Saturday 19 January --1st XV v Hull Ionians (H) KO 2.00pm -- Foresters v Billingham (H) KO 2.00pm -- Dev XV v Heath (A) KO 2.15pm -- Rams v Old Otliensians (A) KO 2.15pm ----

Pitch Inspections

January 17th, 2019 Comments off

Would you please note that there will be pitch inspections of both the 1st and 2nd team pitches at 4.00pm tomorrow, Friday, in advance of two home matches planned for Saturday.

We will update this web-site as soon as the results of the inspections are known.

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Match Preview – Wharfedale v Hull Ionians (Updated)

January 17th, 2019 Comments off

An improved performance from the previous week still saw the Greens go down to another pointless defeat at local rivals Otley last Saturday. That loss, the sixth in the last seven games, sees Wharfedale now lying in 13th place in the table, just above the drop zone, with 39 points. This coming weekend ensures that things don’t get any easier with the visit to the Avenue of league leaders Hull of the Ionians variety.

The men from Brantingham Park are looking for an immediate return to National One and currently have 72 points from their 18 games played with 15 victories, including a 31-27 wins against Hinckley last time out, to show for their efforts.

Previous encounters between the two clubs, going back to season 1992/93 in the Courage League, North 1, sees Ionians just holding sway with 4 wins from the 7 league fixtures played. At the Avenue it’s played 3 with a solitary victory to the Dale in January 1994, and two for the visitors.

The penalty by Jack Blakeney-Edwards on the stroke of half time at Otley, put him over the century of points for the season.

Elsewhere the club had success last Saturday with wins for both the Foresters and the Development XV. The second string ran out, in the end, comfortable 31-17 winners over at York, while the third team were very impressive in putting one over on the Otley 2nds by 13-10 in front of a sparse gathering at the Avenue.

Kick off for both the first fifteen and the Foresters, at home to Billingham, will be at 2pm.

The team selection is as follows: – 1. Toms Asejevs, 2. Dan Stockdale, 3. Reece Ward, 4. George Hedgley (C), 5. Richard Rhodes, 6. Matt Houghton, 7. Chris Walker, 8. Josh Burridge, 9. Phil Woodhead, 10. Jack Blakeney- Edwards, 11. Ralph Wellock, 12. Will Edwards, 13. Ben Blackwell, 14. Oli Cicognini, 15. Harry Bullough.

Replacements: – 16. Jack Hirst, 17. Ben Sowrey, 18. Rob Baldwin, 19. Joe Metcalfe, 20. Sam Gaudie.

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Sam Dickinson

January 16th, 2019 Comments off

Congratulations to our Colt Sam Dickinson who has been selected in Yorkshire Carnegie Academy’s squad for their away match at Leicester on Saturday.

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England v Italy 6 Nations Match – Tickets Available!

January 14th, 2019 Comments off

The club has a number of tickets available to purchase at various price categories, for England’s 6 Nations match against Italy on 9th March 2019.

Club members should contact David Baker by telephone on 07810308958 or by e-mail to

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Results Saturday 12 January (Revised)

January 12th, 2019 Comments off

Otley 16-8 Wharfedale – The full report is now available under the Fixtures tab near the top of this page. The match photographs are available under the Photos tab – follow the Link to Flickr Album.

York 17-31 Foresters – The match report is now available under the Fixtures tab.

Dev XV 13-10 Otley 2nd XV

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Women’s County Rugby is Coming to Wharfedale

January 11th, 2019 Comments off

A note for your diaries: –

we are pleased to anounce that the Yorkshire women’s Gill Burns Cup match against Cumbria will take place at Wharfedale on Sunday 12 May.

More details will be available nearer the time.

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Shop Now for Special Gifts

December 2nd, 2018 Comments off

Looking for a special gift for someone? Look no further than the WRUFC Club Shop!

The new Italian lambswool sweater with the club logo has just arrived and priced at £45 is a very good deal.

Why not buy a club tweed waistcoat and jacket? Courtesy of Brook Tavener, quality tailors since 1912 and sponsors of the club. Our players and supporters alike have been dazzling the opposition in the club’s own smart country tweed (kindly modelled by the Mason men!)…..

The shop has a range of waistcoats and jackets now in stock and can have other sizes delivered within 7 days if in stock at Brook Taveners. Please visit the shop on first team match days and any Sunday during the season or e-mail us at

We also have a selection of warm hats, scarves, training kit, umbrellas and other branded merchandise. The shop price list is available by clicking here.

Shortly we are going to be adding caps and scarves to the club’s tweed range, so watch this space!!!

We regret that our most popular sized Jacket – 42R is out of stock and will not be back in stock until the end of February

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Club Shop – Helpers Wanted

October 20th, 2018 Comments off

We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to serve in the club shop before and after home games on Saturdays.

We are hoping to have a few volunteers so we can run a rota and in return we will give free entry to the matches you work at.

If you would like to help please email Claire at with your contact details and available dates.

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Youth Players Membership/Registration 2018/19

September 18th, 2018 Comments off

The youth players membership application form for 2018/19 is available here.

Photographs are required for all new players (head and shoulders only) and those who will be in the U10s, U13s and U16s in the new season. The photographs in jpg format should, if possible, be e-mailed to as soon as possible or submitted with the application form at the time of registration. Please ensure that the player’s name is clearly shown.

For those players who have not as yet registered for this season would you please hand you registration forms along with the appropriate subscription and, where applicable, photograph to your coach a.s.a.p.

Under RFU regulations, no player is permitted to take part in a match unless he/she has been registered with the club involved.

Adrian Parry
Youth Registrar

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Senior Players Membership 2018/19

July 8th, 2018 Comments off

The membership application forms for the up-coming season are now ready for completion by all senior players and are available by clicking here

For those players who wish to pay by direct debit, the direct debit mandate is available by clicking here.

Would you please pass the completed form(s) to either your team coach or Adrian Parry as soon as possible.

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