Lessons from All Black Rugby Culture

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In 1963 Tim Saunders formed part of the Ikeys Junior Touring Team who traveled to Northern Free State and shares what it was like to tour as an Ikey in the 1960s; especially after arriving at UCT after two years adventure in Rhodesia and the southern half of New Zealand.

A Tribute to Preston Robertson

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A tribute to Preston Robertson whose first game of rugby was for Prince Edward School U13 against Umtali U13 in 1956, and his last game was for Rhodesia against Eastern Province in a Currie Cup semi-final playoff in 1972.

Suwi Chibale in Scottish Intervarsity

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Suwi is fondly remembered as a key and likeable player for the Ikey Tigers over many years with notable appearances in the Varsity Cup and league. This year, Suwi played for the University of Edinburgh in the 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Match against St Andrews and we caught up with him to hear all about it.

Memories of UCT Rugby Tours

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In those days most of us played the amateur game of Rugby Union for the comradeship and sheer pleasure we got out of it and yes, certainly in my case, to legally use up aggressive energy.

The Ikeys on tour

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In 1963 UCTRFC sent two teams touring the hinterland to spread the Ikey rugby gospel. The senior team captained by that exceptional Ikey, Piet Olivier, and full of top players, and the customary next generation youngsters.

IKEYS ON TOUR: THEN AND NOW

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Having recently taken part in the World University Rugby Invitational Cup where the Ikeys went on to defend their title in Kamiigusa Stadium, Japan, Tank Lanning ponders the differences between touring now and touring then.

‘Die Sacs Kom Terug’

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Club rugby was at its peak in South Africa in the sixties, and crowds of up to 25000 knowledgeable fans and supporters descended on Newlands on Saturday’s to enjoy the matches between 6 Western Cape Grand Challenge teams. Other Grand Challenge fixtures were played in Paarl, Stellenbosch and Somerset –West.

Ikeys in the News September 2019

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A look at some of our ex Ikey players playing professional or representative rugby all around the world.

Ikey Legend named Gallagher Community Player of the Season

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Ikey Legend, Nick Fenton (Bristol Bears), was named Gallagher Community Player of the Season on Wednesday 22 May at the 2019 Premiership Rugby Awards.

Looking back at 1986: National Club Championships Town and Grand Challenge

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In the 1985 season UCT were the clear runners up in the Grand Challenge and were invited to attend The Easter National Club Championship Tournament alongside all the powerhouse clubs in South Africa at the time.