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Women's Rugby 13Sep 2016

Almost a ton up as Gloucester-Hartpury run rampant

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.

Susie Appleby's team travelled to the Midlands and inflicted a 95-0 defeat on Birmingham Moseley WRFC with full-back Chloe Barton scoring five of the tries!

There was a brace of tries for winger Michelle Ruddock and the others to cross the whitewash were hooker Anabelle Whitecross, second rowKayleigh Bartlett, number eight and England international Gemma Sharples, scrum-half Tara Godby, Welsh international centre, Rebecca De Filippo, centre Bethany Hicks, winger Beth Jones and replacements Amelia Lavellee and Lauren Graham. Fly-half also slotted nine conversions and De Filippo one.

"This is a very exciting season for us," said head coach, Susie Appleby.

"We have attracted new young players who will learn a lot from more experienced players like Gemma (Sharples) and Rebecca (De Filippo). They are growing in confidence every session.

"'I'm really pleased with how ruthless we were against Moseley. The girls just kept the pressure on and converting that into points."

While Annabelle Whitecross put in an outstanding performance at hooker, De Filippo shone with her ball carries and there was a strong defensive performance by Molly Teague.

Gloucester-Hartpury welcome Olney for their first home league game at Hartpury College on Sunday, September 18th (kick-off 2.30pm).

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.