On Saturday 10th May an Oxbridge U23 side just lost out by 34 points to 29 to a typically committed Combined Services U23 side at Twickenham as the curtain raiser to the Annual Army v Navy Match. Try scorers for Oxbridge were hooker Oliver Coombe-Tennant (Cam), flanker Henry Rose (Cam), centre Henry Hughes (Ox), scrum-half Henry de Berker (Ox) and centre Basil Strang (Ox) who also added 2 conversions. The series now stands at 4 victories to Oxbridge and 2 to Combined Services.
The Oxbridge squad was a mix of youth and experience with nine Blues (5 Cambridge and 4 Oxford) in the match day 23. The full squad is as follows.
Forwards: Dean Irvine (Ox), Hugo Lu (Ox), Jacob Poulton * (Cam), Jack West (Cam), Oliver Coombe-Tennant (Cam), Daniel Radigan (Ox), Jonathan Marsden (Ox), Rob Hall *(Cam), Leonardo Buizza (Cam), Ralph Weir * (Ox), Daniel Dass * (Cam), Henry Rose (Cam), Sam Howard (Ox)
Backs: Seb Tullie * (Cam), Henry de Berker *(Ox), Will Dace (Ox), Mike Phillips (Cam), Basil Strang * (Ox), Henry Hughes * (Ox), Simon Davies (Cam), Sam Allen (Cam), Matt Geiger (Ox), Ed David (Ox)
The squad will be coached/managed by Dom Alonzi (Ox) and John Naylor (Cam).