Luke Broster

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Luke Broster (born October 2000) is a rugby league player who plays for West Wales Raiders in Betfred League One. He is originally from Crosby, Merseyside, Liverpool and spent his childhood in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

He is widely known around Cumbria and the North East as 'Scouse', a nickname given to him at youth level in Cumbria when there were several Lukes in the squad.

Rugby Union

Luke played most of his rugby union for Cockermouth Wasps and South Shields[1], where he was a utility player covering the positions of prop, second row, flanker and centre.

He represented Allerdale at U15 level and Cumbria at U16 through to U18[2], and was selected as a trialist for the North of England U19 team.

Whilst at the Newcastle Thunder academy for rugby league, he was also invited to play for the Newcastle Falcons rugby union college team, playing three times at second row.

Rugby League

Luke played his childhood rugby league with Flimby Vikings, before the whole U16 team transferred to the Cockermouth Titans. Whilst at Cockermouth, he was invited to join the Newcastle Thunder U16 scholarship scheme[3] and later joined the U19 Academy, spending three years at Kingston Park. During this time he represented Cumbria at U17 level.

At the age of 17, he also started playing for the National Conference League side, Gateshead Storm. He played for them for two years, ultimately winning the RFL North East Men's Cup in his second year, beating Wallsend Eagles in the final at Kingston Park.

In April 2017, Luke was selected as the Rugby League World's 'Rising Star', featuring as a double page spread in the international magazine.

In October 2019, Luke signed for Ellenborough Rangers in the Holmen Iggesund Premier League[4], based in West Cumbria, where, in 2021 he was named Young Player of the Season and was an ever-present as the team won the league.

In November 2021, Luke was invited to register with newly promoted RFL Championship, Workington Town, as a trialist[5], where he featured in a friendly match against fellow Cumbrians, Barrow Raiders.

Luke chose to end his trial at Workington Town to take up a semi-professional contract at West Wales Raiders of Betfred League One in January 2022. [6]. He made his debut for West Wales away to Swinton Lions in League 1 on 27th March 2022[7].


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  2. "Seven-try Cumbria Under-18s hammer Durham". News & Star. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  3. "U16 Scholarship". My Game Day.
  4. "BARLA Open Age National Cup Round-up 29.2.20". BARLA.
  5. "Workington Town boss delighted with triallists' performance". Cumbria Crack. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  6. "Cumbria's Luke Broster signs 12-month West Wales Raiders contract". Cumbria Crack. Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  7. "Rugby League". Retrieved 2022-03-28.

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