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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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Full Report: Scottish victorious against Tonga

The Rugby League World Cup finally came to Wortkington last night as Scotland beat Tonga in a major upset at Derwent Park.

The competition is expected to bring almost a million pounds to West Cumbria and it is certainly being well supported.

Ryan Dollard was at the game last night - watch his lunchtime report below.

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