The Women’s Blues played their final warm-up match before their BUCS League programme begins on Wednesday 10th when they hosted Birmingham University at Iffley Road on Wednesday afternoon. With conditions perfect for running rugby both teams played with ball in hand and produced some fine passages of play which led to some fine tries. The visitors ended up taking the spoils by 32 points to 22, but the Blues will take many positives into their competitive league campaign and then Varsity in December.
Oxford’s Players of the Match: Back – Helen Potts and Forward – Sydney Sopher
Team Hazel Ellender, Susannah Rees, Sydney Sopher, Francesca Roxburgh, Katie Collis, Joanna Male, Desiree Vodounon, Hannah Cooper, Anna Bidgood, Abby D’Cruz, Helen Potts, Laura Simpson, Sophie Trott, Hatty Wigginton, Connie Hurton
Subs Sarah Haynes (on for Susannah Rees), Honor Murison (on for Hazel Ellender), Zoe Durbin (on for Sydney Sopher), Megan Carter (on for Francesca Roxburgh), Megan Wellens (on for Joanna Male), Charlotte Eaton Hart (on for Hannah Cooper), Anna Park (on for Anna Bidgood), Elena Taylor (on for Helen Potts), Nina Jenkins (on for Laura Simpson)
Scores T: Sophie Trott (2), Zoe Durbin (2), Anna Bidgood (1) C: Sophie Trott (1)