Where to watch.
Both Varsity Matches will be broadcast for free on ViaPlay Xtra (available on Sky TV channel 422 and Virgin TV channel 533). The fixtures will also be live streamed on social media on the following channels:
- England Rugby Facebook and YouTube
- Varsity Matches Facebook, YouTube and website
- Oxford University Rugby Football Club Facebook
- Cambridge University Rugby Football Club Facebook
For those wanting to experience the action in person at Twickenham, tickets are available to buy online.
Match Programme – View the official match programme Match Programme.
Who will be commentating and analysing the matches?
We are pleased to announce that experienced tv presenter Simon Ward will lead the commentary team alongside Rugby World Cup winner and Harlequins centre Rachael Burford for both of the matches. Bryn Lucas, who is a staple at Twickenham, will also be returning as television presenter following his role in 2019.
The expert panel for the Women’s Varsity Match will consist of England’s second most capped international Rocky Clark, who played also played for Saracens and is now carving a career in the media, and Anna Strodter who was previously a member of the coaching team for CURUFC Women’s team and saw them claim victory over Oxford in 2015. They will be joined by Rachel Burford, who won the World Cup with England in 2014, to provide insightful pre- and mid-match insight and analysis.
Among the expert panellists providing analysis for the Men’s Varsity Match are Tom Mitchell, Tony Underwood and Damian Hopley. Mitchell is one of England’s most successful Sevens Players, he played for OURFC in 2011 where he scored a try for the dark blues. Damian Hopley MBE played for Cambridge in the 1992 Men’s Varsity Match and brought home the win in a close 19-11 result in Cambridge’s favour. A year later he picked up a winners’ medal at the inaugural Sevens Rugby World Cup. Tony Underwood is a former Cambridge rugby player, helping his team win the Varsity Match in 1991, he went on to play for Leicester Tigers and England.