The Rugby League World Cup will leave a lasting legacy in West Cumbria, according to organisers speaking today.
Thousands of rugby enthusiasts attended both games at Derwent Park to cheer on Scotland as they took on Tonga and Italy.
Organisers say tourism, the game and the community have all benefitted from hosting the Scottish team over the two week period.
The matches were complimented by a strong community engagement programme which saw the World Cup visit schools across the county and schoolchildren were heavily involved on match days and during the parades.
Organisers at Workington Town plan to continue their community engagement programmes following the World Cup success.
Tourism organisations in West Cumbria are trying to calculate the economic benefits of the two rugby league world cup games staged in the county.
It was estimated before the matches that they would bring in three quarters of a million pounds.
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Steve McCormack, coach for the Scottish rugby league team, has been speaking to ITV Border about how much support West Cumbria gave the team when they played in Workington.
Fans who turned out to see Scotland take on Italy last night at Derwent Park told ITV Border what it had meant for Workington to play host to some of the world's best sporting action.
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.
The magic of the Rugby League World Cup has continued to attract large crowds of supporters to Workington.
Many today were Scotland fans. Their side faced Italy, in front of an expectant Tartan Army.
And an exciting game ended in an unexpected draw. The result, Scotland 30 - 30 Italy.
Ryan Dollard sent this report.
Scotland's Rugby League Team toured M-Sport headquarters in Dovenby today, enjoying well earned rest after Tuesday's victory over Tonga.
The squad are enjoying their time in West Cumbria and say the reaction from the Workington crowd two nights ago blew them away.
Ryan Dollard reports.
ITV Border went to meet up with Workington lad Brett Carter to find out what it had been like to represent Scotland in their victory against Tonga, only to find him mobbed by new fans starstruck in the presence of brilliance.