29 Mar 2009

Bridgewater helps out Oxford in Boat race

3:46 pm on 29 March 2009

With New Zealand's Olympic bronze medalist George Bridgewater helping out, Oxford are favourites for tonight's University Boat Race against Cambridge on the Thames.

Last year's winners boast the heaviest crew in the event's history, with five members who raced at the 2008 Olympics.

Cambridge have had their preparations hit by injuries and illness and have had to juggle their line-up.