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Last Updated:  Monday, 10 March, 2003, 11:32 GMT
Boat race gets sibling rivalry
Oxford celebrate victory in 2002
Oxford celebrate victory in 2002
David and James Livingston will become the first brothers for more than 100 years to face each other in opposing crews when the 149th Boat Race takes place on Sunday, April 6.

The last time brothers appeared in both boats was 1900.

James, 22, studying a BA in Natural Sciences at St Catharine's College, was named to row for Cambridge for the second successive year when the line-ups were submitted on Monday.

His 19-year-old brother David, who is studying biological sciences at Christ Church College, has been promoted to the Oxford Blue boat after rowing in the reserve boat Isis, last year.

"No older brother wants to lose to a younger brother and every younger brother wants to put one over an older brother," said James.

"We're brothers and we both want to win but afterwards we remain brothers and friends. Blood is thicker than Thames water."

Younger brother David said: "I heard that the last time two brothers raced in opposing crews the younger one lost by a record margin.

"So I'm hoping to turn it round the other way this time, but I don't expect the winning margin to be 20 lengths."

The race has been scheduled for a Sunday for the first time since 1829 in order to avoid a television clash with The Grand National the previous day.

Oxford: J Adams (age 20, University College), B Dixon (21, Pembroke), S McLennan (23, Corpus Christi), D Livingston (19, Christ Church), R Bourne-Taylor (21, Christ Church), S Frandsen (22, St Edmund Hall), H Morris (20, Magdalen); M Smith (21, St Anne's, president), A Nethercott (25, University, cox).

Cambridge: W Pommen (23, Pembroke), C Coventry (25, Queens' College), H Mallinson (23, St Catharine's), M Kleinz (26, Gonville and Caius), A McGarel-Groves (22, Peterhouse), T James (18, Trinity Hall), J Livingston (22, St Catharine's); T Wooge (30, Peterhouse, president), J O'Martian (23, St Catharine's, cox).

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