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Women's Rugby 24Mar 2016

Walk in the park for Hartpury as they secure fourth Rosslyn Park Sevens success

Walk in the park for Hartpury as they secure fourth Rosslyn Park Sevens success

Hartpury’s Under-18s women’s rugby team made it four consecutive years of sevens success as they produced a dazzling display at last weekend’s Rosslyn Park Sevens.

The college’s AASE (Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence) squad lifted the trophy after defeating Bishop Burton 28-0 in the final showpiece, having racked up a total of 163 points in the group stage and semi-final fixtures, only conceding two tries all day.

The girls opened their account in clinical fashion in the group stage with a 50-0 win over Brockenhurst College, thanks to a hat-trick from Maisie Gudmunsen.

Their next game saw the team face their toughest encounter of the competition as they secured a 20-7 win against Filton College, while they produced a scintillating display of sevens rugby in a 57-0 thrashing of Coleg Sir Gar in their final group fixture.

In the semi-final game against Swedish Girls College, Hartpury crossed the whitewash six times with Ella Wywras scoring a brace in a 36-7 win as they set up a final showdown with Bishop Burton.

And a double from Gudmunsen helped Hartpury on their way, with Wywras and Tazmin Bricknell also touching down with a try apiece to clinch the title for a fourth successive year.

LJ Adams, Hartpury’s college women’s rugby programme manager, said: “The performance of every single player was extremely pleasing, especially as the majority of the squad were first year students. Each performance in the competition was better than the last and we grew stronger over the tournament. Hopefully, the girls can build on this experience and produce more success in both formats of the game in future.”

27 Sep 2016 Women's Rugby

Gloucester-Hartpury sail past Shelford

Gloucester-Hartpury women took their points total close to the 200 mark without reply as they beat Shelford Ladies 82-0 in just their second Women’s Championship Midlands 2 game this season.


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.