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Gloucester fans urged to support Hartpury for title push

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 09, 2014

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Kingsholm Supporters Mutual have urged Gloucester supporters who do not have a ticket for Saturday’s sold-out West Country derby to get behind Hartpury RFC.

The National Division Two South pace-setters can potentially clinch the league title in a top-of-the-table clash with Ampthill at the College Stadium (2.15pm).

And with Gloucester versus Bath already sold out, KSM will put on a free bus for supporters desperate to get their Saturday fix of top-class rugby.

KSM chairman Bob Rumble said: “We have long forged links with Hartpury and it’s always a pleasure to support them.

“With the Gloucester game sold out there is no conflict of interest, so why not watch Hartpury fight for the title against Ampthill.

“They have proved a brilliant production line for Gloucester over the years and if we can get them an extra 30 or 40 supporters that would be brilliant – they can be the 16th man.”

Hartpury currently lead the division by eight points, with just three matches of the season remaining.

Coach John Barnes is under no illusion about the task at hand and said that the support could make all the difference.

Barnes added: “We’d like to thank KSM for supporting local rugby.

“If we win this game, we have won the league and got promotion.It is a huge game and the home crowd will give us a big boost.”

The coach will leave B&Q, at St Oswald’s Retail Park, at 1.15pm and is free to all.

Entrance to the match is £5 for adults or £3 for concessions.

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  • walker1305  |  April 10 2014, 6:52PM

    This is all well and good but, when it comes to Gloucester Rugby, what the club should really be doing is to ensure that Rupҽrt Hardҽn, our first choice and most talented tight head prop, starts as many games for Gloucester as is possible.

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