For any supporters making the trip up to Whitehaven today, here’s your away day guide.

Stadium capacity: 7,500 (556 Seats)

Opened: 1948

Address: Recreation Ground, Coach Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 9DD

Telephone: 01946 328088

Email: info@whitehavenrl.co.uk

Website: www.whitehavenrl.co.uk

History: The ground on which the current stadium is built on has a history of rugby league being played on it. The ground was originally used for coalminers to play amatuer games. A junior team once beat St Helens 13-8 in a Challenge Cup game on the field that was there.

In 1933, the enclosed areana was supplied with a wooden stand for the first tiem, and in 1948 an actual stadium was constructed, and the club Whitehaven was formed.

The ground’s record attendance was set in 1960 when 18,650 spectators turned up for a third round Challenge Cup game against Wakefield Trinity.

In 1973, the stadium procured floodlights, and the old wooden grandstand was taken down in 1995, and was replaced by a brand new stand which was christened the B&H Motors Grandstand wich can seat 556 people, and it is the only stand to have seats.

Travel:

CAR:

Head south-east on Owl Ln/B6128 1 min (0.7 mi)

Take M1, A1(M), A66 and A595 to Park Dr in Whitehaven 2 h 54 min (157 mi)

Continue on Park Dr to your destination.

TRAIN:

The nearest train station to the ground is Corkickle, which is a request only stop.

Once you leave the platform you need to go into The Gardens. At the end of the road, turn left  onto Coach Road and proceed down it for 100m. Turn left onto the drive which leads up to the ground.

PROGRAMME: £2

Team Form

Rams head coach Neil Kelly will be hoping his side can sail through to the next round of the Challenge Cup and put the defeat to Toulouse in the Betfred Championship behind them.

Meanwhile, Whitehaven have lost both their League One fixtures so far, but they did beat London Skolars in the last round of the Challenge Cup, to set up this tie with Dewsbury.

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