sheffield Eagles

Group Winners: Sheffield Eagles


Six Championship clubs – Sheffield, Batley, Bradford, Swinton, Wakefield and Barrow progressed into the quarter-finals of the competition as group winners alongside League 1 outfit Oldham.

York were the club to take the eighth spot in the quarter-finals as the best-performing 2nd-placed team.

The four quarter-final ties played out as follows:

Sheffield Eagles 26-10 Batley Bulldogs

Bradford Bulls 21-12 Swinton Lions

York 46-12 Oldham

Wakefield Trinity 30-12 Barrow Raiders


The two semi-final ties played out as follows:

Bradford Bulls 14-40 Wakefield Trinity

York 18-28 Sheffield Eagles


The 1895 Cup final was part of a quadruple-header at Wembley on June 8.

Kicking off at 5.45pm (BST), it was the last game played out on a day which saw St Peter’s Catholic High School (Champion Schools Year 7 Boys), St Helens (Women’s Challenge Cup) & Wigan Warriors (Men’s Challenge Cup) triumph beforehand.

This is how it played out:

Wakefield Trinity 50-6 Sheffield Eagles

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