Oxford Blues defy the odds at Twickenham

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Oxford University notched up an unexpected 21-10 win at the Varsity Rugby Match yesterday.

The result marks only the second victory for Oxford in six years.

Having lost to Cambridge last year and endured a disappointing season thus far, the Oxford team were the underdogs in the buildup to the 129th game.

Two tries scored in the first half by Cheesman and Crozier, alongside the skilful kicking of fly half Charlie Marr, secured an impressive win for the Dark Blues.

Captain Nick Haydon told BBC Oxford, “This surpasses all my achievements. To represent Oxford University is a great honour, and to lead the side is a very special moment.”

On their website, the Oxford University Rugby Club described the match, which was attended by over 27,000 people, as “a dominant Oxford performance'”. Man of the Match was awarded to flanker Stan McKeen, who led Oxford’s back row throughout.

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