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Mo Hunt named as Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s skipper for 2019-20

Gloucester-Hartpury Women's News

6 September 2019

Duncan Wood

Mo Hunt
Mo Hunt (c) Martin Bennett/ Gloucester Rugby

Gloucester-Hartpury Women Head Coach Susie Appleby today confirmed that Mo Hunt has been appointed as first team captain for the 2019-20 season.

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Mo needs very little introduction. A World Cup winner with England in 2014, she also represented Great Britain at Sevens at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Capped numerous times at both 7s and 15s level by England, she started her career locally at Drybrook RFC, attended Hartpury College before qualifying as a teacher and joined Gloucester-Hartpury Women in December 2018.

Earlier this year, she was part of the Red Roses Grand Slam winning team, and was also named in the squad that participated in the Women’s Super Rugby Series in San Diego against Canada, France, New Zealand and the USA.

Appleby confirmed that Mo’s appointment was a popular one.

“I’m delighted to confirm that Mo will be our captain this season. It’s a responsible position and few players in the game have the experience and leadership skills that she does.

“The squad held a vote this week to select their captain for the season and Mo was the outstanding choice. She will do an excellent job for us.”

And Mo confirmed that it’s a huge honour.

“I’m absolutely thrilled. As someone who grew up locally, I appreciate how important rugby is in the city and county. Wearing the Cherry and White is an honour, to captain the side even more so.

“I’m really looking forward to the forthcoming Tyrrells’s Premier 15s season. We’ve a talented young squad, and are keen to build upon our first two seasons in the competition and push to get back into the play-offs.”

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