OXFORD University ramp up their preparations for the Varsity Match today with their annual fixture against a Major Stanley’s XV at Iffley Road (3.30).

The students name eight Blues in their squad to face the representative side.

Among the new faces in the line-up is former Heineken Cup winner Dom Waldouck.

The 30-year-old, who has yet to feature for the Dark Blues due to injury, signed a contract with Newcastle Falcons in the summer allowing him to study at Oxford and play for 12 weeks.

Waldouck starts alongside Canada international Dan Moor as the students target an eighth win in nine fixtures this season.

Today’s opponents include a number of players from Oxfordshire clubs Henley Hawks, Banbury and Oxford Harlequins.


Oxford University: Barley, David, Moor, Waldouck, Stileman, Kearns, Kershaw, Henry, Elvin, Ball, McPherson, Fifita, Talotti, Saull, Wilson. Reps: Miller, Parker, Adams, Pozniak, Thornton, McGagh, Hogg, Haddock.

Major Stanley’s XV: Ed Phillips (Banbury), Harry Burn (Henley Hawks), Archie Van Dikj (Henley Hawks), Sam Egerton (Old Elthamians), Luke Outhwaite (Richmond), Larry Hanley (Old Crescent), Adam Lubbock (Henley Hawks), Charlie Craig (Oxford Harlequins), Tom Humberstone (Redinensians), Angus Lloyd (Dublin University), Igino Corradi (Richmond), Elliot Messara (Old Tonbridgians), Ben Henderson (Redingensians), Nathaniel Opedo (Richmond), George Warr (Oxford University), Fotu Latu (Oxford Harlequins), Dan Healy (Highfield), Al Ryan (Barnes), Ethan McCall (Hartpury College), Ed Allen (Henley Hawks), Caldon Pike (Richmond), James Beaufils (Sydney University), Will Scott (CS Rugby 1863).