Varsity Rugby Match 2018

You are warmly invited to join us for the Battle of the Blues as the Cambridge Rugby Varsity Match returns to Twickenham Stadium on Thursday 6 December 2018.

Played since 1872 and held at the home of England Rugby since December 1921, The Varsity Match is once again set to turn the hallowed turf two shades of blue, as the women and men from Oxford and Cambridge Universities do battle in this iconic clash.

Last year’s Varsity Matches saw a double victory for Cambridge, with the women claiming a 0-24 Light Blue triumph over Oxford before the Cambridge men secured back-to-back Varsity victories with a 10-20 win over their Dark Blue rivals to lift The Rhino Trophy.

With 136 men’s matches played and Cambridge leading Oxford 63 – 59, and Oxford leading Cambridge 19 – 12 in the women’s match, this rich rivalry is alive and as close fought as ever.

The Women’s Varsity Match kicks-off at 11.30am with The Varsity Match set to kick-off at 3.00pm.  

This year we are again pleased to offer all Alumni the choice of two ticket options for the event:

Option A – Executive Box

With breath taking views of the action on the pitch, the comfort and luxury of an exclusive space and outstanding food – an executive box at Twickenham is the perfect environment to catch up with old friends from Clare whilst enjoying unrivalled views from the only pitch-viewing facilities at the Stadium.

Book a ticket in the Executive Box and enjoy:

  • A seat in front of the suite for the Women’s Varsity Match and Men’s Varsity Match
  • 2-course lunch in between the matches with half a bottle of wine per person and afternoon tea & coffee
  • Access to the College reunion bar post-match until 6.30pm

    Price: Special College price of £135 per person

 Option B – Varsity Gathering

With spectacular views of the action on the pitch from top class seats, the Varsity Gathering in the Rose Room offers a great opportunity to catch up informally with your alumni friends and to enjoy your day at Twickenham.

Book a ticket for the Varsity Gathering and enjoy:

  • The best views in the stadium from your top class seats for the Women’s and Men’s Matches 
  • Access to the Varsity GatheringBar in the Rose Room, where there will be food and drink vendors
  • Before the Women’s match: coffees/pastries

    Price: Special College rate of £45 per person

Alumni and their guests can purchase tickets on our website for both the Executive Box and Varsity Gathering at the special College rates.  Booking closes on Thursday, 7 November 2018.

To book a tickets for the event please email the Events Team at