Keble Crowned Cuppers Champions

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Keble Captain Jonny Mitchell with the Cuppers Trophy

On Thursday of 1st week, Iffley Road hosted a ‘Super Finals Day’ to conclude the 2015 Cuppers Competition and bring the curtain down on the college 15-a-side season for another year. In the main Cup Final, Keble stormed home to beat arch rivals St Edmund Hall by 37 points to 11 to record their 11th Cuppers victory and also gain their third win of the season over Teddy Hall.The first half was very evenly contested with Keble ahead 12 – 8 at the interval, courtesy of tries from Captain and No 8 Jonny Mitchell and left wing Sam Steinert, with full-back Jacob Taylor adding one conversion, in reply for Hall fly-half Tom Dyer kicked a penalty and centre Jack Calvert grabbed an interception try. The second half saw Keble start to dominate possession and territory and this was eventually reflected on the scoreboard as they added three more tries and two penalties to a solitary Dyer penalty for Hall. Second half try scorers for Keble were right wing David Peberdy, scrum-half Sam Egerton and Oakley Cox, with Taylor adding two penalties and two conversions for a personal points tally of 12.

Earlier in the day last year’s Cup Winners St Anne’s/St John’s comfortably defeated CCC/Somerville 39 points to 17 in the Plate, with Blues lock, playing at No 8 Tom Reeson-Price, notching a hat-trick of tries, while in the Bowl St Peter’s demolished Pembroke 78 points to 10.

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