Strathclyde Sport Scotstoun to host Glasgow Rugby Varsity

Scotstoun Stadium will host the University of Strathclyde v University of Glasgow men’s rugby varsity second leg on Friday 13 March, kick-off 6pm.

Tickets can be purchased here.

It is the second time the two sides have played at Scotstoun, with over 1000 student supporters witnessing a thrilling 20-20 draw between the two sides in January of last year.

It is the first year the varsity will be decided over two legs with Strathclyde winning the first game away at Old Anniesland in September 2019, recovering from a 9-0 half time deficit to win 9-17.

Strathclyde are looking to win their fourth consecutive Glasgow Rugby Varsity Trophy having been victorious every year since the fixture’s conception in 2016.

With the BUCS fixture moved to a Friday evening instead of the traditional Wednesday afternoon, it is expected that this year’s attendance will vastly supersede that of last season with 3000 tickets going on sale.

Tickets are available in advance at £5 for students and U18s and £10 for adults. All tickets bought on the day of the match will cost £10.

Strathclyde currently sit in 6th in BUCS North B with Glasgow one place below them in 7th making March’s fixture likely to be a must win for both sides.

The fixture announcement follows the news that the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow Warriors have extended their pioneering partnership for three years until 2022 and the varsity an opportunity to celebrate the University and club’s ongoing successful collaboration.

University of Strathclyde Director of Rugby Gary Strain said: “We’re very excited to play at the home of the Warriors again and showcase the partnership between the University and the club.

“The first leg away at Old Anniesland was a cracking game and we’ve put ourselves in a good position to be 2020 Varsity Champions with a good performance at Scotstoun in March.

“With the game being played on a Friday night and the full Main Stand at Scotstoun open we’re expecting an amazing atmosphere. I’m confident we can sell all 3000 tickets and hopefully the majority of them will be wearing maroon and supporting Strathclyde.”