Former Bristol flanker Nick Koster has been named captain of Cambridge University Men’s Rugby Club for the 2018 season. The South African, who took part in and won his first Varsity Match last year alongside Charlie Amesbury, will take on his former teammate’s role as Cambridge look to make it three in a row against Oxford.
The 28-year-old, who is studying Social Inovation at Queens’ College, learned to play rugby in South Africa at Bishops College before making his super rugby debut in 2009. He has played for some of the UK’s most reputable clubs, including Barbarians, Bath and Bristol.
2017 saw Cambridge secure their second Varsity Match win in as many years, despite the fact that Oxford came into the match in better form. Koster will be hoping to recapture the impressive team spirit that led the Light Blues to victory as he aims to win three Varsity Matches in a row for the first time since 2007.