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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Thomas View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Thomas View Post
    ...combining how standards have dropped since the 70s.
    Hmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Thomas View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuartg View Post

    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 ?????!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browner View Post
    Skills tailor made for a career in Politics, or journalism ?????!!
    No - something more useful. Engineering and medicine.
    Doucement le matin, pas trop vite le soir!

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    Why even the Discussion? Oxford to win.
    A university that knows what Blue is (hint: it isn't green).

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    I am a pessimist. If Cambridge lose, at least I was right. If they win, I don't mind being wrong.
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    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuartg View Post
    Son went to both Cam and Oxon so he always supports the winning team post facto.
    Did you mean Cantab?

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