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    A 25-YEAR-OLD FOOTBALLER WHO CAME TO BRITAIN FROM SIERRA LEONE AT THE AGE OF NINE, JOHN COKER, WAS IN THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY SIDE TODAY (TUESDAY) WHEN IT DREW A RUGBY MATCH 5-5 WITH A CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY SIDE AT TWICKENHAM, NEAR LONDON.

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    A 25-YEAR-OLD FOOTBALLER WHO CAME TO BRITAIN FROM SIERRA LEONE AT THE AGE OF NINE, JOHN COKER, WAS IN THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY SIDE TODAY (TUESDAY) WHEN IT DREW A RUGBY MATCH 5-5 WITH A CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY SIDE AT TWICKENHAM, NEAR LONDON. JOHN COKER IS AN "OXFORD BLUE" - UNIVERSITY STAR SPORTSMAN - AND THE FIRST AFRICAN-BORN PLAYER TO GET INTO A UNIVERSITY FIFTEEN IN BRITAIN.

    JOHN COKER PLAY WING THREE-QUARTER FOR OXFORD. HE HAS A DEGREE IN ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE AT TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN, AND IS CURRENTLY DOING A POST-GRADUATE YEAR AT ST. CATHERINE'S COLLEGE, OXFORD. HE HAS BEEN IN BRITAIN SO LONG - 16 YEARS - THAT HE SAYS HE NO LONGER KNOWS ANYONE IN SIERRA LEONE.

    THE OXFORD-CAMBRIDGE RUGBY MATCH TODAY ENDED AFTER BOTH SIDES HAD GOT ONE GOAL EACH, THOUGH CAMBRIDGE LED 5-0 AT HALF TIME. IT WAS THE FIRST DRAWN GAMES IN THE OXFORD-CAMBRIDGE SERIES FOR 12 YEARS. A CAPACITY CROWD OF 60,000 WATCHED THE MATCH, WHICH WAS AS EVENLY FOUGHT OUT AS HAD BEEN EXPECTED.

    CAMBRIDGE TOOK THE LEAD IN THE 36TH MINUTE WITH A GOAL SCORED BY ITS CAPTAIN, MIKE GIBSON. OXFORD SCORED ITS GOAL IN THE 50TH MINUTE. ED GOULD, THE LOOSE HEAD-FORWARD WAS THE SCORER. FOR THE NEXT 10 MINUTES OXFORD HAMMERED THE CAMBRIDGE LINE, BUT WITHOUT FURTHER SCORE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9CNY9RLJMX0JP9Q8IFE8OZDO
    Media URN:
    VLVA9CNY9RLJMX0JP9Q8IFE8OZDO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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