The log standings say it all: 14 wins in 14 games for the Ikeys Cubs, UCT’s U20 A1s. They scored a massive 124 tries at an average of nearly 9 tries per game. Included in this were wins away against the Maties in the Hedley Atkins Trophy and at home against a strong Villager side who draw players from the Western Province Rugby Academy.
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Ikey Legend, Wes Chetty was written into the UCT Rugby history books this month as one of the few to reach 100 caps for the Ikeys. He captained the side on Saturday, 8th September 2018 in his 100th match, when the Ikeys took on Tygerberg away.
It’s not common anymore for SA Schools players to make the decision to study at UCT and play for the Ikey Tigers, particularly in recent years as they are recruited by the unions or by the cash flush university sides. This, however, has not always been the case…
After a drought delayed the start to the season, the 1st XV, 2nd XV and under 20A teams kicked off their respective league campaigns a little later this year, with a two month break further disrupting momentum after only three games. Nevertheless, 9 games in and the Ikey Tigers sit mid-table, with the u20A’s holding an unbeaten run.
A personal view of some of the very best teams of the past and the present reveals that often those teams which have to struggle against adversity and seeming disadvantages, frequently take the ‘against factors’ and turn them into a motivational weapon which they thrive on. Such a team was the UCT First XV of 1960/1961.