OXFORD TO FACE THE ARMY

18 Oct 2019

On Friday night the Blues welcome the British Army to Iffley Road, kick-off 7.15pm as they look to maintain their unbeaten run since returning from their Japanese tour in September. Ed David returns to the Captain the side and inside him is a new centre combination as former Spanish International Carlos Blanco gets a first start alongside Nick Greenhalgh making his first appearance for OURFC, whilst in the absence of Dan Barley Dan Stoller moves form midfield to full-back. Up front young tight head prop Barnaby Vaughan gets a start with Ben Parker on the bench and last year’s Greyhounds No 8 Sam Ridgway gets a chance to push for a spot in the Blues squad this season. The squad includes eleven Blue as the Blues look to reclaim the Mike Campbell-Lamerton Trophy.

The Jackdaw Lane gate and Pavilion bar will be open from 6.00pm and the Iffley Road gate at 6.30pm. Entry is £5 for adults, £3 for concessions. Please note parking in the ground is strictly for permit holders only, please visit the Contact Us section of the website for alternative places to park.

Starting XV:

1 Euan Friend (University) 2 Josh Navarajasegaran (Merton) 3 Barnaby Vaughan (Corpus Christi) 4 Jasper Dix * (Oriel) 5 Charlie Pozniak * (St Benet’s Hall) 6 George Messum * (Kellogg) 7 Sam Miller * (St Edmund Hall) 8 Sam Ridgway (St Antony’s) 9 George Tresidder * (Harris Manchester) 10 Tom Humberstone * (Jesus) 11 Tom Stileman * (Christ Church) 12 Carlos Blanco # (Green Templeton) 13 Nick Greenhalgh (Keble) 14 Ed David * (St Hilda’s) 15 Dan Stoller (Queen’s)

Replacements:

16 Louis Wright (Trinity) 17 Abhijeet Oswal (St Edmund Hall) 18 Ben Parker * (Brasenose) 19 George Warr * (New) 20 Bertie Watson (St Edmund Hall) 21 Jack Dalton (Keble) 22 Henry Hackett (Christ Church) 23 Henry Martin * (St Benet’s Hall) 24 Seb Haddock (St Edmund Hall)

*Denotes Blue # Denotes International