Rupert Harden

Staying At Gloucester Superb

Staying At Gloucester Superb

It felt superb to sign a new contract extension with Gloucester.

As someone that has come into the game relatively late, this has been a big year for me at Kingsholm.

The new deal provides a little bit of financial security and, I would like to think, is a reflection of how I have done this season.

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Brutal West Country Derby

Brutal West Country Derby

Our win over Bath in the West Country derby was brutal.

It was intense, attritional and even had a proper old school fight to start things off.

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The Art of Propping

The Art of Propping

For something that might look so straightforward, the art of propping is certainly a real can of worms.

That’s why I love my job so much. You can have a great game one week, then the next, your opponent can be all over you.

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Player Profile

Rupert Harden

Full Name: Rupert Harden
Club: Gloucester Rugby
Position: Tight Head
Height: 6’4’’
Weight: 19st
Years in the professional game: 2

TEN QUESTIONS

What is your dream position on the field and why? Wing, All forwards really want to be backs at heart! Plus might actually get to score some tries
Who is the hardest bloke you have ever played with? Peter Buxton
Was your professional debut memorable or forgettable? Against Australia midweek, Amazing experience!
What are your redeeming features - physical? I’ve still got all my teeth!
What are your redeeming traits - personality? Laid back
Best moment in rugby? My old man kept playing till he was 53 and my brother and I played his final game with him. Not many other sports could you do that!
Worst moment in rugby? Losing to Saracens in Prem semi final last year
Are you angry or a sulker in defeat? Sulker
Which rugby player do you admire most from past or present? Guys like Jason Leonard who managed to not only play in the front row for so long but do it at such a high standard whithout ending up broken!
Where was your best rugby-related night out?  Cant beat the Toon!

THREE THINGS

Three things you like? 1) Beer 2) American Football 3) Shooting
Three things you hate? 1) Drivers that don’t thank you after letting them push in 2) Early Mornings 3) Politicians  
Three things you want? 1) A decent car, doesn’t have to be much just better then my clapped out focus! 2) My own property would be good 3) To be able to travel more
Three things you regret? 1) Not travelling more when I had the opportunity 2) Eating too many mussels in Cornwall 3) I Should have put more effort into my degree
Three things that need doing at home? 1) Always need to tidy my room! 2) Sort the car out 3) Find a new one


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