Workington Town are continuing to bolster their pack with the best of Cumbrian talent with Tom Curwen agreeing a new deal with the club.

Town coach Chris Thorman believes some of the latest rule changes in rugby league will really benefit the former Seaton amateur.

And he was delighted that the prop would be part of the squad for the 2021 campaign in League One.

"I’m really pleased that Tom has re-signed for 2021," said Thorman.

"With the new rule changes coming into effect, I’ve had a couple of good conversations with Tom about how I think he can really evolve his game and we’re both really excited to see him develop that.

"He’s a local lad and is of the age now I expect him to be a leader on and off the field, which is something he’s definitely capable of.

"I look forward to working with him again next season."

And Curwen said he was looking forward to getting back into the game, after the sudden end to last season due to the coronavirus lockdown.

He added: "I’m looking forward to 2021. As we all were, I was disappointed when this season suddenly ended.

"We’d had a great pre-season and a pretty good start in the few games we had.

"I’ve really enjoyed my time at Town and after such an unsettled year can’t wait to get back into it again."

n Toronto Wolfpack have been granted a stay of execution after Super League clubs deferred a decision on their re-application.

The Canadian club pulled out of Super League in July after owner David Argyle announced he could no longer fund them but they are keen to return in 2021 under new ownership and recently submitted an 80-page business plan.

Their bid could have been rejected at Friday's Super League board meeting but instead the PA news agency understands delegates agreed to give Toronto businessman Carlo LiVolsi an opportunity to present more details of his plans to re-launch the club.

The application went before a virtual meeting of the Super League board, which largely comprises owners or chief executives of the other 11 clubs following the breakaway from the Rugby Football League in 2018.

The RFL is known to be supportive of Toronto's bid but only has one vote, the same as Super League's executive chairman Robert Elstone, who is thought to have strong reservations over the North American franchise.