OXFORD Cavaliers are reaping the benefits of a link-up with Oxford Brookes University.

The side’s collaboration with students is continuing to grow, with five featuring across their opening two games of the West of England season.

Scotland Student international and Brookes Bulls captain Doug Chirnside has played in both Pool B matches.

He has been joined by Cam Southgate, Rees Goggs, Freddie Myatt and Charles Dustan.

A number of other Bulls players have also been training with the team.

Cavaliers’ head coach Luke Evans is in charge of the Brookes team, which has been running for a number of years and finished third in BUCS Midland 1A this season – the club’s highest finish.