Rugby Cuppers round-up

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Cuppers is now in full swing with all teams in action over the past few weeks. As we move into the latter stages of the tournament, The Tab rounds up the results so far.

Updated Draw

Round 1:

Fitz/Christs 7 – 28 Girton

Girton progress to face Downing in what will be a fierce match. Fitz also look a strong bet for the Plate.

Catz 29 – 17 Trinity 

Trinity have perennially struggled to get numbers out, much to the annoyance of captain and gym-rat Jack Dickens, but this was a respectable score against a strong Catz side.

Magdalene 10 – 33 Eddies/Hughes  

Strong showing from Eddies/Hughes.

Pembroke 36 – 48 Queens

A high-scoring duel between two colleges that have not traditionally had strong cuppers sides. Robinson will be a tougher test.

CCK 43 – 0 Churchill

A bit embarrassing.

John’s 2s 10 – 5 Homerton

Disappointing from Homerton either against John’s II’s. An early exit from the Plate looks likely.

Will LX’s have an impact?

Round 2:

Selwyn 20 – 27 CCK

Selwyn did themselves justice against a good CCK side that features some of last year’s finalists alongside new signings such as fresher Matt Watson.

Girton 26 – 3 Downing

A dominant display from a Girton side that only really got going in the second half with some fluid back play. Downing will be another force in the Plate.

Emma 27 – 0 John’s 2’s

Emma put John’s seconds out of their misery but the purple and pink-wearing side will face stiffer opposition from the actual Redboys in the next round.

Flair XV? Or a team of footballers..

Robinson 27 – 17 Hughes/Eddies

An even encounter with Robinson triumphing over the old men of Hughes/Eddies despite the latter possessing a number of handy players. A lack of match fitness perhaps?

Plate action:

Christ/Fitz 24 – 5 Churchill

Great curves

Quarter Final predictions:

CCK v Girton

John’s v Emma

Catz v Jesus

Queen’s v Robinson

Jesus channelling Danny Care

Rumour Mill

Colleges with weaker packs often have front-rows falling to injures during matches, making the scrums uncontested. However, The Tab is hearing grumblings that these moves could actually be cynical as despite their injury the front rows do not leave the field. Surely not…

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