Burns Boot Secures Hartpury Win

FOURTEEN points from the boot of Billy Burns helped Hartpury College overcome a first-half red card and end Cambridge's unbeaten start to the season. Hartpury's coaching staff rang the changes, some enforced by illness, injury and the retirement of Sam Raven, after the limp display against Clifton last week, with only

First Win Of The Season For Cinderford

By Laura Fell FOUR tries secured Cinderford's first win of the National One season. The win was crucial after two league defeats, but there is still work to do if Andy Deacon's side are to make an assault on the higher echelons of the league. The Foresters defeated division new boys Hull

Twelvetrees holds nerve to clinch win over Saints

Billy Twelvetrees held his nerve to secure Gloucester's first win of the Aviva Premiership season, his last minute penalty earning a 26-24 win over Northampton. In a tremendous advert for Aviva Premiership Rugby, Gloucester secured their first win of the season in dramatic circumstances. With 90 seconds to go, Nigel Davies' side

Superior Fitness Gives Pats The Edge

LD Patesians' second-half revival was mainly due to their superior fitness and allowed them to scrape to victory in National Three South West. Injuries and unavailabilities meant Pats had to rejig their front row and introduce teenager George Knowles to make his league debut at tight-head prop. Pats lost the first scrum

Martinovic’s former pupils pose big threat

CLIFTON will not care that Hartpury director of rugby Alan Martinovic once mentored precocious talent in their team, when they host the college side tomorrow (3pm). Hartpury will be a major scalp rivals Clifton will be keen to claim believes the wary boss. Martinovic believes Clifton's chances will be bolstered by former

Scott draws on Gloucester expertise for attack plans

'MINDLESS' attacking will get Cheltenham nowhere this season, slams frustrated Chris Scott. Prince of Wales Stadium outfit boss Scott sat down with backs coach Tim Taylor this week, and devised a whole new set of attacking plays. The duo then created a dossier that was handed to each squad member on Tuesday