Ikey Old Boys in Professional Rugby – Where are they now?

Compiled by John le Roux, Howie Kahn and Kevin Forte


Many Ikeys have moved into the professional game of rugby after leaving UCT, venturing to all corners of the globe (Hong Kong, USA, UK, etc…) and representing a variety of clubs and countries on the international stage. Here we take a look at where some of the most successful Ikey old boys are currently based across the globe.



Ngcukana, Khanyo          Currie Cup Qualifying Competition – WP, Stormers training squad)

Leyds, Dillyn                      WP, Stormers


Brache, Marcel                 Western Force (Aus), USA Eagles

Sampson, Marcello         Currie Cup Qualifying Competition – WP



De Allende, Damian       WP, Stormers, South Africa

Jones, Huw                        WP, Stormers, Scotland, signed for Glasgow

Whitehead, Tim                               WP

Sage, Dylan                        Blitz Bokke

Sage, Jarryd                        Lions Rugby Union



Catrikilis, Demitri            Montpellier (France)

Dean Grant                         Stade Olympique Chambérien Rugby (France -3rd division)

Matt Rosslee                     SG Valley RFC (Hong Kong) – Hong Kong National XV

Seals, Warren                   Yorkshire Carnegie, England – Division One/Championship



Groom, Nic                         Northampton Saints

Schroeder, Ricky              Southern Kings



Heiberg, Chris                   Southern Kings

Kebble, Oli                         WP, Stormers – signed for Glasgow

Ash Wells                           Currie Cup Qualifying Competition – WP

Van Wyk, Frans                Western Force (Aus)

Sithole, Sti                          Lions Rugby Union

Whyte, Kyle                       WP, signed Edinburgh Rugby

Kumbirai, Michael          WP U21

Grant Kemp                       SG Valley RFC (Hong Kong)

Wes Chetty                        Currie Cup Qualifying Competition – WP



Ntubeni, Scarra                WP, Stormers, Springboks touring squad

Willemse, Michael         Southern Kings

Rautenbach, Neil             Cheetahs

Dayne Jans                         SG Valley RFC (Hong Kong)

Solomon, Chad                 WP, Stormers training squad



Etzebeth, Eben                 WP, Stormers, Springboks

Passaportis, Michael      Tulle, France – Division One, Zimbabwe National XV



Armand, Don                     Exeter Chiefs, England Saxons

Brown, Kyle                       Blitz Bokke

Carr, Nizaam                      WP, Stormers, Springboks

Fenton-Wells, Nick        Bristol (England)

Kolisi, Siya                          WP, Stormers (Captain), Springboks

Stringer, Luke                    Currie Cup Qualifying Competition – WP

Shaun Mcdonald              Griquas

Koster, Nick                       Bristol (England)

Notshe, Sikhumbuzo     WP, Stormers, Internal Springboks Touring Squad

Lobberts, Hilton               Cheetahs

Jobo, Vince                        Austin Blacks (USA)



Dobson, John                    WP Currie Cup Head Coach, Stormers Breakdown Coach

Fleck, Rob                           Stormers – Head Coach

Foote, Kevin                      Western Force (Aus) Skills Coach

Kevin Musikanth             Director of Rugby at St John’s College

Mbiyozo, Mpho               Boland Caveliers Academy

Nick Mallett                       Currently Unattached, SuperSport Pundit

Shimange, Hanyani        Western Province – Forwards Coach, SuperSport Pundit

Solomons, Alan                                Consultant to Bristol Rugby

Wessels, Dave                  Western Force (Aus) Head Coach

Turner, Mat                        Sri Lanka 7s

Wright, Gareth                 Western Province – Kicking Coach and Head of Junior Recruitment

Stanford, Dallen               Former USA Sevens Rugby, Current Rugby Commentator (USA)


More Details

For more information on some of our most successful Varsity Cup players, have a read of this archived article from the 2012 Edition of the Ikeys Roar Magazine.