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Harry Potter actress Emma Watson has caught the attention of an Oxford University blues rugby star.

The 23-year-old has been getting close to Matthew Janney, 21, a 6’1” rugby player who studies French and Russian at Oriel College, and can also speak Spanish.

A source told The Mirror: “It’s early days but they’re very much in to each other. Matt’s a real hit with the girls but he may have finally met his match.”

“She doesn’t suffer fools gladly. But Matt’s a lovely guy, charismatic and intelligent. They make a great couple.”

Matthew played an important role in Oxford’s victory last month against Cambridge in the annual varsity rugby match. He is a fly-half for the team.

Before starting at Oxford University, Emma’s new catch interned at the law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris – who now sponsor his rugby efforts. Matthew also studied at King’s College School in Wimbledon, whose tuition fees can be over £6,000 a year.

Oxford rugby star Matthew Janney (Getty)


Emma Watson joined Oxford as a visiting student in October 2011 and studied English at Worcester College, after quitting prestigious Brown University in the US in April that year.

Despite rumours that Emma Watson would be shortly engaged to millionaire’s son William Adamowicz, friends confirmed the split last week. The two had been dating for two years.