Hartpury RFC announce three in on loan from Bristol Rugby

Sam Bedlow of Bristol United passes under pressure from Harrison Cully of Exeter Braves – Mandatory by-line: Gary Day/JMP – 09/09/2017 – RUGBY – Sandy Park Stadium – Exeter, England – Exeter Braves v Bristol United – Aviva A League

All images courtesy of JMPUK

Hartpury RFC are pleased to announce the acquisition, on loan, of some exciting young talent from near neighbours and fellow Greene King IPA Championship side Bristol Rugby.

All three are players who will add depth to Hartpury’s back division.

Two of the players, Sam Bedlow (above) and George Perkins (below) are already training with Hartpury and both have played against the Red & Blacks in recent seasons.

Centre Bedlow represented Fylde while on dual registration from his former parent club, Sale Sharks.  He has also played rugby with South African side the Eastern Province Kings, representing their Under-21 side in the 2015 Under-21 Provincial Championship.

Perkins appeared against Hartpury for Old Albanians, also while on dual registration, in his case from Premiership giants Saracens.  A rapid wing three-quarter, Perkins has represented England at U20 level and has also appeared for Bedford Blues.

George Perkins of Bristol United looks on – Mandatory byline: Patrick Khachfe/JMP – 07966 386802 – 18/12/2017 – RUGBY UNION – The Twickenham Stoop – London, England – Harlequins A v Bristol United – Aviva A-League

The third member of the trio, Aaron Chapman (pictured, bottom), is currently with England U20s and is expected to join up with the squad within the next 2-3 weeks.  Also a winger, Chapman is in his first season within the Bristol Rugby Academy set-up under the guidance of former Hartpury College coaches Mark Irish and Sean Marsden.

Hartpury Director of Rugby said “We are very pleased to have this opportunity to add these exciting young players to our squad and we look forward to seeing them feature over the remainder of the season.  We would like to sincerely thank Bristol Rugby for their co-operation.”

Aaron Chapman of Bristol Rugby scores a try – Mandatory by-line: Paul Knight/JMP – 22/10/2017 – RUGBY – Ashton Gate Stadium – Bristol, England – Bristol Rugby v Doncaster Knights – B&I Cup


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