The VARSITY RUGBY Matches at TWICKENHAM
December 6 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Played since 1872 and held at Twickenham Stadium, 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 the other university do battle in this iconic clash.
REFEREE: Nigel Owens MBE will add another big rugby occasion to his world record breaking CV when he makes his debut in the men’s Varsity Match. Read more … about the first Welshman to carry the whistle for 105 years!
Seating an impressive 82,000 spectators, Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world.
The Varsity Match has been played at Twickenham since 1920, having previously been played at Queen’s Club (1887 – 1920), Blackheath (1880 – 1886) The Oval (1873 – 1880) and University Parks (1872).
A day out at Twickenham is an experience that will not be forgotten in a hurry.
There are very good, SPECIAL STUDENT RATES.
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, picking up at Iffley Road to Twickenham and return. The coaches return at intervals allowing you to travel back to Oxford immediately or 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
(some photographs from the 2018 selection supper at the R&C)
SUPPORT UNIVERSITY RUGBY !!
FORMER MEN’S CAPTAINS
FORMER MEN’S CAPTAINS
2017 Conor Kearns (Jesus)
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.