Preview Week 21: Hartpury College v Henley Hawks

With the season approaching its ‘sharp end’, there are still at least seven teams (arguably as many as 11) of the 16 in National 1 who still need every point in order to achieve their annual objective, be it glory or survival. The result is that virtually every game assumes…

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Cinderford RFC 7 – Hartpury College 38

Hartpury produced an assured performance to stay with the leading group in National League 1 by coming through a potentially tricky fixture with local rivals Cinderford.  Their second successive bonus point win represented ‘mission accomplished’ on a day when five points was the goal. Previous games between the teams had…

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Preview Week 20: Cinderford v Hartpury College

Two teams having very different seasons meet at Dockham Road on Saturday, as the highest-placed Gloucestershire teams outside the Aviva Premiership collide in what is a crucial match for both sides. Hartpury’s DoR, Alan Martinovic, is right when he says that league positions will mean nothing when the two sides kick off…

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Hartpury College 71 – Blaydon RFC 12

Hartpury banished memories of last week’s sluggish display at Esher with this 11-try demolition of Blaydon. The visitors were, perhaps, unlucky to meet Hartpury on a day when everything clicked and they finally produced the kind of purposeful, dynamic performance that we have been waiting a few weeks for. Apart…

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