OXFORD University play their first match on British soil this season, when they travel to Richmond tonight.

The Dark Blues were due to face Premiership A League side Gloucester United at Iffley Road, but their visitors pulled out.

However, the Greene King IPA Championship club agreed to a fixture and Oxford head to Richmond hoping to build on their early Varsity Match preparations.

Head coach James Wade names five Blues in the starting XV.


Oxford University: Edgerley, Stileman, Barley, Hogg, Moor, Kearns, Kershaw, Ball, Henry, Miller, Fifita, McPherson, Pozniak, Saull, Adams. Reps: Elvin, Parker, Gorry, Warr, Beaufils, David, Moorby, Moore.