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Women's Rugby 05Jul 2016

Talented ex-Hartpury duo set for England senior debut delight

Talented ex-Hartpury duo set for England senior debut delight

Two more former Hartpury students could win their first senior England Women’s rugby caps tonight.


Winger Zoe Aldcroft and flanker Sarah Bern have been named in England’s match day squad for the second game of the Women’s Rugby Super Series against France, which kicks off at 10pm BST tonight in Salt Lake City.


Lichfield star Millie Wood, who came through the hugely successful AASE women’s rugby programme at Hartpury, won her first senior England cap in their first Series outing – a disappointing 52-17 loss to Canada. That defeat has prompted seven changes to the starting line-up for this clash.


While Millie joins Zoe and Sarah on the replacements’ bench, World Cup winner, back row Alex Matthews has been promoted into the starting XV, while other Hartpury products, centre Ceri Large and her Worcester clubmate, hooker Amy Cokayne, retain their places in the team.


After tonight’s match with France, England will face their final Series test against the USA on Saturday, 9th July. All games will be broadcast live on TheRugbyChannel.TV


Tom Radcliffe, Director of Elite Sport at Hartpury, said:I’m thrilled to see Zoe and Sarah both pushing for senior England honours, having established themselves as key players in the England Under-20s set-up. With Hartpury having produced more than 100 rugby internationals in the last 10 years, they are part of a proud tradition and we’ll be cheering them on, along with all the other Hartpury girls in the squad.”

23 Sep 2016 Women's Rugby

England Women call for Hartpury quartet in Rugby Sevens

England women will welcome back returning Olympian Abbie Brown as she lines up alongside three fellow players with Hartpury ties in the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Sevens Series this weekend.

16 Sep 2016 Women's Rugby

England Women’s Elite Player Squad features another Hartpury talent takeover!

Twelve Hartpury talents have been named in the England Women’s Elite Player squad for 2016-17 and eight of them are among the 29 players to be awarded the first ever 15-a-side professional contracts.

13 Sep 2016 Women's Rugby

Almost a ton up as Gloucester-Hartpury run rampant

Gloucester-Hartpury women's team certainly sounded out a warning to their rivals as they racked up almost a century of points in their opening Women's Championship Midlands Two clash on Sunday.

09 Sep 2016 Women's Rugby

Hartpury’s Bianca ready for Italian job

Hartpury’s international roll of honour has another distinguished member after A-level student, Bianca Maria Coltellini, was named as captain of the Italy Sevens Under-18s team.