Remember Chris Rood, aka Bayroot, the Glider who would run a stealthy line and appear in a gap out of nowhere to score or put one of the Ikey speedsters away. Bayroot was part of Alan Solomon’s Ikeys of 2005 that pulled the club back from rock bottom to have an unbeaten second half and put the Blue and White back on the winning track.
A team of legends! Rob Brink looks about 15 and Tank Lanning already looked 35.
Remember Ollie Woolard, the legendary 1st Team Manager of the early 90s. He was the slayer of a streaker at Intervarsity and also know as “the lollipop man”.
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!