Blue Pencil proud to sponsor the 139th Oxford v Cambridge Varsity Rugby Match

June 24, 2021

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first men’s Varsity Match played at Twickenham, which has sadly been unable to take place at the home of English rugby due to national lockdown restrictions.

Oxford and Cambridge University’s four rugby captains are determined to avoid a second year without a Varsity Match, and have set a new date for the annual ‘Battle of the Blues’ on Sunday, 4 July, 2021.

We are proud to be named as one of the main official partners of The Varsity Matches, where Oxford University plays Cambridge University in the “Battle of the Blues”.

The game between these two great rivals is steeped in history and goes all the way back to 1872. Next year will be the 150th Anniversary of the match and we are delighted to agree a 4 year sponsorship deal supporting this tremendous rugby event.

As a global legal recruitment company, Blue Pencil feels honoured to be supporting The Varsity Matches, especially now that the Women’s match has the same opportunity to play at Twickenham, and is one of the very few occasions where Women’s amateur rugby gets to play at the home of English Rugby.

Not only will the matches boost the profile of Blue Pencil, they will also provide a fantastic opportunity to network with alumni of both Oxford and Cambridge. Many lawyers have played in the match itself: indeed, the Blue Pencil logo carries the colours of both Oxford and Cambridge.

In 1994, Liam Mooney, the founder of Blue Pencil, became a Cambridge Blue himself for the first time. He said: “The Varsity Match is a tremendous rugby event. I feel very privileged to have played in the game in 1994 and 1995 and it provided me with so many opportunities. Rugby as a sport is a great leveller."

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