Women's rugby cuppers win

18th May 2016

News, Student news

Three Wadhamites contributed to a team victory in the first Oxford Women's Cuppers Rugby final on 7 May.

  • Xanthe Gwyn Palmer (Physics, 2014), far right, Catherine Wilcock (2014, History), fourth from right, Sophie Trott (2015, Chemistry) (fifth from right)

  • Xanthe with the winners cup

    Xanthe with the winners cup

A team made up of students from Wadham, Teddy Hall, Univ and Oriel beat the All Saints (St Anne’s, St John’s, St Hilda’s, St Cross and St Catz) with a score of 14-10, with Wadham players scoring all the points.

Sophie Trott and Xanthe Gwyn Palmer each scored a try and the team Captain, Catherine Wilcock, scored both conversions and was named as 'Player of the Match'.

Cuppers are the annual intercollegiate sporting competitions which take place annually at Oxford and Cambridge. The term cupper comes from the word 'cup' (for trophy) with the Oxford 'er' suffix derived from usage (rugby became rugger, the Radcliffe Camera,the Radder and the now archaic footer for football or soccer).

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