Glasgow Varsity 2020 – Match Preview

Glasgow Varsity 2020 – Match Preview

One of the biggest rivalries in Scottish student sport will take centre stage at Scotstoun this Friday, as the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow face off in the 2020 Glasgow Varsity decider.

Ticket sales
for the 2020 edition of the fixture are on track to surpass the figure set in
January 2019, when over 1,000 spectators were witness to a pulsating 20-20 draw
at the home of the Warriors.

With the
BUCS [British Universities and Colleges Sport] fixture moving from it’s
traditional Wednesday afternoon slot for the occasion, the stage is set for an
electric atmosphere this Friday night.

Get the
lowdown on everything you need to know ahead of kick-off:


It’s the men
in maroon that currently hold the upper hand going into the second leg of the
2020 Glasgow Varsity Match, with Strathclyde having claimed victory in the
first match of the series at Old Anniesland back in September.

A squad led
by Calum Murdoch overturned a 9-0 half-time deficit, scoring 17 unanswered
points to put themselves in pole position to retain the Glasgow Rugby Varsity

The trophy
has, in fact, never left Strathclyde hands; Friday’s hosts have emerged
victorious every year since its inception in 2016.


Gosse, University of Strathclyde: “It’s going to be a big game, it always is.
It’ll be a close game, full of big hits and carries.

Gosse, University of Glasgow: “It’ll be the fixture of the season. We’ve been
building up to it for a while, as have Strathclyde, and we can’t wait.”


Students are
advised to secure their ticket before midnight on Thursday 12 March in order to
take advantage of the £5 ticket offer; tickets bought on the day of the match will
be £10.

remember to print your ticket at home and bring it with you, and allow extra
time in order to pass through the security searches at turnstiles. No alcohol
can be brought into the stadium.

Stadium is located in a residential area, so please be mindful of our
neighbours when entering and exiting the stadium campus.


are recommended to use public transport when planning their journey to and from
Scotstoun Stadium.

All ticket
holders will be offered free bus travel to and from the match courtesy of First
Bus – keep an eye on your inbox in the coming days for details on how to claim
your free ticket.

Station is just a 10 minute walk from the stadium, with regular services from
both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street. Supporters are advised that
entry will only be permitted through the main entrance on Danes Drive.


Tickets are
still available for Friday night’s clash at Scotstoun – click here for full
details, with tickets priced at £5 for students if purchased before Friday.

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