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Rugby 19Jul 2016

Hartpury rugby stars heading to Rio after Olympic selection

Hartpury rugby stars heading to Rio after Olympic selection

Hartpury is heading to Rio this summer after a trio of former students were named in the Great Britain rugby sevens squad today.

Former Hartpury student and England Sevens try machine, Dan Norton, has been named in the 12-man squad for the upcoming Olympic Games, where sevens rugby will be making its Olympic bow.

Norton, who is England’s all-time second highest scorer in sevens rugby, was a part of the Red Rose squad that secured qualification for the Rio Olympics, after securing a fourth place finish in the HSBC World Series last year.

And former college students Abbie Brown and Natasha Hunt have been called up to the women’s squad, where they will be joined in Brazil by Danielle Waterman, who formerly headed up the women’s rugby programme at Hartpury. The trio were selected after a string of strong performances for England throughout the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series and a fine display for the GB squad at the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens Series in June.

Megan Jones has also been named as first reserve and will be on standby should a player miss out through injury.

Tom Radcliffe, Hartpury’s Director of Elite Sport, said: “It is an absolutely fantastic achievement and we are all delighted for Dan, Abbie, Natasha and Danielle. It is the dream of many athletes to represent their nation at the highest level of sport and there is no denying that the Olympics is exactly that. Everyone at Hartpury wishes them all the very best of luck and hopefully they’ll be able to bring some medals back home!”  

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.