UCT Ikey Tigers

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Years In Existence

How We Got Here

AU17
1882

The Ikey Tigers play their first game as the South African College, embodying the "Varsity Spirit" with adventure, joy, and fierce competitiveness.

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AU5
1928

The South African College becomes the University of Cape Town (UCT), marking a shift in identity.

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AU6
1930s

The nickname "Ikey" emerges, originating from a verse referring to UCT students and eventually embraced by the club.

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Mike Hoard, Mike Swanson, Louis De Waal, Amb Stewart, Prof Chris Barnard, Nelson Babrow and Derek Van Den Berg
1940s

World War II causes a rift in South African rugby, with the Groote Schuur Club disbanding in 1944 due to disagreements over South Africa's participation in the war.

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1970s

Intervarsity is canceled from 1973 to 1975 due to racial issues, with UCT fighting against Maties' refusal to allow black players. The rivalry with Maties intensifies in the later years.

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AU24
1995

The advent of professionalism in rugby poses challenges to amateur clubs, but the Ikey Tigers navigate the changes while retaining their Super A league status.

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FNB Varsity Cup semi-final - UCT v NWU Pukke
2008

The Varsity Cup is launched, revolutionizing student rugby. The Ikey Tigers excel, winning titles in 2011 and 2014, becoming perennial challengers.

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2011 VC champs
2011

Ikeys win their first Varsity Cup.

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2014 VC Win
2014

Ikeys secure their second Varsity Cup trophy.

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