Scotland's Rugby League team have been taking part in rugby festivals and community events around west Cumbria to promote the sport and attract fans to cheer them on as they begin their World Cup campaign against Tonga. We caught up with some of the players at a fun day in Workington on Sunday
In less than two weeks time, some of the best rugby players in the world will arrive in Workington for the Rugby League World Cup.
Derwent Park is hosting the Scotland games against Tonga and Italy.
At the Helena Thompson museum in the town, excitement has been building for some time, and fans are in for a real treat.
Lori Carnochan reports:
Jo Holliday is a rugby historian and has collected over 49,000 player profiles.
He is also the proud owner of a film documenting Workington Town's historic win at Wembley in 1952.
He explains how he managed to get his hands on such a unique piece of history:
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.
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.
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.