Varsity match

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A varsity match is a sporting fixture between two university rivals. In its original and most commonly used form, it is used to describe meetings between Cambridge University and Oxford University.

Varsity in England[edit]

By far the country's longest-running series of varsity matches is played between the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford with some rivalries airing live on national television. Unlike in North America, the broadcast of university sport is not commonplace.

In recent years, city and regional sporting rivalries have developed.

Oxbridge[edit]

London rivalries[edit]

City rivalries[edit]

Established in 1995, the Bristol Boat Race is the country's second oldest boat race after the Oxbridge event.

Regional rivalries[edit]

North East[edit]

North West[edit]

Yorkshire and the Humber[edit]

The White Rose Varsity was a short-lived series established in 2011. It was discontinued in 2013 due to disagreements between the two universities.[17]

The Humber Games were inaugurated in 2014 after Hull's annual series with York ended in acrimony in 2013.[18]

Midlands[edit]

East[edit]

South East[edit]

South West[edit]

North West against Yorkshire and the Humber[edit]

Other[edit]

Varsity in Ireland[edit]

Varsity in Scotland[edit]

Varsity in Wales[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  17. ^ http://www.yorkvision.co.uk/news/white-rose-varsity-cancelled-indefinitely/08/08/2013
  18. ^ http://thehullfire.com/news/hull-in-new-varsity-with-lincoln
  19. ^ http://www.sport.bham.ac.uk/news.aspx?itemid=2343&itemTitle=Birmingham+rowers+take+Varsity+crown+&sitesectionid=32&sitesectiontitle=Latest+News
  20. ^ http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/newsandevents/intnews2/varsity09
  21. ^ http://varsity.radio.warwick.ac.uk/
  22. ^ http://www.upsu.net/varsity/
  23. ^ http://www.uwesu.org/varsity/
  24. ^ http://www.ucd.ie/news/2013/03MAR13/190313-UCD-wins-three-of-four-Irish-Colours-Boat-Races-and-takes-Gannon-Cup-for-sixth-year-in-a-row.html
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