TOMORROW’S long-awaited Varsity Match will be extra special for two history-making siblings.

Tom and Drew Humberstone are set to be the first brothers in 50 years to line-up alongside each other for Oxford University against Cambridge.

The game at Leicester Tigers’ Welford Road ground, which comes immediately after the women’s clash, has already been postponed and relocated due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It promises to be a unique occasion regardless, but even more so for the Humberstone clan.

Tom said: “It’s a special privilege and one we are certainly not taking for granted.

“The reality of the situation probably won’t dawn on us until after the game, but I don’t think mum and dad would ever have imagined us both running out in dark blue together.”

Jesus College fly-half Tom joined National League 1 side Rams in 2017 and takes part in the fixture for the third time.

He scored 20 points when Oxford won 38-16 at Twickenham in 2018, while Drew, of Wolfson College, makes his first start at inside centre

Tom said: “It’s been an interesting period, bouncing ideas off each other in a different environment.

“The Varsity campaign really is unique and the experience changes from year to year.

“I’ve tried to avoid dispensing advice, and it’s been amazing to watch him pick his own route through the campaign and also tackle his academic commitments.

“Oxford places a lot of demands on you, so I have tried to be available to help him balance that with rugby.”

The game was set to take place at Twickenham last December, but the pandemic scuppered those plans.

It means Oxford have had to wait an extra seven months for a chance to avenge their 15-0 defeat in 2018 and Tom is bullish about their chances.

He said: “We have a very experienced side this year, and I think we’re well placed to play under the adapted laws.

“Cambridge will be worthy rivals, and a great test of what we’ve worked on.

“It should be an exciting game for the neutral with plenty of running rugby.”

Sunday’s encounter will be the 139th fixture between the two sides, with Cambridge having won 64 and Oxford 60.

The men’s squad includes forwards Andrew Durutalo, capped 22 times by the USA, and ex-Premiership second row Kearnan Myall on the bench.

Women’s captain Fiona Kennedy has selected nine returning Blues, plus two full international caps: Manon Johnes, from Wales, and Italy’s Bianca Coltellini.

The Dark Blues are seeking a first Varsity victory since December 2016 as they bid for a 20th win overall.