Wensleydale RUFC to play at Twickenham after cup win

Wensleydale RUFC are to play at Twickenham after a win in the semi-final of the Papa John’s Community Cup today.

Dale beat East Grinstead 35-21 in an exciting game, with Dale taking a commanding early lead but the visitors, who travelled 280 miles from West Sussex to make the fixture, coming back strongly.

A large crowd turned out to watch the game at Cawkhill Park near Leyburn.

The final will be played at rugby headquarters next Saturday.

They will take on Teddington RFC, whose home ground is less than two miles from Twickenham.

The achievement comes days after Wensleydale celebrated promotion to Yorkshire One for the first time in its history after finishing top of the Yorkshire second division.