The Blues Academy travel to play the Oxford University Whippets side on Saturday, making ten changes (two of them positional) to the starting line that beat the Irish Exiles last weekend.

In the pack, Charley Robinson starts at prop and George Harris at hooker.  Charley Harvey and Kyron Houston start at second row, and Rahat Choudhury and Tom Tucker start in the back row.  In the back line Dylan Leney starts at scrum half, and Tom Jennings on the wing.  Paul Aguele moves to centre and Liam Shileds moves to full back.  The side will be captained by back row Rahat Choudhury.


Blues Academy Director, Denis Ormesher, said: “Our decision making and lack of intensity in the first half last week was disappointing.  We had a hard look at the video on Wednesday and identified what we need to change.  We are looking for the lads to manage the game much better, and be much more clinical in their approach, this week.”
“The older Oxford University side will present a really physical challenge.  The lads know that we will need to raise the game significantly to cope with the students side.”

The game is at the main Oxford University ground at Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1SR with KO at 2.30 pm.

  1. Charlie Robinson
  2. George Harris
  3. Oliver Pescott-Frost
  4. Charlie Harvey
  5. Kyron Houston
  6. Jacob North
  7. Rahat Choudhury (capt)
  8. Tom Tucker
  9. Dylan Leney
  10. Ben Phillips
  11. Ross Taylor
  12. Harry Hutchins
  13. Paul Aguele
  14. Tom Jennings
  15. Liam Shields
  • Ben Thompson
  • Aubrey Grimes
  • Sam Copeland
  • Reuben Pritchard
  • Olly Howard
  • Ted Standford
  • Max Titchener