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Rugby League World Cup in Workington will be huge boost for amateur game - Bowden

Workington Town chairman Dave Bowden vowed that the hard work can now begin after yesterday’s announcement that the club will host two Rugby League World Cup games in 2013.

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Couldn't agree more with John Hunter (Posted on 18 July 2012 at 14:26). In Australia the famous St George Dragons have merged with the "not so famous" Illawara Steelers and Western Suburbs have merged with Balmain. Despite the whining & whinging from the diehard supporters of each team both mergers have been successful with the merged teams "ground sharing". Perhaps common sense and reality are hard to admit to in West Cumb ?
Oh and just for the record I've seen many games at both The Rec and Derwent Park(even before speedway days) as I grew up in West Cumb.
Watched Haven against Barrow this morning courtesy of Setanta and I think Haven need to go back to the drawing board before they have any more dreams about joining Super League.
And tomorrow night I'll be at one of the best stadiums in the world for watching RL/RU & soccer - Lang Park in Brisbane.

Posted by Smudge on 20 July 2012 at 00:19

Italy, Tonga, Scotland, what do they have in common?
For a start off Puzzled they all played in the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

Posted by Smudge on 19 July 2012 at 23:58

Anon- unfortunately it will as Town's pitch isnt big enough to meet the current requirements for international RL. It will have to be widened meaning the Speedway track will be affected.

Posted by Town FC on 19 July 2012 at 14:50

As a Speedway fan, I only hope that this doesn't interfere with Workington Speedway who have larger crowds than the rugby. For the sake of 2 mediocre RL matches , lets hope Bowden and Denham come to an agreement.

Posted by Anon on 19 July 2012 at 10:36

Wow, Robert rivaling billybaby for bitterest, crying, chip on shoulder misery.Way to go Bob, a few more posts and you may take his title.

Posted by dave the rave on 19 July 2012 at 10:29

I don't want to shed a negative light on this "GREAT NEWS" but...3 mickey mouse teams playing in a mickey mouse competition in a mickey mouse stadium??? I hope the 400 die hards who turn up get their moneys worth.

Posted by Robert on 19 July 2012 at 07:02

and the best news for allerdale is that copeland are going to loan them their star signing. the consultant who project managed the whitehaven stadium!

Posted by Davy on 18 July 2012 at 22:23

just to say that iam pleased that workingtion got the rugby games i wish workingtion good lucky for 2013

Posted by stephen mc donald on 18 July 2012 at 17:40

It saddens me that so many negative comments are being made by so called Rugby League fans in Workington and Whitehaven. Sadly it is these so called fans who will ensure our great clubs will never merge and they will witness the death of our great game in West Cumbria, Amen

Posted by John Hunter on 18 July 2012 at 14:26

This is not only great news for Workington but for Cumbria as a whole. We should all be supporting it and be happy we're getting two games (Scotland v Italy sounds like a big game to me).
Yet there are a large number of sour people who seem intent moaning till they're blue in the face. Makes you proud to be British...

Posted by Tom on 18 July 2012 at 12:17

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