Ruthless Dark Blues break Varsity record | University of Oxford
Sam Egerton opens the scoring for Oxford
Sam Egerton opens the scoring for Oxford

Matt Henderson

Ruthless Dark Blues break Varsity record

Oxford's Rugby Union Blues have thrashed Cambridge 43-6 to record the biggest win in the 133-year history of the Varsity match.

The Dark Blues ran in six tries by Sam Egerton, Alexander Macdonald, Thomas Reeson Price, Ian Williams, George Cullen and Gus Jones in a dominant performance at Twickenham this afternoon (11 December 2014). Fly-half George Cullen kicked five conversions and a penalty.

After a closely fought opening period, Sam Egerton broke the deadlock by running from his own half to score a try. In doing so, he became the first person ever to score in three successive Varsity matches. A try on the stroke of half time gave Oxford a 17-6 lead at the break, before the floodgates opened.

Oxford has now won 58 matches to Cambridge’s 61. But having won the last five matches in a row, the Dark Blues are rapidly closing in on their old rivals.

Earlier on, Oxford's Under 21s beat their Cambridge counterparts 36-12.