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Team Announcement 8/3/17

For the last BUCS fixture of the season, the Blues host Coventry, with captain Jordan Ayling fielding an experienced squad, with a few exciting prospects looking to prove themselves for next year. The team is as follows:   Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Matt Brady* (SPC) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Will Henshall* (Wadham) Rory Farquharson (St Benets) Nick Dodds (St Annes) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen) (C) Thomas Kerneis* (SPC) Angus McCance (SPC) Joseph Mash (Queens) Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Dan Smith* (Somerville) Jake Langmead-Jones* (Worcester) Zachary Keane (Mansfield) Reilly Knight (Univ) Rob Bartlett (St Annes) Dan Smith (Brasenose) *Denotes returning Blue

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Team Announcement 1/3/17

The Blues find themselves returning to Nottingham this week, looking to use this second chance to improve on the previous result and push on into the semi-final round of the BUCS trophy. With the recent concentration of games, and Varsity coming up on Friday, OURLFCs squad depth has become apparent with a lot of Blues debuts being awarded this week. The team is as follows:   Blues Will Henshall* (Wadham) James Yeomans (Magdalen) Michal Woyton* (Worcester) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen) (C) Matt Brady* (SPC) Mark Roper* (Harris Manchester) Richard Nodds (St Annes) Thomas Kerneis* (SPC) Angus McCance (SPC) Rory Smith (Christ Church) Dan Smith* (Somerville) Joseph Welford (Queens) Jake Langmead-Jones* (Worcester) Reilly Knight (Univ) Geoffrey Whitehouse (Magdalen) Will Agnew (Worcester) Owen Crush (Pembroke)…

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Garbutt To Step Down as OURLFC Head Coach

Long-time OURLFC coach, Dan Garbutt, has announced to the current squad that he will be stepping down after this year’s PCUBED Rugby League Varsity Match following 13 seasons with the club. Garbutt joined the club in 2004, initially as assistant to Paul Johnstone, and took over the reins for the 2006/07 season which saw the Blues win 20-14 against their Cambridge rivals overturning a record 44-0 varsity loss in 2006.  During Garbutt’s tenure the club has experienced a period of unprecedented growth and success with a vibrant club ethos, a regular second team and strong performances in the in the BUCS leagues, including a stint in the top tier of University Rugby League.  The team have performed strongly in the…

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Team Announcements 22/2/17

With the business end of the season upon us, both teams look to take strength off the back of a ground out win in the cup last week, aiming to improve league positions through strong performances tomorrow. With Varsity under two weeks away, the Blues begin a nine day period of four huge games and will therefore be looking to put a marker down as they travel to Nottingham. The Maroons host Loughborough 2nd XIII in what could be a defining moment of their season- a chance to prove themselves in this midlands 1A league. The teams are as follows:   Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Joseph Cullen (Magdalen) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Will Taverner (Brasenose) Jonny Wood (St Hildas) Mark Roper* (Kellogg) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen) (C) Phil Maffettone…

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Team Announcements 15/2/17

With a perhaps unfortunate early Maroons cup exit, the Blues shoulder the responsibility to represent OURLFC alone this week. After a thrilling win against Salford, the Blues host Northumbria 2nd XIII in what is set to be a defining moment in the cup run. The team is as follows:   Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Matt Brady* (SPC) Will Henshall* (Wadham) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Joe Cullen (Magdalen) Mark Roper* (St Hughs) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen) (C) Thomas Kerneis* (SPC) Zac Keane (Mansfield) Phil Maffettone (CCC) Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Dan Smith* (Somerville) Jake Langmeme-Jones* (Worcester) Joe Mash (Queens) Tom Hamilton (Keble) Michal Woyton* (Worcester) Nick Dodds (St Annes)   *denotes returning Blue

