Ikeys drown on the Brown Mile

UCT 3:7 Villagers

The afternoon saw Cape Town get hit by the worst storm in seven years, 10 meter waves smashed into the bay with high tide at around 4, which was also the kick-off time of this unforgettable game of rugby. It was extraordinary for a number of reasons. Rain, howling winds, a hail storm, the muddiest of fields, the wind changing direction completely and it definitely reminded of the famous wet 1995 RWC semi-final between France and SA. Only it did not rain ‘during’ that game and had the conditions been anything as bad as Saturday’s at UCT, it would have been called off.

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Tigers too tame at muddy Durbanville

Durbanville 18:14 UCT
The Ikey Tigers again left points against Durbanville in another frustrating and low scoring match against the Northern Suburbs side. UCT’s first match against DurBell in April had left a bitter taste, as the guests had insisted on playing a Friday night fixture despite UCT having played the inaugural Varsity Cup’s final on a Monday night. The match had gone down to the wire and Durbell won 15:14 – ironically the scoreboard showed exactly the same score this time around with 3 minutes to go.

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Sampson hattrick buries Helderberg

UCT 36:8 Helderberg

The Ikeys dominated their home match day, with all the teams winning and scoring a total of 42 tries to 5 outclassing their opposition on all levels. The 1st XV, the Ikey Tigers had a bit of a stop start affair, with a pedantic ref and way too many handling errors, but were never in danger and recored a convincing 36:8 victory – scoring 6 tries to Helderberg’s single consolation try.  

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Ikeys dominate away at Florida Park

Tygerberg 13:36 UCT

UCT added to the struggeling Tygerberg outfit’s worries by putting on a solid performance for a 5 pointer at this difficult away venue, outplaying the home side by five tries to one. 

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Ikeys defend muddy Green Mile vs Vics

UCT 10:3 Victorians

The Ikey Tigers defended their way to a mid-week victory against old foes Victorians up at the Green Mile in terrible conditions. It was a classic varsity winter evening, with howling winds and horizontal rain for most of the game on the Highway side of the pitch. Both teams tried to play their student brand Rugby despite the heavy field and the few who braved the late fixtures inhospitable conditions saw an entertaing match, albeit the low scoreline. 

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