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Rugby World Cup director approves Workington’s bid

West Cumbria could be handed a late Rugby League World Cup reprieve after tournament director Nigel Wood confirmed the region was still in the running to host Scotland’s games with Italy and Tonga.

Workington Town and Allerdale council have written to the Rugby Football League asking to host the matches at Derwent Park after Copeland’s bid came crashing down.

Copeland council, Whitehaven Rugby League Club and Whitehaven Amateur Football Club branded their failed project unfeasible after failing to agree terms with landowner Whitehaven Miners’ Welfare Association about an access route to the proposed new stadium at Pow Beck.

No decision is expected until the end of the month, but Wood said that rather than switch to a contingency plan they are now prepared “to give the people of West Cumbria the chance to put together a rescue bid”.

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Wigan106, it seems you were wrong about reds getting a new lease

Posted by rockerlad on 18 June 2012 at 19:45

why dont the r,f,l take the scotland games to carlisle brunton park. the city,s local youth rugby league team doing good all ready defeated kells egremont & broughton at under 9s & are still havnt lost a game yet. the crusaders kids are proof that rugby league in carlisle does work so lets bring the scotland games to carlisle up the crusaders kids team

Posted by wigan4eva on 13 June 2012 at 13:53

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