OXFORDSHIRE’S hopes of reaching the County Championship final at Twickenham appear over.
Opponents Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire have handed Oxon a walkover in their final Bill Beaumont Division 3 game, scheduled to take place at Chinnor tomorrow.
They say they are unable to field a front row.
Oxfordshire needed a bonus-point win to stand any chance of playing at the national stadium on Sunday, May 28.
Oxfordshire chairman of representative rugby Doug Bosley is in contact with the Rugby Football Union about the situation.
However, Oxfordshire say the pre-match volunteer recognition lunch will still be going ahead as planned.