Month: September 2019

Men’s Blues finish 4th at the 2019 World University invitation tournament

Men’s Blues finish 4th at the 2019 World University invitation tournament

The Men’s Blues suffered their second loss to Sydney University in four days with a close loss by 10 points to 5 in the 3rd/4th place play-off match at Kamiigusa, Tokyo on Monday 23rd September. Whilst the squad were disappointed not to gain the bronze medal in Japan, with bigger challenges ahead and ultimately the […]

Men’s Blues squad to face Sydney University in 3rd/4th place play-off match

Men’s Blues squad to face Sydney University in 3rd/4th place play-off match

On Monday 23rd September the Men’s Blues play their final match of the 2019 World University Invitation Tournament when they play Sydney University in the 3rd/4th place play-off match at the Kamiigusa Ground, Tokyo kick-off at 1pm. In the final match of the play Sydney Uni edged the Blues out scoring a try with the […]

Men’s Blues lose semi-final to Cape Town

Men’s Blues lose semi-final to Cape Town

On Sunday 22nd September the Men’s Blues played the University of Cape Town in Kamiigusa, Tokyo in the semi-final of the 2019 WURIT for the right to play Bordeaux University who defeated Sydney University in the first semi-final. A tense attritional first half saw the South Africans go in 5 points ahead with a try from […]

A mixed day for the Men’s Blues

A mixed day for the Men’s Blues

As the World University Invitation Tournament entered it’s second match day, the Men’s Blues had a mixed bag result wise but still qualified for the semi-finals where they will face the University of Cape Town on Sunday 22nd September at 1400. In the morning fixture against the Federal Siberian University the Blues made hard work […]

Men’s Blues squad to face the University of Cape Town

Men’s Blues squad to face the University of Cape Town

Captain Ed David has ruled himself and lock Kearnan Myall out of selection with a sore shoulder and back respectively for the WURIT semi-final encounter with the University of Cape Town at Kamiigusa, Tokyo on Sunday 22nd September, kick off 2pm. The winners will go through to the Cup Final to face the winners of […]

Men’s Blues prepare for final two pool games

Men’s Blues prepare for final two pool games

On Friday 20th September the Men’s Blues will play their second and third pool games in the WURIT 2019 Tournament at the Kamiigusa ground in Tokyo, against respectively Siberian Federal University at 1130 and Sydney University at 1400. Following their hard fought 3 points to nil win in difficult conditions on Wednesday, the squad will be […]

Blues edge out Waseda in opening game of WURIT 2019

Blues edge out Waseda in opening game of WURIT 2019

The Men’s Blues opened their account in the 2019 World University Invitation Tournament with an incredibly hard fought 3 nil win over hosts Waseda in a torrential downpour which made attacking rugby almost impossible. Oxford’s only points came from fly-half Tom Humberstone who kicked a first half penalty. The match was also played in remembrance […]

Men’s Blues squad to face Waseda

Men’s Blues squad to face Waseda

The Men’s Blues play the opening match of the 2019 World University Invitation Tournament on Wednesday 18th September, KO 1300 at Kamiigusa, Tokyo against the hosts Waseda University. The fixture will also incorporate playing for the Oku Memorial Trophy, in memory of Ambassador Katsu Oku who tragically lost his life in November 2003 whilst on diplomatic […]

Men’s tour diary Part 2

Men’s tour diary Part 2

On Saturday 14th September the Men’s Blues played their first match of the 2019/20 season and in a game of two halves emerged victorious 66 points to 19, please see the match report for further details. Following a wonderful post-match reception including the obligatory ‘Boat Race’, which Oxford also won, and the first performance by the […]

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