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Ikeys in the News: October 2018

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Ikeys continue to be influential in rugby around the World. Looking at the updates one of the significant statistics to stand out is the number of Ikeys in leadership roles. Siya Kolisi for the Springboks, Dillyn LLeyds (WP), Nama Xaba (WP under 21), Michael Willemse (Kings) and Don Armand (Exeter, UK).
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USSA 2018 Tour Brings Ikeys Together

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After weeks of preparation, the time eventually came for the Ikey Hurricanes to hit USSA in the Big Smoke. A classic airport Mug and Bean brekkie made up for the 8am flight, and then we were finally off. Our base for the week, the Devonshire hotel, once THE party spot in Jozi, had been the subject of much debate and discussion, and boy did it live up to it.
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UCT Swifts Bag Historic Victory Over Maties

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On Saturday, 29th September, UCT's first ever women's rugby team made their Sevens debut and secured their first victory as a team. The Ikeys Swifts, as they have officially named themselves, played against the Maties women's team on the Green Mile. They played brilliantly, winning one of their games against the Stellenbosch team by five tries.
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Shisa Nyama: Celebrating Culture & Heritage at UCT RFC AGM

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UCT RFC successfully hosted our AGM for 2018 on 24th September (Heritage Day) in conjunction with our 'Shisa Nyama’ evening (meaning “burn meat” in Zulu) as part of celebrating our culture and heritage with our community.
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Ikeys Launch School of Leadership Programme

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UCT RFC is incredibly excited to have recently launched the UCT RFC School of Leadership Programme. The objective of the course is to marry leadership required on the field, off the field, in our board rooms and then into the workplace. In addition, the programme also has a tier in place which aligns with participants’ present levels of involvement in the Club.
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Unbeaten u20A Cubs Top Super League

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The log standings say it all: 14 wins in 14 games for the Ikeys Cubs, UCT’s U20 A1s. They scored a massive 124 tries at an average of nearly 9 tries per game. Included in this were wins away against the Maties in the Hedley Atkins Trophy and at home against a strong Villager side who draw players from the Western Province Rugby Academy.
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Ikey Legend Wes Chetty Hits 100 Caps

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Ikey Legend, Wes Chetty was written into the UCT Rugby history books this month as one of the few to reach 100 caps for the Ikeys. He captained the side on Saturday, 8th September 2018 in his 100th match, when the Ikeys took on Tygerberg away.
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Going For Gold

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The 2018 Internal League Championship has reached its finals stage of the competition and not many would have predicted what was to come.
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Champions Will Rise

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The 2018 Internal League Championship has reached the playoff stage of the competition and never before has it been so tough to call. This year the teams have it all to play for with a spot in next year’s Varsity Cup competition up for grabs.
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End of Season Review

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As we take a look back at the 2018 WP Super A League season, although the mighty Ikey Tigers may have disappointed with not finishing in a playoff position, the future looks bright as the U20A team finished with a flourish.
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Tygerberg Edge Out Ikeys In Epic Tiger Cup Derby

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Florida Park was a buzz this past weekend as Tygerberg hosted the UCT Ikey Tigers in the annual Tiger Cup Derby.
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No Two Tigers Have The Same Stripes

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The age old rivalry between the Ikey Tigers and Tygerberg rugby club will be reignited when the two sides meet in the penultimate week of league action.
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It's A Dawn Of A New Era For UCT Rugby

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On the 1st of September the University of Cape Town achieved yet another milestone when its first women's rugby team, known as the UCT Swifts, took to the field to compete in their first game of rugby at City Park, Athlone.
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Back To Winning Ways

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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.
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Green Mile Delights

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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.