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Team Announcements 8/2/17

A frustrating lack of match time recently, owing to the inclement weather, has both teams eager to prove their worth in their respective cup ties this week. The Blues host Salford at home in what is set to be a close run thriller, whilst the Maroons trek away to Sheffield in hope of an upset. The teams are as follows:   Blues Will Henshall* (Wadham) Matt Brady* (SPC) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Will Taverner (Brasenose) Joe Cullen (Magdalen) Mark Roper* (Kellogg) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen (C) Thomas Kerneis* (SPC) Zac Keane (Mansfield) Phil Maffettone (CCC) Dan Smith* (Somerville) Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Jake Langmeme-Jones* (Worcester) Joe Mash (Queens) Reilly Knight (Univ) Michal Woyton* (Worcester) Angus McCance (SPC)   Maroons   Conor Williets (Wadham) James Yeomans (Magdalen)…

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Team Announcements 1/2/17

The depth in talent is clear once again with two strong sides to play in the BUCS fixtures this week. The Blues face Coventry at home, requiring a performance to set the tone for the business end of the season, and the Maroons travel away to Leicester for a must win game. The teams are as follows:   Blues Will Henshall* (Wadham) Matt Brady* (SPC) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Josh Southworth (Pembroke) Mark Roper* (St Cross) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen) (C) Thomas Kerneis* (SPC) Zac Keane (Mansfield) Joe Mash (Queens) Dan Smith* (Somerville) Michal Woyton* (Worcester) Jake Langmeme-Jones* (Worcester) Conor Williets (Wadham) Jonny Wood (St Hildas)   Maroons Jimmy Yeomans (Magdalen) Joe Cullen (Magdalen) Will Agnew (Oriel) Dan Smith 2.0…

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Team Announcements 25/1/17

Like clockwork, the new year has seen in a leap forward in momentum with plays now looking not only instinctual but jazzy. Everyone is looking fresh after the vac with renewed vigour, ready to take some scalps in the league. Interestingly this begins with a match up between the Blues and Maroons that is sure to kick off the fight for varsity shirts. The teams are as follows:   Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Matthew Brady* (SPC) Will Taverner (Brasenose) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Joe Cullen (Magdalen) Dick Nodds (St Annes) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen) (C) Thomas Kerneis* (SPC) Zac Keane (Mansfield) Phil Maffettone (CCC) Dan Smith* (Somervillle) Michal Woyton* (Worcester) Jake Langmeme-Jones* (Worcester) Reilly Knight (Univ) Tom Hamilton (Keble) Will Henshall* (Wadham)   Maroons…

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Team Announcements 30/11/16

With excitement at an all time high, the Blues play the Maroons to finish Michaelmas with a bang. The teams are as follows:   Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Matt Brady* (SPC) Will Taverner (Brasenose) Phil Maffettone (CCC) Joseph Cullen (Magdalen) Zac Keane (Mansfield) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen) (C) Thomas Kerneis* (SPC) Angus McCance (SPC) Michal Woyton* (Worcester) Dan Smith* (Somerville) Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Tom Hamilton (Keble)   Maroons Josh Southworth (Pembroke) Peter Doane (Magdalen) Collin Larkin (Magdalen) Jonny Wood (St Hildas) Owen Crush (Pembroke) Richard Nodds (St Annes) Mark Roper* (New) Olu Arisekola (Trinity) James Yeomans (Magdalen) Geoffrey Whitehouse (Magdalen) Adam Ismail (Magdalen) Will Agnew (Worcester) Kacper Wanczyk (St Anthonys)   *denotes returning blue

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Team Announcements 23/11/16

The latter stages of Michaelmas are proving difficult with a catalogue of injuries hindering both sides progress. Nevertheless, the Blues have a strong team ready to take on Loughborough 2nds, with an expectation to win on home turf. The team is as follows:   Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Matthew Brady* (SPC) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Will Taverner (Brasenose) Joseph Cullen (Magdalen) Richard Nodds (St Annes) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen) (C) Thomas Kerneis* (SPC) Zac Keane (Mansfield) Phil Maffettone (CCC) Dan Smith* (Somerville) Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Michal Woyton* (Worcester) Peter Doane (Magdalen) Rob Bartlett (St Annes) Tom Hamilton (Keble) Angus McCance (SPC)   *denotes returning blue

