Jason “Fanta” Macleod Smith takes charge

At our recent club AGM, Jason “Fanta” Macleod Smith was voted in as our Club Captain for 2022. We took some time to chat with him and his fellow Committee members.

As voted in at our recent AGM, the 2022 UCT Rugby Football Club committee is as follows:

  • Jason Macleod Smith – Captain
  • Luthando Woji – Vice captain
  • Johan Van Rhyn – Treasurer
  • Qudsiyyah Benjamin – Transformation
  • Rethabile Louw – Media
  • Ruben Labuschagne – Social Coordinator
  • Ntobeko Dladla – Secretary

Getting to know the committee …
In true Ikey style, we thought we would get to know each of the members a little better by asking them the following questions:

  • Android or iPhone?
  • Marmite or Bovril?
  • Netflix or Showmax?
  • Pineapple on pizza – yes/no?
  • Post-match drink of choice?

Jason MacLeod Smith (Captain)

Currently in his third year studying a BSc in Construction Economics and Management, and looking to continue his studies by doing Honours in his field. Jason has always had a passion for rugby, with the UCT Rugby clubhouse becoming his second home. The man prides himself on his work ethic and critical way of attacking and solving problems. 

  1. iPhone 
  2. Bovril
  3. Netflix 
  4. Pineapple does NOT belong on pizza!
  5. A Pepsi or two

Luthando Woji (Vice-captain)

Originally from Newtondale, a village in Peddie in the Eastern Cape, Luthando is an extremely proud Wynberg Boys High old boy! He is currently in his final year of a B.Soc.Sci degree majoring in Politics and History and hoping to do a postgrad in Law next year. He plays prop for the Ikeys and made his Varsity Cup debut in 2020.

  1. iPhone
  2. Marmite
  3. Definitely Netflix!
  4. NO
  5. Cold beer (Black label)

Qudsiyyah Benjamin (Transformation)

A second-year BCom Financial Accounting student with a head for numbers and a big heart for rugby, Qudsiyyah can be pretty serious on the field, but most days she’ll do anything for a plate of your mom’s curry.

  1. Android
  2. Marmite is a nightmare… I’ve never tasted Bovril
  3. Netflix 
  4. Anything but bread pudding
  5. A cold Coke in that 500ml glass bottle

Johan van Rhyn (Treasurer)

Currently a 2nd-year B.Bus.Sc Finance and Accounting student, Johan is from Paarl where he attended Paarl Gymnasium High School. His Ikey journey has been exciting and amazing thus far, and he cannot wait to see what the future holds for this great club!

  1. Android
  2. Bovril
  3. Both
  4. YES
  5. Windhoek Draught

Rethabile Louw (Media) 

A 2nd-year B.Soc.Sci student majoring in Politics and Sociology, with History as an elective, Rethabile was born in Cape Town and attended Wynberg Boys High. He was part of the Young Guns team in 2020 and played for the 1st XV in 2021.

  1. iPhone 
  2. Bovril 
  3. Netflix 
  4. Don’t mind, but I’d never go out of my way to order it
  5. Ice cold Black Label

Ruben Labuschagne (Social Coordinator) 

Ruben is extremely passionate about rugby and people. He loves to play chess, and step people on the rugby field.

  1. iPhone
  2. Bovril
  3. Netflix
  4. Yes
  5. Chocolate Steri Stumpie

Good luck guys and girls! Here’s to a more “Normal” rugby year in 2022!