12 of the Best: Varsity Round Up

In Match Reports, Sports by Lottie Paterson1 Comment

With over 100 Varsity matches having taken place last year, we look back at some of last years best performances:

Road Cycling – Men’s
At the BUCS 25 and Varsity, the Cambridge team not only managed to win by seven minutes, they managed to do better than any other university, ever. The second team were only beaten into second place by the first team and all three teams managed to comfortably beat the Oxf*rd 1sts.

The Men’s Rugby team came away from Twickenham with the trophy for the first time in six years, defeating the Other Place 23-18. Tries from Rory Triniman and Mike Phillips, converted by Fraser Gillies, helped secure a long overdue victory.

The Men's Rugby teams go head to head.  Credit: Sport at Cambridge

The Men’s Rugby teams go head to head.
Credit: Sport at Cambridge

Lightweight Rowing
The Men’s Lightweight’s made it their fourth consecutive win at Henley, winning by 1.75 lengths. The Women also came home victorious winning by 3.5 lengths, regaining their trophy from Oxf*rd.

All three teams defeated their Oxf*rd counterparts, for the second year in a row. The contests were closely fought with victory for the Light Blue 1st Team only secured in the last round.

Hockey 2s/3s
The hype surrounding ‘The Best Day of the Year’ did not disappoint when the Hockey 2s3s made it a record five wins from five. The Blunderers, Bedouin and Squanderers all provided nail biting wins decided by shuffles while the Nomads and Wanderers produced strong results of 4-0 and 5-2 respectively.


Sid Neelson Photography


Both varsity matches were extremely close with final score of the Men’s game 6-6.  The Women’s team came back from 6-2 down at half time to finish on 10-10, before the game progressed to golden goal. A superb goal from fresher Amelia Miller sealed a light blue victory.

Having had one of their strongest seasons to date; top of the league and undefeated, varsity looked promising for CULNC. The Light blues didn’t disappoint, winning 47-41, a great end to a fantastic season.

The Cambridge team won with 2458.92 points to Oxf*rd’s 2316.42. The Captain managed to lift over three times his bodyweight on his last deadlift to secure victory for the Light Blues.

Water Polo
This year saw a double win for the men’s and women’s teams with scores of 11-8 and 10-3 respectively.

Rowing – Women’s
Earlier in the day, Blondie, the women’s reserve boat, won by 13 lengths. Women’s blues won by 11 lengths, setting a course record of 18 minutes 33 seconds.

Both the Men’s and Women’s Teams claimed victory for Cambridge in spectacular fashion, winning by 8.20 and 5.35 points respectively.

This year the Sailors won their 100th Varsity Match. The Men won 4-0, Ladies won 4-1 and Mixed won 4-0 ending a year of dominant Light Blue Sailing.





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