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Women's Rugby 01Jul 2016

Debut delight as Millie joins host of Hartpury products in England squad

Debut delight as Millie joins host of Hartpury products in England squad

Five former Hartpury students have been named in England Women’s match day squad ahead of their first game in the Women’s Rugby Super Series against Canada.

Lichfield star Millie Wood, who came through the hugely successful AASE women’s rugby programme at Hartpury, will start and gain her first senior England cap in the match, which kicks off at 10pm BST on Friday night at the Regional Athletic Complex, Salt Lake City.

She will form a centre partnership with another Hartpury product, Worcester’s Ceri Large, while her clubmate and former Hartpury A-level student, Amy Cokayne, starts at hooker. World Cup winner, back row Alex Matthews, and scrum-half Bianca Blackburn – also both ex-Hartpury – have been named on the replacements’ bench,

England and Canada played each other in last year’s Super Series, with England narrowing securing a 15-14 victory at Ellersie Park in Edmonton, Canada. England next face France in the Series on Tuesday, 5th July, before playing USA on Saturday, 9th July. All games will be broadcast live on TheRugbyChannel.TV

Tom Radcliffe, Director of Elite Sport at Hartpury, said:It’s fantastic to see Millie making her full England debut, joining the long list of top performers who have honed their talent at Hartpury and gone on to play for their country.

“We wish her and the rest of the team all the best for the Series, especially our former students, whose progress we always follow closely. It makes everyone at Hartpury proud that we are able to play such a key role in the development of hugely talented young players.”

22 Nov 2016 Women's Rugby

Gloucester-Hartpury go marching on as higher league Loughborough prove no match

Gloucester-Hartpury’s women’s team showed their skill as they overcame a strong Loughborough side in the league above them in round two of the cup.

21 Nov 2016 Women's Rugby

Brown set to skipper sevens as England women come calling for Hartpury trio

Former Hartpury student Abbie Brown will captain a new-look England Women’s Sevens squad including two others with Hartpury ties.

10 Nov 2016 Women's Rugby

Former Hartpury hooker Cokayne carries England to win over Six Nations champions

Former Hartpury student Amy Cokayne set England women on their way to an opening 10-5 win over France last night as she scored her country’s opening try in a close fought game.


26 Oct 2016 Women's Rugby

Gloucester-Hartpury give Buckingham Swans 99 problems

Gloucester-Hartpury’s women’s team nearly racked up back to back centuries as they look to keep the pressure on their closest rivals Worcester ahead of their top-of-the-table showdown.