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Summary

  1. FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge
  2. Wales & Cambridge centre Jamie Roberts goes off with dead leg
  3. Use play icon to watch BBC Two coverage
  4. Local BBC Radio commentary available via 'Live Coverage' tab

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By Phil Shepka

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FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Oxford celebrate
BBC Sport

So congratulations to the Dark Blues of Oxford on winning their sixth consecutive Varsity. I'm sure they will be partying like only students know how to tonight. Watch out the traffic cones of London!

But Cambridge, whose star man Jamie Roberts came off injured at half-time, will have to lick their wounds after running their opponents so close in the 134th Varsity match.

To relive the match, head over toBrendon Mitchell's report,but from me, it's goodbye!

FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Jamie Roberts
BBC Sport

It's only a dead leg but it got worse and worse as the first half went on. I couldn't run after half-time so I had to come off. Congratulations to Oxford. The guys chucked everything into it and we can't ask for anything more from the guys. It's an amazing day, the pinnacle of student sport and for these boys it's their cup final. A few of the guys are in tears and it's very difficult.

Jamie RobertsWales and Cambridge centre on BBC Two

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FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Fully deserved man of the match for @TomStileman Continuing that proud Stileman rugby tradition! #VarsityMatch #BBCRugby

#BBCRugby Cambridge can feel a bit hard done by there... The ball was kicked out with 12 seconds left on the clock?!

FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

It's absolutely incredible. The guys have put so much into this over the last three months. Oxford made it really, really hard. We're very pleased. I imagine the celebrations will be pretty emphatic but the guys have deserved it.

Tom StilemanOxford winger on BBC Two

FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Oxford lift the trophy and their customary tankards aloft. It looks like it means so much for them in what is probably the pinnacle of many of these players' careers.

FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Andy Abbott

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cambridge's front eight were ginormous this afternoon, but their back line didn't have quite the nous or the penetrative skills that were needed to get through the Oxford defence.

FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Tom Finch

BBC Radio Oxford

Oxford were able to ramp it up when it really mattered most and win the key turnovers. This was a great performance from number one through 15 for Oxford.

FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

A great gesture from the Cambridge side - including the injured figure of Jamie Roberts - as they give their opponents a guard of honour.

FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Oxford celebration
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It's a record-breaking day for the Dark Blues as they win for the sixth successive time - the first time that has been achieved in the Varsity's history.

Meanwhile, it's the first time in 14 years there hasn't been a try in the match, but let's be honest, it was still a cracking game of rugby!

FT: Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Brian Moore

Ex-England hooker on BBC Two

Cambridge couldn't make the most of a first 25 minutes in which they were quite dominant. Oxford stayed in the game and as it progressed they looked the more likely to score a try. I think they just had a bit more nous.

Full-time

Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Cambridge get close to the line through James Kilroe, but the Oxford pack are so strong and turn the ball over, kick it out of play and the referee blows for full-time.

What an incredibly intense game. 

Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Cambridge have a scrum in the Oxford half, surely this is the last chance?

Penalty (Cullen)

Oxford 12-6 Cambridge

Varsity kick
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That could well be that for Oxford as George Cullen nails another penalty after Cambridge lock Ian Nagle is offside.

Meanwhile Tom Stileman has been named man of the match for his performance on the Oxford wing.

Sin-bin (Davies)

Oxford 9-6 Cambridge

Varsity
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Cambridge are down to 14 men for the rest of the game as full-back Simon Davies crashes into Henry de Berker when the Oxford scrum-half was in mid-air. 

Easy decision for Greg Garner to make and Davies looks absolutely gutted.

Oxford 9-6 Cambridge

Cambridge are giving it everything and get close to the Oxford line but James Kilroe loses the ball and Ed David breaks clear.

However, the replacement can't get on the end of his own kick past the Cambridge defence and the Light Blues clear the danger.

Oxford 9-6 Cambridge

Andy Abbott

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Varsity
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I think there are one or two mistakes creeping in from Cambridge. Now they've got to really put themselves on the line and find that one bit of extra energy and power to at least get back on level terms.

Penalty (Cullen)

Oxford 9-6 Cambridge

Curran absolutely nails the kick and has his side in front again. Can Cambridge find their way back into this or will Oxford win it for a record-breaking sixth straight time?

Oxford 6-6 Cambridge

Tom Stileman has looked quite a player today, and he ghosts past the Cambridge defence like nobody is there and after offloading to a support player, George Cullen has the chance to put his side ahead with a penalty.

