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Women's Rugby 28Oct 2014

Gloucester-Hartpury put on six-try show in first ever fixture

Gloucester-Hartpury put on six-try show in first ever fixture

A new era of rugby began at Hartpury yesterday, with the Gloucester-Hartpury women’s rugby squad taking part in their first ever fixture.

Under the watchful eye of their coach, former England international Susie Appleby, the team faced Old Newtonians and put in an impressive performance, where their attacking prowess was illustrated with a six-try showing.

In a thoroughly entertaining contest, the team were able to secure a 35-31 victory, giving them the perfect start to their campaign.

In their first outing as a team, captain Stacy Hardie led from the front with two tries, which was just reward for her powerful carries throughout the game.

The side’s youth and experience combined well and the half-back pairing of Holly Histed and Jess Morgan were able to link up and release newcomer Hannah Hart on multiple mazy runs, which saw her scythe through the Old Newtonians defence to grab a brace of tries.

The Gloucester-Hartpury pack were also dominant with front row forwards Pip Payne and Gilli Pontin particularly impressive, and the former was able to capitalise on this and claim two tries for herself.

Both teams needed to step up their defence but there were plenty of positive for head coach Appleby to take out of the game as she prepares her team for their next fixture against Devizes on Sunday, November 9th.

She said: “I was extremely proud of the whole team for their performance, and they can all be pleased with the way the game panned out. We were up against a well-established team in tricky conditions so to score six tries and win the game shows their potential.

“We will only improve as a squad and I know everybody is already looking forward to the next game.”

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.

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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.