The biggest student sporting event in the city is BACK!

University of Plymouth and the University of St Mark & St John look to battle it out to become victorious, in the 17th year of modern Varsity.

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Men’s Rugby

March 18 @ 7:45 pm9:15 pm

Men's Rugby

Students are welcome and encouraged to attend any varsity fixtures and support the teams in the annual battle for the Varsity trophy.

This match requires a ticket to be purchased in advance to attend.

Your ticket provides entry to both the Men’s and Women’s rugby matches.

There will be no tickets available for purchase at Albion, all tickets must be purchased online.

  • Women’s Rugby: 6pm-7:30pm
  • Men’s Rugby: 7:45pm-9:15pm


Purchase your Tickets


Important Match Information


There are NO PARKING facilities at Plymouth Albion RFC. There will be free bus shuttles running from North Hill approximately every 30 minutes from 5pm with the last leaving at 7pm.

There are also a number of public buses that run from Plymouth City Centre to the ground –



There are NO PARKING facilities at Plymouth Albion RFC. There will be free buses back to Mutley and main campus for Plymouth Marjon University students (bring student ID) after the fixture.

Public buses that run from Plymouth City Centre & Marjon Sport & Health Centre to the ground –



Ensure you have your Student ID, Proof of Age ID and Proof of Purchase (e-ticket) with you.

Please read the Code of Conduct when attending at Plymouth Albion RFC. This document also includes a map on the entrances and exits to use on the night.

Pitch Invasion

If any individual enters the playing pitch area there will be an automatic fine of £5,000 for the University Rugby Clubs and a fine of £5,000 for PARFC, in addition to this those identified through CCTV will be prosecuted which could result in a fine of up to £10,000 and a banning order for two years to all stadia in the UK


March 18
7:45 pm – 9:15 pm


Plymouth Albion RFC
Brickfields Recreation Ground, 25 Damerel Close
Plymouth, PL1 4NE

Event photography and video

Please be aware that events will be attended by UPSU & Marjon SU approved photographers and videographers.

The content captured will be used in UPSU, Marjon SU, University of Plymouth and Marjon University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, social media or flyers.

If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.

Varsity Charity 2024

This year’s charity is: Devon & Cornwall Food Action (DCFA).

Devon and Cornwall Food Action (DCFA) is a charity in the UK that works to combat food poverty and food waste in the counties of Devon and Cornwall.  DCFA partners with supermarkets, food manufacturers, and other suppliers to collect surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. Using their food hubs in Devon & Cornwall, these serve as central distribution points for surplus food, ensuring it reaches those who need it most.

For more information, check out their website:, or drop them an email on: [email protected].

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