Rowing: Searle brothers turn on imperial show of power

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The big names here yesterday had a relatively easy day. Molesey's Jonny and Greg Searle and their Imperial College crewmates Jan Herzog and Richard Wearne will meet the Army today in the Visitors' Challenge Cup for coxless fours after taking out London RC with a well-judged push at halfway.

Luka Spik and Iztok Cop, the 2000 Olympic and world champions, progressed effortlessly in the double sculls and are on course to meet Britain's Matt Wells and Steve Rowbotham in tomorrow's final. The British crew meet Hungary's Zsolt Hirling and Tamas Varga, today.

In the Goblets for pairs, neither of the top crews was extended. Oxford's Paul Daniels and Barney Williams took out Harvard's spare men and today meet Plymouth ARC's John Rollason and Adam Gitlin. Meanwhile, the seasoned Goran Jagar and Nikola Stojic of Partizan Belgrade face Sam Pearson and Don Wyper of Jesus College and Goldie Boat Club.

Britain's world champion women's quad cruised home ahead of an Oxford Brookes and Newnham College combination.