Young Barney in action.
Known ubiquitously as Barney and later advanced to Barney the Boomslang following the infamous “tour of the snake” to Zim in 2000, Neil Barnard was known for his deadly accurate line-out throwing, solid scrummaging and little else on the field.
The Soulman – here supporting Dave Ricketts in a classic league dog fight vs Bellville Tech. Also in the pic Miles “Milo” Brown, Paul “Banger” Waldburger, Stephen “Snoopy” Knoop (dash of ginger) and Immanuel “Makka” MacKenzie
Whatever happened to Mwali Soul, the Soulman? Remember the hard as nails, no nonsense Ikeys flank and lead by example prophet of the “F*&% you attitude!” on the field?
Remember Nick Maurer the Ikeys number 9 at the turn of the millenium? Some say he was a scrumhalf trapped in a flank’s body, all we know is had the Ikeys pack in his day been able to wheel the scrum and force the opposition No 8 to break into Nick’s channel, there would have been a shortage of 8men in WP rugby and Dave Ricketts might have been a Springbok!
(The headless Skunk vs Villagers in another famous victory – no doubt)
Today we feature Richard Hall known to most at varsity rugby as Skunk. The speedy Eagles and 1st team wing and fullback, epitomised running rugby and was never scared of mad manouvers that more often than not ended with a try scored out of the blue (and white 22). He fully enjoyed his time at the U and was part of the legendary Intervarsity winning side of 2004 and also scored some Western Province B honours.
This section will give you a chance to catch up with yourself, old mates and your time at varsity! Send us a photo of you then (in the blue and white if possible) and now. The format will be along the lines of: