Oxford claim hat-trick of wins
Oxford University 48 Cambridge University 0
At Richmond Athletic Ground
Oxford completed three successive victories for the first time in this fixture as they overwhelmed a Cambridge side who also made history by failing to score a single point since the Varsity Match began in 1981.
After a promising opening Cambridge conceded the first points when Ali Shipman finished off a flowing move with Matt Henshaw converting.
Eight minutes later Henshaw converted one of his own and it became one way traffic as Oxford ran in further tries through Chuky Okpalugo and Ben Claxton with Shipman adding a second late in the half.
Henshaw converted five of his side's six tries to give the Dark Blues a 28-0 lead at half time, which they extended early in the second half with another touchdown from Claxton.
Cambridge rallied briefly and came close to opening their account but couldn't quite break through a strong Oxford defence.
Normal service was resumed soon after when full back Robbie Cowan scored under the posts and Henshaw added another conversion, making it 38-0 going into the final quarter.
Phil Beak came off the bench to add another try and a second touchdown by Cowan, converted by Henshaw gave the Dark Blues the biggest winning margin ever in this fixture.
Cambridge: G Cushing; C Holland, R Grace, H McAleer. M Jaffer; A Winfield, T Elton; F Bromley, J Bousher, T Hillel, M Commin, G Laing, A Devane Interchange: N Hewett, C Sturrock, R Hodnett, C McKeon
Oxford: R Cowan; B Quigley, A Shipman, M Henshaw, C Okpalugo; B Claxton, J Baker; H Fearon, B Calverley, J Halstead, J Cilliers, E Dick, G Coates Interchange: E Cope, L Jagoe, P Beak, J Bremridge
Tries: Shipman (2), Henshaw, Okpalugo, Claxton (2), Cowann (2), Beak
Cons Henshaw (6)
Referee: George Stokes