A pulsating match ended with both sides taking a share of the points. Ionian’s coach, Graham Steadman, summed up the game saying “we lacked composure at important moments. Wharfedale put up a spirited display and on reflection the draw was a fair result”.

Wharfedale spent the first period of the game defending in their own half. Hull could not break the Dale defence which was its usual resolute self. If there was a moment of controversy it was about the new 50-22 rule. Hull gathered a clearance kick and a few phases later were back in their own half and …

Following this week’s Annual General Meeting, Wharfedale RUFC’s General Committee elected David Baker as the new Club Chair. David, a long standing committee member is not unfamiliar to the role, having served as Club Chair from 2013 – 2018.

The Club would like to thank all its members, volunteers and the committee, for their contribution, time and loyal support over the last 12 months, during what was an unusual period without any rugby. The Club would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks, to former Committee members, Robert Fort and Adam Mason, for all their hard work and effort …

The history of Ionians is a little blurred. There was a club, Ionians RUFC, formed in 1926; Hull and East Riding were formed in 1901. Hull Ionians was formed in 1989 following the merger of Hull and East Riding with Ionians. There was controversy at the time as some of the members of Hull and ER merged with Old Hymerians to form Hull RUFC.  Other clubs were also involved and it was a bit messy.

Things have improved recently and both Hulls now play in National Division 2 North. The I’s have been a bit of a Yo-Yo side over the …

The Club has a number of tickets available to club members, for England’s autumn internationals at Twickenham, for the following matches:

England v Australia – Saturday 13 November 2021, 5.30pm

England v South Africa – Saturday 20 November 2021, 3.15pm

Ticket prices: £112, £97, £79.

If you are interested, please contact David Baker, internationaltickets@wharfedalerufc.co.uk 07810308959.

Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis, until 5pm Tuesday 26th October.…

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