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Ikey Tigers 5 Year Vision: 2018-2022

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On Thursday 28 September 2017, the Ikey Tigers Club Chairman, Greg Fury, presented the Club’s 5 Year Vision to players, coaches, staff and supporters at UCT's Neville Isdell Rugby Centre. For many years the Ikey Tigers have been forced to operate in survival mode, but now that is changing...
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Ikeys Who Have Played the All Blacks

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With the rugby championships on the go and a home game against the All Blacks at Newlands for the first time in ten years, we thought it would be good to look at some of the Ikey stars who faced the All Blacks while wearing the Green and Gold....
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South African Universities vs. All Blacks 1976

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Back in the days of full tours the touring team used to play against various provincial, invitational and combined teams. In light of the upcoming All Blacks match in Cape Town we thought we would look back at two of these games...
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Southern Universities vs. All Blacks 1970

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Back in the days of full tours the touring team used to play against various provincial, invitational and combined teams. In light of the upcoming All Blacks match in Cape Town we thought we would look back at two of these games...
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Western Province vs. All Blacks 1976

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1976 was a particularly good year for UCT Rugby with the team winning the Intervarsity and breaking a long drought of losses. The team that year was captained by Chris Pope who scored the all-important winning try against the All Blacks and wrote himself into history...
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Our Forgotten Springbok Haka

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You have probably never heard of the Springboks performing a South African version of an All Black “haka, well an “inconvenient” and “brushed out” history tells us they did...
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Intervarsity History Series: A Matie Perspective on the Varsity Rival

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In the build-up to the highly anticipated Ikey vs. Matie clash on the Green Mile next Monday, we revisit this 2011 article by Frikkie Naude – Past President of Stellenbosch Rugby Football Club – who talks about the famous Intervarsity rivalry which dates back over 100 years.
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Intervarsity History Series: The Stellar Ikeys Team of 2004

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When I look at the photograph our dedicated Ikey Tigers archivist and coordinator, Kevin Forte, suppli ed for my purposes of penning a piece to certain UCT rugby highlights, it reminded me that the quality of players in the top echelon of UCT rugby has not diminished one iota from my late 1950s to mid -1960s vintage.
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Intervarsity History Series: Varsity’s Greatest Intervarsity Triumphs [1994]

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In this special Intervarsity Edition of our newsletter, we thought it appropriate to focus on a few of Varsity’s greatest Intervarsity triumphs, with commentary from some of those involved. In this 1994 archived edition of the UCT Rugby Newsletter, we unpack Varsity’s triumphs over the Maties from 1952, 1961, 1976 and 1990. We also hear from Ikey legends including Doc Cecil Moss, Dr Tom Hugo-Hammon, Mikey Kirsten and the late Basil Bey.
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Intervarsity History Series: It’s been a long time, but the wait is over!

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Fifteen years after a famous Intervarsity win over Stellenbosch at Fortress Coetzenburg conjured up in brilliant fashion by Basil Bey’s great 1961 UCT First XV, Chris Pope’s outstanding team carved out another memorable victory in the annals of Ikey rugby timber.
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Intervarsity History Series: It’s the Ikeys at Last

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In 1974 Neville Leck wrote an excellent piece in the Cape Town press hailing the stunning victory of UCT over Stellenbosch to claim the coveted Grand Challenge Championship outright for the first time in 14 years. The final score was 9-6 in favour of UCT. That in itself tells a story. A winning margin of 3 points in the old days was typical of a tough, bruising encounter.
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Neville Isdell & The Story of Epic Ireland

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Neville Isdell’s story is about the journey one man took from his birthplace in Ireland to Africa, and then embarked on an odyssey throughout diverse parts of the world, until he found a way of attaching himself back to Ireland, in a very special way.