The 2017/18 Inter-Collegiate 15-a-side season came to a thrilling climax on Saturday at Iffley Road with more than 1200 attending over the day to watch a feast of entertaining rugby.
The Men’s Bowl final saw Pembroke beat Exeter 30-18.
The Men’s Plate final saw CCC/Somerville dispatch Univ convincingly 61-15.
The Women’s Cup final saw Pembroke & Co beat a combined Wadham and Kellogg team 15-10.
The Men’s Cup final saw St Peter’s take on St Edmund Hall in one of the best college games seen at Iffley Road for some time. With 5 Blues and 16 additional University players on show it proved to be a high quality affair. With the scores level 17 all at full time the game went into extra time where the teams played 10 mins each way with the first scorer being declared the winner (golden point). After the 1st 10 minutes of extra time the scores were still level however with just 2 minutes left in the 2nd period, the St Edmund Hall fly-half Tom Dyer slotted a drop goal to take the match 20-17. This sparked mass celebrations for The Hall team and supporters who were over-joyed to see their team win then first Cuppers Final since 2013 and their 33rd title in total.
As special thank must go to Ollie Adams for the success of the day and for keeping the supporters fed and watered throughout. Also huge thanks must go to Charlie Pozniak who took over the social media channels for the week and the engagement that we expressed through the week hit numbers that we have never seen, 15K = impressions on our Instagram account alone in 7 days is huge. For those that don’t know impressions are the number of times our social media post have been viewed.