What exactly is the Lance Todd Award and who is it named after?
Vic Martin, Wembley, Middlesex
JUDGE: The Lance Todd Award is decided by a panel of writers and is
presented to the man of the match in the Challenge Cup Final. The
trophy is named after Lance Todd, a former New Zealand international
who played for Wigan and later coach and managed Salford. It was
instituted in 1946 following his tragic death in a car smash. A full
list of all the winners since 1980 appears in The Judge Book of Sports
Answers, which you can order HERE.
Has the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final ever been staged over two legs?
Tony Murphy, Dublin
JUDGE: For three years during the war the final was held over two legs,
with the winner decided on aggregate. The two-leg winners were Dewsbury
(16-15 v Leeds, 1943), Bradford Northern (8-3 v Wigan, 1944),
Huddersfield (13 9 v Bradford Northern, 1945).
With which League club did Ellery Hanley start his professional career?
Jack Banks, Sheffield
JUDGE: Hanley was signed by Bradford Northern from his Leeds amateur
club in 1978 when he was 17. It was three years before he made his
Division I debut to launch one of the greatest of all careers.
What code of rugby did Shaun Edwards play while he was at school?
L. Heath, Middlesbrough
JUDGE: Edwards played both codes, and captained England schoolboys at
both Rugby Union and Rugby League. He signed professional on his
seventeenth birthday on October 17 1983, and just 201 days later became
the youngest ever player to appear in a Challenge Cup Final - for Wigan
What is the most Rugby League games in succession in which an individual player has scored points?
Ron Taylor, Crewe
THE JUDGE: David Watkins set the record with Salford, scoring in 82 consecutiive games between August 1972 and April 1974.
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