So another year, another Women’s Varsity. This year an all-conquering Uni side (our very own Team of the Year) prepares itself to face their Trent rivals in another monster tie. Uni have spent their entire season building up to this, tearing through all but one of the teams they have faced, amassing over 400 points on their way to promotion and topping their BUCS group. They have met Trent twice this season and the current score is 1-1: Varsity is the tiebreaker!
Working off the back of their small, highly mobile and offload-happy pack, Uni have not just beaten their opposition, they have dismantled them. Their potent backline, led by long-standing and free scoring fly half Izzy Joris, has posted one cricket score after another. Their crowning moment coming after 24 minutes against Anglia Ruskin, when the referee stopped play after Uni posted 74 points in that time!
However, this is Varsity. Trent will bring their A game. Trent’s power up front is strengthened by their fly half, who up until this season was a prop (and not a small one at that). What is clear is that they will rely on a ten-(wo)man game, hoping to smash Uni out of the competition. Their season has been patchy at best, winning only half their games, however the ‘Varsity effect’ is sure to give them a huge boost going into this game. Coupled with the adrenaline rush of playing in a stadium and you can be sure that this match is going to go down to the wire.
Check out our online coverage of what is set to be an enthralling match, and the perfect precursor to our live radio broadcast from Men’s Rugby Union Varsity on urn1350.net: Your Number One Varsity Source.