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An Anchient Rivalry

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Matches on 21st September at BT Murrayfield.

The ancient rivalry between Scotland’s two oldest university rugby clubs has seen in excess of 10,000 fans flock to the stands in recent years.

Edinburgh Men will be looking to retain the title they have won for the past two years following a four-year hiatus, whilst St Andrews Ladies will be keen to challenge Edinburgh Ladies who have won all their previous varsity encounters.

The event is supported by Royal Bank of Scotland and is also run in partnership with Campus Living Villages, Macron and PlayerLayer.


Fans will once again be able to see the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews’ rugby teams clash on the international pitch, with tickets priced at only £5 for students/U18’s and £10 for adults.

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This year a new family stand offers U16’s the chance to experience  top-leve l rugby at BT Murrayfield for free.*


For the comfort and safety of all spectators Scottish Varsity tickets will operate on an allocated seat basis for the 2019 match. Spectators can choose their seat as part of the ticket purchase process.

*Terms and conditions apply. Offer only valid in Scottish Varsity Family Stand. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer limited to 8 free U16 tickets per full price adult ticket. All offers are subject to availability as ticket numbers may be limited. Standard ticket terms and conditions apply. See for more details. U16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Jamie Morrison, 4th Year International Relations student from the University of St Andrews said:

The opportunity to play on the International Pitch really is an unbelievable experience

Matches played: 2017 and 2018

Ruairidh Orr Ewing, 2nd Year Neuroscience student from The University of Edinburgh said: 

Having been part of the crowd last year, it really is an amazing day out, heering on the team from the stand at Murrayfield and enjoying the ancient rivalry in a friendly way in the crowd is brilliant

Matches played: played in back pitch games, in crowd 2018

Rosanna Curtis, 4th Year Geography student from the University of St Andrews said:

The match really brings the team together, the build-up to the day and the atmosphere really is amazing

Matches played: 2017, 2018

Tayla Hammond, PHD Developmental Biology student from The University of Edinburgh said:

There really is an unreal atmosphere, and it’s fantastic to have so many people supporting women’s and student rugby

Matches played: 2018

Dee Bradbury, Scottish Rugby Vice President said: 

“We are delighted to be welcoming The University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews to BT Murrayfield again for another exciting day of Varsity matches. We are looking forward to another set of hotly contested encounters and hope that everyone who attends has an enjoyable day supporting their University.”

Malcolm Buchanan, Chair, Scotland Board, Royal Bank of Scotland said:

“Scotland’s universities have a strong, historical relationship with rugby and we are delighted to be supporting the great sporting rugby rivalry between these institutions. Through Royal Bank of Scotland RugbyForce we are helping support club and community rugby at all levels across Scotland and it is great to see this university clash taking place at the home of Scottish Rugby.”

Lee McLean, UK CEO, Campus Living Villages said,

“Campus Living Villages are delighted to once again sponsor this fantastic event, supporting our partners, the University of St Andrews.

“Our relationship with the University has gone from strength to strength since first partnering in 2014 to develop homes for the institution’s students, later becoming their Development Partner for Student Accommodation Projects in 2016. To date we’re proud to house 909 students, with a further c.1,000 beds to be developed in St Andrews over the next two years.

“Our UK staff were amongst the 10,000 spectators at last year’s event at the Murrayfield stadium and we look forward to joining the crowds again at this year’s match, which is set to be even bigger than previous years.”

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