The VARSITY RUGBY Matches at TWICKENHAM
December 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
BUY TICKETS HERE or through the club office at Iffley Road, phone Tim Stevens, General Manager, at 01865 432000. You can also book cheap coach tickets, Iffley Road to Twickenham and return. The coaches return at intervals allowing you to travel back to Oxford immediately after the game or stay awhile and soak up the atmospere (in the bars!) for a later return.
FIRST GAME – WOMEN’S VARSITY MATCH Kick Off 11.30am
SECOND GAME – MEN’S VARSITY MATCH Kick Off 3.00pm
SUPPORT UNIVERSITY RUGBY !!
Despite the unfortunate name, our favourite local pub is the Duke of Cambridge and they correctly boast “WE GUARANTEE WE ARE THE CLOSEST PUB TO THE RUGBY GROUND!” and where we often watch the Women’s Varsity Match. … more ...
“SHOE THE TABS”
What is the etymology of this famous Oxford student saying, it intrigues me?
Merriam Webster offer: Definition of shoo-in: one that is a certain and easy winner.
The Urban Dictionary give us: Shoeing, to violently beat another – literally a shoe In.
The Urban Dictionary continues: Shoe in, person,place,or thing that is obvious. He is a shoe in for the job. The location for her new store is a shoe in. Their idea for solving the personnel problem is a shoe in.
NOT HELPING ME!