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Town win 6-22 against Haven

Whitehaven Rugby League FC played Workington Town Credit: ITV

After a very delayed start caused by an incomplete medical kit, West Cumbria's rugby league derby finally produced the goods everyone had come to see: some rugby.

Played out on a soggy afternoon, the home side Whitehaven RLFC lost 6-22 to Workington Town.

It was the first match of the season and both sides will undoubtedly be hoping the headlines are restricted to what happens on the pitch for the rest of their games.

Fans to take to social media as West Cumbrian rugby derby delay rolls on

Fans have taken to social media to complain about a delay of over an hour to the start of the Whitehaven RLFC v Workington Town derby.

The delay was reportedly due to items being missing or out of date in the medical kit.

Fans took to twitter as they waited for the match to start Credit: Twitter
Fans took to twitter as they waited for the derby to start Credit: Twitter

The game was due to kick off at 2pm. Just after 3.15pm the game finally commenced.

The match began shortly after 3.15pm Credit: Twitter


Missing first aid delays West Cumbrian rugby derby

Whitehaven Rugby League are due to play Workington Town Credit: ITV News Border

"Items missing or out of date in the drug box" are being reported as causing a delayed start to the Whitehaven v Workington rugby league derby.

It's the start of the season but fans have been waiting almost an hour for the match to start.

Laidlaw ruled out of rugby Six Nations

Greig Laidlaw. Credit: PA

Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out for the rest of the RBS 6 Nations, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.

The Gloucester scrum-half, who is from Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, was injured in their defeat to France.

He suffered an ankle injury just before half-time as the Dark Blues lost 22-16 in Paris in Saturday.

He left the Stade de France on crutches and was sent back to the Kingsholm Stadium on Monday to be assessed by his club medics.

But Scots head coach Vern Cotter has now been given the bad news that Laidlaw will miss the remainder of the tournament.


Blues take on league leaders

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Carlisle United will be looking to get back to winning ways tonight when they take on League Two leaders Doncaster Rovers at Brunton Park (7:45pm ko)

Manager Keith Curle says he's looking for a big reaction from his players after they slumped to a 4-1 home defeat to Blackpool on Saturday.

"Our changing room has been exposed and it is one of those - you need a reaction.

"There is no better way of looking forward to a reaction than when you are playing the top of the league and saying 'go on then this is what we are about."

– Keith Curle, Carlisle United manager

WATCH: Powerlifter selected for Great Britain team after shedding 11 stone

A powerlifter from Carlisle has been selected for the British team for the World Championships just nine months after beginning to train competitively.

Scott Squire's achievement is even more remarkable than it seems. A year and a half ago he feared for his life after being diagnosed with an enlarged heart and pulmonary embolism. Since then he's shed more than ten stone and is looking forward to a brighter future. Ryan Dollard went to see him train.

Double podium for M-Sport in Sweden

M-Sport World Rally Team continued their successful start to the WRC season with a double podium at Rally Sweden.

The Cockermouth team's top driver, Sebastien Ogier, was in strong contention for the overall victory throughout the rally.

However, he had to settle for third place after losing out to Jari-Matti Latvala, who gave Toyota their first win after a 17 year absence from the WRC.

But it was Ogier's Estonian teammate Ott Tänak, who managed to take the second spot on the podium.

Rally Sweden is renowned for its treacherous driving conditions, with the majority of the rally taking place on snow and ice.

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