Barnes optimistic ahead of critical sequence

Hartpury RFC boss, John Barnes, is optimistic ahead of a run of games which could give a clear indication of which level the club are likely to be playing their rugby at next season. Hartpury, sitting bottom of the Championship after the recent defeat to London Irish, have had an…

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Hartpury RFC 5 – London Irish 38

London Irish collected a bonus point win in the first Championship match between these two clubs – both previous, recent encounters coming in the Cup competition – despite a spirited performance from the Red & Blacks. The Exiles were strong in defence and generally clinical with the ball in hand,…

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Hartpury RFC 8 – Bedford Blues 17

Hartpury stumbled to their sixth successive Championship Cup defeat at the Gillman’s Ground on Saturday, as Bedford’s second half revival was aided by a high error count from the Red & Blacks. There were clearly mitigating factors, as this was a messy game played in atrocious conditions.  However, the result…

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