Cornwall visit Devon in the annual pre-county championship Tamar Cup fixture tonight. The cup tie takes place at Plymouth Albion’s Brickfields, 1930ko.

Cornwall won the cup 24-12 at St Austell RFC last season.


RUGBY UNION Hartpury hosts Six Nations U18s Festival

england rugby1Jim Mallinder has named his England squad for the Under 18s Six Nations Festival being staged in Gloucestershire until Sunday April 21.

The televised free-to-see festival is being hosted by England Rugby at Hartpury University and College and will feature sets of fixtures at Hartpury's Gillman’s Ground, Worcester's Sixways Stadium and Gloucester Rugby's Kingsholm - all screened live via FreeSports TV.


RESURGENT HARTPURY build on best win of season

Hartpury RFC director of rugby JOHN BARNES image courtesy Hartpury RFCRelegation haunted Hartpury beat third placed Jersey Reds away and yesterday beat fourth placed Bedford Blues at home 28-26 to maintain hopes of Championship survival.

The great escape is on as John Barnes' resurgent Gloucestershire side head into the final three games of the season boosted by four wins from five... and off the foot of the table again.


Exeter Chiefs vs Bath Rugby 12,800 sellout today

Exeter Chiefs fans celebrating - image courtesy Exeter Chiefs rugbySandy Park will be full to the rafters when Exeter Chiefs tackle local rivals Bath Rugby in the Gallagher Premiership today (1500ko).
The last few remaining tickets for the South West derby were sold in midweek ensuring a capacity crowd of 12,800 will be in attendance for the eagerly-anticipated Round 17 match-up.


Hartpury face "massive challenge" away to Jersey

Ben Vellacott Hartpury/Gloucester image courtesy Hartpury RFC/LNC ImagesChampionship basement side Hartpury RFC are buoyed by improved performances as they face one of their toughest tests of the season at Jersey Reds RFC tomorrow (1500).
Resurgent Pury head to Jersey having beaten Richmond and Nottingham at home and surprising second-placed Ealing before eventually losing 21-14.


SW RUGBY top of table deciders in U20s championship

England Rugby RFU red roseGloucestershire Under 20s clinched home advantage in the national Jason Leonard county championship quarter-finals.
They finished top of the all-South West Division One pool 4 following a comprehensive 48-0 win over top of the table rivals Cornwall at St Austell RFC today.


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