Cumbria rugby league team

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Cumbria rugby league team
Team information
Governing body Rugby Football League
Head coach Paul Crarey
Captain Rob Purdham
Home stadiumVaries
Uniforms
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First colours
Team results
First game
Cumberland 0–8 Yorkshire
(Parkside, Hunslet; 5 February 1898)
First international
Cumberland 21–9 Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
(Lonsdale Park, Workington; 8 January 1908)
Biggest win
Cumbria 70–0 Flag of the United States.svg  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]

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Team

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

As of 2010, Cumbria are coached by Paul Crarey, with assistant coaches; Gary Charlton of Workington Town, and David Seeds of Whitehaven. [5]

History

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.

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. [6] 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. [7] [8] The game was watched by 5,250 spectators at Whitehaven's Recreation Ground and ended 18–18, [9] raising over £50,000 for its cause. [10]

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

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

2010 Cumbria Squad
First team squadCoaching staff

Head coach



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

Updated: 25 September 2011
Source(s): England

Results

Results for the Cumberland / Cumbria rugby league team against international teams. [11]

Wednesday 8 January 1908Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 21 – 9 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand Workington  
Tries:

Goals:
[12] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Lonsdale Park
Saturday 24 October 1908Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 10 – 52 Australian colours.svg Australia Whitehaven  
Tries:

Goals:
[13] Tries:
Jim Devereaux (3), Dally Messenger (2), Pat Walsh, Ed Courtney, Sid Deane, Andy Morton
Goals:
Dally Messenger (8)
Andy Morton (3)
Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4,000
Thursday 4 February 1909Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 11 – 2 Australian colours.svg Australia Carlisle  
Tries:

Goals:
[14] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Devonshire Park
Attendance: 2,000
Wednesday 22 November 1911Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 2 – 5 Australian colours.svg Australasia Maryport  
Tries:

Goals:
[15] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Athletic Ground
Attendance: 6,000
Saturday 7 January 1922Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 12 – 25 Australian colours.svg Australasia Workington  
Tries:

Goals:
[16] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Lonsdale Park
Attendance: 5,000
Thursday 6 January 1927Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 3 – 18 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand  
Tries:

Goals:
[17] Tries:

Goals:
Attendance: 4,200
Saturday 7 December 1929Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 8 – 5 Australian colours.svg Australia Workington  
Tries:

Goals:
[18] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Lonsdale Park
Attendance: 3,500
Saturday 9 December 1933Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 17 – 16 Australian colours.svg Australia Whitehaven  
Tries:

Goals:
[19] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 5,800
Wednesday 13 October 1948Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 5 – 4 Australian colours.svg Australia Whitehaven  
Tries:

Goals:
[20] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 8,818
Thursday 31 October 1963Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 0 – 21 Australian colours.svg Australia Workington  
Tries: nil

Goals: nil
[21] Tries: 5
Les Johns (2)
Michael Cleary (2)
Barry Rushworth
Goals: 3
Les Johns (3)
Stadium: Derwent Park
Attendance: 8,229
Referee: A. Durkin
Team list:

Cumberland FB: Lowden, WG: Shepherd, CE: O'Neill, CE: Bell, WG: Colliby, FE: Archer, HB: McDowell, LK: Halliday, SR: Moore, SR: McLeod, PR: Temby, HK: Lynch, PR: Edgar
Australia FB: Les Johns, WG: Peter Dimond, CE: Barry Rushworth, CE: Jim Lisle, WG: Michael Cleary, FE: John Gleeson, HB: Frank Stanton, LK: Kevin Smyth, SR: Ken Day, SR: Graham Wilson, PR: John Cleary, HK: Noel Kelly, PR: Paul Quinn. Graeme Langlands replaced an injured Dimond. [22]

Saturday 18 November 1967Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 17 – 15 Australian colours.svg Australia Workington  
Tries:

Goals:
[23] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Derwent Park
Attendance: 7,545
Referee: J. Hebblethwaite
Wednesday 24 October 1973Cumberland County Flag of Cumbria.png 2 – 28 Australian colours.svg Australia Whitehaven  
Tries:

Goals:
[24] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 3,666
Referee: Mick Naughton
Sunday 1 October 1978Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 4 – 47 Australian colours.svg Australia Barrow-in-Furness  
Tries:

Goals:
[25] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Craven Park
Attendance: 5,964
Referee: Stan Wall
Wednesday 8 October 1980Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 9 – 3 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand Whitehaven  
Tries:
Arnie Walker
Goals:
Ian Ball (3)
[26] Tries:
Graeme West
Goals:
Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4,070
Referee: Harry Hunt
Tuesday 9 November 1982Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 2 – 41 Australian colours.svg Australia Carlisle  
Tries:

