WHARFEDALE coaches Jon Feeley and Jon Skurr have committed their futures to the club for two more seasons.

A Wharfedale spokesman said: "We are delighted to announce that coaches Jon Feeley and Jon Skurr have committed to the club for the next two seasons in order to build on the progress the team has made this year.

"Wharfedale RUFC has a proud track record of developing outstanding rugby players and we remain committed to investing in the development of players and giving them the best possible environment in which to perform."

Coming a tough loss against Huddersfield at the weekend, Feeley will be asking the same "effort" and "determination" when they host Stourbridge at the Avenue this Saturday.

Although they outscored Huddersfield 5-0 in the second half and their stout defence held the physical Huddersfield side without a point in the last 40 minutes, they went down to a 17-12.

"It was a very tough and physical game," said Feeley. "We actually matched them. Our effort and determination was very clear and was certainly not lacking.

"But we have to improve our discipline, as the penalty count was too high in the first half. And Huddersfield scored from the opportunities we gave them.

"The 17-7 half-time lead was not insurmountable. We had a big turnaround in the second half, but it just goes to show how small the margins are in the league."

Feeley also said there were some positives to take out of the game.

"Harry Bullough (who was man of the match) made a real impact on the game," said Feeley. "He came to the fore with two well-taken tries, giving him 11 on the season."

And then after Sam Gaudie had to leave the game in the 13th minute when his two front teeth were knocked out in a collision, Feeley said his replacement, Rory Macnab, came on got good experience playing nearly 70 minutes at the National League Two level.

"He's also normally a fly-half, but he stood out and didn't look out of place at scrum-half."

This Saturday, Wharfedale will host Stourbridge, a team they narrowly lost to on an extremely windy day earlier in the season.

"Stourbridge are strong running team who play on a 3G pitch, so I'm hoping they will have some problems at the Avenue," said Feeley. "They have a big pack and a quick back line, but they're not particularly creative. They like to run through you or around you. If you can cut down their space in the tackle then we can win."

Oli Cicognini will return to the side after being unavailable last weekend. Matt Houghton, however, will not be available this Saturday.

Feeley is hoping Stockdale, who runs the family farm (lambing season), will be available, and Wharfedale will assess Gaudie's mouth injury.