Preview Week 4: Hartpury RFC v Fylde

Director of Rugby, John Barnes, is expecting Hartpury’s rock-solid rearguard to come under heavy assault when his National League One high-flyers face Fylde on Saturday (2.30pm kick-off). Barnes’ men are currently sitting at the league summit, in large part due to their stingy defence in the opening weeks of the…

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Esher 13 – Hartpury RFC 32

Hartpury lost the corresponding fixture last season, in a game that Esher had dominated, but that outcome never looked likely this time around as they took their third bonus point win in succession. On a cold, grey afternoon in Surrey, this was a match that Hartpury largely controlled, playing at…

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Preview Week 3: Esher v Hartpury RFC

It was back in January when these two teams last met, Hartpury producing one of their most disappointing displays of the 2015-16 season to go down 24-14 at Esher’s Surrey base. On that occasion there was a great deal of frustration around as, after good post-Christmas victories over Fylde and…

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Hartpury RFC 37 – Plymouth Albion 14

Having been beaten home and away by Albion last season, there was no way that Hartpury were about to rest on their laurels following last week’s impressive opening day win over Blackheath. As it transpired, apart from a dodgy 10 minutes before the break, this performance was every bit as…

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