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Ikeys Feature at UCT Sports Awards

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The Ikey Tigers stole the show at the UCT Sports Awards earlier this month, with our very own rising star Kuyenzeka (Nama) Xaba being named the best first-year athlete for 2017. Nama was the youngest player in this year's Varsity Cup squad, earning a reputation as one of the most exciting players on the field...
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2007 Under 20As Reconnect at Club Dinner

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The scoreboard says it all about the UCT’s U20 A1s 2007 season: 18 wins in 18 games. They chalked up 677 points and conceded only 45. Best of all, they convincingly outplayed their Matie counterparts, winning all four clashes during the season, scoring 130 points and conceding a miserly 26...
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Ikeys in the News this Month

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Western Province were crowned 2017 Currie Cup champions last month, with a number of Ikey old boys playing a part in winning the final. Dillyn Lleyds, Huw Jones, Nizaam Carr and Sikhumbuzo Notshe all featured in the squad, with John Dobson (Head Coach), Hanyani Shimange and Tom Dawson Squibb also featuring as part of the coaching team...
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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.