The Varsity Match scheduled for 4 July in Leicester


Rugby captains of Cambridge and Oxford Universities determined to avoid a second year without a Varsity Match have switched to a summer game in Leicester. The annual ‘Battle of the Blues’ has been set for Sunday 4 July in Leicester.

Robinson alumni and their guests can now purchase tickets directly from Leicester Tigers Ticket Office by phone on 0116 319 888 (option 2) or email to Tickets are £36 each. When making your booking, you will have access to a pool of tickets, in adjacent seats, reserved for colleges in the central part of the most prestigious stand, with the Oxford college space separated from the Cambridge space. Parking is available at about £10 per car and can be purchased with the ticket through the Leicester Ticket Office. There will a large bar space and many food outlets. For more information and updates, please go to the Varsity Matches website.

Dr Scott Annett, The University of Cambridge Director of Rugby and a Fellow of Robinson College, commented:

“After a very challenging period for all of the men and women hoping to participate in the Varsity Matches this academic year, we are delighted to have the 4th July at Welford Road confirmed in the diary. All of the players are working extremely hard to manage their studies throughout Easter term, while also undertaking the preparations necessary to compete in a Varsity Match, and the Cambridge sides look set to be as competitive as ever. Following two victories in the 2019 fixtures, both the men and women are training to defend their trophies and we hope that there will be a large contingent of alumni, current students and family members in attendance to cheer them on.”