Cambridge dominates a weekend of varsity sport

Cambridge University Men and Women's Boat Race Crews celebrate their wins


Light Blue victories at both the Varsity Rugby Match and The Boat Race

It was an exceptional weekend of sport between Cambridge and Oxford University which saw Cambridge win five out of six sporting fixtures. The Light Blues won the 141st men’s Varsity Rugby Match on Saturday, followed by The Boat Race on Sunday where Cambridge won the 77th Women’s Race, the 168th Men’s Race and both Reserve races.

Cambridge University RUFC men’s team dug deep at Twickenham on Saturday 25th March to deny Oxford a hat-trick of victories. The Cambridge Light Blues, led by Jamie Benson, took the match 15-10 to extend the winning head-to-head record in the fixture to 65-62.

The following day, The Boat Race was dominated by Cambridge University who comprehensively won all four races along The Championship Course on the River Thames, London.

The Cambridge Women’s crew took victory by four-and-a-quarter lengths, making it a sixth straight win for the women’s team.

The men’s crew held off a late charge from Oxford to win by just over a length for their fourth victory in the past five races.

Cambridge lead the rivalry 47-30 in the women’s event, while Cambridge men have won 86 times to Oxford’s 81.

Cambridge University RUFC women’s were defeated in the Varsity Rugby Match for the first time since 2016 with a 31-12 loss against their Oxford counterparts at Twickenham. They had racked up wins in 2017, 2018 and 2019 before last year’s meeting between the rivals ended in a first ever draw, meaning Cambridge successfully defended the title.

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