New OURFC Captain Varsity substitute Peter Clarke has been selected as the new rugby captain, following the retirement of Joe Roff. The surprise appointment marks a turn of fortune for the 25 year-old flanker, whose Oxford career has been blighted by injury to date. The former Loughborough student, who previously captained the Leicester Tigers Academy, has already set his sights on Twickenham victory: ‘It’s a tremendous honour to captain this club, but I won’t be patting myself on the back. I am ambitious and want to be in the best place I can to help win the Varsity Match; I know I’m a quality player and I have got confidence in myself.’ Pub sports special Exeter 1 were the eventual winners of Division 1 of the College Pool league having amassed 56 points. However Matt has noted that had the league been played on a ‘Frames for’ basis, then they would have been pipped at the post by Merton 1. Incredible! In Division 1 of the Oxford University Table Football League, Merton I currently sit top of the table, with a comfortable lead. If one looks at the stats for Michaelmas, Matt notes for all those anoraks out there, that the most common score in the league was 0-12 which seems suprising as it suggests that the players play better away from home, on new turf (or table). However if one takes the league as a whole Matt sees that apart from 20% of matches being walkovers mainly thanks to Division 3b, the score was most commonly 6-6 or 7-5.
by Matt Gold