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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.