Haven will stick with their 2020 playing shirts when they step out for a new tilt at the Championship next season.

With this year's campaign being brought to an abrupt end due to the coronavirus crisis, Haven felt it would be unfair to both fans and sponsors to ditch the current kit.

A statement from the club said: "The board has unanimously agreed that the club will be keeping the same playing shirts for the 2021 season.

"This decision has been made as we feel it is only just for sponsors and fans, given the cancellation of the 2020 season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"The board acknowledge that these are testing and unprecedented times for businesses, families and sport and see this decision as being the sensible and morally correct one."

The club indicated earlier this week that it would not be entering into the RFL's new autumn competition.

Haven, who were enjoying a season back in the Championship, when lockdown struck, has said money and player welfare were high on the agenda when the board made its decision.

The RFL confirmed last month that the 2020 Championship and League One seasons will not resume after they were suspended in March. But second and third-tier clubs were invited to play in a competition this autumn, which has a £250,000 prize pot.

It was to celebrate the sport’s anniversary but many clubs have felt that the costs associated with lockdown mean it is not viable for them to take part.

A statement said: “The Board of Whitehaven RLFC can today confirm that we have officially declined the invitation to participate in the 125 Anniversary Cup.

“As with the regular season the club do not believe we would be acting in the best interests of player welfare and the solvency of the club by agreeing to participation.

“Unfortunately this means that there will be no more rugby league played at the Recre in 2020.

“However the club is progressing well both on and off the field in making sure we come back stronger for the 2021 season.”