Glasgow Varsity 2020 - Match Preview

Glasgow Varsity 2020 - Match Preview

One of the biggest rivalries in Scottish student sport will take centre stage at Scotstoun this Friday, as the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow face off in the 2020 Glasgow Varsity decider.

Ticket sales for the 2020 edition of the fixture are on track to surpass the figure set in January 2019, when over 1,000 spectators were witness to a pulsating 20-20 draw at the home of the Warriors.

With the BUCS [British Universities and Colleges Sport] fixture moving from it’s traditional Wednesday afternoon slot for the occasion, the stage is set for an electric atmosphere this Friday night.

Get the lowdown on everything you need to know ahead of kick-off:

Previous Encounters

It’s the men in maroon that currently hold the upper hand going into the second leg of the 2020 Glasgow Varsity Match, with Strathclyde having claimed victory in the first match of the series at Old Anniesland back in September.

A squad led by Calum Murdoch overturned a 9-0 half-time deficit, scoring 17 unanswered points to put themselves in pole position to retain the Glasgow Rugby Varsity Trophy.

The trophy has, in fact, never left Strathclyde hands; Friday’s hosts have emerged victorious every year since its inception in 2016.

Pre-match thoughts

Callum Gosse, University of Strathclyde: “It’s going to be a big game, it always is. It’ll be a close game, full of big hits and carries.

Fraser Gosse, University of Glasgow: “It’ll be the fixture of the season. We’ve been building up to it for a while, as have Strathclyde, and we can’t wait.”

Stadium Information

Students are advised to secure their ticket before midnight on Thursday 12 March in order to take advantage of the £5 ticket offer; tickets bought on the day of the match will be £10.

Please remember to print your ticket at home and bring it with you, and allow extra time in order to pass through the security searches at turnstiles. No alcohol can be brought into the stadium.

Scotstoun Stadium is located in a residential area, so please be mindful of our neighbours when entering and exiting the stadium campus.


Supporters are recommended to use public transport when planning their journey to and from Scotstoun Stadium.

All ticket holders will be offered free bus travel to and from the match courtesy of First Bus – keep an eye on your inbox in the coming days for details on how to claim your free ticket.

Scotstounhill Station is just a 10 minute walk from the stadium, with regular services from both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street. Supporters are advised that entry will only be permitted through the main entrance on Danes Drive.


Tickets are still available for Friday night’s clash at Scotstoun – click here for full details, with tickets priced at £5 for students if purchased before Friday.

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