Oxford will play Cambridge in the 132nd Varsity Match at Twickenham Stadium on Thursday 12 December 2013.
Cambridge currently lead 61-56 (there have been 14 draws) in this historic match which has been held since 1872. Last year Oxford produced a dramatic second-half comeback to complete a hat-trick of Varsity match victories at Twickenham.
Cambridge dominated the opening 40 minutes taking a 10-point lead into the break. But Sam Egerton’s stunning finish after the break, with Oxford 19-6 down, gave his side a glimmer of hope. The Dark Blues then took the game to Cambridge and worked further tries from James Harris and Charlie Marr. The 26-19 result marks Oxford’s first Varsity hat-trick in 11 years.
Famous Blues who have gone on to win international honours or played after earning international honours include current Wallaby Dan Wickerman, Scotland’s Joe Asbro and Simon Danielli, alongside a long list of former greats such as All Blacks captains David Kirk, Anton Oliver, Home Nations legends Rob Andrew, Tony Underwood, Gavin Hastings, South Africa’s Nick Mallet and former Wallaby Joe Roff.