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A VARSITY MATCH is a sporting fixture between two university rivals. It is most commonly used to describe meetings between Cambridge University
University
and Oxford University
University
. The Scottish Varsity rugby match between the University
University
of St Andrews and the University
University
of Edinburgh at Murrayfield stadium claims to be the oldest recurring Varsity match in the world, having been played since the 1860s. However, the Varsity Match in Cricket between Oxford and Cambridge predates it, having first been played in 1827.

CONTENTS

* 1 Varsity in England

* 1.1 Oxbridge * 1.2 London rivalries * 1.3 City rivalries

* 1.4 Regional rivalries

* 1.4.1 North East * 1.4.2 North West * 1.4.3 Yorkshire and the Humber * 1.4.4 Midlands * 1.4.5 East * 1.4.6 South East * 1.4.7 South West * 1.4.8 Northern England

* 1.5 Other

* 2 Varsity in Ireland * 3 Varsity in Scotland * 4 Varsity in Wales * 5 See also * 6 References

VARSITY IN ENGLAND

By far the country's longest-running series of varsity matches is played between the University
University
of Cambridge and the University
University
of Oxford with some rivalries airing live on national television. Unlike in North America, the broadcast of university sport is not commonplace.

In recent years, city and regional sporting rivalries have developed.

OXBRIDGE

* University
University
of Oxford v. University
University
of Cambridge

* The Boat Race
The Boat Race
and Women\'s Boat Race - Rowing * Henley Boat Races
Henley Boat Races
- Lightweight Rowing * The Varsity Match - Rugby Union * Rugby League Varsity Match - Rugby League * The University
University
Hockey Match - Field Hockey * The Truelove Bowl - Amateur Boxing * The Varsity Swimming Match - Swimming * The Varsity Water Polo Match - Water Polo * The Varsity Polo Match - Polo * The Varsity Fencing Match - Fencing * The University
University
Golf Match - Golf * The Varsity Yacht Race - Yachting * The University
University
Match - Cricket * Varsity Triathlon - Triathlon * Modern Pentathlon Varsity - Modern Pentathlon * The Lawn Tennis Varsity Match - Lawn Tennis * Ice Hockey Varsity Match - Ice Hockey * Varsity blind wine tasting match - Blind Wine Tasting * The Varsity Quiz Match - Buzzer Quiz * Varsity Trip - Ski Racing * Varsity Gliding Competition - Gliding * The Chancellors\' - Fullbore target rifle * The Humphry - Fullbore match rifle * The Heslop - Smallbore rifle * The Bentata - Smallbore rifle (ladies) * The Rose Bowl - Archery * The Aussie Rules Varsity Match - Australian Rules Football (2013 was the 93rd annual varsity match) * Handball Varsity Match - Handball

LONDON RIVALRIES

* King\'s College London v. University
University
College London

* The London Varsity - Rugby

* King\'s College London v. King\'s College London School of Medicine

* The Macadam Cup - Swimming gala, Water polo, Badminton, Squash, Hockey (men and women), Mixed fencing, Mixed tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Rugby (men and women), Netball, Lacrosse, Football (men and women) and Darts

* University
University
of West London v. University
University
of Westminster

* West London Varsity: Rugby, Football, Basketball, Netball and Cricket.

* Imperial College London
Imperial College London
v. Imperial College School of Medicine

* Varsity - Rugby, Hockey, Netball, Football, Lacrosse, Basketball, Tennis

* Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry v. Queen Mary, University
University
of London

* The Merger Cup - rugby, football, hockey, rowing, tennis, badminton, netball, squash, and basketball

* Goldsmiths, University
University
of London v. University
University
of the Arts London

* The Arts Cup - Basketball, Football, Hockey, Netball and Rugby

* Brunel University
University
v. St Mary\'s University
University
College, Twickenham

* West London Varsity

* University
University
of East London v. Middlesex University
University

* University
University
of London Colleges

* Allom Cup - Rowing

* City, University
University
of London vs. Kingston University
University
London

CITY RIVALRIES

* University
University
of Nottingham v. Nottingham Trent University
University

* Varsity Series (2004–present)

* University
University
of Bristol v. University
University
of the West of England

* Established in 1995, the Bristol Boat Race is the country's second oldest varsity boat race after the Oxbridge event.

* University
University
of Leeds v. Leeds Beckett University
University

* Leeds Varsity

* University
University
of Sheffield v. Sheffield Hallam University
University

* Sheffield Varsity (1996-Present) Sheffield Hallam University lead the series 10-9, whilst two competitions have ended as draws.

* University
University
of York v. York St. John University
University

* White Rose Varsity (until 2011)

* University
University
of Manchester v. Manchester Metropolitan University
University

* University
University
of Manchester v. University
University
of Salford

* The Two Cities Rugby League Challenge * The Two Cities Boat Race - Rowing

* University
University
of Southampton v. Southampton Solent University
University
* University
University
of Southampton v. University
University
of Portsmouth

* De Montfort University
University
v. University
University
of Leicester

* Varsity of Leicester

* University
University
of Kent v. Canterbury Christ Church University
University
* University
University
of Plymouth v. University
University
of St Mark ">

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