Horwill helps Cambridge to Varsity win

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by Beth Newman

Former Wallabies captain James Horwill helped Cambridge to a dominant 15-0 win over Oxford in their 138th Varsity match overnight.

Horwill lined up alongside former Springboks lock Flip van der Merwe adding 99 international caps to the Cambridge outfit.

Thursday's clash was Horwill's first major rugby match since he retired from professional rugby after the most recent European season.

The second rower has enrolled in the prestigious university  to study his MBA and was quickly back in rugby training with the light blues.

it was a dour affair played in torrential rain and the light blues had the advantage from early on at Twickenham.

A double for winger Fergus Jemphrey earned him the man of the match and scrumhalf Chris Bell sealed the result with a try in the dying moments.

Horwill's focus moved quickly back to his studies - the ex-Reds captain will be sitting a management exam on Friday night (AEDT).

The match took Cambridge's overall tally to 64 wins in the annual match, to Oxford's 60.


Cambridge 15

Tries: Jemphrey 2, Bell

Oxford 0