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Oxford 6-6 Cambridge

I'm watching the varsity match ! Big fan of this Mike Phillips lad, great player #Cambridge #oxford #VarsityMatch

Oxford 6-6 Cambridge

Both sides make a change as Oxford prop Lewis Anderson comes off for Kieran Ball while Cambridge second-row Rob Hall is replaced by Lola Erogbogbo.

Oxford 6-6 Cambridge

Tom Finch

BBC Radio Oxford

Oxford had to go for three there, there was no option. They've let too much of the clock run down.

Penalty (Cullen)

Oxford 6-6 Cambridge

Draw
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It's a fairly straightforward kick for Cullen and the sides are level once more.

You would be hard-pushed to pick a winner at the moment.

Oxford 3-6 Cambridge

Oxford have the chance to level here as Cambridge lock Ian Nagle is penalised in a tackle.

It's a long wait for George Cullen though, as we have a number of players down receiving treatment for injuries.

Oxford 3-6 Cambridge

What this game has lack in points has made up for intensity and endeavour.

How much this match means is probably best summed up by Oxford hooker Richard Halpin, the law and finance student who made his way down to London after sitting an exam this morning. Wonder if he could concentrate on that?

Oxford 3-6 Cambridge

Andrew Cotter

BBC Two

It was such a good passage of play for Oxford and the ball eventually went wide - but still we're without a try in this match.

Oxford 3-6 Cambridge

But as has proved the case so far today, Cambridge win the ball back from the Oxford line-out after the Dark Blues give away a scrum.

They celebrate almost as if they've scored a try themselves.

Line-out
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Oxford 3-6 Cambridge

You have to feel for Geiger there. His chance came off the back of some fantastic work by the Oxford forwards and he might regret missing the chance to get his name score at Twickenham.

The Dark Blues keep up the pressure by kicking to the corner for a line-out around five metres from the tryline.

Oxford 3-6 Cambridge

Oxford drop
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OH MY GOODNESS! What a chance for Oxford!

Oxford full-back Matt Geiger, so imperious so far, has the chance of glory but he spills the pass when he had a free two metres to get to the line after the Dark Blue line-out works for a change.

Oxford 3-6 Cambridge

This could be a crucial decision. Oxford are given a potentially kickable chance to bring the game level after Oliver Clough is penalised, but decide to go for a line-out in the corner.

Penalty (Stevens)

Oxford 3-6 Cambridge

Don Stevens
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Cambridge captain Don Stevens, a man who ruptured his knee ligaments in this match last year puts his side in front with an incredibly difficult looking penalty after an infringement at the line-out.

Oxford 3-3 Cambridge

Andy Abbott

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

When Cambridge get the ball and steal it, they've got to use it. Twice now they've done well to steal the ball and then not done anything with it.

Oxford 3-3 Cambridge

Off the back of the line-out, Cambridge play from right to left brilliantly but George Williams' pass finds it's way into Dark Blue hands, but Oxford can only clear as far as the 22.

Oxford 3-3 Cambridge

Simon Davies
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After their first real period of pressure in the second period, Cambridge full-back Simon Davies finds himself with space on the right, but his dash to the line is stopped when Tom Stileman hauls him out of play.

Oxford 3-3 Cambridge

Brian Moore

Ex-England hooker on BBC Two

Unlike the first half, Oxford are getting over the gain line - and getting over the gain line regularly. The amount of tackling Cambridge are having to do must be taking a toll physically.

Oxford 3-3 Cambridge

Cambridge win a penalty off the scrum, and the relief on the face of captain Don Stevens is clear.

As cliched as it sounds, his reaction defines how much this means to both sides.

Oxford 3-3 Cambridge

The ball has barely gone dead in this match so far, but we finally have a scrum after Cambridge replacement George Williams kicks the ball out of play on the full.

The Light Blues are taking a battering so far this half and surely it is only a matter of time before Oxford get the try their second-half start deserves.

Oxford 3-3 Cambridge

Cambridge have barely seen the ball this half. Oxford have been completely dominant but the Light Blues are holding their own without talisman Jamie Roberts.

Could his injury prove the difference against a side that won by a record score last year?

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Oxford 3-3 Cambridge

Following Varsity match from the office on BBC updates. Shame to miss the year we're not getting stuffed! &well done ladies! #GDBO #bbcrugby

#BBCrugby where would these teams sit in English leagues? Level 5/6?

Oxford 3-3 Cambridge

Henry de Berker
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The middle of the park is so tight in this match that neither side can take advantage when they break through.

Oxford scrum-half Henry de Berker breaks through but once more cannot find a gap in the Cambridge defence.

Oxford 3-3 Cambridge

Tom Finch

BBC Radio Oxford

It's clear that this Cambridge line-out may be the difference between victory and defeat.