This year’s Varsity Match takes place on Thursday, 12th December 2019.

The 2018 Varsity Matches saw Cambridge lift the Rhino Trophy in the 30th anniversary year of the Women’s Varsity Match with a 5-8 win. In the Men’s Varsity Match Oxford stopped Cambridge’s winning streak with a convincing 38-16 victory.

Oxford are hoping for a clean sweep this year, so come along and support the teams!

Orielensis Hugh Bryant will again be running a picnic in the West Car Park from 11.00, closing only during the Men’s game, on a cash on the day basis.  Please indicate when booking if you’d like to join this Oriel party.

Day Schedule

  • Twickenham Stadium Gates Open: 11.00am
  • The Varsity Gathering: 11.00am – 8.00pm
  • The Women’s Varsity Match KO: 11.30am
  • The Men’s Varsity Match KO: 3.00pm
  • The Varsity Gathering Closes: 7.00pm

If you have any questions about the event please email

For directions of how to get to Twickenham, please click here.

To book tickets, please use the form below. Tickets will be posted out to you before the match, so please ensure to fill-in your preferred postal address:

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