Workington Town player thanked

Workington Town player Marc Shackley went to visit fan Yvonne Matthews when she was in a coma. His visit helped bring her round.

Don Gailer leaves Whitehaven RLFC

Don Gailer will leave his post as head coach of Whitehaven Rugby League Football Club with immediate effect.

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Rugby League teams to be reviewed

The Rugby Football League have unveiled plans for a major review of the game in West Cumbria which hasn't ruled out the merger of the two professional clubs Workington Town and Whitehaven.

Following the success of the Rugby World Cup last year that saw more than 14,000 fans attended two matches at Workington's Derwent Park, the RFL has commissioned the report which will be completed later this summer.

West Cumbria rugby reviewed

The Rugby Football League has decided to review West Cumbria's rugby teams.

During the World Cup games crowds of 14,000 poured to watch the games which has now dropped to crowds of 700 people.

Both rugby teams have said they will work together to face mutual challenges and that the possibility of merging the teams cannot be ruled out until further evidence has been reviewed.

The review aims to create an environment for both rugby teams to flourish.

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Wins for Gala and Melrose set up title clash

Gala and Melrose have both won their Scottish Premiership matches this afternoon.

Gala beat Stirling, while Melrose beat Aberdeen.

It means the title will be decided when the teams play in three weeks time - just two miles apart.

Gala will be at home to Ayr, and Melrose at home to Currie.

If Gala win, it will be for the first time in 31 years.

Rugby match called off because of water-logged pitch

The giants of rugby league, Wigan Warriors, were due to play Workington Town today. Credit: PA

Today's scheduled game between Workington Town and rugby league giants Wigan Warriors has been called off. Heavy rain led to the pitch at Derwent Park becoming water-logged.

Discussions are ongoing to try and rearrange the fixture.

It was a testimonial match in honour of Wigan's Paul Prescott, whose career was recently ended through injury.

Full Report: Workington's world cup legacy

The Rugby League World Cup has officially left West Cumbria.

The Scottish team have departed for their next fixture, having made a terrific impact on the local economy, tourism and the next generation of fans.

Hotels were fully booked, the players spent time in the community and the town was booming. The plan now, is to build on that success.

Samantha Parker reports.

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