Cornwall RLFC

Workington Town

Workington’s Chris Taylor – SWPix

Ground: Derwent Park (10,000)
Head Coach: Anthony Murray
Captain: Stevie Scholey
Season 2023 Finish: 5th League 1 (elimination play-off losers)

Last year could perhaps be viewed as a season of consolidation for Town under new coach Anthony Murray, rebuilding after the club’s relegation from the Championship.

Town were always in and around the play-off picture and despite having try scoring machine Sean Sabutey and Young Player of the Year Ciaran Walker in their ranks, struggled to match the league’s big hitters.

Indeed, their play-off journey ended before it started with an elimination play-off defeat at Derwent Park to North Wales.

Murray will be hoping that his side can challenge the much-fancied pair of Oldham and Keighley. With Maltese maestro Jarrod Sammut moving across Cumbria from Barrow to Workington, anything could be possible.

Quick Workington Facts

  • Like Oldham, the Cumbrians were founding members of Super League. They would only spend one season in summer rugby’s new look top-flight and were relegated at the end of the 1996 campaign.
  • Town became English rugby league champions in 1951 and also won the Challenge Cup in 1952.

2024 Fixtures

Derwent Park: Round 7 – Sunday, April 28 (1.00pm)

Memorial Ground: Round 17 – Sunday, July 21 (1.00pm)