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Oxford University 8-49 Wanderers | Wandies warm-up in style

The Wanderers’ preparations for the upcoming Premiership Rugby Shield got off to a great start at Iffley Road on Friday night, a young side running in seven tries against the students of Oxford University.

Ryan Olowofela led the way with a double, while there were also scores for Manny Iyogun, Tui Uru, Mitch Eadie, Tommy Freeman and Lewis Bean against a Dark Blues outfit themselves preparing for next month’s Varsity Match at Twickenham.

With Tommy Mathews enjoying a perfect evening from the tee, landing all seven conversions, the runout proved the ideal warm-up for the Wandies’ Premiership Rugby Shield opener, a Franklin’s Gardens date with Wasps on Monday 25 November.

WANDERERS
15 Tommy Freeman
14 Ollie Sleightholme
13 Ryan Olowofela
12 Dan Lewis* (Coventry)
11 Josh Gillespie
10 Tommy Mathews
9 Connor Tupai

1 Emmanuel Iyogun
2 Michael van Vuuren
3 Karl Garside
4 Lewis Bean
5 Devante Onojaife
6 Mitch Eadie (c)
7 Ollie Newman
8 Tui Uru

Replacements
17 Jack Hughes (for van Vuuren)
18 Ed Prowse* (Coventry) (for Garside)
19 Rob Langley* (Ampthill) (for Uru) 
20 JJ Tonks (for Newman)
22 Louis Beer* (Coventry) (for Sleightholme)
23 Robbie Povey* (Coventry) (for Lewis)