In 2021, Whitehaven enjoyed one of their best seasons for some time as they made the Championship play-offs before losing to Halifax Panthers in the opening week.
Sadly, they also lost star player Lachlan Walmsley, who had been a target of the Wigan Warriors, to the Panthers as well but Walmsley showed that Whitehaven know how to pick out an exciting talent from down under.
The club, after a somewhat disappointing 2022, will be boosted in 2023 by the arrival of two Australian players in Lucas Castle and Lachlan Lanskey who are set to arrive this week as the club confirmed today.
They released the following statement:
“Whitehaven Rugby League can confirm that Lucas Castle has been granted his visa and will land into the country on December 28th and will be followed by Lachlan Lanskey the following day on December 29th.
“The club would like to give a massive thanks to Whitehaven RL Vice Presidents – a support group to raise funds for recruitment and development of players at Whitehaven RLFC – who have arranged and funded the flights to enable the lads to join up with the squad ahead of pre-season friendlies in just over three weeks’ time.”
Whitehaven will hope to push back up towards the play-offs rather than struggle again against the prospect of relegation.