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Rugby League roundup

Both of Cumbria's sides had a tough time in the weekend's Rugby League.

Whitehaven went down to leaders Leigh Centurions, while Workington will feel they should have got more out of their game against Halifax.

Ryan Dollard repors.

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Rugby League results

In Rugby League Workington Town lost to Sheffield Eagles fourteen points to twelve, despite a strong second half comeback from town.

But Whitehaven managed to chalk up their first win of the Championship season with an eighteen sixteen win over London Broncos. John Paul Brocklebank scoring the crucial try at the recreation ground that lifts Haven off the bottom of the division.

International rugby league returns to Workington

Workington is getting ready for a night of international Rugby league this evening.

After the success of the two World Cup games last year, Derwent Park hosts Scotland versus Wales.

Town's Brett and Callum Phillips are in the Scotland squad and their clubmate Peter Lupton will captain Wales in what promises to be an exciting game out west.

New coach appointed for Whitehaven

Whitehaven RLFC have appointed former Catalan Dragons boss Steve Deakin as their new coach.

The rugby league coach has been given a two year contract at the club.

Steve Deakin, picture in 2005 Credit: Gareth Copley/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Haven survive

Whitehaven have avoided relegation on a tense day of Rugby League.

Haven beat Swinton 44-18 at Leigh Sports Village, but still had to endure a nervous wait to see if results elsewhere would save them.

In the end a late try by Featherstone in their game with Keighley meant that it was the Yorkshire side who drop out of the Championship, with Whitehaven finishing above them by a single point.

Workington Town beat Dewsbury Rams 23-4 to secure a play-off place.

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