Next Matches - Wednesday 29 April - Dev XV v Bradford & Bingley (H) Aire/Wharfe Plate KO 7:30pm - Thursday 30 April - Harrogate v Wharfedale at West Park Leeds (ground at Bramhope) Yorkshire Cup Final KO 7:30pm

Wharfedale 29 Hartpury College 3

April 25th, 2015 Comments off

Wharfedale finish with a flourish

Wharfedale threw off the tag of plucky losers in the last league game of the season with a superb display against highly placed Hartpury.

Dale competed from the kick off and had the lion’s share of possession and territory in the first half despite playing up the Yorkshire slope. The only area that the students had the edge was in the scrum.

A clever move at the front of the line out led to a break from James Doherty who fed Ian Larkin for Wharfedale’s first try which proved too difficult for Jamie Guy to convert. Dale’s second try came from good work from forwards and backs which led to Jack Barnard crossing in the corner. Again Guy was unsuccessful with the conversion.

The students got on the scoreboard just before half time with a penalty from the boot of Craig Jackson.

The Green machine turned on an exhibition of rugby in the second half giving the students a lesson in discipline, defence and control of the ball. Dale gained control of the set piece and although their lineout creaked a little they again dominated a lacklustre students team.

Pressure from the Dale pack created the opportunity for a Dan Solomi dart from 2 metres (again unconverted) before Solomi ran in a glorious try from 60 metres breaking tackles and rounding the full back as well.

More pressure from Dale led to a Penalty try with Jamie Guy converting the last two the final score was just reward for a magnificent display.

Full report will appear under Fixtures.

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Cup Final 30 April (updated)

April 16th, 2015 Comments off

The Final of this season’s Yorkshire Cup will be played on Thursday 30 April at West Park Leeds (located in Bramhope). Kick-off confirmed as 7:30.

Cupholders Wharfedale’s opponents will be Harrogate.

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First Aiders Wanted

April 4th, 2015 Comments off

Volunteers are required to increase the size of our pool of qualified First Aiders who would be available from time to time particularly on match days.

If you are already a qualified First Aider (or are willing to be trained as such) and are interested in helping our club in this important role by providing support to the spectators/visitors etc as required, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Ed Williams by e-mail at or by telephone at 07793 408910.

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Players Dinner Friday 8 May 2015

April 1st, 2015 Comments off

The 2015 Players Dinner will be held in the clubhouse on Friday 8 May 2015.

Click here for details

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Wharfedale Beer Festival 6-7 November 2015

March 30th, 2015 Comments off

The Wharfedale Beer Festival is to be held in Grassington Town Hall on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 November 2015.

See UPDATED flyer

Full details are available at

The rugby club will be one of the core beneficiaries from the event, therefore volunteers to help with setting up and running the event would be appreciated. In addition, there are sponsorship opportunities for anyone or any company wanting to help support the event.

If you would like to assist with or sponsor this event, please contact Wharfedale RUFC Chairman by e-mail at

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WRUFC Advertising and Ball Sponsorship 2015/16

March 30th, 2015 Comments off

Do you or your company wish to advertise in the match day programme and/or on a pitch-side board?

Do you or your company wish to sponsor a match ball?

If the answer to any of the above is yes, then look under the Advertising/Sponsorship tab near the top of this page for details.

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Dev XV 62 – 14 Roundhegians 2nd XV — 22 April 2015 (Updated)

April 25th, 2015 Comments off

The Development team beat Roundhegians seconds 62-14 in the quarter final of the Aire-Wharfe Plate competition.

The match report is now available under the Fixtures tab..

We have been drawn at home against Bradford & Bingley 2’s. The match will KO at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 29 April.

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Results Saturday 18 April 2015

April 19th, 2015 Comments off


(1) Esher 26 – 8 Wharfedale

A full match report and comments appears under the Fixtures tab.

A selection of photographs is available here

(2) Wharfedale Development XV 30 – 28 Ripon 2nd XV

The team managed to hang on to a narrow 30-28 victory on Saturday over Ripon second team. This was the final match in a successful league season for the lads which only resulted in 3 defeats, two of which were against runaway leaders Huddersfield 2nd team. The thirds finished 2nd in their league.

The match report appears here

The focus now moves onto the Aire-Wharfe Plate competition following the defeat against Bradford Salem last Wednesday in the cup. We have been drawn against Roundhegians 2nds, at home next Wednesday 22nd April, KO 7:30pm.

(3) North Ribblesdale 2nd XV 52 – 0 Wharfedale 4th XV

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Two Wharfedale players selected for England Counties U20s tour

April 17th, 2015 Comments off

Congratulations to Josh Burridge and Cameron Hudson who have been selected for the England Counties U20s tour to Hungary in June.

For details see NCA web-site

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Results Wednesday 15 April 2015

April 16th, 2015 Comments off

(1) Yorkshire Cup semi-final – Cleckheaton v Wharfedale

Cleckheaton 24 – 40 Wharfedale

A full report is available under the Fixtures tab.

A selection of photographs appears under the Photos tab.

(2) Aire-Wharfe Cup Tie Development XV away to Bradford Salem 2nd XV

Bradford Salem 34 – 10 Wharfedale Dev XV

A brief match report is available under the Fixtures tab.

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