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Team Announcements 16/11/16

Despite a seemingly unending injury list, Angus McCance and Jordan Ayling will captain two strong sides to face Nottingham at home and Leicester away respectively. The teams are as follows: Blues Joseph Cullen (Magdalen) Matthew Brady* (SPC) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Michal Woyton* (Worcester) Will Taverner (Brasenose) Conor Williets (Wadham) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen) (C) Thomas Kerneis* (SPC) Zac Keane (Mansfield) Rory Smith (Christ Church) Dan Smith* (Somerville) Tom Hamilton (Keble) Phil Maffettone (CCC)   Maroons Jonny Wood (St Hildas) Owen Crush (Pembroke) Rory Farquharson (St Benets) Will Milnthorpe (Teddy Hall) Collin Larkin (Magdalen) Richard Nodds (St Annes) James Yeomans (Magdalen) Alex Holness-Tofts (Magdalen) Angus McCance (SPC) (C) Olu Arisekola (Trinity) Rob Bartlett (St Annes) Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Peter Doane (Magdalen)  …

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Team Announcements 9/11/16

The most anticipated fixture of the season sees the Blues face the Maroons this week, in what has the potential to be the most exciting clash in the league this year. The squad have been training hard all season so far, but especially in the build up to the coming game which provides the perfect platform to prove who is truly deserving of those starting blues shirts. The teams are as follows:   Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Matthew Brady* (SPC) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Will Taverner (Brasenose) Jonny Wood (St Hildas) Richard Nodds (St Annes) Jordan Ayling* (Magdalen) (C) Thomas Kerneis* (SPC) Zac Keane (Mansfield) Rory Smith (Christ Church) Dan Smith* (Somerville) Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Michal Woyton* (Worcester) Peter Doane (Magdalen)   Maroons Josh…

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Team Announcements 2/11/16

A massive week for OURFLC as a top of the table clash sees the Blues take on Nottingham at home with an equally difficult fixture in Loughborough as the Maroons travel away. The teams are as follows: Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Matthew Brady (SPC)* Phil Maffetone (CCC) Michal Woyton (Worcester)* Will Taverner (Brasenose) Mark Roper (Kellogg)* Jordan Ayling (Magdalen)* (C) Thomas Kerneis (SPC)* Zac Keane (Mansfield) Reilly Knight (Univ) Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Tom Hamilton (Keble) Jake Langmead-Jones (Worcester)* Joseph Mash (Queens) Rob Bartlett (St Annes) Will Henshall (Wadham)* Maroons Josh Southworth (Pembroke) Nathan Lowe (SEH) Geoffrey Whitehouse (Magdalen) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Collin Larkin (Magdalen) Angus McCance (SPC) (C) Ross King (Pembroke) Alex Holness-Tofts (Magdalen) James Yeomans (Magdalen) Olu Arisekola (Trinity) William…

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Team Announcements 26/10/16

Despite a mounting injury list, Nick Dodds and Jordan Ayling will captain two strong sides to face Leicester and Coventry respectively. The teams are as follows: Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Matthew Brady (SPC)* Phil Maffetone (CCC) Michal Woyton (Worcester)* Will Taverner (Brasenose) Mark Roper (Blackfriars)* Jordan Ayling (Magdalen)* (C) Thomas Kerneis (SPC)* Zachary Keane (Mansfield) Tom Hamilton (Keble) Dan Smith (Somerville)* Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Jake Langmead-Jones (Worcester)* Joseph Mash (Queens) Peter Doane (Magdalen) Robert Bartlett (St Annes) Angus McCance (SPC) Maroons James Yeomans (Magdalen) Collin Larkin (Magdalen) Nathan Lowe (St Edmunds Hall) Josh Southworth (Pembroke) Christian McNerney (St Hildas) Jesus Gonzalez (St Edmunds Hall) Nick Dodds (St Annes) (C) Olu Arisekola (Trinity) Joseph Cullen (Magdalen) Alex Holness-Tofts (Magdalen) Zach Taylor (GTC)…

