The Varsity Match series kicks-off at Grange Road on Tuesday, 3 December, when Oxford Colleges travel to try to make it five wins in a row over their Cambridge hosts (kick-off 2.00pm).
The game comes a day before the annual battle between the Oxford Greyhounds and the Cambridge LX Club at Iffley Road. Next week then sees the Varsity Matches take places at Twickenham on Thursday, 12 December, when both the women and men’s sides clash.
The Colleges fixture began in 1999 and no team has ever won five in a row before. Oxford completed four in a row between 2007-10 and their current run has matched that feat.
Cambridge Colleges XV: Tom Milford (Clare); Cavan Farrow (Fitzwilliam), Michael Griffiths (Churchill), Nathan Johns (Homerton), Angus McIntosh (Jesus); Owen Perks (Gonville & Caius), James Lloyd (Queens’); Tom Holland (Jesus), James Chaudhry (Homerton), James O’Sullivan (Gonville & Caius), Charlie Friend (St John’s, captain), Alexander Froud (Magdalene), Will Scrivens (Girton) , Chris North (Emmanuel), Matt West (St John’s)
Reps: James Wright (Jesus), Jeff Gu (Darwin), Charlie Mayall (Jesus), Tom Birdseye (Emmanuel), Hugo Lloyd Williams (St John’s), David Holdroyd (Jesus), Alex King (St Catharine’s), Raife Copp-Barton (Girton)
Oxford Colleges XV: Oscar Marriot-Clarke (Magdalen); Ben Kibblewaite (Christ Church), Josh Abass (St Peter’s), Ben Jackson (Worcester), Russell Reid (Corpus Christi); Alec Bannister (St Catherine’s), Sam Monk (Kellogg); Mike Chamberlain (St Edmund Hall), Jonathan Morley (New, captain), Harry Chapman (Corpus Christi), Sam Carling (Keble), Lewis Sutton (St Edmund Hall), Eoin O’Sullivan (Oriel), Cail Wyn-Evans (Jesus), Eddie Gillow (St Edmund Hall)
Reps: Tom Barnes (New), Isaac Pockney (Hertford), Harry Lyons (Pembroke), Ruairidh Beer (St Edmund Hall), Ed Kilcommons (New), Charlie Hewes (Magdalen), Ed Russell (St John’s), Brian Kwizera (St Peter’s)