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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.

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.

16 Sep 2016 Rugby

Hartpury to drive future of student rugby as RFU programme partner

Hartpury University Centre is one of only 15 higher education institutions selected by the Rugby Football Union to be part of a new programme aimed at strengthening and growing student rugby.

12 Aug 2016 Rugby

Norton nips in to secure second silver for former Hartpury students at Rio

Former Hartpury student Dan Norton has become the college’s second Olympic medallist in as many days after picking up a silver in Rio.

05 Aug 2016 Rugby

Welsh duo set for South Africa tour

Hartpury duo Morgan Morris and Jordan Liney have been picked as part of the latest Wales' Under-18 squad set to tour South Africa.