HEINEKEN Cup winner Dom Waldouck says captaining Oxford University to Varsity Match glory would rank alongside his greatest achievements in rugby.

The 31-year-old leads the Dark Blues out at Twickenham today (3) for the annual fixture against Cambridge.

Oxford have not triumphed at the home of English rugby since 2015, but head into the fixture in good form after winning seven of their ten warm-up matches.

Skipper Waldouck, who has a contract with Newcastle Falcons which allows him to study at the university, won three Premiership titles and the Heineken Cup during an eight-year spell with London Wasps.

But he has been plagued by long-term injuries and is determined to finish his time with the Dark Blues on a high note.

Waldouck said: “I’ve had a turbulent career – the highs at Wasps and a pretty dark time through injury – and I think it would be unbelievable as I move towards the end of my career.

“Leading Oxford University in a victorious Varsity Match would stand up there right at the top with all my achievements in the game.”

Waldouck, who is studying a Master of Science degree in sustainable urban development at Kellogg College, featured as a replacement in last year’s 20-10 defeat.

Oxford trail 63-59 in the overall head-to-head and are eager to end Cambridge’s two-game winning run.

Waldouck said: “Those disappointments fuel you to work harder through the tough months. But that’s gone now, it’s a fresh game.

“We’re focused on executing our plan and being aware of Cambridge’s threats.”

Head coach James Wade, who masterminded five successive Oxford wins between 2011-2015 is looking forward to the contest and insists the pressure is all on the Light Blues.

He said: “I’ve been more nervous in previous years because of the fear of losing.

“Cambridge have now won two on the bounce and will not want that run to end – I think that’s more of a fear than we’ve got.”

Today’s match will be officiated by referee Nigel Owens, who took charge of the 2015 World Cup final, and will be shown live on BBC2.