Dewsbury Rams suffer relegation from the Championship

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Dewsbury Rams will join Workington Town in League 1 next season after their relegation from the Championship was confirmed on Sunday.

The Rams face rivals Batley in a derby clash in Monday night Rugby League on Premier Sports. However, results elsewhere on Sunday confirmed Dewsbury’s relegation to League 1.

Dewsbury Rams have managed just three wins from 24 games in the Championship this season.

The club tweeted: “We thank you, our supporters, for your continued backing throughout a difficult season.”

Liam Finn’s side will join the already relegated Workington in League 1 next season.

Keighley Cougars have been crowned League 1 champions and will play in the Championship next season along with one other team who gains promotion via the play-offs.

Workington players take major pay cut to help club

The Cumbrian club have won just one game all season and have been hit by financial difficulties.

Back in July, Town half-back Jamie Doran said the players took a major pay cut in order to help the club.

The 27-year-old shared on social media that players have taken a 33% cut.

It comes following a JustGiving page created by the club’s supporters’ group to “help secure the future of Workington Town”.

More than £9,500 has so far been raised from the goal of £10,000.

Doran, a former Wigan youngster, tweeted: “We are helping this club by taking a 33% pay cut as well as this for the club we love. Thank you everyone for sharing and putting your money into this club guys! Thanks from all the players and staff!”

Dewsbury face Batley, Barrow and Sheffield in their remaining games in the Championship.

Workington, meanwhile, face rivals Whitehaven in a Cumbrian derby at Derwent Park on Sunday. Chris Thorman’s men then travel to York in their final game of the campaign.

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