Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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Workington sign Barrow Island star

Workington Town have signed highly-rated amateur centre Perry Singleton. Singleton, 22, joins the club from Barrow Island, where he has enjoyed domestic and international success. He played for the England Community Lions U18’s and recently captained the BARLA Lions Under 23 team on overseas tours. “When I joined Town, Perry was one of the first on my hit-list,” said new Workington…

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Castleford youngster joins Workington on loan

Castleford Tigers teenager Conor Fitzsimmons has joined League 1 outfit Workington Town on a season-long loan. The versatile forward joins the Cumbrian outfit after an impressive year, which saw him represent England Academy and play twice for Castleford’s first-team, including a game against St Helens in the Super 8s. Town coach Dave Clark, who has worked with Fitzsimmons in the…

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Ritson commits to Workington

Workington Town have received a boost ahead of their return to League 1, with star winger Theerapol Ritson agreeing to stay with the club. Ritson made 21 appearances for the Cumbrians last season, scoring five tries, and won three trophies at the club’s end of season presentation. The 20-year-old, who will represent Thailand against Malta later this month, was described…

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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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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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Cumbria derby a must-win for Workington, says Veivers

Workington head coach Phil Veivers considers this weekend’s contest with fierce rivals Whitehaven as a must win game. The third Cumbria derby of the season arrives with both clubs occupying the relegation places in the Championship. Workington’s victory over Dewsbury last weekend meant they caught some ground up on their relegation rivals, but remain seven points adrift of tenth placed…

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