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Vickerman hunting ‘special’ Varsity win

07 December 2009

  • Vickerman enjoying the Varsity’s unique rivalry
  • Season hinges on a win at Twickenham

Cambridge captain Dan Vickerman believes that leading Cambridge to victory in this year’s Varsity match on December 10 would be a special moment in a career that has seen the Australian win 55 caps for his country.

"The Varsity Match is a special game, a unique occasion and a once in a year opportunity," said Vickerman. "Hopefully we can put in our best performance on the field on that day.

"The rivalry between Oxford and Cambridge goes back a long way and you see a lot of people who’ve been part of Oxford and Cambridge who’ve done well in rugby and it’s fantastic to be a part of that - only if you are at one of the universities can you be a part of the game so it is quite special.

"Rugby is rugby no matter what level you play  - you have 14 of your mates out there and you are on a journey together. As I said, playing in the Varsity Match is a once a year opportunity and everything hinges on that so it is pretty important that you play well for your mates on the day."

Vickerman is confident of one thing and that is the game on December 10 will be a good day out for spectators.

"You’ve got 30 guys having a go and playing entertaining rugby. It’s a good day out - a day we all look forward to - and 80 minutes of good solid rugby."