Wright hails Cumbria unity after nines success

Joe McKenna
Joe McKenna was in the Cumbria squad for the nines at Warrington

Cumbria coach Chris Wright has hailed the togetherness between the players after an unbeaten second round of the Rugby League Nines at Warrington.

The side, assembled from Workington and Whitehaven squads, beat Huddersfield and Widnes, and drew with the hosts to move second behind Wiganexternal-link in the group.

"A lot of players didn't know each other," Wright told BBC Radio Cumbria.

"They've responded in the Cumbria shirt, played together brilliantly as a 13 and we couldn't ask any more."

The next round of fixtures for Cumbria take place at Salford's Willows stadium on 21 June.

Full results

Warrington Wolves 35-12 Huddersfield Giants

Cumbria 19-11 Widnes Vikings

Huddersfield Giants 12-27 Widnes Vikings

Warrington Wolves 14-14 Cumbria

Cumbria 23-11 Huddersfield Giants

Warrington Wolves 32-8 Widnes Vikings