Kiwis help Oxford beat Cambridge in Boat Race

Last updated 06:46 07/04/2014
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New Zealand rowers Storm Uru and Sam O'Connor have helped Oxford to the largest victory over Cambridge since the 1970s in the 160th edition of The Boat Race.

The annual eight-man race between the two British university rowing crews attracts thousands to the bank of the Thames and millions more viewers on television overnight (NZ time).

For Cantabrian O'Connor in the seven seat, it was a second win in as many years, while Southlander Uru, one of three Olympians in the Oxford crew, can now add another significant rowing achievement to the lightweight double sculls bronze he won at the London Olympics.

Oxford eventually claimed the win by 11 lengths after the two teams suffered a clash of oars 5min 10sec into the race, with Cambridge breaking an oar in the exchange.

Cambridge two-seat Luke Juckett slipped from his position and lost six or seven strokes after losing control of his oar.

''We trained through it all year and that's a possibility in the Boat Race,'' he said.

''It caught me in the chest and it happens in a split second. That definitely didn't help, we keep our head up high and move on."

Oxford stroke Constantine Louloudis said his crew deserved the win.

"We had a plan and we stuck to it. I think we showed that with the distance that we had control of the race."

This morning's win was Oxford's fifth in the past seven years, but Cambridge leads the series overall 81-78, with one dead heat.

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