OURFC win the 132nd Varsity Match at Twickenham Stadium, London
Oxford University 33 – 15 Cambridge University
History was made at Twickenham on Thursday afternoon when John Carter, in his third year as Captain, led Oxford to a fourth consecutive win over Cambridge with a comprehensive 33 points to 15 victory.
Reflecting on his record as being the only man to have captained three Varsity winning sides, Carter said:
“It’s an incredible opportunity to go through three seasons as captain and share the experience with 30 or 40 other people. I feel very lucky to have been afforded the opportunity to do that”
The match also made headlines as last year’s man of the match, Sam Egerton, received the innocuous honour of becoming the first player to be sent off in its history after he was adjudged to have made contact with the face of Cambridge’s flanker ten minutes into the second half.
The incident happened as Sam was trying to scrabble for the ball in the ruck.
“Sam is very apologetic for anything that could be construed from it,” said Carter. “As far as we are aware, it was purely accidental.
“Bringing the game into disrepute is never a good thing and it was just an unfortunate incident. It wasn’t meant with any malice and he has told me it was accidental.”
Earlier in the day the Under 21’s unfortunately lost 19 – 30 to their Cambridge counterparts.
OURFC Blues Team: Lewis Anderson, Nick Gardner, Ian Williams, Michael Rickner, Will Rowlands, Gus Jones, James Harris, John Carter, Samson Egerton, Jonathan Hudson, Henry Lamont, Gav Turner, Matt Janney, Henry Hughes, Jacob Taylor
Subs: Fraser Heathcote (on for John Carter), James Wisson (on for Nick Gardner), Hamish Macdonald (on for Lewis Anderson), Tom Reeson-Price (on for Michael Rickner), Graeme MacGilchrist (on for Gus Jones), Matthew Shorthose (on for Henry Lamont), Alexander Macdonald (on for James Harris), Edward Doe (on for Gav Turner), Pietie Olivier
Scores T: Nick Gardner (1), John Carter (1), Samson Egerton (1), Henry Lamont (1) C: Jonathan Hudson (2) P: Jonathan Hudson (3)
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