The Varsity Match | Twickenham Stadium

Date and time

12 Dec 2019 11:00


Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Rd, Twickenham TW2 7BA

With the first Varsity Match being played in 1872, it is one of the world’s longest running sporting fixtures. It represents the pinnacle of amateur and student rugby where two of the most prestigious universities in the world compete for the title of Varsity holders.

The relative length of a Varsity campaign compared to a conventional season is very short, culminating in the ultimate finale, the big day at Twickenham. The journey to Twickenham is a unique experience, endowing every player, coach and supporter with many precious memories and a spectacle steeped in tradition, pride and a culture of excellence. Despite the sometimes inclement conditions, The Varsity Match was traditionally played at 2.00pm on the second Tuesday in December. However since 2007 it was played on a Thursday, continuing to attract large crowds.

The histories of both The Varsity Match and of rugby union are intertwined. Oxbridge rugby has been historically, and remains, at the forefront of the development and refinement of the game. Whilst Oxford and Cambridge are not professional teams, they remain a benchmark for the game through their promotion of the rugby’s traditional values and ideals. As the pinnacle of amateur sport, The Varsity Match is a unique and unmissable sporting event.

The Varsity Gathering package is only offered by The Varsity Match to Alumni who purchase tickets through their College. By booking with us, for £35 per person, you will recieve a Top Class seat and access to the Rose Room throughout your time at the event. You will be sat near other Pembrokians in the West Stand.

You are more than welcome to bring along family and friends to this event, please purchase their ticket with your own. Tickets are available by clicking here

For more information on the event please visit: The Varsity Match website