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Workington leapfrog Whitehaven in league table

There were mixed fortunes for the two teams. Credit: ITV Border

Workington Town leapfrogged Whitehaven RLFC in the Kingstone Press League One table this weekend.

Following on from their victory in the West Cumbria derby, Town beat the London Broncos 29-18, to go eighth in the table.

Whitehaven's slump continued. They went down 16-34 against Dewsbury Rams, and now sit tenth in the table.


WATCH: West Cumbria rugby league derby

Yesterday saw the big west Cumbrian derby between Whitehaven and Workington Town.

Local rivalry means this is always a big game but with both clubs fighting the threat of relegation the stakes could hardly have been higher and the stage was set for an epic encounter. For one set of supporters the reality was rather different. Ryan Dollard reports.

Workington outperform Whitehaven to claim derby victory

Whitehaven have suffered a heavy defeat to Workington Town in today's West Cumbrian Rugby League derby.

Haven were beaten 6-28 in front of more than 1,700 supporters at the Recreation Ground.

The home side looked in danger of ending the game scoreless until a late consolation try gave a hint of respectability to the scoreline.

  • Watch all the action from the derby tomorrow on Lookaround at 6pm.


Rugby championship status is 'unbelievably important'

It was a huge weekend for rugby league in West Cumbria.

Championship sides Whitehaven and Workington Town escaped relegation on the last day of the regular season and Workington booked a place in the play-offs which could see them promoted to the Super League.

Helen Ford spoke to Workington's vice-chairman Mark Fryer and asked him how important it was that both local sides secured Championship status for next season:

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