Barnes has a sense of history ahead of Bristol opener

Hartpury RFC will make club history on Sunday when the boys in red and black run out against Bristol, at Ashton Gate, in what is unquestionably their biggest fixture since entering league rugby in 2004. Director of Rugby, John Barnes,  appreciates the importance of the event, not just for the…

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Gloucester Rugby 41 – Hartpury RFC 33

Hartpury produced some thrilling rugby to kick off Charlie Sharples’ testimonial event at Kingsholm and led late in the game, before a last gasp Gloucester score turned the tables. From a practical perspective, the value of this encounter was twofold; first, as another opportunity to define a starting squad ahead…

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Hartpury RFC 62 – Clifton RFC 0

Back in 2013, Clifton won a season opener against Hartpury.  The Red & Black went on to win National League 2 that season and the now two-tier gap was evident last night, as the visitors from Bristol struggled to live with the pace and power that Hartpury bring. The home…

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