Whitehaven chairman calls for fans to back the team for promotion push

Whitehaven chairman Tommy Todd has called for the town to throw their support behind the League 1 side as they push for promotion to the Championship this year. Haven have impressed under player/coach Carl Forster so far, running Toronto closer than any other side in the league to date – with the 24-10 loss their only defeat of the season.…

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Martyn Sadler: What next for Cumbria?

For years, the state of Rugby League in Cumbria has been a topic that has generated plenty of interest from around the sport. However, the debate is currently gaining more interest than ever after Workington and Whitehaven suffered relegation to Kingstone Press League 1, where they will compete alongside Barrow should they be unable to achieve promotion to the Championship through…

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Veivers wary of coach-less Whitehaven

Workington head coach Phil Veivers is taking a cautious approach in the build-up to Sunday’s all-or-nothing clash against Whitehaven. After leap-frogging their Cumbrian rivals, Whitehaven have sacked head coach James Coyle and put the quartet of Scott McAvoy, Carl Forster, Dave Allen and Craig Calvert in charge of first-team matters for the remaining five games of the season. Defeat for…

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Four Whitehaven players take charge following Coyle departure

Whitehaven have put four of their senior players in charge of first-team matters following the departure of head coach James Coyle. Dave Allen, Scott McAvoy, Craig Calvert and Carl Foster will form a collective leadership role for the final five games of the season as the Cumbrian club aim to avoid relegation to Kingstone Press League One. Coyle was sacked earlier…

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Veivers hopes both Cumbria clubs survive

Workington coach Phil Veivers believes both Town and Whitehaven need the other to survive relegation from the Championship. Veivers’ men picked up a dramatic 30-28 victory over their bitter rivals as Jarrod Sammut’s conversion following Jason Mossop’s try secured the bragging rights for Workington. The two clubs occupy the Championship relegation places following the result, with Whitehaven three points adrift…

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One in, one out at Wakefield and Whitehaven

Wakefield have recalled young forward Anthony Walker from Whitehaven, and sent Andy Yates the other way. Yates has joined the Cumbrian side on a 28-day loan deal, following in the footsteps of Wildcats teammate Walker after he spent time at The Recreation Ground. Former Saints star Walker was sent out on loan to the Championship side, and has impressed in…

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Whitehaven chairman angry with RFL over handling of doping suspension

Whitehaven chairman Tommy Todd has criticised the RFL and apologised to fans over the way that prop John Todd’s four-match suspension for breaching doping regulations was announced last week. The 23-year-old tested positive for Nandrolone, an anabolic steroid, following an out-of-competition test on November 27, 2015, just days after joining Haven from Ellenborough Rangers. The frontrower, who is from Maryport…

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