Rugby - Oxford claim varsity spoils

Oxford staged a thrilling fightback to claim a hat-trick of Varsity Match victories at Twickenham, beating Cambridge 26-19.

Rugby - Oxford claim varsity spoils

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Oxford's Sam Egerton dives over the line to score a try

The Dark Blues looked down and out when they trailed 19-6 early in the second period, but three tries in 16 minutes from full-back Sam Egerton, flanker James Harries and substitute Charlie Marr left Cambridge crestfallen.

Marr added one conversion and a 78th-minute penalty to seal the deal, while centre Cassian Bramham-Lawl booted two first-half penalties after Oxford lost their captain John Carter through injury.

Wing Andy Murdoch scored Cambridge's solitary try just before the interval, with full-back Rob Stephen kicking four penalties and a conversion.

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