It’s not often the Ikeys players get to experience the game away from their plush green fields (except this year!), semi-professional coaching set ups, and pre-game muffins. But when they do, they travel out to the middle of the Boland on a desolate field to play the inmates of Helderstroom Correctional Facility and Botrivier RFC.
With the English in town to play the Springboks at Newlands on 23 June, it seems only appropriate to usher in this huge test match in proper Ikey fashion with the Club’s Annual Black Tie Dinner. Going for an English spin, our speaking panel will be decorated by 39-time capped English prop, former Lions man, and Ikey Old Boy Matt Stevens, alongside our very own world-cup winning Springbok Captain John Smit.
It seems that just yesterday the Varsity Cup was introduced to the university and rugby communities in South Africa. Yet 11 years ago our Ikey Tigers First Team entered the inaugural VC competition with, as coach John Dobson (Dobbo) recalls, more than a slight bit of trepidation…
In the final round of league action in the FNB Varsity Cup it was FNB UCT who travelled up to FNB UJ in an attempt to displace them from fourth spot and book themselves a spot in the semi-finals.
Going into the final game of the round robin stage of the competition the FNB Ikey Tigers have got everything to play for.