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Phil E
05-12-14, 11:12
So who are the favourites?

Tigers win student encounter

Leicester Tigers ran in five first-half tries in victory over Cambridge University at Grange Road on Monday evening.
In their final warm-up game before the Varsity match, Cambridge found themselves 29-3 down at half-time, though they did enjoy more possession and territory in the second half as they forced Tigers on the defensive to protect their lead.

In the second half it was the University side who enjoyed more go-forward and Tigers had to defend their line, being breached just once.

Simon Thomas
05-12-14, 13:12
Cambridge of course, as they are every year.

And I am confident that OB and StuartG will agree with me, as will PeterT is he is lurking on the Forum.

However it is an emotional and tribal view, not an objective rugby one, but by 9pm post match I will have forgotten the score, and be with old team-mates and rivals in an alcoholic stupor, combining how standards have dropped since the 70s.

Browner
05-12-14, 13:12
Cambridge of course, as they are every year.

And I am confident that OB and StuartG will agree with me, as will PeterT is he is lurking on the Forum.

However it is an emotional and tribal view, not an objective rugby one, but by 9pm post match I will have forgotten the score, and be with old team-mates and rivals in an alcoholic stupor, combining how standards have dropped since the 70s.

Absolutely, the stupor was invariably achieved by 7pm

RobLev
05-12-14, 14:12
...combining how standards have dropped since the 70s.

Hmmmm

Stuartg
05-12-14, 17:12
Cambridge of course, as they are every year.

And I am confident that OB and StuartG will agree with me, as will PeterT is he is lurking on the Forum.

However it is an emotional and tribal view, not an objective rugby one, but by 9pm post match I will have forgotten the score, and be with old team-mates and rivals in an alcoholic stupor, combining how standards have dropped since the 70s.

My heart and loyalty say Cambridge, my brain says Oxford by rather more than I am prepared to admit. I went to the Steele Bodgers match - watching the grass grow was more stimulating. Cambridge were just so dull. In the last 12 months they've barely won a game and I don't think that habit will change on 11/12. I had the offer of free transport, dinner, ticket and tea but I'm not tempted as I believe the match will be so dire. We'll see - I'd love to be proved wrong.

So far the LXs have won, Colleges XV have won and the U21As have been mullered. I reffed the U21As v Colleges in a trial game a few weeks ago, both sides could defend but not score!

Son went to both Cam and Oxon so he always supports the winning team post facto.

Browner
05-12-14, 17:12
Son went to both Cam and Oxon so he always supports the winning team post facto.

Skills tailor made for a career in Politics, or journalism ?????!!

Stuartg
05-12-14, 18:12
Skills tailor made for a career in Politics, or journalism ?????!!

No - something more useful. Engineering and medicine.

FlipFlop
05-12-14, 18:12
Why even the Discussion? Oxford to win.
A university that knows what Blue is (hint: it isn't green). :biggrin:

OB..
05-12-14, 18:12
I am a pessimist. If Cambridge lose, at least I was right. If they win, I don't mind being wrong.

Rushforth
05-12-14, 18:12
Son went to both Cam and Oxon so he always supports the winning team post facto.

Did you mean Cantab?

Stuartg
05-12-14, 20:12
Did you mean Cantab?

I'll refer to my alma mater in whatever fashion I wish.

Rushforth
05-12-14, 21:12
I'll refer to my alma mater in whatever fashion I wish.

Fairy Nuff. I refer to the one beginning with the letter between 'N' and 'P' as 'the other place', for my own part.

Stuartg
05-12-14, 22:12
Fairy Nuff. I refer to the one beginning with the letter between 'N' and 'P' as 'the other place', for my own part.

Don't know how to add emoticons, but "big grin".

OB..
06-12-14, 00:12
Cowley School of Further Education vs East Anglian People's Polytechniic

FlipFlop
11-12-14, 17:12
So how are the Cambridge supporters tonight? Crying into their beer at the worst ever loss in Varsity match history?
:biggrin:

Lee Lifeson-Peart
11-12-14, 17:12
I couldn't give a toss who wins.

I will usually look at the teamsheets and decide the team with the most double barrelled surnames and/or ludicrous first names is the one I want to lose.

I plumped for Cambridge in 2012 on the basis of Cassian Bramham-Law (:wtf:) playing for Oxford.

LLP

Sunderland Polytechnic 1981-84

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SimonSmith
11-12-14, 18:12
"Samaritans to Thomas Towers please. Urgent"

WombleRef
12-12-14, 14:12
We all know that the most important Varsity match is Lancaster University v York University in the war of the Roses.

Lanny are bottom of Northern 1A after 10 games with just 2 wins, while York are bottom in Premier North B with 0 wins in 7.

That will be a bad game to referee this year!