An overview of Ikey old boys who are making headlines on the world stage; from the Six Nations, to Super Rugby and much more…
The Club has recently partnered with the VUSA Rugby Academy to launch the VUSA-Ikeys Rugby Programme for young up and coming rugby players in the Langa community. Meaning “to wake up” or “lift up spiritually” in isiXhosa, VUSA offers a structured program designed to restore dignity, build self-esteem, and develop the rugby and academic skills of disadvantaged children across the Western Cape.
t was with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of a most loved and respected Ikey old boy, Dr Graham Desmond Ducasse (1974 – 1977), on 26 March 2018 after a brave battle with cancer. We pass on our heartfelt condolences to Sandi, Michael, Robyn, Peter, David and Dr Ducasse’s extended family.
The Ikeys narrowly missed out on a semi-final place by just two points in Mondays game, after being beaten in the unofficial quarter final 18-17 by UJ. A win by the Ikeys would have resulted in them ending fourth and meeting the Maties in the semi-final.
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.