Blues Bag the Hat Trick

A dramatic second-half fightback from Oxford won them the 131st Varsity match, their third in a row, at Twickenham. Having won the previous two editions of the Varsity match, Oxford were narrow favourites to take the crown once again at Twickenham. John Carter’s side started the match on the defensive, with the Cambridge backs’ kicking […]

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Kick in the privates for Major Stanley’s

Matt Handley reports on the rugby Blues’ 31 – 22 victory over Stanley’s A match steeped in history provided Oxonians with what they hope will be a glimpse of the not-too-distant future, as the Blues continued their Varsity preparations with a 31-22 victory over the invitational Major Stanley’s XV. Cambridge skipper Rob Malaney brought his […]

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Keble trample Christ Church into mud

Christ Church 0 – 36 Keble Wet, sodden, muddy and more fumbles than points scored. Conditions prevented an attractive game of rugby but Keble beat Christ Church in comfortable if scrappy fashion to finish top of their provisional league. The fans came in their droves as Keble started the game with four wins out of four and knowing that a win would seal their passage […]

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Bears too strong for valiant Blues

Blues 15 (Tries: Lamont, Hudson; Conversion: Marr; Penalty: Marr); Russia 29 (Tries: Tsnobiladze,  Temnov, Garbuzov, Simplikevich (x2); Conversions: Klyuchnikov (x2)) The men’s rugby Blues had plenty to be proud of after losing out to the Russian national team in a tightly-contested match at Iffley Road. When a university of 15,000 students takes on a country of […]

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