WHITEHAVEN RLFC and Barrow Raiders have been handed fines after their supporters clashed during their Good Friday match.

In a statement, the RFL confirmed that each club had received a £2,000 fine 'for the misbehavior of their supporters' at the Cumbria Derby.

The RFL also announced that £1,500 of the Barrow Raiders' fine would be suspended 'because of their proactive approach following the incident'.

This comes after the Raiders had announced that following the incident they would 'try and identify and interview any supporters' from Barrow or Whitehaven who were involved in the violence

These fines from the RFL come more than three weeks after the Raiders had been charged due to the 'crowd disturbances' that had marred their Good Friday defeat against Whitehaven.

No arrests were made following this incident. 

A Cumbria Police spokesman said: "Police attended the Barrow Rugby League Football Club on 7 April 2023 after receiving reports of large-scale fighting and disorder in the crowd at a fixture between Whitehaven and Barrow.

"Officers attended outside the grounds and monitored the situation, with stewards placing a cordon. The disorder ceased. No arrests were made."

Whitehaven RLFC also released a statement immediately after the troubling scenes condemning the conduct of some fans.

They said: "Yesterday the club got a fantastic hard-fought victory over Barrow Raiders in the first Cumbrian derby of the season at Craven Park.

"Over 3,000 Cumbrians were in attendance showing rugby league in Cumbria remains strong.

"However, the club doesn't condone the scenes that stopped the game around the hour mark."