Toby Green before last year's VarsityTobia Nava

Best Sporting Moment? Winning the BUCS South East league last year at the other place.

Most Embarrassing Moment? Getting nutmegged twice in a row by my uncle at a charity football game.

Worst Defeat? Varsity 2022. Just horrible. Going into the game we felt like we had a really strong squad but in the end, we fell just short.

Worst thing about being Captain? Organising everyone. There’s always someone who is late for the bus on away days or needs spare studs.

Why is League better than Union? It’s 80 minutes of hard hits, strong carries and devastating breaks but without all the boring bits like lineouts and re-set scrums.

Why is it the best sport? The most skilful player on the pitch is still only as good as their effort and heart allows them to be.

Why is your club the best? We’re all competitive players that want to do well but we’re also all friends who ultimately want to support each other. After losing the 1s Varsity last year we could have had a pretty depressing coach ride home, but instead we all told stories, sang songs and celebrated our first ever 2s Varsity win.


Mountain View

Captain's Corner: Table Tennis

Who has the best chat in the team? Definitely not Owen Hanford. I’d love to say myself but that would be a lie. Tom Ross has been a surprise package this year. He’s a PhD student who has only just joined the team, so we did not expect much chat. We underestimated him, he’s already told some hall-of-fame worthy away day stories.

Ones to watch? James Onley-Gregson and Panos Philalithis. JOG has been amazing all year, stepping up into leadership roles and winning games single-handedly. Panos has also played really well and has been our most consistent forward. He is currently in the running both for top try-scorer and for the Tony Bottomley player of the season award.

When can we watch you? 2pm at John’s Playing Fields on the 18th of January.