Varsity Rugby Matches 2019

Varsity Rugby Matches 2019

  • Varsity Rugby Match victory counts for all four clubs, from the Varsity Match website

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Support the Light Blues at Twickenham again this year at the 33rd women's and 137th men's Varsity Rugby Matches.
Thursday, 12 December 2019
Open to: 
Public (open to all)

The Light Blue women, captained by Fiona Shuttleworth (Pembroke, Veterinary Medicine), hope to continue chasing Oxford's overall number of victories, building on their successes in the 2018 and 2017 fixtures. Fiona started at blindside flanker in in the 2017 Varsity Match, then openside flanker, alongside her twin sister, Jenni Shuttleworth (Churchill, Medicine), in the 2018 Women's Varsity Match. Women's team manager Alice Elgar (Girton, Veterinary Medicine) is also a veteran Varsity Match Blue, having started at lock in both 2017 and 2018.

Captained by Stephen Leonard (Emmanuel, Medicine), the Light Blue men will be looking to even the score after last year's defeat. "There's no beating around the bush," said Stephen early in 2019, "no-one is happy with what happened in December but we’re actually in a very privileged position because we hopefully have 16 returning Blues next year which is actually pretty unheard of”.

Show your Light Blue colours

Show where your loyalties lie by wearing an official alumni winter scarf or other items in the alumni range - see them all at


11.30am - the Women’s Varsity Match kickoff

3pm - the Men’s Varsity Match kickoff

11am to 8pm - the Varsity Gathering (book through your College, last entry 7pm)

Booking information

Further information is available at

Student tickets £10 each / Adult tickets £33 to £50


Twickenham Stadium
Whitton Rod
United Kingdom

Location information

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Confirmed events

Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 9.30am to 3.00pm GMT
Price: from £285 per person including a £10 charitable donation to the Varsity Match's official charity Leonard Cheshire

Join leading academics from Cambridge and Oxford for insight into key topics for international businesses at this seminar in collaboration with the Varsity Match.

Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 10.30am GMT
Price: Free to full-price Varsity March ticket holders

A special event for alumnae and current students who have played University sport