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Darlington MP 26 Wharfedale 27

December 20th, 2014 Comments off

Darlington Mowden Park 26 Wharfedale 27

The Wharfedale spirit that was evident last Wednesday when the Forresters won a thrilling game against DMP seconds was shown again today. Dale outplayed Park for the first 45 minutes of the game. When the home side rallied and fought back into the game it looked like the visitors had blown it. A 7-24 lead had turned into a 26-24 deficit. The last few minutes were all about the Greens wanting to win. Jamie Guy gave the visitors that slender victory with a well taken penalty in the 79th minute. Three tries from Dan Salomi and one from Chris Steel with two Jamie Guy conversions gave Dale the bonus point and a substantial lead. Darlington’s only try in the first half came from Grant Connon who also added the extras.

The home side closed the gap after 48 minutes with an unconverted try from George Hedgley. More pressure came from Park and, when Ian Larkin was yellow carded, they made excellent use of superior numbers with two tries, one from Jack Allcock and a deserved penalty try awarded for the second. Connon converted both to give Darlington the lead for the first time in the match.

With a full side Dale steadied the ship and Jamie Guy slotted the second of two penalties for a great five pointer away from home.

Full report will appear under Fixtures.

Wharfedale: Taylor Prell; Lloyd Davies, Cameron Hudson, Tom Davidson, Oli Cicognini; Jamie Guy, James Doherty (c); Chris Steel, Dan Stockdale, Jake Armstrong, Adam Howard, Alex Powell, Dan Solomi, Jack Barnard, Josh Burridge. Replacements:  Matt Beesley, Ian Larkin, Joe Altham, Chris Howick, Huw Morgan.


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Taylor Prell in line for try of the month

December 19th, 2014 Comments off

Taylor Prell’s try against Richmond at home on 29 November. Will it be awarded the try of the month?

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Christmas Goodies from the Club Shop

December 18th, 2014 Comments off

If you have ordered some Christmas goodies from the Wharfedale Rugby Shop then your last opportunity to collect the gifts/clothing will be on Sunday 21st December when the shop will be open in the Clubhouse from 10.30am to 12.00 midday.

Sorry we don’t do online deliveries ……. yet! …….

Happy Christmas to all you shoppers.

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Foresters 17 Darlington 12

November 24th, 2014 Comments off

Great rugby played by both sides in dreadful conditions, with the home side coming from behind to gain sweet revenge for their only defeat of the season to date. A full report now appears under ‘Fixtures’.

Foresters: Druce; Prell J, Stevenson, Bullough H, Foulds; Bell W, Bullough J (c); Beesley, Parkinson J, Freeman, Borrill, Howick, Tyson, Whyte. Replacements: Altham J, Altham G, Meehan, Baines, Smith, Kitchen, Parkinson B, Bell M.

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Yuletide matches

December 10th, 2014 Comments off

On the 17th (Wednesday, under lights, with a 7:30 pm kickoff) the Foresters entertain Darlington Mowden Park’s second string, with a point to prove: when the teams met at Darlington in September they took a humiliating beating, and since that is the only match the Foresters have failed to win this season, they will certainly be looking for revenge.

The First XV are off to Darlington’s magnificent stadium on the 20th – the match is down for a 3:00 pm kickoff. Having lost at the Avenue by 32-18 in the second match of the season, the league newcomers have been finding their feet since then, and despite carelessly suffering a deduction of five points, look like they will achieve comfortable survival in the division. Highlights of their season so far are fifty-point wins at Tynedale then at home to Blackheath, and a bonus-point draw at Fylde.

Boxing Day will see its usual extravaganza when the Foresters play host to North Ribblesdale in the traditional Yuletide fixture, with a 2:00 pm kickoff. The Settle side are not having their finest season in Yorkshire One, but always find something extra when they play against the Greens.

Finally, it’s back to business on 3 January, when the Firsts and the Foresters are both at home to Tynedale. The Foresters will be looking to repeat their victory in Corbridge back in September, while the First XV (kickoff 2:00 pm) will be determined to avenge their rather careless defeat by 20-17 on the same day.

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Pram Race R.I.P.

December 9th, 2014 Comments off

We bring you the sad news that the annual New Year’s Day Pram Race is no more. After more than 50 years this event, which has raised thousands of pounds for charity and seen youngsters of all ages build bizarre ‘prams’ out of whatever is lying around, then getting geared up in appropriately scanty fancy dress before visiting as many local pubs as possible to collect for charity, has had to be cancelled.

What has caused its demise? You guessed it: Health and Safety. The event was going to have to be insured, at an eye-watering premium which rendered it out of the question.

O tempora, o mores.

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New & Returned Players 2014/15

December 5th, 2014 Comments off

The following players have joined (or in some cases rejoined) us so far this season: -

Lloyd Davies

James Doherty

Jamie Guy




Previous club(s): Wharfedale & Preston Grasshoppers

Previous club(s): Fleetwood, Wharfedale, Cornish Pirates & Leeds Carnegie

Previous club(s): Blaydon & Doncaster

Representative honours: Yorkshire U20s

Representative honours: Yorkshire U20s, Lancashire & England Counties

Representative honours: North of England U20s

Huw Morgan

Anthony Oxley

Luke Stevenson




Previous club(s): Chinnor & Cambridge

Previous club(s): Old Crossleyans

Previous club(s): Chester, Cromwell (NZ), Abudhabi Quins & Morley

Representative honours: England Counties U20s

Representative honours:

Representative honours: Otago Country U20

James Tyson

Matt Van Sertima

Simon Willet

Wing forward



Previous club(s): Leeds Carnegie, Wharfedale & Hull Ionians

Previous club(s): Caldy

Previous club(s); Edinburgh Ac, Selkirk, Harbour Hawks, Whakatane Marist & Otley

Representative honours:

Representative honours: Cheshire

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