Saturday 18 January - 1st XV v Preston Grasshoppers (A) KO 2.30pm -- Foresters v York (A) KO 2.15pm -- Dev XV v Bradford & Bingley (H) KO 2.00pm -- Rams v Old Otliensians (H) KO 2.00pm ----

The team selection for tomorrow’s match away at Preston Grasshoppers is as follows: –

1. Joe Altham, 2. Dan Stockdale, 3. Sam Dickinson, 4. Simon Borrill, 5. Matt Beesley, 6. Jamie Brookes, 7. Matt Speres, 8. George Hedgley, 9. Sam Gaudie, 10. Jack Blakeney-Edwards, 11. Oli Cicognini, 12. Jonny Moore, 13. Ben Blackwell, 14. Oscar Canny, 15. Rian Hamilton.

Replacements: –

16. Ben Patchett, 17. Toms Asejevs, 18. Chris Walker, 19. Joe Metcalfe, 20. Will Lawn.…

The fixtures for this Sunday are as follows: –

U7s to U9s – Training
U10s to U12s – Sedbergh Festival
U13s to U15s v Bradford & Bingley (A) KO tba
U16s v Baildon (H)
U17s v Rotherhan (H) KO 1.00pm
U18s – Day off…

It may seem churlish and a little bit picky to find fault when your team has scored nearly a half century of points in a game, but the 49-12 victory over the men from the steel city of Scunthorpe last Saturday, left the Wharfedale faithful feeling slightly flat that the Greens didn’t push on late in the game. Having said that, full credit to Scunthorpe who stuck to an impossible task manfully and deservedly earned the plaudits for sticking to it late on.

The five points gained sees Dale remain in 12th place in the table with 39 points. Our …

The club would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to the collection for Luke Mortimer and his family over the weekend.

To all who donated to the bucket collection, to Brook Taverner (Match Day Sponsor) for their generous contribution, to the 1st XV players, coaches and physios who all waived their match fees – and last but not least, the Foresters, Dev XV and Mini & Junior section who also raised significant amounts.

Your generosity helped us raise over £5,500 for this very worthy cause.

Thank you,

Wharfedale RUFC.

The Crowdfunding site for those who may still wish …

Those travelling to watch our 1st XV at Preston Grsshoppers on Saturday may well be interested in taking advantage of the following offer received from that club: –

“If any of your travelling supporters are looking to take lunch before the game, we offer an excellent three-course meal currently priced at £22.50 which includes admission to the game and a programme. All we would ask is that they either book via the following link or ring to book a place, no later than Friday lunch time on 01772 863546.” …

Wharfedale 49-12 Scunthorpe – The full report is now available under the Fixtures tab near the top of this page. Our Head Coach’s comments have now been included. The match photographs are available under the Photos tab – follow the Link to Flickr Album.

Foresters 7-12 Scunthorpe 2nd XV

Huddersfield YMCA 12-64 Dev XV

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