Varsity Cup Anthem

Varsity Cup, in collaboration with 5FM, looked to the fans in order to create a brand new anthem to replace the iconic “Back Your Boytjies” tune, in 2018.

Over the past decade Varsity Cup fans around South Africa have been rocking out to the "Back Your Boytjies" anthem every Monday night. It has become an familiar tune, fitting the "Rugby That Rocks" theme perfectly, with the AC/DC sounding song preparing fans for a night of rocking rugby. But as the competition progresses into a new decade, the time came for something fresh.

Varsity Cup partners 5FM and DJ Rob Forbes looked to their listeners and Varsity Cup fans for an anthem completely inspired by the public.

The new anthem captures the spirit of “Make The Team” and “Rugby That Rocks”. The song represents the whole of South Africa and should evoke a feeling of pride. Experienced South African artists such as Gangs of Ballet and Reason, collaborated with students who experienced a recording studio for the very first time as a truly unique and homegrown sound was created. 

Listen to the new anthem here!

Official Lyrics

VERSE 1

Here we are,
We wear the fight on our sleeves, we make the team.
Young hearts,
Holding flames to the skies as we live our dreams.

CHORUS :

Woah.
Fist up to the sun
Head down, get it done!
(run it run it run it run it)
We all stand together.

Woah 
One heart, one love, one goal
(me, you, her, him, us, all)
We make the team, we stand together.

VERSE 2

Here we stand, in my hand,
We know we’re stronger when we are one.
So turn on the light, start the fight,
History remembers golden men.

VERSE 3

I feel like everybody's watching
So i never drop the ball!
Go and check the score,
I dont ever drop the ball.
Cant you see the way I'm running?
I will never drop the ball.
I would rather fall!
Than go and drop the ball!

CHORUS

Woah.
Fist up to the sun
Head down, get it done!
(run it run it run it run it)
We all stand together.

Woah 
One heart, one love, one goal
(me, you, her, him, us, all)
We make the team, we stand together.

BRIDGE

We're in the zone squad-deep in the game, yeah.
From the whistle, we just mission to the win, yeah.
The legacy, for our kids and next of kin, yeah.
One heart, one sleeve, one team, yeah.

We over rider into those we get to collide with.
Like david fighting goliath.
Im aiming high whenwe fighting.
Cause the top the challenge.
Try and topple my balance,
They can never manage cause im above all their standards.

In our hearts, in our souls, 
Here tonight let's be heroes 
We are heroes!

CHORUS

Woah.
Fist up to the sun
Head down, get it done!
(run it run it run it run it)
We all stand together.

Woah 
One heart, one love, one goal
(me, you, her, him, us, all)
We make the team, we stand together.

OUTRO:

It's the RUGBY THAT ROCKS
We're tough to the core.
Where we're tossing the ball.
We're destined to score.
You know we're the boss,
We're holding the sauce.
We're coming for you!
To settle the score!

We're the kings, we're lions
When we move in silence.
With the fall of goliath
We're toppling giants
Sal ons ooit verloor? Nee nooit! (Will we ever lose? No, never!)
Siyabangena, siyabaqeda 
Ubani umphetha (Nothing can stop us)