THE HOME OF HARTPURY RFC
Hartpury RFC are currently one of the top 24 clubs in England and have been instrumental in furthering the development of talented rugby players studying at Hartpury. Giving Hartpury recruits the perfect opportunity to experience National League rugby as part of their development, the Saturday team have experienced a swift rise through the league system since their formation back in 2004.
Mixing youth with experience, the RFC also has excellent links with Aviva Premiership side Gloucester Rugby, whose training base is located adjacent to the first-team pitch at Hartpury. The close relationship between the two has seen a number of dual-registered players, all of who are current or recently departed Hartpury students, pulling on the red and black Hartpury jersey as well as the Cherry and Whites strip.
The RFC has also produced full internationals for England, Ireland and Wales, as well as some of the emerging rugby nations, such as Canada, Georgia and Zimbabwe. Offering talented players the chance to experience a professional rugby club atmosphere, we have established an outstanding track record of developing players alongside furthering their education.
Hartpury came close to taking victory from the home of the Championship’s third-placed team and last year’s beaten play-off finalists, only to go down to a late try from former Gloucester Rugby winger, Steve McColl. You can read a full match report from the Yorkshire Carnegie website, here.
Following Saturday’s postponement at The Mennaye, our B&I Cup visit to Cornish Pirates has been re-set for Saturday, 3rd February, with a 2.30pm kick off. Any tickets purchased for the original fixture will be valid.
Today’s somewhat unsurprising news that Hartpury graduate Jonny May would be part of the England 6 Nations squad, brought the total number of former RFC players featuring in their respective national groups to five. Last week we learned that both Sebastian Negri and potential new cap Jake Polledri had been…
With two post-Christmas wins collected and injured players on the way back, Hartpury will head south-west in good spirits as they prepare to take on the Cornish Pirates in the final pool game of this season’s British & Irish Cup. The match will signal the end of Hartpury’s involvement in…