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Rugby teams gear up for weekend Varsity clash

Rugby teams from the Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews will clash at the home of Scottish rugby this Saturday, 22 September.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will face off against each other at the BT Murrayfield stadium.

Edinburgh Women’s Rugby President Lucy Winter and St Andrews captain Roland Walker took some time to preview the games.

Tickets

Tickets priced at £5 for students/under 18s and £10 for adults.

Tickets available here.

Principal Peter Mathieson met with players from the University’s rugby clubs ahead of the Scottish Varsity match
Principal Peter Mathieson met with players from the University’s rugby clubs ahead of the Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Matches

Rivalry

The rivalry between Scotland’s two oldest university rugby clubs saw more than 10,000 fans flock to the BT Murrayfield stadium last year.

Edinburgh’s men will be looking to retain the title they won last year following a four-year hiatus.

St Andrews’ Ladies will be keen to challenge Edinburgh Ladies, who have won all their previous varsity encounters.

Big stage

The Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Matches were revived in 2011 after a hiatus of over 50 years.

The matches, which switched to the national rugby stadium in 2015, have attracted more than 10,000 spectators every year since the switch.

The Scottish Varsity is one of the highlights of our year. As women’s rugby continues to grow from strength to strength, both here at the University and across the country, it is fantastic to showcase the talents of both teams on the international pitch at BT Murrayfield. The whole team are looking forward to what is sure to be another exciting and action packed occasion.

Claire CruikshankUniversity of Edinburgh Head of Performance Sport and Edinburgh University Ladies’ Head of Performance

I am sure all of the players are relishing the opportunity to represent their university in what is, in my opinion, the best sporting venue in the country. I am sure all attendees, whether they be students or members of the public, will be treated to an entertaining brand of rugby played in the true spirit of this ancient university rivalry.

Scott LawsonDirector of Rugby at the University of St Andrews

Sponsors

The event is supported by Royal Bank of Scotland and run in partnership with Campus Living Villages, Macron and PlayerLayer.

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