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Women's Rugby 18Mar 2015

Hartpury's Abbie in squad for England women's Six Nations finale

Hartpury's Abbie in squad for England women's Six Nations finale

Hartpury’s Abbie Brown has been named on the replacements bench for England women’s final Six Nations clash with France at Twickenham on Saturday (March 21st, kick-off 7.20pm) and you can watch the match live on the BBC red button. 

The senior side got back to winning ways last weekend as they scored eight tries in a 42-13 victory over Scotland at the Northern Echo Arena, Darlington. The Women’s Rugby World Cup holders had previously been in disappointing form, losing their opening clash 13-0 to Wales and then going down 11-18 to Ireland at Ashbourne RFC last time out, although they did claim a comprehensive 39-7 win over Italy in between.

Abbie, who is part of the hugely successful Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) Women’s Rugby programme at Hartpury and plays her club rugby for Bristol, had started at outside centre in all of England’s Six Nations games so far.

She will be joined in the squad by a host of former Hartpury students, including Alex Matthews (Richmond), who moved back from blindside flanker to number eight, centre Ceri Large (Worcester) from Drybrook and scrum-half Bianca Blackburn (Worcester). Another former Hartpury student, Amy Cokayne (Lichfield), has again been named on the replacements bench.

After a surprise 17-12 defeat in their opening fixture in Italy, France have clinched a trio of wins against Wales (28-7), Ireland (10-5) and Scotland (42-0).

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.