Although Whitehaven are currently playing in Championship 1 over the past 8 years they have played in 2 Championship Grand Finals (which had they won would have seen them promoted to Super League), have won the Championship League Leaders trophy (finishing top above Castleford Tigers and Hull KR) and played in the Northern Rail Cup Final. 'Haven have also got to the final eliminators twice during this period. So looking at their record Whitehaven (excluding the past 2 seasons) have been on of the most successful UK clubs outside Super League.
Whitehaven is a Rugby League mad area in which JJP and Glen will be welcomed with open arms.
Lets not also forget that 2013 is the year of the World Cup. Whitehaven have been selected as one of the host's with two games being played in the Town with one of the squads being based in neighbouring Workington. We are having a new Stadium built especially for the occasion!
Who knows PNG may be based and play in Whitehaven - which would put the Kumuls at an advantage with JJP and Nami already here!