Leeds Met retain Varsity honours
The annual sporting event sees over 1,500 students compete across 25 sports in over 70 fixtures, ranging from rugby league and football to mountaineering and Ultimate Frisbee.
This year's competition was the closest ever with the scores tied at 30 points. The draw was enough for Leeds Met to retain the prestigious trophy for an eighth successive year.
This year'sshow-piecefinale rugby union event saw a crowd of over 11,000 gather at Headingley Carnegie Stadium in torrential rain. Despite fervent support from the thousands of Leeds Met fans in the South Stand, theycouldn'tprevent the Leeds Met men's rugby union side losing 27-11 to the University of Leeds.
Earlier in the day there were strong performances from a number of Leeds Met sides with the women's basketball 1st team recording an incredible 110-12 victory. The men's football 1st team recorded an excellent 3-0 win whilst the 2nd team won 5-0 and the 3rd team 4-1.
The Athletics competition, held at Headingley Campus was a close affair with the University of Leedstriumphing138-127.
The men's hockey side won 3-1 whilst the men's lacrosse side eased to a 23-6 victory. Paul Fletcher's rugby league side won 38-0 whilst the women's rugby union side alsodidn'tconcede a point, winning 37-0.
To download a full set of results from Varsity 2012 click here