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Rugby 04Aug 2016

Hartpury RFC's McConnochie Rio-bound after Olympic call up

Hartpury RFC's McConnochie Rio-bound after Olympic call up

Former Hartpury RFC player, Ruaridh McConnochie, will find himself in line to be part of Team GB's opening rugby sevens fixture after being drafted into the 12-man squad in Rio. 

The former RFC full-back, who was originally one of two travelling reserves, will link up with the rest of Simon Amor's squad after an injury to Alex Davies ruled him out of the competition.

McConnochie will come in and compete for a place in the team alongside another RFC alumni, Dan Norton, as the pair look ahead to the competition starting on August 8th. 

Hartpury's Director of Rugby John Barnes, who coached Ruaridh during his time with the RFC, said: "Ruaridh's performances for us two seasons ago really pushed him into the limelight and he's gone from strength to strength on the sevens circuit. We wish him all the best and hope to see him get some game time in Rio for what will no doubt be an amazing experience for him." 

Team GB Rugby Sevens Head Coach, Simon Amor, said: "Ruaridh will become part of the competing 12 and the group will continue to pull together as the focus remains on delivering for Team GB in Rio.

"It has been an amazing 12 months for Ruaridh who has played in all but one of the tournaments in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series this year.  He is here as a travelling reserve and can cover a number of positions. He is on excellent form and will take this in his stride and give it everything."

17 Oct 2016 Rugby

Hartpury face old rivals in next round of BUCS Super Rugby

With maximum points after two difficult fixtures, Hartpury’s university 1st XV are seeking to emulate the start made by their counterparts in National League 1, when they visit old rivals Cardiff Met on Wednesday.

13 Oct 2016 Rugby

BUCS Super Rugby - Champs find Hartpury too hot to handle

Hartpury 41 - Exeter University 18

After a tight first half, Hartpury stunned the reigning BUCS champions with a scintillating display of second half running that yielded four tries.

10 Oct 2016 Rugby

Hartpury ready for an early showdown in BUCS Super Rugby campaign

Hartpury’s university team got off to the best possible start in the new BUCS Super Rugby competition with a 29-25 win at Durham last week and now face reigning champions Exeter in Round 2.

19 Sep 2016 Rugby

Hartpury buzzing for new university challenge as BUCS Super Rugby competition gets set for kick-off

Excitement is building as Hartpury’s University Centre team gets set for kick off in the new BUCS Super Rugby competition, and captain Sebastian Negri says his team are raring to go for the new challenges on the horizon.