A Statement from Hartpury University RFC

Everyone at Hartpury has been deeply saddened to learn the news that Dale Smith passed away after being taken ill while spectating at Saturday’s Hartpury University RFC match with Jersey. Dale was a keen rugby fan and Old Cryptians RFC Juniors Coach, a local business co-owner, and had been a guest at Hartpury’s home rugby matches on a number of occasions. He passed away surrounded by his beloved wife, Marie Smith, and close family, and they are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

As a mark of respect, we will be holding a minute’s silence at our upcoming home game against Ampthill RUFC on 26 February.


  1. Very sad news and sincere condolences from a Reds supporter.

  2. Sad, sad news. ‘May he be in heaven half an hour before the Devil knows he’s gone’. RIP

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