He plays as a property Formerly part of the Newcastle Falcons Academy, tighthead Harden spent 2008-2009 with National Division Two side Tynedale where he had spent time on loan. The Australian-born prop mixed his youth between London, Rugby School and Cumbria and represented England Counties. He caught the eye of the Gloucester coaching set up whilst playing against Cinderford and will be looking to further his rugby development at Kingsholm.
He is also registered to play with Moseley
Rupert Harden was called up to England for the tour in South Africa in summer 2012.
On 12 June 2014, Harden left Gloucester Rugby as he signed a contract to join Italy region Benetton Treviso for next season.