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Cambridge University Match
Wednesday 5th February 2014, Grange Road, Cambridge

Result: Cambridge University 24 Penguins 7

On a cold night at Grange Road, it was the university side that left their supporters the warmer as they secured their first win of 2014, with an impressive win over the Penguin. The students showed their intentions early on when they spun the ball wide and scored a well deserved try from wing Richard Cha who crashed over in the corner. However the Penguins soon hit back and playing in the expansive style for which they are world renowned, replying with a well executed try from wing Peter Homan, which was converted by fly-half Howard Graham. However this proved to be the invitational side’s only points of the match as Cambridge played controlled, aggressive and positive rugby, which had been very much lacking in their defeat in the 2013 Varsity Match last December. The students added two further trys before the interval from tight head prop Sam Alderson and full-back Toby May, both of which the latter converted to make the score at the break 19 - 7 in favour of the home team.

The second half saw both teams utilize their bench which did not aid to the fluidity of the game, which was not helped further by the referee taking a rather officious attitude to what is a 'friendly' fixture! Cambridge managed to add just one more try to their tally in the second half when replacement hooker Rupert Cowan barged over from close range to make the final score 24 - 7.

The Penguins will now travel to play Oxford University at Iffley Road on Wednesday 26th February, looking to at least beat one of the two famous old English Universities, kick off is 19h30.

1 Daniel Moussa Watsonians
2 Ted Stagg London Scottish
3 Lewis Thiede London Scottish
4 Danny Wright Coventry
5 Jon Phillips Albanians
6 Michael Rickner * OURFC
7 Dave O'Brien * Richmond
8 Jack Clifford Harlequins
9 Robbie Shaw # London Scottish
10 Howard Graham (C) Harlequins
11 Peter Homan London Scottish
12 Tom Clark Kew Occasionals
13 Dante Mama London Scottish
14 Ollie Denton Richmond
15 Martin Nutt Henley
16 Matt Price Coventry
17 Dan Collins Kew Occasionals
18 Flynn Sager Rosslyn Park
19 Sam Moorby Richmond
20 Will Peberdy HSBC
21 Louis Grimoldby Harlequins
22 Tom Shaw Richmond
23 Tim Ryan Coventry

*Denotes Oxbridge Blue
#Denotes International

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