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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).

06 Oct 2016 Women's Rugby

Hartpury take colleges’ tournament title with triumphant treble

Hartpury’s rugby girls clinched their first tournament title of the season as they took the Colleges 10s crown at Pulborough RFC in West Sussex.


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.