1982 Challenge Cup final: Hull v Widnes

The Challenge Cup certainly owed Hull a thing or two come 1982. The club had last won the famous trophy in 1914 (in Halifax), but since then had lost five finals, including three at Wembley, giving strength to the ever growing impression that the team were suffering from a hoodoo when it came to the Twin Towers. Their last final defeat had been particularly galling – a 10-5 loss to bitter rivals Hull Kingston Rovers in 1980 – so as the 1982 final against Widnes approached, Hull had a lot of issues to resolve with the competition.