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Varsity 2013

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2013 marks the 17th anniversary of this massive sporting event, which happens to fall on our April Open Day, giving you the chance to get involved.

Come along to the showpiece event, the rugby faceoff between Cardiff and Swansea, to see what student life at Cardiff is like.

Since the first faceoff in 1997, the Welsh Varsity match has been one of the most anticipated events of the Welsh student calendar, with Cardiff and Swansea going head to head to decide the winner of the Varsity shield in one of the biggest sporting events in Wales.

On the 24th of April, Cardiff and Swansea will meet in rivalry to compete in a number of sporting matches throughout the day, culminating in the main event at the Millennium Stadium where Cardiff and Swansea supporters alike will gather to cheer on their team in an epic head to head rugby match.

Throughout the day, the streets of Cardiff will overflow with red and green as 30,000 students venture out to support their teams. All of this makes for an incredible atmosphere, as both Cardiff and Swansea students spend the day in friendly rivalry and celebrating the pride they have in their University.

Players from these Varsity matches have gone on to play for the likes of Cardiff Blues, Ospreys, Llanelli Scarlets and even internationally for Wales.

The Varsity match will kick off at 7:30pm, giving you plenty of time to grab a bite and take your seat at the stadium following our Open Day events.

Tickets are now available online at

Booked a place on our Open Day? Keep an eye out for our Open Day email with special promo code that will get you discounted tickets!


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