Leeds Varsity; the greatest sports competition of the year. An inter-university sports varsity between arch rivals University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett University begins in January with events throughout the year and finishes with one final day in October hosting over 60 fixtures across 25 different sports. The event culminates with the Men’s Rugby Union Grand Finale at Headingley Carnegie Stadium in the evening, which attracts an audience of over 15,500 students each year. A unique spectacle not to be missed.
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In the 10th anniversary of the Leeds Varsity series, Leeds Beckett were victorious in both the Rugby Union finale and the overall series.
Leeds Beckett came out on top in the 2015 series claiming their 11th overall varsity victory, and also winning the Rugby Union finale.
Leeds Beckett claimed their 12th victory in the 2016 series, but the score line reflects one of the closest varsity's to date with just a single point in it. The University of Leeds secured a victory in the Rugby Union finale.
Leeds Beckett retained their title in the 2017 series, making them undefeated for the 13 years Leeds Varsity has existed. They did the double this year secured a victory in the Rugby Finale 29 - 8.