After hitting a bit of a stumbling block in the middle of the season I think it’s safe to say that the Ikey Tigers are back to winning ways after mounting two very impressive back to back victories over the last week.
As they say in Kansas, “There’s no place like home” and that was most certainly the case for the Ikey Tigers on the Green Mile on Super Wednesday.
It’s not common anymore for SA Schools players to make the decision to study at UCT and play for the Ikey Tigers, particularly in recent years as they are recruited by the unions or by the cash flush university sides. This, however, has not always been the case…
After a drought delayed the start to the season, the 1st XV, 2nd XV and under 20A teams kicked off their respective league campaigns a little later this year, with a two month break further disrupting momentum after only three games. Nevertheless, 9 games in and the Ikey Tigers sit mid-table, with the u20A’s holding an unbeaten run.
A personal view of some of the very best teams of the past and the present reveals that often those teams which have to struggle against adversity and seeming disadvantages, frequently take the ‘against factors’ and turn them into a motivational weapon which they thrive on. Such a team was the UCT First XV of 1960/1961.