Game on for Varsity 2012
21 March 2012
Athletes representing Imperial Medicals and Imperial College are squaring up to one another this week in their annual sporting battle.
The two historic rivals will be clashing in ten different sports, with battlegrounds ranging from the hockey pitch to waterpolo pool, with this evening’s rugby match between the two first XVs being the trophy prize.
After nearly ten years of the Medicals triumphing in the JPR Williams Rugby Cup spectators will be on the edge of their seats to see whether the tide can finally turn in the College’s favour, at the Twickenham Stoop stadium, home to the Harlequins Rugby Union team.
The JPR Williams Cup is named after former Welsh rugby captain and St Mary’s Hospital Medical School alumnus John Peter Rhys Williams, and first began in 2003. Over 1,000 staff, students and alumni will fill the stands to cheer on captains Charlie Esberger (Imperial) and Jonny Fisher-Black (Imperial College School of Medicine) and their teams.
While the JPR Williams Cup will be hotly contested the overall victors of Varsity will be decided by points from 28 different games, with other sports represented including lacrosse, basketball and netball.
The College’s Twitter account @imperialcollege will be tweeting from this evening’s game, while student newspaper Felix has a live page to keep people updated on scores from around the grounds. Keep track of all the news and results on the Felix live feed here: http://felixonline.co.uk/varsity/
— John-Paul Jones, Communications and Development