Preview Week 3: Esher v Hartpury RFC

It was back in January when these two teams last met, Hartpury producing one of their most disappointing displays of the 2015-16 season to go down 24-14 at Esher’s Surrey base. On that occasion there was a great deal of frustration around as, after good post-Christmas victories over Fylde and…

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Hartpury RFC 37 – Plymouth Albion 14

Having been beaten home and away by Albion last season, there was no way that Hartpury were about to rest on their laurels following last week’s impressive opening day win over Blackheath. As it transpired, apart from a dodgy 10 minutes before the break, this performance was every bit as…

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Preview Week 2: Hartpury RFC v Plymouth Albion

Hartpury RFC will lock horns with the only team that did the double over them last season when Plymouth Albion pitch up on Saturday. Although buoyed by last weekend’s outstanding 34-0 win over their fellow promotion contenders from last term, Blackheath, John Barnes’ men will be expecting a stiffer test…

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Hartpury RFC 34 – Blackheath 0

In producing this dominant win over highly-regarded Blackheath, Hartpury ensured their best start to a season since promotion in 2014, having lost their previous two openers. The RFC, much like Saturday’s visitors, have been widely tipped to be among the pacemakers in National 1 this time around and if they wanted…

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