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Cumbria stun World Cup side led by Wigan Warriors prop and ex-St Helens man as well as Super League target

This weekend is the weekend of warm-up games for the World Cup.

Last night we saw England cruise passed Fiji 50-0 with nine different try scorers, Scotland are set to take on England Knights, Tonga and France are going to do battle as Wales meet Lebanon.

Meanwhile, tonight New Zealand go to play Leeds in what should be an intriguing game.

However, last night there was a bit of a shock as one of the World Cup teams lost to a squad assembled together for this fixture alone as Cumbria beat Jamaica.

The Cumbria team was selected of the best players around who come from the rugby league rich area including former Super League Champions Brad Singleton and Kyle Amor leading the side from prop. Singleton was joined by brother Perry in the second-row.

Exciting winger Tee Ritson who has scored tries for fun this year for Barrow and has been reported to be the interest of a move from reigning Super League Champions St Helens as a replacement for Regan Grace.

A talented side against a national team, the first half was a tight affair and ended 12-all as Bradford’s AJ Wallace scored alongside James Woodburn-Hall for Jamaica. Meanwhile, former Leeds, St Helens and Warrington man Kyle Amor scored the first try for Cumbria as rugby league’s best stars from Cumbria showed what they can do.

Meanwhile Ryan Johnston got Barrow’s second as the game was left at 12-all at the interval.

A try for Curtis Teare at the start of the second half to give Cumbria the lead at 18-12. Then came a signature acrobatic finish from Ritson with 14 minutes to go as Cumbria took a commanding lead.

They then wrapped up the win as Jake Carter stepped through for a deserved try wrapping up a 28-12 win as he scored 12 points all by himself.

A disappointing warm-up for Jamaica but an encouraging win for Cumbria as they show just how strong they are as a rugby league breading ground.

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