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Rugby club to contest oldest match

The University's rugby club will take part in the world's oldest varsity match in September.

RBS Varsity Rugby match banner

Edinburgh will play St. Andrews in the Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Rugby Varsity Match at BT Murrayfield stadium on Saturday 24 September.

Rivalry renewed

The annual encounter between the two universities was first staged in the 1860s.

Last year, the contest took place at BT Murrayfield for the first time, attracting a crowd of almost 10,000.

St Andrews won the men’s match 27-26, courtesy of a dramatic touchline conversion in the final act of the game, while Edinburgh triumphed in the women’s game, 36-7.

RBS Scottish Rugby Varsity

Register for tickets

Adult tickets for the match cost £5.00, and students and under 25’s are eligible for free tickets.