An Oxford crew member was taken to hospital as Cambridge won the Boat Race on Sunday afternoon.

Felix Drinkall, the Oxford rower, appeared to collapse in his boat and he has been taken to hospital after the race.

Cambridge powered to their fourth victory in five Boat Races with a gutsy effort against a resilient Oxford crew in the 168th edition of the race.

The winners had rudder issues before the race and both blue boats earned early warnings from umpire Tony Reynolds as Oxford, with the weight advantage, pulled ahead.

A bold move from Cambridge cox Jasper Parish paid off when, judging the conditions, he decided to steer his crew closer to the bank in Fulham hoping to find friendlier waters.

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That allowed Cambridge to take a half-length’s lead, and while Oxford would not let their opponents get away, it turned out to be an inspired decision from Parish as Cambridge carried their advantage over the finish line.

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Earlier, Cambridge beat Oxford in the women's race for the sixth time in a row.

Bicester Advertiser: Cambridge celebrate wins for both the men and womenCambridge celebrate wins for both the men and women (Image: PA)

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Bicester Advertiser: Cambridge men's cox Jasper Parish is thrown into the riverCambridge men's cox Jasper Parish is thrown into the river (Image: PA)