No sweat as Otley reach Yorkshire Cup semi-finals

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's Mark Ireland is felled

6:40pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Otley are through to the semi-finals of the Yorkshire Cup without playing a game.

Leeds Carnegie confirm play-off berth

Wharfedale Observer: Chris Walker has lost his place on the bench for Leeds Carnegie

8:30pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Leeds Carnegie have secured their place in the Greene King IPA Championship play-offs, thanks to a 40-14 home victory over Plymouth Albion today.

Rampant Otley run in seven tries - and keep a clean sheet

Wharfedale Observer: Stephen Depledge crosses for one of Otley's seven tries

7:10pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Otley 45, Hull 0

Prell and Boyce named on England bench but Bainbridge starts

Wharfedale Observer: taylor Prell has been named on the England under-18 bench to face Portugal tomorrow

5:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Wharfedale flyer Taylor Prell (Giggleswick School)  is one of ten players on the England under-18 bench as they begin the defence of their FIRA/AER European Championship against Portugal in Poznan, Poland tomorrow (11am BST).

England duty for Wharfedale's new boy

Wharfedale Observer: Taylor Prell in England team

8:38am Thursday 10th April 2014

Taylor Prell headed off for international duty with the England under-18s after giving Wharfedale’s followers an exciting glimpse of his raw talent.

Funeral arrangements for Otley and Yorkshire hooker David Pullan

Wharfedale Observer: SOMERSET PREMIER LEAGUE: Tor - 26, Chard - 5

5:10pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Former Otley and Yorkshire hooker David ‘Peanuts’ Pullan, stories of whom are legion at Cross Green, has died.

Otley show spirit to gain bonus point after serious Fairclough injury

Wharfedale Observer: Nazir Karim scored two more tries for Otley

6:10pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Darlington Mowden Park 37, Otley 24

Otley star Hill to make Leeds Carnegie debut

Wharfedale Observer: Paul Hill, on his way to a try in last Saturday's win over Leicester Lions, is on England under-20 duty this weekend

2:30pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Former Prince Henry's Grammar School pupil Paul Hill, who has impressed recently for England Under-20s and Otley, will make his debut for Leeds Carnegie tomorrow.

Otley postpone restructuring meeting

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's director of rugby James Tiffany is to talk about his objectives for next season

10:00am Thursday 3rd April 2014

A meeting to unify the junior and senior sections of Otley Rugby Club has been postponed.

Otley slip to defeat as points deduction confirmed

Wharfedale Observer: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

8:00pm Sunday 30th March 2014

Otley 17 Luctonians 19

Walker is one of four Leeds Carnegie changes

Wharfedale Observer: Chris Walker has lost his place on the bench for Leeds Carnegie

9:20pm Friday 28th March 2014

Leeds Carnegie's head coach James Lowes has made four changes to his side to travel to Nottingham on Sunday in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Plenty of Reasons to go to Cross Green

Wharfedale Observer: Never Ending Reason will be playing before and after Otley's match against Luctonians

11:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

Otley Rugby Union Football Club are holding an open day on Saturday, which includes free entry to their SSE National League Two North match against Luctonians.

Macc put the knife into Otley hopes

Wharfedale Observer: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

7:00pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

Macclesfield 48 Otley 21

Wharfedale hope young guns will fire

Wharfedale Observer: Hooker Luke Cole will start against Blaydon

8:43am Thursday 20th March 2014

Wharfedale will be hoping to secure their first National League One home win of 2014 when they tackle Blaydon on Saturday.

Otley prop Hill helps England Under-20s to second place

Wharfedale Observer: Otley prop Paul Hill played for the last 22 minutes for England Under-20s

5:00pm Sunday 16th March 2014

Otley prop Paul Hill was a second-half replacement as England had to settle for second place in the Under-20 RBS Six Nations.

Hill is on the bench again for England Under-20s

Wharfedale Observer: Paul Hill, on his way to a try in last Saturday's win over Leicester Lions, is on England under-20 duty this weekend

6:40pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Otley prop Paul Hill is again on the bench for England Under-20s tomorrow night when they play Italy at Calvisano’s Stadio Peroni (6.00).

A fitting tribute to Walker memory

Wharfedale Observer: Johnny Walker excelled as a cross-code rugby player

7:40pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

Former Otley rugby union and Cougars rugby league star Johnny Walker will be remembered on Friday.

