Updated: Dec 5, 2022
On Monday 5th December, the Men’s Blues will play the first of two fixtures on their South Africa tour, when they face a Stellenbosch University XV at the famous Danie Craven Stadium, KO 7.15pm local time (5.15pm UK time). The link to watch the fixture live is:
Following a successful three days preparation, including a session led by South African World 7’s Winner Chris Dry, a fresh water recovery swim in the Welgevallen Dam plus some quality training in the warm South African sunshine, the squad are looking to face the challenge the ‘Maties’ will bring head-on.
Tom Osborne has named his squad, with six returning Blues in the starting XV.
1 T Osborne * (Trinity) 2 J McDermott (Lincoln) 3 M Fankah (St Peter’s) 4 E Blake * (St Hilda’s) 5 S Dockery (St Edmund Hall) 6 G Hobbs (St Edmund Hall) 7 J Glover (St Peter’s) 8 P Von Dadelszen * # (St Edmund Hall) 9 A Jackman (University) 10 H Bridgewater (Lincoln) 11 H Parker (Lincoln) 12 L Wyllie * (St Hilda’s) 13 L Furniss * (Kellogg) 14 T Mewes (Brasenose) 15 S Reynolds * (University)
J Hughes (St Anne’s) N Zenios (Magdalen) E O’Sullivan (Oriel) L Le Merle (St Catherine’s) J Lloyd Williams (Worcester) G Fowler (St Hilda’s) R Lerwell (Corpus Christi) V Faria (Lincoln) N Rosebroek (St Hilda’s) I Baxter (Worcester) E Russell (St Peter’s)
*Denotes Blue # Denotes International