Several Workington Town and Whitehaven players have been included in the Cumbria squad to face Jamaica in October.

Six players from Whitehaven and four from Workington have been selected for the first Cumbria match in a decade.

Luke Broadbent, Andrew Bulman, Liam McAvoy, Perry Singleton, Curtis Teare, and Tom Walker have been selected from Whitehaven with Jamie Doran, Conor Fitzsimmons, Stevie Scholey, and Jordan Thomson selected from Workington.

They join former St Helens star and channel 4 commentator Kyle Amor and former Castleford Tigers and Love Island contestant Jaques O’Neill in making the squad.

Barrow Raiders boss Paul Crarey has been appointed as head coach of the Cumbrian team and will be assisted by Steve Rea and Whitehaven head coach Jonty Gorley, with Des Byrne appointed team manager.

The match against Jamaica will be the first meeting between the two sides with the Reggae Warriors qualifying for the Rugby League World Cup for the first time since their first international in 2009.

The game will take place at 7.45 pm on Friday, October 7, with a bumper crowd expected at Derwent Park, home of Workington Town.

The game being organised as part of preparations for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup which will see the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments played side by side for the first time.

Australia are the defending champions in both the men’s and women’s game with the men’s team beating England in a tight, tense final 6-0 in Brisbane in 2017.


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