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31 March 2011

Varsity 2011 basketball WEB

Cardiff students have retained the Varsity Shield after an impressive sporting display.

Talented sportsmen and women took on rivals Swansea University in a day of competition (30th March). The battle for the Varsity Shield took place at the Welsh Institute of Sport in Cardiff.

Cardiff students came out on top in sports including badminton, netball and rowing, securing the shield for the University for another year.

"The Varsity Shield is a symbol of all-round sporting excellence and Cardiff students did not disappoint," said Jack Perkins, Athletic Union President. "Cardiff has never lost the Varsity Shield and I’m delighted that the 2011 competitors continued this tradition."

This year, in honour of the 15th anniversary of the Varsity rugby match the game was played at the Millennium Stadium, the home of Welsh rugby. It was also broadcast live on S4C for the first time.

Compèred by BBC Scrum V presenter Rick O’Shea, the game ended with Swansea retaining the Varsity Cup, with the score at 28-18.

More than 2500 spectators attended events throughout the day and a crowd of 14,000 gathered to watch Cardiff and Swansea rugby teams at the Stadium. All proceeds from the day went to Oxfam.

VARSITY SHIELD FIXTURES WEDNESDAY 30TH MARCH 2011

Club

CARDIFF

SWANSEA

RESULT

Freshers Rugby

WIN

SWANSEA ON DROP GOALS

Golf

WIN

SWANSEA 4-3

IMG Football

WIN

SWANSEA 4-1

Ladies Badminton

WIN

SWANSEA 5-3

Ladies Basketball

WIN

SWANSEA 65-53

Ladies Fencing

WIN

CARDIFF 135-72

Ladies Football

WIN

CARDIFF 7-0

Ladies Hockey

WIN

SWANSEA 7-6 -Penalty flicks

Ladies Lacrosse

WIN

CARDIFF 14-0

Ladies Rugby

WIN

CARDIFF 54-5

Ladies Squash

WIN

CARDIFF 4-0

Men’s Basketball

WIN

CARDIFF 86-61

Men’s Fencing

WIN

CARDIFF 134-110

Men’s Football

DRAW 1-1

Men’s Hockey

WIN

CARDIFF 6-2

Men’s Lacrosse

WIN

SWANSEA 4-3

Men’s Squash

WIN

CARDIFF 5-0

Men's Badminton

WIN

CARDIFF 7-1

Men's Tennis

WIN

CARDIFF 8-4

Netball

WIN

CARDIFF 57-35

Rowing

WIN

Sailing

WIN

Tae Kwon Do

WIN

Ultimate Frisbee

WIN

CARDIFF 15-2

Women's Tennis

WIN

CARDIFF 10-2

Fixtures on Other Dates

Surf

WIN

Ski

WIN

Snowboard

WIN

Athletics

WIN

Total Shield Events

18

10

CARDIFF WIN 18-10

MEN'S RUGBY

WIN

SWANSEA 28-18

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