Men’s Blues Squad announced to face Cardiff in the Major Stanley’s Match

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On Wednesday afternoon the Men’s Blues will represent the Major Stanley’s XV when they take on Cardiff RFC at Iffley Road in a unique change to this traditional annual fixture. With advent of professional rugby in 995 it has become year on year ever more difficult to put together an invitational side worthy of representing the Major Stanley’s jersey. As such this year the OURFC Committee made the decision to invite a club side to play the match and for the Blues to represent the Major Stanley’s XV.

With a short turnaround from last Saturday’s victory over TCD in Dublin, Captain Dom Waldouck and Head Coach James Wade have taken the opportunity to shake things up and make changes to the starting XV and ensure players stay fresh for the remaining three weeks of the 2018 Varsity Campaign.

Kick-off is at 3.30pm with the Pavilion Bar open from 2.00pm. Entry is £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £3 for students.
Please note there is absolutely no parking available in the ground on Wednesday.

Starting XV:

1 A King (Keble) 2 J Navarajasegaran (Merton) 3 C Hennessy (St Catherine’s) 4 G Warr (New) 5 O Adams * (Lady Margaret Hall) 6 T Louveaux (St Peter’s) 7 R Jones (St Edmund Hall) 8 S Ridgway (St Antony’s) 9 D McGagh (Magdalen) 10 L Jackson (Oriel) 11 T Clarke (Merton) 12 D Waldouck * (Kellogg) Captain 13 S Haddock (St Edmund Hall) 14 H Martin (St Benet’s Hall) 15 R Fraser (Corpus Christi)

Replacements:

16 JA Henry * (Somerville) 17 J Morris (St Edmund Hall) 18 A Oswal (St Edmund Hall) 19 J Dix (Oriel) 20 G Robson (Keble) 21 G Tresidder (Harris Manchester) 22 C Kearns * (Jesus) 23 P Haughton (Balliol) 24 T Stileman * (St Peter’s)

*Denotes Blue

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