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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West Cumbrian fans praised by Scottish coach

Scotland coach Steve McCormack praised west Cumbrian fans again last night after a crowd of more than seven thousand saw his side draw with Italy and keep their hopes of progressing in the Rugby League World Cup alive.

Scotland raced ahead at Derwent Park with tries from Matt Russell and Kane Linnett put them 14-0 ahead.

Raymond Nasso and Cameron Ciraldo scored for Italy to bring them within two points at 14-12 at the interval.

Chris Centrone and Anthony Minichiello dragged Italy into the lead for the first time in the match before Hellewell's try ensured both sides picked up a point.

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