Best of Varsity 2015

Following our intense live blog yesterday, the Soton Tab brings you the highlights of this year’s Varsity in Portsmouth. From the funniest action shots to the most impressive scores, we’ve got […]


Following our intense live blog yesterday, the Soton Tab brings you the highlights of this year’s Varsity in Portsmouth. From the funniest action shots to the most impressive scores, we’ve got it covered.

Although it was nowhere near as hot as last year, the chilly weather didn’t stop Team Soton, as we finished the day winning 160-96 and retaining the cup for another year.

You know its cold when the people selling ice cream are eating it inside their van

You know its cold when the people selling ice cream are eating it inside their van

Varsity 2015 even saw its very own streaker during the Rugby Men’s Firsts match. Apologies for the bad quality, he ran very fast! If you’ve got a better picture, tweet us @SotonTab.

Someone must have been cold!

Someone must have been cold!

The best lyrics quoted on the day must go to Team Soton Varsity’s tweet when our Women’s Basketball team crushed Portsmouth an amazing 94-29.

Southampton Women's basketball team after thrashing Portsmouth

Southampton Women’s Basketball team after thrashing Portsmouth

Quidditch takes the award for the most entertaining action shots, as broom handles and balls are found in all sorts of compromising positions.

Not entirely sure where his hand is going! Credit to SU Photographic Society

A bit too close for comfort? Photo credit: SU Photographic Society.

Recently re-elected VP Student Communities Anjit Aulakh got a bit clingy on the pitch yesterday.

Quick mid-match cuddle? Credit to SU Photographic Society.

Quick mid-match cuddle? Photo credit: SU Photographic Society.

Southampton Men’s Lacrosse also found themselves in some questionable positions.

Get a room! Credit to Antoine du Baret.

Get a room! Photo credit: Antoine du Baret.

It was a close call, but we won 56-54 in Tchoukball and this great action shot sums up the match.

We may not have won the dodgeball but our Opinon Editor Joel pulls some great faces!

Looks like that's going to hurt. Photo credit: SUSU Photographic Society

Looks like that’s going to hurt. Photo credit: SU Photographic Society

Joerl dodgeball

‘Come at me bro’ Photo Credit: SU Photographic Society

 

Winning 8-6 in a tense match with a huge crowd, Southampton Men’s First Team Rugby team celebrate.

Cuddle time

Cuddle time

Congratulations boys!

Congratulations boys!

Southampton Women’s First Netball team also played brilliantly and beat Portsmouth 56-44.

Grey skies but no dampened spirits here!

Grey skies but no dampened spirits here

Jayden the Stag, our cricket mascot, made an appearance to cheer on Team Soton.

A smart looking stag indeed

A smart looking stag indeed

Fantastic results were achieved in swimming throughout the day.

Southampton Men's freestyle relay looking impressive. Credit to Oli Crump

Southampton Men’s freestyle relay looking impressive. Photo credit: Oli Crump

VP Sports Development, Katie Lightowler, told us what she thought about the day:

Obviously, yesterday’s win was brilliant. Team Southampton absolutely smashed it. I am incredibly proud to have both competed and helped organise the day. Congratulations and thanks go to all the athletes competed and supporters who cheered us on.

We had a whopping 1,250 people from Southampton in Portsmouth, 400 more than the last time we were there. It was by far the best day (and night out..!) I have had at University in the three years I’ve been here!

Well done Katie!

Well done Katie!

Katie wasn’t the only happy Sabb.

Lovely ladies celebrating the win

Lovely ladies celebrating the win

Let us know your favourite part of Varsity 2015 in the comments below!