RUGBY: Battling Blues fall to Northampton

Sam Egerton breaks away for the Dark Blues against Northampton

Sam Egerton breaks away for the Dark Blues against Northampton

First published in Sport

Oxford University made Northampton Wanderers fight all the way for a 27-10 victory at Iffley Road in their penultimate game before the Varsity Match.

The sides were level at 10-10 at the break after a first half dominated by two well-matched packs.

Northampton went ahead with tries from hooker Matt Williams and No 8 Teimana Harrison, but the Derk Blues battled back as tight head prop Bob Baker forced his way over for a brace of tries.

The students made a number of changes up front in the second half, and further Northampton tries from Danny Herriott and Tom Collins sealed the victory. Will Hooley also notched a penalty and Sam Olver two conversions.

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