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About to rest, change striker for amateur game (7,5)

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I believe the answer is:

varsity match

'amateur game' is the definition.
(Oxford and Cambridge university rugby match)

'about to rest change striker' is the wordplay.
'about' indicates putting letters inside.
'to rest' becomes 'sit' (I've seen this before).
'change' becomes 'vary' (synonyms).
'striker' becomes 'match' (a match can be struck).
'sit' inserted into 'vary' is 'varsity'.
'varsity'+'match'='VARSITY MATCH'

'for' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for varsity match that I've seen before include "Eg, Oxford v. Cambridge", "Eg, Oxford/Cambridge game".)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian.
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