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Varsity Rugby 2018

Date & timeThursday, 6 December 11:00am - 7:00pm
LocationTwickenham Stadium
Cost£125 for a box ticket
Booking Closing Date Tuesday, 7 August 12:00pm
Dress Code Smart but warm!

Since 1872 the Varsity Match has been the focus of Oxford and Cambridge rivalry. There have been 136 men’s matches played, with Cambridge leading 63 – 59 (14 matches drawn) and 31 women’s matches, with Oxford leading 19 – 12. Join the Master, Development Director and Trinity Hall alumni to support Cambridge in the 2018 Varsity Rugby Matches from the comfort of an exclusive box.

The ticket price includes a two-course lunch with wine and tea/coffee. Seats to watch the match are outside the box and you will have access to the Varsity Gathering. You are invited to bring a guest.


  • Box tickets: The cost is £125 per person which includes a two-course lunch with wine and tea/coffee and access to the post-Match Varsity Gathering (see details below). Access to the box is from 11am so you can watch both the Women’s and Men’s match. Seats to watch the matches are outside the box.
  • Post-Match Varsity Gathering: The Varsity Gathering is a dedicated University and college meeting point open to Oxford and Cambridge alumni, family and friends, offering multiple private bars and food concessions. Access to the Varsity Gathering is included in the box ticket price however, please note that places are limited and therefore you must pre-register when booking. You will be given a wristband on the day which will grant you access.
  • Pre-Match Varsity Gathering: This year there will be a pre-Match Varsity Gathering offering pastries and champagne. The cost is £5 per person.

Match Times

Women’s Varsity Match: 11:30am

Men’s Varsity Match: 3:00pm


Online booking is now available – click here. Alternatively, please contact the Alumni and Development Office on +44 (0)1223 332550 to book and pay by phone. Booking closes on Thursday 25 October.

Please note that this event is limited to 20 people however if there is sufficient demand, we may have the option to secure a second box. You are invited to bring a guest.

We are pleased to announce that this year the box tickets will be issued electronically. Wristbands for the Post-Match Varsity Gathering will be issued on arrival at the box and tickets for the Pre-Match Varsity Gathering will be issued by post.

Guest list

A guest list will be made available in due course. Please note that login to is required and only Trinity Hall members will appear on the list. If you are concerned that your guest has not been registered for the event, please email

Location and Parking

The Varsity Rugby Matches will take place at Twickenham Stadium. Information on how to get to Twickenham Stadium is available online – please click here.

Parking permits are available as follows and will be sent to you by post:

  • West Car Park: Located within the stadium grounds and costs £25 per car
  • Rosebine Car Park: Twickenham’s off site car park is less than 10 minutes walk from the South-West corner of the stadium and cost £35 per car


We are able to offer refunds for bookings cancelled five working days or more before an event. Requests for late refunds will be considered on an individual basis and refunds will be issued at the discretion of the Alumni & Development Office. We cannot accept responsibility if weather or disruption to travel prevents you from attending. Please email or contact +44 (0)1223 332550 at the earliest opportunity, if you need to cancel a booking.


If you have any queries, please contact Emma Grieveson on or call +44 (0)1223 332550.