OXFORD were in top form at the Oxfordshire Under 13 festival, conceding just one try on their way to claiming the title.

The team proved a class above their rivals, winning all six games scoring 21 tries in the process.

Oxford opened with victory over Banbury, scoring twice late on.

They then saw off Abingdon, Chipping Norton, Wallingford and a Barbarians side to finish top of their table.

The other pool was won by a strong Henley side, who also qualified without losing, although they were held to a draw by Chinnor.

In the final, Oxford pressurised Henley from the start and it seemed only a matter of time before pressure told.

And Oxford did take advantage, scoring three unanswered tries to take the title.

Ben Vernede proved Oxford’s main man, scoring 12 tries in the tournament, including two in the final.

Oxford then travelled to Dublin for the European Rugby Youth festival in Terenure.

They came up against teams from across Europe – France, Belgium, Wales, England and Ireland.

After losing their first couple of games, they eventually found their feet and won four matches to reach the Bowl final, where they beat Irish team Edenderry 21-0.