Otley's brave comeback doesn't even yield bonus point

Wharfedale Observer: In-form Karim Nazir added two more tries for Otley

6:30pm Sunday 9th March 2014

Stourbridge 34, Otley 25

Otley prop Hill on the bench for England Under-20s

Wharfedale Observer: Paul Hill, left, and Jack Walker gave former Otley colleague Ben Cooper an earful at Galashiels last Friday

5:30pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Otley prop Paul Hill, who is on loan from Leeds Carnegie, is on the bench for England in their under-20 international against Wales on Friday at Kingston Park, Newcastle (7.45).

Care: England are ready for Welsh vitriol

Wharfedale Observer: Danny Care says it is forgotten that England are an incredibly proud country

12:00am Wednesday 5th March 2014

England are well prepared for Wales’ hostile brand of patriot fervour when the RBS Six Nations title rivals clash at Twickenham on Sunday.

Lion-hearted Otley fight back for victory

Wharfedale Observer: Otley’s star player Paul Hill bursts clear against Leiceter for a try

9:00pm Sunday 2nd March 2014

Otley 25 Leicester Lions 15

Match result will determine if Otley continue their appeal

Wharfedale Observer: Otley RUFC secretary Marc Lawrence is hoping his club aren't deducted five points

10:30am Thursday 27th February 2014

Otley are holding fire before deciding whether to appeal to the Rugby Football Union over the deduction of five SSE National League Two North points by the National Clubs’ Association (NCA).

Care's try is winner for England

Wharfedale Observer: Danny Care should be training with England tomorrow, says head coach Stuart Lancaster

9:54am Thursday 27th February 2014

Prince Henry’s Grammar School pupils past and present helped England to two crucial victories last weekend.

Otley earn their stripes against Tigers

Wharfedale Observer: Stephen Depledge scored one of Otley's two tries in their victory over Sedgley Park

9:00pm Sunday 23rd February 2014

Sheffield Tigers 11 Otley 20

Otley to fight on after they lose NCA appeal

Wharfedale Observer: Otley RUFC secretary Marc Lawrence is hoping his club aren't deducted five points

1:00pm Thursday 20th February 2014

Otley have been deducted five SSE National League Two North League points for fielding unregistered player Alexander Beaumont against Harrogate on December 21.

Otley edged out after muddy battle

Wharfedale Observer: Nazir Karim scored Otley's try

11:40am Thursday 20th February 2014

Chester 10, Otley 8

Former Otley player scores against his old club as Chester triumph

Wharfedale Observer: Winger Nazir Karim scored for the second successive week - but this time Otley were edged out

6:40pm Sunday 16th February 2014

Chester 10, Otley 8

Otley mates give Ben some stick

Wharfedale Observer: Paul Hill, left, and Jack Walker gave former Otley colleague Ben Cooper an earful at Galashiels last Friday

5:40pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

Scotland under-20 replacement Ben Cooper may only have been on the field for a maximum of 26 minutes against his former Otley team-mates Paul Hill and Jack Walker last Friday at Galashiels but it didn’t stop him getting an ‘earful’.

Revitalised Otley cause Park strife

Wharfedale Observer: Nazir Karim goes over for Otley’s try

8:00pm Sunday 9th February 2014

Otley 14 Sedgley Park 12

Otley are still awaiting appeal result after RFU ruling over points deduction

Wharfedale Observer: Former Otley player Ben Cooper is on the Scotland under-20s'replacements' bench

6:40pm Thursday 6th February 2014

Otley Rugby Union Football Club are still waiting to hear the outcome of their appeal over a deduction of five league points.

Otley await appeal hearing verdict over five-point deduction

Wharfedale Observer: Otley RUFC secretary Marc Lawrence is hoping his club aren't deducted five points

10:26am Thursday 6th February 2014

Otley Rugby Union Football Club are still waiting to hear the outcome of their appeal over a deduction of five league points.

Yarnbury bloom in Senior Vase

Wharfedale Observer: Yarnbury try-scorer Jason Avison muscles up in the tackle against Bradford Salem

10:20am Thursday 6th February 2014

Hartlepool BBOB 5 Yarnbury 18

Opening defeat for England Under-20s

Wharfedale Observer: Otley prop Paul Hill faces France Under-20s in Draguignan

4:30pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

Otley prop Paul Hill, who is on loan at Cross Green from Leeds Carnegie, played for the whole 80 minutes as England went down 21-15 to France in their under-20 international at Draguignan.

