Varsity Match 2019


The Varsity Match 2019


Thursday 12 December | Twickenham Stadium

While international rugby heads to Japan for the autumn, Twickenham hosts our spectacular University teams as they compete in the 138th Varsity Match.

In 2018 the Oxford men’s team reclaimed the title from Cambridge after two years of defeat and the Cambridge women’s team retained their title.

Tickets for the Varsity Match 2019 are now on sale and, as ever, St John’s College is hosting lunch for Johnians and their guests between the women’s and men’s matches.

Buying tickets with us means you can enjoy a premium seat in the stands with a £15 saving on the price you’d pay if you purchased directly from the Varsity Match website. We also include a wristband for the Varsity Gathering so that you can continue to enjoy the atmosphere after the match is over.

A buffet lunch will be served in a private room for Johnians and their guests, and, following the successful format of last year, representatives of College will provide updates on the latest sporting news. 



11.30am   Women’s match kick-off

1pm         Drinks

1.15pm    Lunch

3pm         Men’s match kick-off


£83 per person 

What's included?

  • A premium match ticket seated with other Johnians and guests
  • Wristband for entry to the Varsity Gathering
  • A glass of prosecco on arrival and wine for the table
  • Buffet lunch of sandwiches, pie and cake
  • Tea and coffee

A cash bar will also be available if you wish to purchase other kinds of drinks. 

The ticket price does not cover all the hospitality costs of the event, which are partially covered by the College to keep the ticket price as reasonable as possible.


You are most welcome to bring guests to this event. 

Dress code

The dress code is jacket and tie or equivalent. Please remember to wrap up warmly for sitting outside to watch the matches.

Booking deadline

Wednesday 13 November

Terms and conditions

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