Marketing & Events Manager 2020

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We're looking for a new Ikey Tigers Marketing & Events Manager intern for the 2020 Varsity Cup Season!

Become part of the Tiger Tribe!

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We’re looking for vibrant, vivacious students to spread that Varsity Spirit in 2020!

Experiences from an Ikey in Japan

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Ikey player, Darian Hock shares his experience of what it was like touring in Japan and playing against some of the world's best university rugby teams in the World University Rugby Cup.

World University Rugby Cup: Sponsor Celebration

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On Monday 4 November a few sponsors of the Ikeys tour and tour jerseys organised a small celebration at the Clubhouse and five sponsored players were invited to attend, Duncan Saffy, Liam Greenhalgh, Ashwyn Adams, Nama Xaba and David Meihuizen.

Lessons from All Black Rugby Culture

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In 1963 Tim Saunders formed part of the Ikeys Junior Touring Team who traveled to Northern Free State and shares what it was like to tour as an Ikey in the 1960s; especially after arriving at UCT after two years adventure in Rhodesia and the southern half of New Zealand.

A Tribute to Preston Robertson

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A tribute to Preston Robertson whose first game of rugby was for Prince Edward School U13 against Umtali U13 in 1956, and his last game was for Rhodesia against Eastern Province in a Currie Cup semi-final playoff in 1972.

Ikeys in Western Province U19s Squad

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The Ikey Tigers had a number of players selected to represent Western Province under 19 in the 2019 U19 rugby week and we couldn't be more proud of these boys for their fantastic performances!

UCT 2019 Internal League results

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2019 Saw another successful season of Internal League for the UCT rugby club. The competition consisted of 10 teams, battling it out for bragging rights and a spot in the Varsity Cup Koshuis Championship for 2020. With some fantastic games played, there could eventually only be one victorious team.

Suwi Chibale in Scottish Intervarsity

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Suwi is fondly remembered as a key and likeable player for the Ikey Tigers over many years with notable appearances in the Varsity Cup and league. This year, Suwi played for the University of Edinburgh in the 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Match against St Andrews and we caught up with him to hear all about it.

Memories of UCT Rugby Tours

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In those days most of us played the amateur game of Rugby Union for the comradeship and sheer pleasure we got out of it and yes, certainly in my case, to legally use up aggressive energy.

The Ikeys on tour

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In 1963 UCTRFC sent two teams touring the hinterland to spread the Ikey rugby gospel. The senior team captained by that exceptional Ikey, Piet Olivier, and full of top players, and the customary next generation youngsters.

IKEYS ON TOUR: THEN AND NOW

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Having recently taken part in the World University Rugby Invitational Cup where the Ikeys went on to defend their title in Kamiigusa Stadium, Japan, Tank Lanning ponders the differences between touring now and touring then.

UCT Set the International Benchmark for Varsity Rugby

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The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) FNB Ikey Tigers secured their second successive World University Rugby Cup title this week in Kamiigusa Stadium, Japan - when the South African Varsity Cup side took on Bordeaux University in the tournament’s final match. 

‘Die Sacs Kom Terug’

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Club rugby was at its peak in South Africa in the sixties, and crowds of up to 25000 knowledgeable fans and supporters descended on Newlands on Saturday’s to enjoy the matches between 6 Western Cape Grand Challenge teams. Other Grand Challenge fixtures were played in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Somerset –West.

UCT RFC Continues Partnership with VUSA Academy

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It has been 18 months since UCTRFC launched its partnership with the VUSA Rugby and Learning Academy, which involves a recreational programme designed to educate, entertain and inspire young learners from the Langa community about the opportunities and power of rugby and education.

2019 League season coming to a successful end for UCT RFC

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The 2019 round-robin section of the league came to an end this past weekend and will now move into the knock-out phase. The league was delayed due to a referees strike against recent abuse on and off the field. Herewith an update on the UCT 2019 League season for all the teams.

Under 20A Cubs League Report

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The start of the league campaign was rather disrupted as the extended Varsity Cup program coincided with the first few varsity league games. That being said, it was also a great opportunity for the fringe players (many of which are now the Babrows), as well as any VC players not selected to get some game time.

Ikeys in the News September 2019

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A look at some of our ex Ikey players playing professional or representative rugby all around the world.

Ikeys Set To Defend Their Title in Japan

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The Ikey Tigers jet off to Japan this weekend to defend their title in the World University Rugby Cup.

UCT End Their Season On A High

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The UCT Rugby Football Club ended their season on a high note this past weekend as they defeated Hamiltons Rugby Club to end the second half of their season undefeated.

Internal League All Set For A Dramatic Finish

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Since its inception, this may very well be the most widely contested competition the league has ever seen with 6 teams fighting for 4 playoff positions.