The Men’s Blues welcomed Northampton to Iffley Road on Friday for the third fixture against Premiership opposition on consecutive Fridays and despite another loss there were many positives for Captain Ed David and Coach James Wade to reflect upon. The advent of professional rugby some 24 years ago has seen the fixture challenge for the Blues increase year on year, but each OURFC cohort continue to face this challenge head on and put their bodies on the line each week when representing the Dark Blue jersey.
The final score tonight of 49 points to 8 in favour of the visitors was slightly flattering but a the same time reflective of a Northampton team intent on playing with positivity and a willingness to play with ball in hand, the Blues should take many notes from their opposition tonight!
Then squad now face a short turn-around before the traditional Major Stanley’s Match on Wednesday 13th November, kick-off at 3.45pm.
Team Euan Friend, John Aaron Henry, Ben Parker, Jasper Dix, George Warr, Charlie Pozniak, Sam Miller, George Messum, George Tresidder, Tom Humberstone, Ed David, Louis Jackson, Sebastian Haddock, Henry Martin, Daniel Stoller
Subs Louis Wright (on for John Aaron Henry), Barnaby Vaughan (on for Ben Parker), Abhijeet Oswal (on for Euan Friend), Calum Haggett (on for Jasper Dix), Sam Ridgway (on for George Warr), Bertie Watson (on for George Messum), Jack Dalton (on for George Tresidder), Carlos Blanco (on for Louis Jackson), Peter Moore (on for Henry Martin), Rob Quinlan (on for Daniel Stoller)
Scores T: Henry Martin (1) P: Tom Humberstone (1)