Oxford University RFC have named a record 13 old Blues in their starting line-up as they seek a fourth successive victory in the Varsity Match at Twickenham on Thursday, December 12.
Cambridge’s starting XV features five Blues, with a further two on the bench.
John Carter will lead the Dark Blues against Cambridge for the third successive year, hoping to secure another success following their comeback 26-19 victory in 2012.
Results so far in the rugby union Varsity series stand at 2-1 to Cambridge:
- Oxford University RFC Whippets 32 v 17 Cambridge University Under 21A’s
- Cambridge LX Club 24 v 22 OURFC Greyhounds
- Cambridge Colleges XV 31 v 5 Oxford Colleges XV
- Under 21’s Varsity – Thursday 12th December, Twickenham, 11.30am
- Men’s Blues Varsity – Thursday 12th December, Twickenham, 2pm
- Women’s Blues Varsity – Saturday 8th March, OURFC, 3pm
Jacob Taylor (Keble), Henry Hughes * (Magdalen), Matt Janney * (Oriel), Gavin Turner * (Kellogg), Henry Lamont * (New), Jonathan Hudson * (Lincoln), Sam Egerton * (Keble), Lewis Anderson * (Trinity), Nick Gardner * (Lincoln), Ian Williams (Kellogg), Michael Rickner * (St Anne’s), Will Rowlands * (Pembroke), Gus Jones * (St Catherine’s), James Harris * (Kellogg), John Carter * (Kellogg) capt.
Replacements: Fraser Heathcote (St Edmund Hall), James Wisson (St Anne’s), Hamish Macdonald * (Wadham), Tom Reeson-Price (St John’s), Graeme MacGilchrist (University), Matt Shorthose (University), Alexander Macdonald (St Peter’s), Ed Doe (Kellogg). Travelling reserve: Pietie Olivier (Keble).
Tom May (Homerton College), Nick Jones (Selwyn), Courtenay Morrison (Hughes Hall), Kristian Cook* (Hughes Hall), Andy Murdoch (Hughes Hall); Don Stevens (St Edmund’s), Harry Peck (Homerton); Will Briggs* (Magdalene), Tom Pascoe (St John’s), Frank Sanders* (Magdalene), Scott Annett* (Clare), Jack Baker (St John’s), Max Mather* (Downing), Andrew Smith (Churchill), Farmer (Wolfson).
Replacements: Patrick Calvert (St John’s), Will Yeeles (Robinson), Sam Alderson (Caius), Nick Viljoen (Jesus), Charlie O’Sullivan (Homerton), Seb Tullie* (Emmanuel), Andrew Abraham* (Homerton), James Boyd-Moss (Fitzwilliam).