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Oxford University Women’s Rugby Team Strip Off For Charity Calendar

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Tom Culshaw
Written by Tom Culshaw

Oxford University Women’s Rugby Team Strip Off For Charity Calendar

Something to warm up a dreary Thursday whether your a rugby fan, a feminist, a hot blooded male or a fan of ‘art’. Fair play. I’ll be looking forward to January.

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They have imitated the success of their male counterparts on the field. And now Oxford University women’s rugby team are copying the boys by posing for their own naked calendar. The Oxford University women’s rugby team, who meet their Cambridge rivals on December 10, have stripped off for the calendar, in 13 different rugby-related poses. With only strategically positioned hands to maintain their modesty the players leave little to the imagination.

An Oxford University scrum half prepares to pass the ball, in one of the shots for the team’s 2016 naked calendar

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The Oxford women’s team will take on their Cambridge counterparts at Twickenham on December 10, the first time it has been played there

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The entire squad link arms as they pose for a team photo in front of the stand as part of their 2016 naked calendar

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The team are raising money for charity Beat, a charity supporting those affected by eating disorders

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The Oxford University Women’s Rugby Football Club (OUWRFC) present their first ever naked calendar which features current members of the team on the pitch, in the gym, in the library, and around Oxford

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Captain Tatiana Cutts, 25, tackling teammate Danielle Yardy, 23, by the river

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The female team stripped down to just their rugby boots and socks for the black and white photographs taken around the city

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The girls described the day as ‘mostly hilarious, really very cold, and absolutely worth it for such a good cause’

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Calendars are £10 each with £1 from every calendar sold going directly to Mind Your Head, Oxford’s mental health awareness campaign

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