The Varsity Match has a rich heritage of schools attendance, with school children from across the country heading to Twickenham for a fun day of sport at the home of England Rugby.

“As a school we have been attending for several years now and hope to continue giving our students such a wonderful experience of this majestic match for years to come” – Martyn Bagwell  (Head of PE at St Osmunds Middle School)

Book tickets

  • Benefit from discounted £10 junior tickets to watch both The Women’s Varsity Match and The Men’s Varsity Match.
  • 1 adult ticket FREE per 10 junior tickets purchased (additional adults £10)

Book via email

Download the 2018 Varsity Match Schools Booking Form

Download the Twickenham Stadium Schools Groups Risk Assessment

Please send your completed Booking Form and Risk Assessment

Book via telephone

Book with the RFU Ticket Office:
0871 222 2017, option 6.

Book with Ticketmaster:
Group Bookings Telephone: 0844 844 2121.
Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.

Book via post

Please send your completed Booking Form and Risk Assessment to:

Ticket Office, Rugby Football Union Rugby House, Twickenham Stadium 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham TW2 7BA

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Schools Haka Competition














WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation has teamed up with The Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge University Rugby Clubs as an Official Charity Partner to raise awareness of its global campaign to save New Zealand dolphins from extinction and to tackle the urgent issue of ocean plastic pollution.

Taking inspiration from the rugby culture of New Zealand, schools are invited to create, film and send in their very own Haka. Five lucky schools will be selected to perform their Haka at Twickenham and the winning school will be decided at The Varsity Match. The winners will then welcome the men’s teams back onto the Twickenham pitch for the second half.

How to enter

  • Film your ‘Save the New Zealand Dolphin’ themed-Haka
  • Maximum 20 participants, 120 seconds duration, MP4 format
  • Send your video and contact details (Name of School, Team Name, Teacher’s Name) via WeTransfer or DropBox to by Friday 16 November.

Winning schools will be notified by Wednesday 21 November.

Five schools will win a free trip to The Varsity Match for up to 20 pupils and staff (in total).

Download your Schools Teachers Resource Pack here

Terms and Conditions
We will not accept entries after deadline. The panel’s decision is final. Finalists must be available and able to make their own way to Twickenham for Match Day on 6 December 2018. Only one entry per group/class/team. Finalists will receive free tickets (maximum 20) to the Varsity Match; any tickets bought already will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 20. No cash alternatives will be offered. The winners may be required to take part in media activity relating to the competition. Once submitted, video entries may be used for promotional purposes on social media. Teachers/coaches should obtain parental permission prior to submitting video. Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the Varsity Match Company will not share your details with any third party.

Rhino Schools Varsity Match Competition


Back for 2018 in partnership with Rhino. Book a trip for 20 or more pupils to The Varsity Match and be entered into a prize draw to win one of four coaching clinics with the England Coaching Team.

2018 Winners:

Coleridge Community College
North Oxfordshire Academy
Portsmouth Academy
Sunbury Manor


Key Times


  • The Women’s Varsity Match (30th Anniversary) KO: 11.30
  • Rhino Schools RFU coaching sessions start in the West Stand concourse: 13:15
  • Pop band performances in South Stand undercroft: 13:45 & 16:45
  • Final of Whale and Dolphin Conservation Haka Competition in South Stand undercroft: 14:15
  • Anthem singers lead stadium singing: 14:50
  • The Men’s Varsity Match KO: 15:00

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Oxbridge Mythbusting: What is life really like at Oxford and Cambridge?

Back for 2018 – Oxford and Cambridge will be jointly hosting an information event, aimed at providing an aspirational insight into life at the two Universities. The day includes a presentation led by Schools Liaison Officers from the Universities and the opportunity to meet current undergraduates across a range of subjects. Students will also get the chance to watch both the women’s and men’s Varsity Matches. Applicable schools will be contacted by The Varsity Match to register their interest in attending the event.