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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Hartpury finish pre-season with tough test at Ealing

Hartpury RFC ended their pre-season programme with defeat to Championship side Ealing Trailfinders on a warm, humid day in West London. As a contest, the game was over inside half an hour as the hosts’ precise back play shredded an occasionally sluggish Hartpury defence while the visitors, despite plenty of…

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Robbie Shaw re-signs for the coming season

There was some good squad news recently as scrum-half Robbie Shaw recommitted himself to Hartpury RFC for the 2016-17 campaign, having put in a number of solid performances before injury ended his involvement last season. Robbie brings a wealth of experience to the squad, having been well-traveled in the higher…

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