Eddies edge Jesus in rugby thriller

Olivia Lee - Sports Co-Editor 25 June 2012

St Edmund’s 19 Jesus 17

It was back in May, amid tumultuous weather conditions, that St Edmund’s managed to seize victory in the closing minutes of the rugby Cuppers final against Jesus.

It was Jesus who took control early in the match, Rob Stevens pushing them to an early lead only a few minutes in. A try from Kouj and a successful conversion from Stevens took them to 10-0, and Stevens once again proved a thorn in the side of St Eddies by taking the scoreline to 17-0 with his second try and third conversion.

St Edmund’s were given a reprieve, when injury forced Stevens to retire from the field. The losing college managed to rally and put some points on the board before half-time, but the odds were very much in Jesus’ favour.

St Edmund’s were clearly determined to close the gap, but were held off until late into the second half, when a kick from Tom O’Toole found Paul Loudon, who managed to place the ball under the posts. A conversion took it to 17-12, and Jesus remained clear in the lead until the final play, when the deadly combination of O’Toole and Loudon brought the teams level, and a comfortable conversion gave St Edmund’s the win.

Olivia Lee – Sports Co-Editor