Goals:
Lyn Hopkins (1)
[27] Tries:
Mal Meninga (2), Kerry Boustead, Steve Ella, Don McKinnon, Wayne Pearce, John Ribot, Steve Rogers, Peter Sterling
Goals:
Mal Meninga (7)
Stadium: Brunton Park
Attendance: 5,748
Referee: Stan Wall
Tuesday 9 November 1986Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 12 – 48 Australian colours.svg Australia Barrow-in-Furness  
Tries:
Graeme Cameron, Les Holliday
Goals:
Graeme Cameron (2)
[28] Tries:
Greg Alexander (3), Terry Lamb (3), Dale Shearer (2), Gary Belcher, Mal Meninga
Goals:
Terry Lamb (3)
Michael O'Connor (1)
Stadium: Craven Park
Attendance: 4,233
Referee: John McDonald
Man of the Match: Les Davidson Australian colours.svg
Wednesday 17 October 1990Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 10 – 42 Australian colours.svg Australia Workington  
Tries:
Willie Richardson
Goals:
Graeme Cameron (1)
Barry Vickers (1)
Field Goals:
Dean Marwood (2)
[29] Tries:
Dale Shearer (3), Cliff Lyons (2), Mark Carroll, Ben Elias, Mark Geyer
Goals:
Greg Alexander (5)
Stadium: Derwent Park
Attendance: 6,750
Referee: Jim Smith
Man of the Match: Des Hasler Australian colours.svg
Sunday 18 October 1992Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 0 – 44 Australian colours.svg Australia Workington  
Tries:

Goals:
[30] Tries:
Michael Hancock (2), Mal Meninga (2), Bradley Clyde, Brad Fittler, David Gillespie, Steve Renouf, Mark Sargent, Steve Walters
Goals:
Tim Brasher (1)
Graham Mackay (1)
Stadium: Derwent Park
Attendance: 5,156
Referee: Colin Morris
Sunday 2 October 1994Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 8 – 52 Australian colours.svg Australia Workington  
Tries:
Paul Burns
Goals:
Dean Marwood (2)
[31] Tries:
David Fairleigh (2), Wendell Sailor (2), Paul McGregor, Tim Brasher, Steve Menzies, Ian Roberts, Jim Serdaris
Goals:
Rod Wishart (8)
Stadium: Derwent Park
Attendance: 4,277
Referee: John Connolly
Man of the Match: Steve Menzies Australian colours.svg
Sunday 19 October 2003Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 24 – 24 New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg New Zealand A Whitehaven  
Tries:
Howard Hill (2), Ewan Dowes, Gary Broadbent
Goals:
Peter Lupton (4)
[32] Tries:
Taylor Pelenise, Ricky Henry, Lusi Sione, Hale Va'asa
Goals:
Steve Buckingham (4)
Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4,124
Referee: Bob Connolly
Sunday 27 October 2004Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 12 – 64 Australian colours.svg / New Zealand Kiwis colours.svg Anzacs Workington  
Tries:
Craig Calvert (2), Oliver Wilkes
Goals:
[33] Tries:
Mark O'Meley (3), Shontayne Hape (2), Matt Bowen, Matt Cooper, Dene Halatau, Scott Hill, Brent Tate, Henry Fa'afili
Goals:
Brett Kimmorley (9)
Matt Bowen (1)
Stadium: Derwent Park
Attendance: 4,203
Referee: Glen Black Flag of New Zealand.svg
Wednesday 25 October 2006Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 28 – 16 Tongamatemacolours.PNG Tonga Workington  
Tries:
Mat Gardner, Craig Calvert, Carl Sice, Liam Finch
Goals:
Carl Rudd (6)
[34] Tries:
Paula Koloi, Feleti Mateo, Saia Makisi
Goals:
Feleti Mateo (2)
Stadium: Derwent Park
Attendance: 1,639
Sunday 4 November 2007Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 70 – 0 United States colours.svg United States Barrow-in-Furness  
Tries:
Craig Calvert (3), Nick Beach (2), Liam Harrison (2), Carl Sice, Scott McAvoy, Dexter Miller, Brett McDermott
Goals:
Darren Holt (11)
[35] Tries:

Goals:
Stadium: Craven Park
Attendance: 1,028
Referee: Gareth Hewer
Sunday 3 October 2010Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 18 – 18 England colours.svg England Whitehaven  
Tries:
Kyle Amor, John-Paul Brocklebank, Scott McAvoy
Goals:
Rob Purdham (1)
Gregg McNally (2)
[36] Tries:
Tony Clubb, Gareth Carvell, Richie Myler
Goals:
Ben Westwood (2)
Richie Myler (1)
Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 5,250
Referee: Phil Bentham
Saturday 22 October 2011Cumbria County Flag of Cumbria.png 12 – 26 England colours.svg England Knights Whitehaven  
Tries:
Kyle Amor, Brad Singleton
Goals:
Darren Holt (1)
Will Sharp (1)
[37] Tries:
Zak Hardaker, Luke Gale, Kris Welham, Liam Watts, Josh Charnley
Goals:
Josh Charnley (3)
Stadium: Recreation Ground
Attendance: 1,163
Referee: James Child
Friday 21 October 2016Cumbria Select XIII County Flag of Cumbria.png 16 – 48Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Barrow-in-Furness  
Tries:
Chris Fleming, Ryan Fieldhouse
Goals:
Chris Hankinson (2/3)
[38] Tries:
David Scott (2), Callum Phillips, Frankie Mariano, Ryan Brierley, Adam Walker, Tyler Cassel, Lewis Tierney
Goals:
Ryan Brierley (5/8)
Stadium: Craven Park
Attendance: 1,048

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