Wharfedale, Otley and Bradford & Bingley players in Yorkshire under-20s

Wharfedale Observer: Josh Prell

2:59pm Friday 31st January 2014

Three Wharfedale players – Josh Prell, Josh Burridge and Rob Rekis – plus Otley’s Alex Beaumont and Bradford & Bingley’s Josh Greenfield have been named in the Yorkshire squad to face Lancashire tomorrow in the Under-20 County Championship at Skipton RUFC (2.15).

Otley will have to demolissh Scratching Shed at Cross Green

Wharfedale Observer: Otley RUFC secretary Marc Lawrence is hoping his club aren't deducted five points

11:40am Thursday 30th January 2014

Part of Otley Rugby Union Football Club’s ground is set for demolition.

Otley prop starts for England Under-20s

Wharfedale Observer: Otley prop Paul Hill faces France Under-20s in Draguignan

4:40pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

Otley prop Paul Hill, who is on loan from Leeds Carnegie, has been named to start for England Under-20s on Friday night in their opening Six Nations match against France in Draguignan (7.55).

Missed conversion denies Otley home win

Wharfedale Observer: Freddie Watson's try gave Otley an early lead

5:10pm Sunday 26th January 2014

Otley 12, Preston Grasshoppers 13

Otley in danger of points deduction

Wharfedale Observer: Otley RUFC secretary Marc Lawrence is hoping his club aren't deducted five points

10:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014

Otley are waiting to hear if they have had five league points deducted for fielding an ineligible player.

Otley in the points but Caldy snatch victory

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's Chris Gemmell tries to side-step a challenge in his side’s defeat to Darlington

8:00pm Sunday 19th January 2014

Caldy 26 Otley 25

Former Otley player Dan Temm plays waiting game in bid to impress Falcons

Wharfedale Observer: Dan Temm collected another yellow card

11:42am Thursday 16th January 2014

New Zealander Dan Temm is having to be patient in his bid to become an Aviva Premiership player.

Ireland injury a Brum deal for Otley

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's Matthew Stephens runs at Birmingham & Solihull's Nick Bingham

8:00pm Sunday 12th January 2014

Otley 12 Birmingham & Solihull 48 

Greaves is ready to add his experience for Bees

Wharfedale Observer: Bradford & Bingley's Dave Barden tries to cut through the Huddersfield defence

5:40pm Thursday 9th January 2014

Having won one crucial clash last Saturday, Bradford & Bingley have another this weekend.

Wharfedale expecting tough test from Tynedale

Wharfedale Observer: Adam Whaites scored the try of the match for Wharfedale

10:30am Thursday 9th January 2014

Wharfedale’s players have been warned to keep their composure when SSE National League One strugglers Tynedale visit The Avenue on Saturday.

Eight-try spree as Otley run in 60 points

Wharfedale Observer: Mark Ireland contributed 25 points to Otley's big win

4:20pm Sunday 5th January 2014

Dudley Kingswinford 7, Otley 60

Otley hoping to start another upward curve

Wharfedale Observer: Otley's Mark Gemmell moves the ball away from the scrum for Otley at Bradford & Bingley last Saturday

4:20pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

As Otley go into the new year in 12th place in SSE National League Two North, their season so far has split into two distinct phases.

Injury-plagued Bees never stood a chance against Otley

Wharfedale Observer: Mark Gemmell crosses for Otley

5:50pm Sunday 29th December 2013

Bradford & Bingley 7 Otley 56 

Forward thinking from Bradford & Bingley

Wharfedale Observer: Richard Scull, seen driving forward for Bradford & Bingley in a Granville Clark Memiorial Trophy match at Cross Green, will get more valuable game-time against the same opponents tomorrow at Wagon Lane

4:32pm Friday 27th December 2013

Bradford & Bingley are taking a short-term view with regard to their Granville Clark Memorial Trophy match at home to Otley tomorrow (2.00).

Otley fans deserve to see big improvement - former skipper Willet

Wharfedale Observer: Otley right winger Arnold Ellison is tackled by Harrogate's pacy hooker Aurin Yorke

5:20pm Sunday 22nd December 2013

Otley 9, Harrogate 25

Otley gather no points in the gathering east-coast gloom

Wharfedale Observer: Mark Ireland scored Otley's only points with a penalty

2:50pm Thursday 19th December 2013

Hull 12, Otley 3

Defeat in the dark for Otley

Wharfedale Observer: Mark Ireland scored Otley's only points with a penalty

4:40pm Sunday 15th December 2013

Hull 12, Otley 3






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