Oxford University Boat Club have confirmed a change to their crew ahead of The Cancer Research UK Boat Race 2018. Joshua Bugajski, a veteran of three Boat Race campaigns, has been replaced by Benedict Aldous.
Joshua fell ill and during this time was replaced by Benedict. The decision was made by the coach, Sean Bowden, to keep Benedict in the boat as it was performing well. Benedict will sit at 6 and Anders Weiss will move to 4.
Benedict moves up from Isis, who in turn will take Alexander Wythe from the spare pair. Benedict formerly rowed at Eton College, winning a bronze medal at the junior world championships.