On Saturday 29th April, the Oxbridge U23’s will once again take on the Combined Services U23’s at Twickenham as the curtain raiser to the Annual Army v Navy encounter as part of the 2017 Inter-services Competition. In the previous seven encounters, the Oxbridge team have emerged victorious on five occasions, losing just twice and with this year’s squad which including five Blues, all of them in the backs (four Oxford & one Cambridge), they will certainly look to retain the trophy they won in April 2016 by 36 points to 30.
The starting XV, replacements and Captain will be announced when the squad convenes on Friday afternoon for a team run at Richmond FC.
Forwards – Charlie MacCullum (Cam), Max Campbell (Cam), Rhys Thompson (Cam), James Calderwood (Ox), George Colgan (Cam), Noah Miller (Ox), Rowan Becket (Cam), Hugo McPherson (Ox), Valentine Taylor (Ox), Joe Murphy (Ox), Matt Watson (Cam), Callum Slatter (Cam), Ollie Adams (Ox)
Backs – Chris Bell (Cam), Tom Kershaw * (Ox), George Griffiths (Cam), Tom Dyer (Ox), Rory Triniman * (Cam), Alex Hogg * (Ox), Tom Stileman * (Ox), Ed David * (Ox), Ed Loftus (Cam), Jack Holmes (Ox)
Travelling reserve – Dan Blick (Cam)
* Denotes Blue
Coaches – Richard Candlin (Cam), Mike Williams (Ox)
Physio – Amy McQuitty (Ox)