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Allerdale Borough Council have confirmed that the 2013 Rugby League world cup will be played in Workington.
There were fears that west Cumbria had lost out when it was revealed the ground at Whitehaven wouldn't be ready in time.
The announcement follows the decision by Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive to underwrite works at Derwent Park,Workington in order to secure the opportunity for West Cumbria to provide avenue for the event. The council leader Alan Smith said in a statement:
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World Cup Rugby League will be played in west Cumbria.