10:00am Tuesday 6th August 2013
OXFORD Cavaliers and Alchester have announced a cross-code partnership.
Rugby league club Cavaliers and union outfit Alchester, who are based in Fritwell, neart Bicester, are pooling resources and players as part of a formal tie-up.
“Both rugby clubs have relatively short histories and have worked along side each other for the past few years,” said Cavaliers chairman Stuart James.
“With this we have developed a tight bond both on and off the pitch.
“For the benefit of each other and for rugby as a whole the decision was easily made to become a partner clubs.”
Alchester players such as Adam Thompson, Tom Miles, Adam White and Nick Brits helped Cavaliers win their West of England League play-off semi-final against Gloucestershire Warriors on Saturday.
And it is expected that many others will switch from league to union in September when Alchester begin their Southern Counties North campaign.
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