The Oldest Rivalry in England

Oxford and Cambridge; Cambridge and Oxford; Oxbridge. Two of the oldest universities in England; they feature Venice-like rivers, academic excellence and stunning old architecture. They also have another thing in common – they love beating the other at…well, anything…

…Especially sports. The first Varsity rugby match was held in 1872 with Oxford winning the inaugural meeting. Scroll forward 143 years and the score currently stands at 61–58 to Cambridge. 14 games have ended in draws. More recently, Oxford has been on a winning streak with five consecutive victories.

No team has won it six times in a row, and we have to stop Oxford doing that

Jamie Roberts, Cambridge

This year is especially important as the 29th Women’s Varsity Match will be held at Twickenham Stadium for the very first time. The Oxford men might be on a winning streak, but after being beaten 47–0 in the last women’s Varsity Match, Oxford have hired World Cup winning England coach Gary Street to get them back on track.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: The captains lead their teams onto the ptich during the Varsity match between Oxford University and Cambridge University at Twickenham Stadium on December 11, 2014 in London, England.

We will be there with a host of hospitality packages to boot. The question is – will you be joining us for this epic battle?

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