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Rugby 21Jan 2014

Hartpury old boy Elliott Stooke called into England Saxons squad

Hartpury old boy Elliott Stooke called into England Saxons squad

There was great news yesterday for former student and U18 skipper Elliott Stooke, who has been called into the England Saxons squad for Saturday's fixture versus the Irish Wolfhounds.

The call-up represents very significant progress for a player developed at Hartpury and currently in his first full season of professional rugby with Gloucester.

Elliott was captain of the Hartpury U18 team that won the AASE championship at Twickenham two years ago, and spent most of the 2012-13 season playing for Hartpury RFC in National League 2. This year, however, he has been a regular fixture in the first XV at Kingsholm and this call up is recognition of the tremendous strides he has made.

Elliott was a key member of the England U20 squad that won last year's Junior World Championship, but sadly missed the final due to an injury sustained in the victory over New Zealand.

He is one of a number of former Hartpury students currently turning in some extremely noteworthy performances for the Kingsholm outfit - both Dan Robson and Gareth Evans were recently singled out by Gloucester Director of Rugby Nigel Davies for their Heineken Cup efforts against both Munster and Perpignan.

We wish Elliott every success on Saturday.

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.