Rugby exhibition in Workington

Excitement is building ahead of the Rugby League World Cup games that take place in two weeks time in Workington. An exhibition is being held in the town ahead of the games.

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Exhibition sets stage for Rugby League World Cup

In less than two weeks time some of the best rugby league players in the world will be arriving in west Cumbria.

Two games are being played at Derwent Park in Workington for the Rugby League World Cup.

Excitement has been building for weeks and now fans can get a real taste of what's to come thanks to an exhibition being held at the Helena Thomson museum in the town.

The exhibition includes rugby memorabilia likes shirts and medals, and there is also a host of archive films available to watch.

Excitement building ahead of Rugby League World Cup

Marnie Jackson is the Community Manager at Workington Town Rugby Club.

She says that the town is really starting to get excited about the Rugby League World Cup games being played in less than two weeks time.

Over 5,000 tickets have been sold for the games in Workington Credit: ITV News

They have sold over 500 tickets this weekend alone which has taken them over the 5,000 mark.

She said there is so much to do on match day s- not just enjoy the game, there will be dancers, singers and cheerleaders all putting on a show for the crowd.

Adult prices start at £15 and child and concessions at £7.50.

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