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Stephen Leonard has been re-elected captain of Cambridge University RUFC. Picture: Rich Marsham
Stephen Leonard has been re-elected captain of Cambridge University RUFC. Picture: Rich Marsham

Stephen Leonard has become only the ninth person in history to be re-elected Cambridge University RUFC captain for two years in a row.

The Emmanuel College medical student looked to have completed his time in charge by landing the final conversion in the 31-15 win over the Penguin International on Wednesday night.

However, a day later, Leonard put himself up for re-election and was chosen by his peers to lead the Light Blues into the 2020 Varsity Match campaign, with the aim of repeating their 15-0 win over Oxford at Twickenham in 2019.

Leonard becomes the first person since past president Mark Bailey in 1983 and 1984 to captain CURUFC two years in a year, with current club chairman Ian Peck also earning the accolade, in 1979 and 1980. Angus Stewart is the only other person post-war to achieve the feat, in 1975 and 1976.

The other captains to serve two terms include J.M. Batten (1873-74), E.T. Gurdon 1875-6), E.B. Brutton (1885-6), T.W.P. Storey (1890-91) and D.R. Bedell-Sivwright (1901-2).



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