What are the ingredients to the success story of Varsity Cup rugby? It is now three rounds into this competition and already nobody is in doubt that this will be a success once more!

What makes this competition so much better attended than many other rugby competitions?

Is it only the quality of student rugby and the loyalty by students to their Alma Mater?

We decided to investigate and search for these secrets!

SA athlete LJ Van Zyl and Bulls Lock Wilhelm Steenkamp in Photo by James Loretz

On Phototalk we believe that Photos manage to tell a story! We have managed to capture some of the rugby action but also asked our photographers and friends from Rugby15 – Anton Geyser and James Loretz – to capture some photos of the stands, the spectators and all those other “ingredients” which we believe contribute to the success of the Varsity Cup!

The Colour of Varsity Cup Rugby captured on camera by Anton Geyser

These photos manage to capture some of the colour, youthful exuberance, beauty and vibe which attracts thousands of spectators to Monday night rugby!

Proudly South African as we sing the National Anthem in photo by James Loretz

It is our pleasure to share images from this brilliant tournament titled “FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International”. This clash was between Tuks and Pukke in Pretoria.[TUKS 40 (24) v PUKKE 20 (10)] We will do so in two separate posts!

Letting the professionals lead us in singing the National Anthem in photo by Anton Geyser

The Power of Home Support in photo by James Loretz

Finding Beauty in Every Move in Photo by Anton Geyser

Following the moves of the Experts!Photo by James Loretz

Capturing the attention of Bulls talent scout Ian Schwartz in photo by Anton Geyser