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Varsity matches: Nigel Owens to referee Oxford v Cambridge males

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Varsity matches: Nigel Owens to referee Oxford v Cambridge males

Nigel Owens (centre) shall be supported by assistant referees Clare Daniels and Greg Garner
Varsity matches: Oxford v Cambridge
Venue: Twickenham Date: Thursday, 6 December Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Protection: Girls’s match dwell on BBC Pink Button and BBC Sport web site and app from 11:20 GMT
Males’s match dwell on BBC Two, BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and BBC Sport web site and app from 14:45 GMT.

World Cup remaining referee Nigel Owens will take cost of the 137th males’s Varsity match between Oxford and Cambridge on Thursday.

He’ll lead the sport for the primary time and turns into the primary Welshmen since Tom Williams in 1903 to take action.

The sport shall be at Twickenham, the place Owens refereed the 2015 World Cup remaining between New Zealand and Australia.

“So most of the biggest referees have officiated on the Varsity Match at Twickenham,” Owens mentioned.

The 47-year-old shall be in the midst of the European Champions Cup tie between Racing 92 and Leicester in Paris on Sunday, however has been given particular dispensation by referee supervisor Joel Jutge to referee the Varsity match.

“I am very grateful to him and I am actually wanting ahead to being part of such an historic event,” added Owens.

He follows within the footsteps of Derek Bevan, who took cost of the Varsity recreation in 1993 – two years after refereeing the World Cup remaining.

“It’s improbable to have the endorsement of the world’s main referee for our fixture at Twickenham,” mentioned Varsity Match Firm CEO David Searle.

The 30th version of the ladies’s match between the 2 college sides shall be performed beforehand.

Oxford males: Ransom; Barley, Kearns, Waldouck, Stileman; Humberstone, Tresidder; Parker, Henry, Morris, Dix, Robson, Pozniak, Miller, Kerneis.

Replacements: Navarajasegaran, Hennessy, King, Warr, Jones, McGagh, Jackson, Martin.

Cambridge males: Gatus; Baines, King, Hennessey, Story; Phillips, Bell; MacCallum, Huppatz, Dean, Eriksen, Hunter, Leonard, McMahon, Koster.

Replacements: Schusman, Somers, Dixon, Beckett, Good, Saunders, Gnodde.

Oxford girls: Hurton; Wigginton, Trott, D’Cruz, Potts; Kennedy, Ling; Ellender, Bidgood, Sopher, Opara, Collis, Bernier, Murison, Cooper.

Replacements: Cartwright, Rees, Durbin, Vodounon, Male, Wellens, Carter, Simpson.

Cambridge girls: Gibson; Farrant, Nicholls, Coleman, Miller; Gimson, Marks (capt); Orriss, Chan, Pierce, Elgar, Bramley, F Shuttleworth, J Shuttleworth, Pratt.

Replacements: Abele, Taylor, Spruzen, Hoshizaki, Clark, Bradshaw, Meju, Brough.

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