Cumbria will play Newcastle Falcons ‘A’ Team in a warm up game on Wednesday night at Carlisle RFC (kick-off 7pm).
The game acts as a warm up for Cumbria ahead of their County Championship Shield competition and is a final outing of the season for the Falcons ‘A’ Team.
Academy manager Mark Laycock said: “As a club we are fully committed to supporting our three counties as has been outlined by chief executive Paul Varley and director of rugby Dean Richards in the vision and values over recent months.
“For us this game signals a step in the right direction, and the opportunity for us to be able to come over to Cumbria and showcase the talent from across the region is great.
“We had hoped to play one of our under-18 games in Cumbria earlier in the season but the bad weather halted us in our tracks.
“We want to have a greater presence in Cumbria and now that our South Cumbria Satellite Centre is up and running we are working with Liam Nicholls, Richard Metcalf, Peter Beasley and a few guys based over there to see where we can support, and add to the work that goes on at grassroots and representative level, leading into the Cumbria Excel Camps and the Academy programme.”
All rugby fans and supporters are urged to come along for what will be an entertaining game involving some of the region’s best players.
Cumbria County v Newcastle Falcons A Team Date: Wednesday 17th April 2013 Venue: Carlisle RFC Time: 7pm KO
County Championships Fixtures 2013:
County Championship Cup Division 1
4th May 2013: Durham v Lancashire @ Hartlepool Rovers RFC (3pm) 11th May 2013: Durham v Cheshire @ Gateshead RFC (3pm) 18th May 2013: Yorkshire v Durham @ Scarborough RFC (3pm)
County Championship Cup Division 2
4th May 2013: East Midlands v Northumberland @ Towcestrians RFC (3pm) 18th May 2013: Northumberland v Easter Counties @ Alnwick RFC (3pm)
County Championship Shield 27th April 2013: Staffordshire v Cumbria @ Newcastle-under-Lyme (3pm) 04th May 2013: Cumbria v Notts Lincs Derby @ Wigton RFC (3pm) 11th May 2013: Cumbria v Leicestershire @ Penrith RFC (3pm)