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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Hartpury geared up for a fierce season opener

League rugby makes its long-awaited return this weekend and, despite opening with two home fixtures, Hartpury head coach, Mark Cornwell, is under no illusions regarding the size of the task posed by Blackheath on Saturday (2.30pm kick-off). The Londoners finished just one point and one position behind second-placed Hartpury when…

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The big kick-off approaches…

Only a few days remain before we kick off what promises to be a hugely competitive National League 1 season. Having finished fifth and then second in their two campaigns as this level to date, Hartpury will feel that they should again be involved in the upper reaches of the…

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