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Johnno: Varsity is one of the great rugby fixtures

Leicester Tigers legend Martin Johnson says he is looking forward to one of the most historic fixtures in world rugby, the Varsity Matches, at Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium this summer. 

The home of the Tigers becomes only the eighth venue since 1872 to host the men’s fixture between the Oxford and Cambridge university teams on Sunday, July 4 (3.30pm). And in a matchday double, the afternoon begins with the women’s match at 1.00pm. 

“The Varsity Match is one of the great fixtures in the calendar and it will be fantastic to see it here in Leicester,” said Johnson after meeting the four captains at the stadium for their pre-match photocall. 

“We’ve had all the big touring teams here, we’ve hosted England matches and some great European matches. But this will be another feather in the cap of the stadium.” 

Martin Johnson is an ambassador for Rhino Rugby, an official partner of The Varsity Matches.

Match tickets are available now. Book online or phone the Tigers ticket office on 0116 319 8888 (option 2).

For hospitality packages, phone the Tigers team on 0116 2171 215.

Tigers host another big rugby occasion this weekend when England A face Scotland A in the opening game of the summer international series. Kick-off is at 2.00pm on Sunday, June 27. Tickets are available now to book online or by phone.