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.

Ikeys in the News May 2019

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

Born to Coach

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Like running rugby runs through the veins of Ikey rugby players, it also seems the instinct and ability to coach runs deep. Varsity giants like Boy De Villiers, Louis Babrow, Doc Cecil Moss, Nick Mallett, Gus Enderstein and Basil Bey made names for themselves in coaching and a new group of Ikeys are carrying on the proud tradition.

A Tribute to Mike Gillies

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For all his sublime skill on a rugby field, excelling in the amalgam of a concentrated physical clash over 80 odd minutes, with hand-eye coordination denied most of us, fleet-footed speed and agility, all reliant on a high degree of teamwork and mental toughness, there was so much more to Mike Gillies.

Remembering Doc Cecil Moss: Memorial Day Photos

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UCT Rugby Club celebrated the life of South African rugby legend and former University of Cape Town (UCT) Rugby Football Club president and coach, Doc Cecil Moss, at the Doc Moss Memorial Day on the Green Mile on Saturday, 19 January 2019.