RUGBY UNION: Egerton leads the way for Dark Blues

First published in Sport

SKIPPER Sam Egerton led from the front with a try in Oxford University’s 24-13 victory over the Army at Aldershot last night.

After withstanding early pressure, the Dark Blues went ahead from a rolling maul, finished off by flanker Gus Jones and converted by Charlie Marr.

The Army replied with a penalty, but the students went in at the break 12-3 up thanks to a try from winger Sean Morris after a fine team move.

Scrum half Egerton, deputising as captain for the injured John Carter, broke away to score in the corner soon after the interval, the Army replying with a pushover try. Will Rowlands sold a dummy to run in by the posts, and Marr’s conversion made it 24-8 before the home side had the last word with a second pushover try.

* TRIPLE Blue Sean Morris is Oxford University’s new rugby development officer (RDO).

Morris, who was part of the Dark Blues’ Varsity Match winning teams in 2008, 2010 and 2011, replaces Andy Highton, who has taken up the role of RDO for Nottinghamshire.

More recently, Morris has been the students’ strength and conditioning coach.

* OXFORD University will host the under 16 international between England and Wales on Saturday, April 6.

Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for concessions, with the kick-off at 2.30pm.

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