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This Year's Varsity Match; First Ever Varsity Day

Jan 27 2005 16:59
Morten Olesen
This year's varsity match is being expanded into a day-long festival of sport,a nd interest is expected to reach a record high.
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Named the JPR Williams Cup after former Wales full back and St Mary?s old boy, John Peter Rhys Williams, the main evening rugby game, or the Varsity Match, has become a great success since it started two years ago. The last two years have seen closely contested matches, with the Imperial Medicals having taken the edge and beaten the IC side. The match between the two sides this year, on the evening of February 16th at Richmond Athletic Association Ground, may well be the tightest yet.

However, in addition to the main match, the event has been expanded this year to include three men?s rugby matches, two men?s football matches, two men?s hockey matches, a women?s seven-a-side rugby match as well as a women?s hockey match, making it an all-day event. All matches apart from the First XV Rugby will take place at Imperial?s sports ground at Harlington, near Heathrow, from lunchtime onwards.

The timetable for kick-off/push-back is as follows:

Hockey Game 1: 1.00pm

Football 1sts and 2nds: 2.00pm

Rugby 2nds and 3rds: 2.15pm

Hockey Game 2: 2.30pm

Hockey Game 3: 4.00pm

Rugby Women?s 7s: 7.00pm

The results of the Varsity Day competitions will be announced at a presentation at Harlington by the ICU and ICSMSU Presidents before the crowd are taken to Richmond for the JPR Williams Varsity Cup Match.

After the evening match, players and spectators can head back to Imperial College Union at South Kensington to make use of the late license.


Tickets are now on sale at the South Kensington and Charing Cross cmapuses.

Tickets (entry-only, no transport) to just the JPR Williams Cup Match in Richmond are £6 in advance and £7.50 on the night.

Alternativeky, a £10 advance ticket gives access to ALL games at Harlington as well as the game in Richmond, along with coach transport from Imperial College Union at the South Kensington Campus to Harlington, from there to Richmond, and then back from Richmond to South Kensington to finish the night off at the Union.

For more information about the Varsity Day, e-mail .

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Feb 03 2005 16:26

are the womens rugby really playing at 7pm? I thought it was at 4, otherwise those fiesty girls will miss out supporting their favourite rugby guys (after england and france - and france only cos the guys are so hot)

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