Ikeys win the Ohlsson’s Challenge Shield in 1980 under Giles White's captainship

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Giles White was a fearless loose forward who played for the Ikeys for many years, including captaining the side. He remains a big supporter of Ikeys Rugby. Included in this article is the news write-up written when the Ikeys won the Ohlsson’s Challenge Shield in 1980 under Giles' captainship, beating Police in the final.

UCT Vice-Chancellor hosts dinner in honour of Ikey Tigers

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After returning from more than 30 days in a bio bubble in Pretoria, the UCT Ikey Tigers were invited by the UCT Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng to a celebratory dinner at the UCT Graduate School of Business on 14 June 2021.

"Ja-Nee: The story behind the game" by Ikey legend, Dugald Macdonald

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Ikey legend Dugald Macdonald publishes a book on his experiences of the 1974 Lions Tour. Dugald Macdonald is an Ikey legend both as a player and as an official of the club. He served the Club as President for fifteen years, presiding over an astonishing period of change in global club and university rugby.

Introducing the Ikey Coaches

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In this article we share a bit more information about the Ikey coaches and how each one of these fantastic individuals fit into the picture.

Ikeys in the News

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While local rugby has been fairly quiet other than the Rainbow Cup and Varsity Cup, the oldest provincial competition, the Carling Currie Cup started on Friday 18th June, with a premier division (a double round with semi and final). There is also a first division competition for the lower teams as well as an u20 section, so we expect a number of Ikeys to feature in the months to come.

Ikeys: In the hunt for trophies

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There are a number of trophies the Ikeys get to play for, the Varsity Cup and WC Super A league probably being the more prestigious. However, there are other trophies that are played for and the Ikeys have won two so far this year. Some of these trophies have a more sentimental meaning to the Ikeys and are just as important to the club.

Ikey old boys share their Lion's selection

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With the upcoming Lions tour, we thought it would be good to ask two Ikey legends to select a Lions Team and a Bok team for the first test. Alan Solomons and Keith Andrews both made their selections prior to the official announcements, which makes it interesting to see who was omitted from the team that Alan selected.

The History of Ikeys in the Varsity Cup

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The Ikey Tigers finished top of the Varsity Cup log for the 2021 group stages. They played 8 games and won 8 with one game cancelled due to Covid and called a draw - remaining unbeaten until the final. This is the first time since the inception of the Varsity Cup that Ikeys have gone unbeaten leading up to the knockout stages.

Varsity Cup Match Reports

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Varsity Cup match reports on all five matches that have been played by the Ikey Tigers.

Raun Billett earns his 100th cap as First Team Manager

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We catch up with Raun Billett who earned his 100th cap as the First Team Manager when Ikeys played against UJ in the Varsity Cup on 11 April.

A walk down memory lane with Ikeys and Wits - the two traditionally English universities

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There has been a tradition of competitive games between the two traditionally English universities. When Wits first took part in the Varsity Cup they initially struggled, but since 2017 the Ikeys had not beaten Wits and the two teams have been very evenly matched.

Catching up with 2021 VC Captain, Liam Greenhalgh

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We recently caught up with Liam Greenhalgh who will captain the Ikeys in the 2021 Varsity Cup. He shares more on the VC squad selection, game rituals and some of the challenges they've faced.

Alan "Butch" Deuchar – Ikey rugby giant

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Butch Deuchar is one of the best lock forwards to have played for UCT. That is quite a statement, but fully justified. Lock forwards do not fulfil their potential unless they have special rugby qualities. He's now leaving South Africa to move to France on a permanent basis and we caught up with him on his plans as well as his rugby journey.

Ikeys Rowing the Atlantic

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Former Ikey Rugby players Martin Muller and Grant Kemp along with two other rugby teammates from Hong Kong will be participating in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge at the end of the year. It is a 4800km race from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua. They are doing this in an effort to raise money for their chosen charity.

A Tribute to Gary Grant

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Ikeys are mourning the sad and untimely death of Gary Grant, ex Ikey player and administrator, and one of our staunchest supporters. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Our hearts and sincere condolences go out to his wife Debbie, daughter Jamie and son Dean.

2020 Ikey Graduates

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Despite challenges faced in 2020, this has been the biggest number of Ikey graduates for years and we couldn't be more proud of these lads!

A message from Club Director, Johnny Biderman-Pam

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Ikey Tigers Club Director, Johnny Biderman-Pam shares his final update for 2020.

Tank Lanning Scrum Guru

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Catching up with Tank Lanning who is currently in his third year as the UCT Ikey Tigers 1st XV forward coach, and his second as the SACS 1st XV scrum coach. Tank chats all things scrumming and shares more about his scrum school in a video interview here.

Max Baise – Memories of reffing Ikeys games

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Max Baise (now 88), a former Springbok referee from Riversdale, has given some of his notes of key games he refereed involving the Ikeys.