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World Cups – On-Field Festivals, Off-Field Frustrations

"World Cups are the highlight of many a sporting fan’s calendar, sporting festivals that are exceptional global adverts for their respective games."

Marking 50 Years since Chile’s Coup

It’s been a good year for rugby, despite how much it hurts to admit it as an Irish rugby fan. Supporters have been absolutely...

Captains Corner: OURFC

This week Cherwell spoke to the new women's Blues captain for rugby union in Oxford, Sophie Shams.

Worcester x St Catz take home the Women’s Rugby Cuppers trophy

This Women's Cuppers final saw Worcester/St Catz emerge victorious over last year's champions Corpus/LMH/Trinity/St Hilda’s. 

Oxford’s Rugby League Glory

"This Saturday saw the Women’s Rugby League Blues team defeat Cambridge in their second Varsity since reinstating the club in 2022."

Spoils shared at Twickenham in the historic rugby Varsity matches 

There are few institutions which are as obsessed with the past and tradition in the same way that Oxford University tends to be. Rugby has a similar tendency to dwell on the past, meaning that ensuring the annual Rugby Union Varsity fixtures are something of a match made in heaven,

Still in the shadow of the men: the uphill battle for women’s sports

"Truthfully speaking, my flimsy gender parity test isn’t even necessary to see that the most successful women’s sports are those which occur in the presence of the men’s equivalent."

OURFC condemns Rugby Football Union’s ‘trans ban’

The Oxford University Rugby Football club has released a statement condemning the decision of the Rugby Football Union Council to imposed a on ban...

It’s Oxford who celebrate: Men win while women draw in rugby Varsity Matches

"Oxford's Callum Grant popped a ball to Luke Wyllie, sprinting underneath the posts to put Oxford ahead."

OURFC men’s team victorious, women’s team defeated in The Varsity Matches 2021

"Though the weather was soon to change, as lightning gradually approached Mattioli Woods Welford Road, the Dark Blues’ performance refused any kind of change."

Life as a rugby blue: from the Varsity Match to a virtual Trinity

Tell us about yourself: where you’re from, what subject you’re doing, and how you got into rugby? I'm Jasper, a second year physicist at Oriel,...

Keble Women’s Rugby: a ‘Sisterhood’

Dragging myself out of bed at 7am on a biting January morning, the promise of a Keble hall hash brown (however anticlimactic) is the...

Could YouTube punditry bring about a revolution in the way we follow sport?

The archetypal pundit for televised coverage a football or rugby fixture is easy to identify. A white male, between the ages of 45 and...

150 years of rugby at Oxford

Oxford rugby dates back to the sports infancy. As many will know, the Oxford University RFC is one of the most renowned amateur clubs...

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