Press release issued: 10 February 2005
One of the biggest fixtures in Bristol University's and the University of the West of England's sporting calendar, the Rugby Varsity match, takes place next week.
Sponsored by Lloyds TSB, all money raised from the event will go to the Asian Tsunami appeal.
Bristol University's teams are looking to repeat the success of last year, when the men defeated UWE for the second time in four years by 41-13, and the women also defeated UWE 10-5.
The varsity match has been an annual event for both universities since 1992 and usually attracts crowds of over 3,000.
There will be a free coach service to the match (only) from Churchill Hall and the Students' Union.
Ed Hill, Athletic Union (AU) Chair, said: "The rugby varsity event is one of the highlights of the sporting calendar between Bristol's two universities. This year will undoubtedly produce two exciting matches and keep spectators on the edge of their seats.
"We look forward to welcoming local people to the match and hope we can make the event one for the city to be proud of. It would be great if we can repeat last year's success!"
Tickets cost £5 and are available from the AU office, Students' Union, Queen's Road, the Union shops, Queen's Road and Stoke Bishop, and members of both university rugby clubs.
Gates open for the Lloyds TSB Rugby Varsity match, The Memorial Stadium, Filton Avenue, Bristol, at 5.30 pm.
The women's match kicks off at 6 pm and the men's match at 7.30 pm
The free coach will pick-up from Churchill Hall, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop at 5 pm and from the Students' Union, Queen's Road at 5.15 and 6pm.