THE county seniors rugby team put on an impressive performance in the Bill Beaumont County Championship Division Three back in 2019. 

The Cumbria Seniors team was made up of players taken from seven different clubs in Cumbria with the addition of former players who now play outside the county at Rosslyn Park, Sheffield and Upper Wharfedale.

Training sessions were held at the end of the normal playing season and a squad of 22 players was selected to represent the county.

The first match was played away at Bromsgrove on Saturday May 4 when Cumbria met a side representing the North Midlands, winning the game by 41 points to 25.

The next match was on Saturday May 11 away at Newark where the side beat a Notts, Lincs and Derby team by an impressive 26 points to 10.

The final qualifying match was played at their home ground at Aspatria Rugby Club on Sat May 18 against a very strong and well-fancied team from Oxfordshire.

After trailing at half time by 10 points to 6, a determined Cumbrian team turned up the pressure and managed to come away with an impressive win by 26 points to 10.

Due to the three finals being played on the same day on the hallowed turf, the Division 3 game kicked off at 11am.

The RFU President, Chris Kelly and Cumbrian President Mike Neal went out to meet the teams on the pitch and then stayed to watch the game unfold from the Royal Box. The game was closely fought with Cumbria coming out on top 23 points to 13.