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This year’s Varsity Match is set to be a true celebration of Oxford and Cambridge sport, with Old Blues and players from all sports, alumni, family and friends encouraged to get together at Twickenham for one of Oxford and Cambridge’s fiercest grudge matches.

As part of this celebration and in the first of our #varsitymatchmemories video series with Old Blues, former Cambridge Blue and CURUFC Coach Tony Rodgers talks us through his finest memories of The Varsity Match:


Tony Rodgers studied at Trinity Hall and played in the 1968, 1969 and 1970 Varsity Matches. After graduating, the lock-forward went on to play at Rosslyn Park, represented the Barbarians and worked as a surveyor at the University. Tony took over as coach at CURUFC in 1980 and was at the helm for more than 30 years, inspiring the Light Blues to some of their most famous Varsity Match victories. Now retired, Tony remains a key figure at Grange Road and will be there at Twickenham on the 8th December wearing his trusted duffel coat and to support this year’s team.

Over the coming weeks, we will be bringing you further #varsitymatchmemories videos of former Blues from both Oxford and Cambridge. Follow us on twitter or like us on facebook to see the videos first.

You can join Tony at this year’s Varsity Match on Thursday 8 December 2016. Tickets are available now, alongside tickets for the Blues Village and a range of hospitality options

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