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Team Announcements 19/10/16

Two strong Blues and Maroons teams have been selected to face Loughborough 2nds and Coventry respectively. The Blues are looking to push on from an impressive first win and the Maroons will be hoping to convert another great performance into points for their first match at home. The teams are as follows: Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Matthew Brady (SPC)* Phil Maffetone (CCC) Harry Sturgess (Hertford) Will Taverner (Brasenose) Ross King (Pembroke) Jordan Ayling (Magdalen)* (C) Thomas Kerneis (SPC)* Mark Roper (Harris Manchester)* Reilly Knight (Univ) Dan Smith (Somerville)* Michal Woyton (Worcester)* Robin Jones (St Hildas) Robert Bartlett (St Annes) Rory Smith (Christ Church) Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Tom Hamilton (Keble) Maroons Joe Cullen (Magdalen) Collin Larkin (Magdalen) Rory Farquharson (St Benets) George Mason (Magdalen) James…

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Team Announcement 12/10/16

Blues captain, Jordan Ayling, has selected two strong teams for the opening BUCS fixtures of the season. With a good pre-season camp and tough few training sessions under their belts, some difficult decisions had to be made, seeing a more experienced Blues side take on Leicester at home and some exciting new players get the nod, alongside old, for the Maroons to go away to Nottingham. The teams are as follows: Blues Conor Williets (Wadham) Matthew Brady (SPC)* Phil Maffetone (Corpus Christi) Rory Farquharson (St. Benets) Jonathon Wood (St Hildas) Mark Roper (New)* Jordan Ayling (Magdalen)* (c) Thomas Kerneis (SPC)* Zac Keane (Mansfield) Joseph Mash (Queens) Dan Smith (Somerville)* Marco Hiscox (Magdalen) Jake Langmead-Jones (Worcester)* Nick Dodds (St Anthonys) James Yeomans (Magdalen)…

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Maroons Cup Final Team Announcement

After the Midlands Conference Cup Final was initially postponed due to bad weather, it is now only one day until the rescheduled match against Leicester 1st XIII tomorrow takes place at Iffley Road, Oxford. Having already won the league, the OURLFC Mighty Maroons are looking to do an unprecedented League and Cup Double in 2015/16. Despite the recent break over the Easter vacation, the team have been working hard on their fitness and shape and captain Zac Keane is delighted to be able to name a very strong squad of 17 going into the tie. Kick off is 1pm at Iffley Road – all spectators welcome! 1. Tolly Rose (New) 2. Vincent Vedovato (Wolfson) 3. Angus McCance (SPC) 4. Rory Farquharson…

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Team Announcement 2/3/16

With the season coming to a close and the Maroons already taking home the title for their League, the formality of Warwick at home still needs to be completed. Given the run of form the lads have shown throughout recent weeks, they go into this encounter as strong favourites looking to set down their last marker before the cup final the following week. The team to take on Warwick in Uni Parks this Wednesday is: 1. Tolly Rose (New) 2. Vincent Vedovato (Wolfson) 3. Joe Welford (Queens) 4. Will Taverner (BNC) 5. Henry Woods (St Catz) 6. Rory Farquharson (St Bennetts) 7. Paul Blanchard (GTC) (c) 8. Joe Mash (Queens) 9. Will Wilson (Univ) 10. Luke Blackaby (St Hildas) 11.…

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Maroons Varsity Team Announcement

With one of the strongest OURLFC squads seen in recent years, cutting the Maroons team down has given coaches more than their fair share of headaches. The Maroons have torn apart their league taking top spot and promotion with 2 games to spare, carrying that momentum into the cup where they have set up a date with Leicester in the final. Given their run of form, the competition for starting places in tonights Varsity squad has been fierce. The boys kick off at 7:30pm under the lights at Oxford RFC and would appreciate everyone down to support. The team is as follows: 1. Tolly Rose (New) 2. Henry Woods (St Catz) 3. Angus McCance (SPC) 4. Joe Welf0rd (Queens) 5.…

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Team Announcement 24/2/16

With the business end of the season well underway, the squad is pushing on with competition for places at an all time high. 6th week brings two huge fixtures for maroons with the first being their BUCS Cup semi-final away to local rivals, Brookes 2s. The boys are not only looking to continue their run for the double, but also looking to cement their place in the Second Team Varsity this coming Saturday. The 2s Varsity will be held at Oxford RFC under the lights on 27/2/16 with a 7:30pm kick off. It would be great to have as many supporters down as possible for what will be a great evening for the lads and the club. The team to…

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