The Blues put together a comprehensive performance to out class a young Esher side by 40 points to 8 in their last outing pre-the 2013 Varsity Match. The first half saw the sides evenly matched and the Blues go in ahead by just 14 points to 8 with tries from fly-half Jacob Taylor (Keble) and No 8 John Carter (Kellogg), both of which Taylor converted. In reply Esher scored an unconverted try from their right wing and a well struck penalty from their fly-half. The second half however belonged to the Blues as they added four further tries with none in reply from full-back Ed Doe (Kellogg), prop James Wisson (St Anne’s), hooker Fraser Heathcote (St Edmund Hall) and scrum-half Jack Davidson (St Hugh’s), with Doe converting three. The coaches will now spend the next ten days fine tuning the squad in preparation for the 132nd Varsity Match to take place at Twickenham on Thursday 12th December, kick off 2.00pm.
Team Lewis Anderson, Nick Gardner, Ian Williams, Michael Rickner, Will Rowlands, Gus Jones, James Harris, John Carter, Samson Egerton, Jacob Taylor, Henry Hughes, Gav Turner, Matt Janney, Henry Lamont, Edward Doe
Subs Fraser Heathcote (on for Nick Gardner), James Wisson (on for Lewis Anderson), Hamish Macdonald (on for Ian Williams), Tom Reeson-Price (on for Michael Rickner), Graeme MacGilchrist (on for John Carter), Alexander Macdonald (on for Gus Jones), Matthew Shorthose (on for Jacob Taylor), Marcus-Alexander Neil (on for Gav Turner), Sebastian Williams (on for Henry Hughes), Pietie Olivier (on for Matt Janney), Steven Patch (on for Will Rowlands), Stuart Greeff (on for James Harris), John Davidson (on for Samson Egerton), Sam Arras (on for Henry Lamont)
Scores T: James Wisson (1), Fraser Heathcote (1), John Carter (1), Jacob Taylor (1), Jack Davidson (1), Edward Doe (1) C: Edward Doe (3), Jacob Taylor (2)