Leeds Varsity is the annual inter-university sports Varsity between arch rivals University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University.
This Varsity calendar kick starts in January and finishes with the October finale which see’s over 50 fixtures take place across 25 sports all in one day, culminating with the Rugby Union finale held at Headingley Stadium with over 15,500 students cheering on their respective university! A unique spectacle not to be missed.
The 2017 Leeds Varsity series finished with the Men’s Rugby Union finale on October 4th in which the University of Leeds team put in a sterling performance but were defeated by a physical, efficient Leeds Beckett side 29 – 8. Leeds Beckett were crowned overall champions for the 13th year running with a final nail-biting score of 32 – 29 making it another one of the closest varsities ever.