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Club charged for “crowd disturbance” after trouble during huge Easter derby

The Easter weekend is one of the highlights of the rugby league season as we get to see the biggest and best rugby league derbies.

We see the Hull derby as Hull FC and Hull KR battle as well as the original derby between Wigan Warriors and St Helens.

In fact, labelled Rivals Round, that round of Super League is full of derbies and rivalries and led to a record attendance for a round of Super League this year.

Meanwhile, the games in the Championship and League One led to an aggregate attendance for the weekend of over 100,000.

The Championship also turns to derbies but sadly one of them, the Cumbrian derby between Barrow Raiders and Whitehaven, has seen the Raiders charged by the RFL for crowd disturbance.

The released the following statement:

“Barrow Raiders have been charged by the RFL following crowd disturbance during our Good Friday defeat to Whitehaven.

“The club has been charged by the RFL for failure to adhere to codes of conduct, failure to control the crowd, misconduct of spectators and conduct prejudicial to the interests of the game.

“In light of this, we are aiming to try to identify and interview any supporters, either from Barrow or Whitehaven, who were either inciting violence or committing violent acts in the video below.

“We would be grateful if any of our supporters were able to forward names and contact details of anyone acting inappropriately in the video.

“We do not want trial by social media, whereby innocent people are wrongly accused.

“We ask supporters who are able to share information to do so confidentially by emailing”

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