An early departure from Iffley Road saw the Dogs squads head to Cardiff and Llandaff RFC, the venue for their final matches before the 2nd XV Varsity Match and Oxford Derby in a little over a week’s time.
The Greyhounds took on a strong Welsh Academicals side and showed they have great fitness and spirit as they come from 31 points to 17 down with 10 minutes to go to score two tries to get within two points at the final whistle.
The Whippets put in a fine attacking performance to score ten tries in a comprehensive 60 points to nil victory over Cardiff Met Freshers.
Greyhounds 31 Welsh Academicals 31
Team Abhijeet Oswal, Louis Wright, Vincent Tang, Will Garson, Ollie Adams, Will Aynsley, Will Barker, Sam Ridgway, Andrew Abraham, Louis Pincott, Patrick Haughton, Scott Fernquest, Sebastian Haddock, Tobi Clarke, James Dempsey
Subs James Mash (on for Abhijeet Oswal), Niel Naude (on for Vincent Tang), Charlie Allen (on for Will Garson), Eddie Gillow (on for Will Barker), Joe Kearney (on for Andrew Abraham), Rob Quinlan (on for James Dempsey), Michael Dunn (on for Sebastian Haddock)
Scores T: Eddie Gillow (1), Sam Ridgway (1), Rob Quinlan (2), Tobi Clarke (1) C: Andrew Abraham (2)
Whippets 60 Cardiff Met Freshers 0
Team Barney Vaughan, Felix Stocker , Wilfred Sandwell, Reuben Green, Malachi Rayner-Philipson, Tim Stuart, Kieran Smith, Josh Southworth, Peter Hensman, Luke Butcher, Arron Shaw, Henry Hackett, Luca Ignatius, Julian Manieson, Nick Etherington
Subs Tom Auckland (on for Barney Vaughan), Fraser MacDonald-Lister (on for Kieran Smith), Bertie Watson (on for Tim Stuart), David Wilkinson (on for Henry Hackett), Calum Foster (on for Julian Manieson), Jack Briggs
Scores T: Nick Etherington (5), Arron Shaw (2), Reuben Green (2), Peter Hensman (1) C: David Wilkinson (3), Luke Butcher (2)