Cambridge’s Men WIN Varsity Rugby 2016
Charlie Amesbury said the after-party will be “very quiet”…
After a glorious match liveblogged minute by minute by The Tab, Cambridge’s men have taken the Varsity Rugby title.
The 135th Varsity Match and ‘battle of the blues’ at Twickenham today saw the women’s team fall to an unfortunate 0-3 defeat, but the men taking the crown 23- 18 in a slick display.
Tries from Rory Triniman and Mike Phillips as well as penalties from Fraser Gillies helped Cambridge build an unassailable lead.
The crowd were treated to a thrilling and tense game, with Oxford scoring just five minutes from the end. The Cambridge coach said the Light Blues’ “cool heads” helped them “stay calm under pressure” and take victory.
The match could have gone either way, with tight scores throughout. Yet our Sports Editor, Miles Kekwick, who watched the match from Twickenham said it was “a real quality match of fluid, high-paced rugby, with Cambridge the deserved winners.”
Cambridge Spectators Joe Meredith and Seb Horton told The Tab that we should be thankful for “that tall bloke Basil” [Oxford fly half] whose generous “misses” and “conceded penalties” helped secure a Cambridge victory. Cheers Basil.
This is a victory the players and Cambridge in general should be proud of – let’s hope we can make it 2/2 with the Boat Race next term!