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Match preview NTU Men’s Rugby Union v Hartpury University 30/01/2019

NTU face Hartpury university in round 14 of BUCS Super Rugby action this Wednesday 30 January. Below we preview everything you need to know, as NTU look to get a much needed win to ease the pressure at the bottom of the table.

NTU Men's Rugby player goes up to catch the ball from a line out
NTU Rugby Union in action.

NTU take on Hartpury in their first home match of 2019 this Wednesday, looking to get a vital victory as they progress towards the business end of the season.

Last week the men in pink fell to a tough 48-12 defeat to Leeds Beckett. The result kept NTU ninth in the table with just one point separating them from bottom side Cardiff University. With only six games left of the season NTU know they need to find a winning run to get them away from the bottom end of the table.

Head coach Alex O’Dowd will be hoping that this Wednesday’s game against Hartpury can be the catalyst for a strong finish to the season for the team. Standing in the way of victory for NTU is high flying Hartpury who sit second in the table.

Hartpury come in to the match after a huge 55-6 victory over Cardiff University before the Christmas break. Although they are a formidable side NTU can take confidence from Hartpury’s four defeats this season. The men in pink will be hoping they can make it a fifth league defeat once the final whistle is blown on Wednesday evening.

You have to go all the way back to February 2018 for the last time the sides faced off. It was Hartpury who took the victory on the day as they triumphed 22-14 over NTU.

The game is taking place at Lady Bay and entry is free. It is set to be a big match for both sides for very different reasons. NTU look to move away from bottom side Cardiff, while Hartpury need a win to keep pace with league leaders Exeter. Make sure you are down at the Bay to support the lads and help push them on to victory.

You can follow all the action from the game as it happens on the NTU Rugby Union Twitter and Instagram feed.

Next game: Nottingham Trent University v Hartpury University

Date: 30/01/2019

Kick off time: 15:30


Follow @NTURugbyUnion on Twitter and Instagram for match updates.

Published on 28 January 2019
  • Category: Sport