Thursday 15th September 2016

Glasgow Rugby Derby Kicks Up A Gear

City’s student rugby players ready for action in Varsity match.

The inaugural Glasgow Rugby Varsity between University of Glasgow & University of Strathclyde 1st XV rugby teams is set to take place today!

Glasgow’s premier student rugby players will meet at Garscube Sports Complex on in one of the most hotly contested derby matches in Scottish rugby.

With Strathclyde leading on head to head from last season, city rivals Glasgow will be looking to knock them off their perch in what will be the biggest and most exciting contest between both universities to date.

“This match is a must watch for any rugby fans in the city” said Matt Horsman, club captain of Glasgow University RFC.

“We have returned early to university in preparation for the game and we’ll be looking to hit the ground running against our closest rivals”.

12828460_971737696254303_8781958069263957714_oStrathclyde counterpart William Yates was equally enthusiastic about the fixture

“Strong competition at university is absolutely vital and events like this really give student athletes something to work towards – it becomes a focal point for the sporting calendar”.

Both universities will be hoping to emulate Glasgow Warriors strong start to their season following big wins against Connacht and Leinster in the Pro 12.

The players only need to look to fellow student and Glasgow Warrior, James Malcolm when it comes to dealing with big game pressure.

Malcolm is currently studying towards an Engineering degree at Strathclyde’s city centre campus, combining his academic studies with the demands of professional rugby.

Student rugby in the city has grown to new heights and the inaugural Glasgow Rugby Varsity is set up to be a closely fought match between two very ambitious university rugby clubs.

Kick-off is at 2pm and the match is free to attend for all members of the public.

For more information keep up to date on the official Facebook page here.