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 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.
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.
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.
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.