The Ikey Tigers showed their pedigree and determination when they disposed of a fired up Bay side at the latter’s home ground, despite being a man down for most of the game. The Ikeys came out 20:13 winners in what will be remembered as one of the 2010 classics.
False Bay of course have been the surprise package of 2010, beating both Maties and Hamiltons and were banking on their excellent home record – which saw them unbeaten for two years.
The Ikeys however kicked the match off on a bad note, when undisciplined prop Grant Kemp was red-carded only ten minutes after the kick off.
The students held their nerve and the evenly matched game was decided by none other than one of the Ikeys stars of the season, when Marcel Brache’s instinct for an intercept try was spot on.
A knee injury to ‘super-sub’ prop Chris Heiberg did not help the Ikeys either, but their gutsy performance would have pleased new head coach Kevin Foote immensely.
The Ikeys beat False Bay 16-15 in their first-round encounter back in April, making them the only side to have beaten the resurgent Bay twice this season.
UCT Ikey Tigers:
1. Ash Wells 2. Matt Page 3. Grant Kemp 4. Mike Ledwidge 5. Martin Muller 6. Don Armandt 7. Nick Fenton-Wells (c) 8.Sam Peter 9. Scot Watermeyer 10. Doug Mallet 11.Marcello Sampson 12 Adrian Kritzinger , 13 Marcel Brache 14. Paul Cohen 15. Ricky Rijs
16. Mark Goosen 17. Chris Heiberg 18. Levi Odendaal 19. Zandy MacDonald 20. Sharief Hendricks 21. Tim Whitehead 22 Pete Haw