Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
leicestertigers.comMattioli Woods Welford RoadContact UsTopps Tiles

It's Varsity Night at Welford Road

Figure image
The rugby teams of the University of Leicester and De Montfort University lock horns at Welford Road on Wednesday evening in the city's annual varsity matches.

Kick-off in the women’s match is at 6.30pm, with the men’s fixture immediately afterwards.

The university sports events run all day, featuring everything from rowing to football, with the rugby showdown providing the final showpiece occasion and confirming the title of this year’s Varsity champions.

The rugby head to head has been held at Welford Road since 2002, with the women’s match being added two years later.

Honours were shared in the Welford Road fixtures last season with University of Leicester women earning a 22-5 victory – increasing their run of wins to nine in the annual encounter – while De Montfort won the men’s match 20-8.

Tickets cost £5 in advance from the Tigers ticket office at Welford Road or £7.50 on the door.

Welford Road also hosts the Leicestershire Rugby Union Senior County Cup and Colts Cup finals on Tuesday, March 26.

Nuneaton face Burton in the Laurence Fenton Colts Cup Final at 6pm, with Lutterworth and Hinckley contesting the senior title at 7.30pm. Tickets will be available on the night, price £5 adults, £3 concessions and juniors.

Leicester Tigers return to home soil for the last two home fixtures of the regular season in the Aviva Premiership, against London Wasps on Sunday, April 14 (3.45pm) and London Irish on Saturday, May 4 (2.30pm). Tickets for both fixtures are available now from the Tigers ticket office – phone 0844 856 1880, call in at Welford Road or click here to book online. Or make a group booking for friends, family, colleagues or clubmates by phoning the Tigers ticket office on 0844 856 1880.