Cumbria rugby league team

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Cumbria rugby league team
Governing body Rugby Football League
Head coach Paul Crarey
Captain Rob Purdham
Home stadium Varies
Colours
First game
Cumberland 0–8 Yorkshire
(Parkside, Hunslet; 5 February 1898)
First international
Cumberland 21–9  New Zealand
(Lonsdale Park, Workington; 8 January 1908)
Biggest win
Cumbria 70–0  United States
(Craven Park, Barrow-in-Furness; 4 November 2007)
Biggest defeat
Cumbria 12–64 Anzacs
(Derwent Park, Workington; 27 October 2004)

The Cumbria rugby league team (known as Cumberland from 1898-1973) is an English representative rugby league team consisting of players who were born in the county of Cumbria and the historic county of Cumberland. They play fixtures against international representative sides, often acting as opposition in warm-up fixtures for touring international sides.[1][2]

Team[edit]

The Cumbrian side features professional players from the European Super League, the Co-operative Championship, Championship 1 and the amateur game.[3][4]

Cumbria are coached by Paul Crarey, with assistant coaches Gary Charlton of Workington Town and Whitehaven's David Seeds.[5]

History[edit]

Cumbria played the touring Australian Kangaroos during 14 Kangaroo Tours, including 1908-09 (twice), 1911-12, 1921-22, 1929–30, 1933–34, 1948–49, 1963-64, 1967-68, 1973, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990 and 1994, as well as playing the Australians as part of their 1992 Rugby League World Cup Final tour. They also played New Zealand in 1907–08, 1926–27 and 1980.

In 1908, Cumberland played their only match outside of England when they lost 18–4 to Sydney based Australian team Eastern Suburbs at the Sydney Showground on 2 May.[6]

During the 2004 Tri-Nations series Cumbria played a match against an 'ANZAC Combination' side made up of Australian and New Zealand squad members. The 64–12 loss was the largest ever suffered by the Cumbrian side.

Cumbria played the England national rugby league team as part of England's preparation for the 2010 Four Nations.[7] The match raised funds for the Rugby Football League's benevolent fund and the family of Garry Purdham, who was among the victims of the Cumbria shootings tragedy on 2 June 2010.[8][9] The game was watched by 5,250 spectators at Whitehaven's Recreation Ground and ended 18–18,[10] raising over £50,000 for its cause.[11]

In 2006, Cumbria defeated Tonga 28–16 at Derwent Park in Workington, while on 4 November, 2007, Cumbria recorded its largest ever win when they defeated the United States 70–0 at Craven Park in Barrow-in-Furness.

2010 squad[edit]

The squad for the match against England on 3 October 2010.

2010 Cumbria Squad
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain

Updated: 25 September 2011
Source(s): England

Results[edit]

Results for the Cumberland / Cumbria rugby league team against international teams.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results". RLEF. 2007. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  2. ^ "Cumbria let outright Victory slip away". Marras. 2004. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  3. ^ "Egremont duo to represent Cumbria in memorial match". Whitehaven News. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Cumbria reveal Garry Purdham game squad to face England". BBC. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  5. ^ "Cumbria squad announced for memorial match". Quins. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  6. ^ Eastern Suburbs vs Cumberland 1908
  7. ^ "England RL to play Cumbria in memorial match". Rugby League Online. 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  8. ^ "Charity rugby match for Cumbria gun victim". BBC. 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-09-16. 
  9. ^ http://www.sportinglife.com/rugbyleague/news/story_get.cgi?STORY_NAME=rleague/10/09/01/RUGBYL_Cumbria.html
  10. ^ "Official England Match Report". England Rugby League. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  11. ^ "Cumbria and England game raises £50,000 for Purdham Family". Whitehaven News. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  12. ^ Cumbria rugby league team results
  13. ^ Cumberland vs New Zealand 1908
  14. ^ Cumberland vs Australia 1908
  15. ^ Cumberland vs Australia 1909
  16. ^ Cumberland vs Australaisa 1911
  17. ^ Cumberland vs Australaisa 1911
  18. ^ Cumberland vs New Zealand 1927
  19. ^ Cumberland vs Australia 1929
  20. ^ Cumberland vs Australia 1933
  21. ^ Cumberland vs Australia 1948
  22. ^ Cumberland vs Australia 1963
  23. ^ Cumberland vs Australia 1967
  24. ^ Cumberland vs Australia 1973
  25. ^ Cumbria vs Australia 1978
  26. ^ Cumbria vs New Zealand 1980
  27. ^ Cumbria vs Australia 1982
  28. ^ Cumbria vs Australia 1986
  29. ^ Cumbria vs Australia 1990
  30. ^ Cumbria vs Australia 1992
  31. ^ Cumbria vs Australia 1994
  32. ^ Cumbria vs New Zealand A 2003
  33. ^ Cumbria vs Anzacs 2004
  34. ^ Cumbria vs Tonga 2006
  35. ^ Cumbria vs USA 2007
  36. ^ Cumbria vs England 2010
  37. ^ Cumbria vs England Knights 2011
  38. ^ Cumbria Select vs Scotland 2016

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