Rosslyn Park 26 – Hartpury College 18

Hartpury College failed to ignite in a fixture which saw them visit one of the powerhouses of National League 1. The progress that Hartpury have made so far this season could be measured by the levels of disappointment which were palpable in the visiting camp at the final whistle. Twice…

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Preview Week 13: Rosslyn Park v Hartpury College

If we’re being honest, we didn’t get all that close to Rosslyn Park in either of the encounters during our debut season in League 1, with the Londoners being one of three teams to perform the ‘double’ over us.  The others were eventual champions Ealing and, more surprisingly, Wharfedale –…

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Hartpury College 13 – Loughborough Students 8

Hartpury College 13 – Loughborough Students 8 On a wet and windy afternoon, the conditions won the day as both sides struggled to play open rugby. Hartpury eventually prevailed, mainly due to a moment of individual skill from Scotland Under-20 scrum half Ben Vellacott, a rock-solid set-piece and, even on…

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Wharfedale 0 Hartpury College 45

Hartpury underlined their credentials at the top of National League 1 with this comprehensive win, their first in Yorkshire since promotion at the beginning of last season. Wharfedale played with spirit and, particularly in the first half, enjoyed plenty of possession.  However, the strength and organisation of the Hartpury defence…

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