Wigan Warriors and Workington Town agree partnership

Championship side Workington Town have agreed a development partnership with Super League champions Wigan Warriors.

2014 Super League dual-registration agreements

  • Bradford - Dewsbury
  • Castleford - York
  • Huddersfield - Batley
  • Hull FC - Doncaster & Glos All Golds
  • Hull KR - Gateshead
  • Leeds - Hunslet
  • St Helens - Rochdale & Whitehaven
  • Wigan - Workington

The deal will mean Town are loaned players under the dual registration scheme, tightening a relationship that has already seen three Wigan youngsters temporarily join the club this season.

On Tuesday, Workington appointed former Wigan assistant Phil Veivers as boss.

"We'll learn from Wigan's set-up, as well as getting players when needed," said Town director Malcolm Allison.

"We have been developing our relationship with them for quite a while now and this is great news."

Last season, Wigan had a dual-registration relationship with Workington's divisional rivals South Wales Scorpions, while Town had a deal with Widnes Vikings.

The Warriors become the eighth Super League club to agree such an arrangement this term.

London Broncos, Catalan, Salford, Wakefield, Warrington and Widnes are the six teams without a dual-registration partner.