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25 January 2011

Varsity mascotMark Schropfer, Cardiff University Rugby Club captain tackles the Varsity mascot

On the 30th March 2011 Cardiff students will go head-to-head with their Swansea counterparts to find the deserving winner of the Varsity Shield, a symbol of all-round sporting excellence.

Teams from sports including badminton, football, golf and lacrosse will be cheered on by their supporters at venues across Cardiff until the atmosphere reaches fever pitch for the main event - the fight for the Varsity Rugby Cup.

This year, in recognition of the 15th anniversary of the Varsity competition, players will take to the pitch at the home of Welsh rugby, the Millennium Stadium.

To mark the anniversary and the build up to the game, the University’s Main Building on Park Place was lit up with the Varsity logo. A reception for students participating in the competition was also held.

Jack Perkins, Athletic President, Students’ Union said: "With the Varsity Games moving to the impressive Welsh Institute of Sport and the rugby match moving to the Millennium Stadium, this year's Varsity is set to be the best ever. As it is the 15th anniversary of the competition I'm hoping that our Cardiff sides dominate once again as it really is not the year to lose the Shield for the first time. Bring on 30th March!"

Tickets for the Millennium Stadium encounter, which kicks off at 7.00pm on 30th March are available from Ticketmaster online: ticketmaster.co.uk and via telephone: 08442 777888.

Cardiff staff and students can visit welshvarsity.com, cardiffboxoffice.com or call in to Cardiff Student’ Union Box Office.

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