Nurturing Great Rugby Players & Great Academics

Written by Jonny Biderman-Pam

We are incredibly proud to congratulate several Ikeys who have all been recognised for their academic success in UCT’s most recent graduation ceremony. With a very busy academic, training and fixture schedule, it is truly inspiring to see what these gentlemen have achieved.

The success of these young men is also a testament to the Ikeys coaches and management team, for upholding the values of the Club within a culture of Varsity rugby that is becoming increasingly focused on creating professional sportsman, and not necessarily successful academics.

Meet our top 2018 Ikey Graduates:

Duncan Saffy

Degree: Bcom Actuarial Science
Team: 1st XV
Position: Lock
Years Played: 2014-Present
Favourite Memory:
I played 2nd XV in school and I never thought I would go as far with my rugby, so my highlight would be being called up to play the USSA tournament in my first year out of school

Suwilanji Chibale

Degree: BSc in Chemistry
Team: 1st XV
Position: Centre/Wing
Years Played: 2013-Present
Favourite Memory:
Having always dreamed of playing for Varsity…definitely my Varsity Cup debut vs Pukke in 2014. Also winning the World University Cup in Oxford in 2015!

Stef de Gouveia (Left)

Degree: BCom Law and Economics
Team: 1st XV
Position: Scrumhalf
Years Played: 2015-Present
Favourite Memory:
Oxford tour 2015, where UCT won the inaugural World University Championship. I was one of the younger guys on tour (in 2nd year) and it was my first real taste of what UCT rugby really was all about in the senior side. It was a tour filled with special memories I’ll always be grateful for.

Cuan Hablutzel

Degree: Bcom Honours in Finance
Team: 1st XV
Position: Hooker
Years Played: 2017-Present
Favourite Memory:
First Varsity Cup tour to Bloemfontein and beating Shimlas at Shimla-Park – It was the first time they lost there in a two years.