Former Sullivan Upper School pupil Fergus Jemphrey (2008-15) stole the show at Twickenham as his two tries not only earned Cambridge a 15-0 win over arch-rivals Oxford in the 138th Varsity Match, but also won him the prestigious Alastair Hignell Medal.
The old England full back, four-time Cambridge blue and BBC radio rugby commentator, Hignell, presented Jemphrey with his man of the match award at the end of the game. The former Loughborough University graduate, who is completing a PGCE course at Cambridge, scored a try in each half playing on the wing.
“You just dream of scoring at Twickenham. It’s a cliché, but you get the first one over and then think keep going, keep going. You get in the corner, but both my tries were quite close as well,” he said.
“You’re looking at the big screen thinking ‘did I get it or not?’ I just about got it – I can’t believe it, it’s unreal.
“It was just so much fun to play in with the crowd. You can hear the noise, it was class.”