The Varsity Matches – Thursday, 8 December 2016


Congratulations to the victorious men’s rugby team who won 23-18 against Oxford in the Varsity Match at Twickenham. It was Cambridge’s first win for 7 years. St Edmund’s was represented by Brian Du Toit (MPhil in Technology Policy) and Andrew Hunter (Land Economy Tripos), who were both playing their first Varsity Match.

Brian du Toit was selected as man of the match and told BBC Sport:

“It’s absolutely huge, we put such an emphasis on not worrying about the previous six games, we knew we had such a tight-knit group of boys we just wanted to do it for each other and people who had worn the jersey previously.  We were all willing to get up off the ground when we had nothing left in the tank – you wanted to do it for your brothers, your team-mates, your family.”

Laura Suggitt (MPhil in Criminology) and Katerina Sanchez-Schilling (MPhil in Management) represented St Edmund’s in the women’s match, which unfortunately Cambridge lost 3-0.

Congratulations to all four competitors. Visit The Varsity Match website for further details.