UCT played the final match of the season against Helderberg, the very team they played to start their 2010 league campaign. It was again an entertaining, high scoring game, with the wind being its usual territorial factor up at UCT. The Ikeys – never in danger of losing – scored some great tried with the final score 43:31.
Ikeys coach Kevin Foote had opted to field a very young and experimental side in the final match, which had no effect on the log standings. There were some exciting phases of play and a number of first Ikey Tigers caps put up thei hands and showed they are ready to move their game to the next level.
It’s been another long season for the Ikeys, who once again unearthed some new stars – the likes of Don Armand (who has been training with the WP Currie Cup squad in recent weeks) and Marcel Brache (now a Currie Cup player) just two names in a long list.
It remains to be seen whether John Dobson will coach the side in the 2011 Varsity Cup, but he has a more than able deputy in Kevin Foote, who has coached the side in the second half of the Super League season.
UCT Ikey Tigers:
1. Wes Chetty 2. Matt Page 3. Grant Kemp 4. Mike Ledwidge 5. Pallo Manuel 6. Don Armandt 7. Ryan ‘Ranger’ Jans 8. Greg Mallett 9. Nick Farrer 10.Tiger Bax 11.Jannie Bester 12 Adrian Kritzinger , 13 Marcel Brache 14. Paul Cohen 15. Pietie Olivier