Month: October 2014

JOHN CHARLES LANCELOT FARQUHARSON REMEMBERED

JOHN CHARLES LANCELOT FARQUHARSON REMEMBERED

JOHN CHARLES LANCELOT FARQUHARSON Born: 16 May, 1881 in Hull Died: 31 October, 1914, aged 33 School: Dulwich College College: University College, Oxford Blue: 1903 Commemorated: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium (Panel 54) The military ran thick through the veins of John Charles Lancelot Farquharson, one of four brothers to serve in WW1 and […]

Greyhounds Squad To Play London Scottish Academy

Greyhounds Squad To Play London Scottish Academy

The Greyhounds return to Iffley Road tonight for their fourth match of the season when they host the London Scottish Academy, kick-off at 7.30pm. With the Blues having a week off from playing, although they are still training hard, this match gives the senior coaching team an opportunity to give some players some additional playing […]

Greyhounds 37 London Scottish 22

Greyhounds 37 London Scottish 22

The Greyhounds gained their first victory of the season with an excellent performance against a strong London Scottish Academy side on a damp Wednesday night at Iffley Road. Despite a ‘wobbly’ scrum the Greyhounds were able to secure enough ball from line-out and loose play to run in seven tries in this victory based on […]

Former Blue Gareth Davies Appointed Chairman of the WRU

Former Blue Gareth Davies Appointed Chairman of the WRU

Gareth Davies, who won a Blue in the 1977 Varsity Match has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Welsh Rugby Union. He will leave his current position as CEO of the Newport Gwent Dragons and take up the WRU role, once they have measures in place to provide stability and continuity in the […]

Oxford Sting Wasps In Thrilling Game

Oxford Sting Wasps In Thrilling Game

Oxford University made the most of their numerical advantage as they came out with an impressive 24-10 victory against Premiership opposition, London Wasps in front of a great crowd on a clear autumnal Monday night. A man-of-the-match performance from the captain Jacob Taylor helped earn Oxford the win in a match that defined the saying […]

Blues Swamped By Northampton Saints

Blues Swamped By Northampton Saints

A much changed Blues side were taught a hard rugby lesson by a young but extremely talented Northampton Saints outfit at Iffley Road on Tuesday night. With the Oxford coaching team electing to rest some senior player and give opportunities to others, particularly with no Greyhounds fixture this week, this was always going to be […]

Blues To Face Northampton Saints On Tuesday Night

Blues To Face Northampton Saints On Tuesday Night

In a fixture originally to be against Leicester Tigers, who then pulled out with an injury crisis, Nottingham stepping in to fill the gap but they pulled out on Sunday with their own injury issues, luckily for OURFC Supporters, Northampton Saints have stepped into the breach and will provide a stern test for the Blues […]

OURFC Host Wellington v Millfield

OURFC Host Wellington v Millfield

On Wednesday night, Iffley Road the home of OURFC, played host to perhaps the two best schoolboy sides in the country when Wellington took on MIllfield in their eagerly awaited annual encounter. The idea of playing this prestigious fixture in Oxford was the brainchild of former OURFC Captain Kevin Brennan, who is now the 1st […]

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