Varsity: Rugby Final Live Coverage
Leeds Student will be posting live updates from the Varsity rugby final at Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
An amazing day of sport culminates in an intense rugby match between Leeds Uni and Leeds Met.
Our sports editors will be covering the event live. The match kicks off at 7PM tonight. Be sure to be here from 6.45PM when the coverage begins.
The live stream has now ended. If you’d like to follow what happened, read the archived live stream below.
Live Stream Archive:
21:07 – Comprehensive coverage on Varsity 2012 will be in the first edition of Leeds Student. It’ll be hitting the stands this Friday.
21:04 - That’s it for our live coverage tonight. Hope you enjoyed the match much as we did, fantastic entertainment. Enjoy the victory!!
21:02 - Leeds Met will retain the trophy as varsity 2012 ends in a 30-30 draw. The closest varsity there has ever been.
20:55 - The fans go wild, this is unbelievable!!! Amazing scenes. Coach Hugh Gumbs is dancing on the pitch!
20:53 - Countdown starts. UNI HAVE WON!!!!
20:50 – Some of the Met support are leaving, they know it is over. 3 mins to go and 17 points to claw back.
- Total attendance tonight was 11,377 people.
20: 48 - The support for Uni is everywhere! Photo: Sam Haslam
20:43 - Great performance from Charlie Foy today. Kicks another good conversion. 27-11 to Uni.
- TRY TO UNI. Converted, score is 27 – 11
- Coming in to the last few minutes…let’s see how it goes!
- Another penalty scored by Leeds Met. It’s now 20-11 to Uni. #LeedsUniVarsity
- If Leeds Uni win this match, the overall Varsity score will be 30-30 and a grand draw between both unis overall.
- What are your thoughts on Varsity – tweet us @SportLS
- The yellow card is out, both teams down to 14 men for the next 10 minutes after a high tackle.
20:31 - Leeds Met score penalty. It’s now 20-8 to Leeds Uni.
20:27- Some unsavoury chants going round the ground, some good natured too though.
- Penalty try given, converted by Charlie Foy. Uni beating Met 20 v 5
- TRY TO UNI!
- Very slippery conditions as the rain continues to pour. Handling is near to possible.
- Penalty just drops short
- Penalty to Uni, Foley will kick it. #leedsunivarsity
- Teams are back out for the 2nd half. Reports of the scores being 30-29 to Met in the overall standings.
- MEN’S Football 4th – Winner: LEEDS UNI
- BIATHLON M & W – LEEDS UNI
- Men’s Basketball 1sts and 2nds – LEEDS MET.
- BADMINTON 1s – LEEDS MET. 1-1
- Overall Varsity results so far: ATHLETICS – LEEDS UNI. 1-0
- Half time trophy ceremony about to take place.
- Half Time – Uni 13 v 5 Met
- At last count, overall Varsity scores was tied 28-28. With 5 events to go, could the Rugby be the decider?
- Try scorer is Pierce Phillips, converted by Charlie Foley , score is 13 -5, 5 mins left of the 1st half
- TRY TO UNIIII!!!
- Try is un-coverted. Joe Evans is the try scorer, neat running down the left flank.
- Some confusion. Referee talk to his touch judge and gives it! 6-5 Uni
- Met almost score with a darting run, just held up by some last ditch tackling This is epic. #LeedsUniVarsity
Another penalty for Leeds, similar position to the last penalty, which is SCORED. Uni 6-0. #leedsunivarsity
- Almost a break for Uni, player just slipped on the wet surface at the last second
- Huge fight on the far side of the pitch, including members of the away supporters rush to get involved. Ugly scenes.
- It’s a wet night here at Headingley. Leeds Uni currently up 3-0 due to Foy’s penalty.
19:36 - Uni win another line out. Still 0-0 at Headingley
- Massive tackles flying in from both sides, several sore bodies tomorrow
19:30 - It’s set to be a classic! #LeedsUniVarsity
- Leeds Uni on the attack for the majority of the 1st 10 mins
- Leeds Met penalty is short. Lively atmos at Headingley #LeedsUniVarsity
19:15 - Massive break away by number 11 covering 60 metres for Uni. Last ditch tackle saving Met
18:25 - Has to be said, the stadium is no where near to being full. Its about half full, half empty depending on your persuasion. Would be a shame if tonight didn’t sell out. £10 a ticket too expensive?
- Fans already streaming in, still over an hour till kick off!
- Right, the results so far from the day – Uni were victorious in the Swimming Gala, Athletics, Rowing, Rugby Union Men 2nds and 3rds, Equestrian, Hockey Women’s 1sts, Netball 2nd, 3rd and 4th. More coming.
- As the rain descends on Headingley Carnegie stadium, Leeds Uni are out on the pitch, ready for the warm ups. Quick team huddle before training.
- Be sure to tune in from 6:45PM tonight when live coverage begins.