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

Photo © by Mark Barnfield

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