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Workington bids for 2021 Rugby World Cup

A bid has been launched to bring the 2021 Rugby World Cup to Workington.

The town hosted matches during the 2013 tournament and Allerdale Borough Council wants to stage games again in four years time.

The council says it could bring nearly two and a half million pounds in to the local economy.

Workington Rugby Club Credit: ITV News Border


Meet England's oldest living international footballer

95-year-old Ivor Broadis has been speaking to ITV Border about his incredible international football career.

He scored in the 1954 World Cup, played nine seasons at Carlisle United and finished his playing career at Queen of the South in 1959, before becoming a local journalist.

Carlisle United appoint new manager

New Carlisle United manager John Sheridan Credit: Press Association

Carlisle United have appointed former Republic of Ireland international John Sheridan as the club's new manager.

He joins the Blues after a spell in charge of League One Fleetwood Town.

Before Fleetwood he managed clubs including Oldham Athletic and Notts County.

As a player Sheridan won the League Cup with Sheffield Wednesday in 1991 and was a member of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup squads in 1990 and 1994.

"John has a record of success, and he is respected by managers, players and fans in equal measure. He is known for getting the absolute best out of players, and has a commitment to bringing young players through.

"I know that he will bring his characteristic determination, motivation and ambition to the club. Time and time, he has shown that he has been able to deliver results in the face of stiff competition."

– Nigel Clibbens, Carlisle United Chief Executive


VIDEO: Border Sport in Focus

Second episode of a new programme featuring the people and events in the South of Scotland's sporting world.

This episode takes a look at the history of Horse Racing in the area.

WATCH: Border Sport in Focus

Watch the first episode of a new programme featuring the people and events in the South of Scotland's sporting world.

This episode is a profile of one of Scotland's top athletes, Guy Learmonth.

Keith Curle to leave Carlisle United

Keith Curle Credit: PA

Keith Curle will leave Carlisle United at the end of the season.

The announcement follows a meeting yesterday between Curle and the club's directors.

Curle will remain in charge for the last two games of the Blues' League Two campaign starting with Saturday's trip to Port Vale.

"The directors and staff would like to thank Keith for his contribution over the last three-and-three-quarter years and wish him well for the future."

– Club Spokesperson
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