Ikey Tigers in their new training kit from New Balance
The UCT Ikey Tigers Varsity Cup squad has been hard at work since November already and are now gearing up for a crucial phase of their preparation. The squad who are currently training at Bishops will assemble at the RPC – the Rugby Performance Center – in Riebeek West next week for an intense couple of days which includes a friendly match against the Stormers.
John Dobson once again leads the campaign as head coach, he is supported by familiar faces, with backline coach Kevin Foote, defense specialist Dave Wessels, kicking coach Gareth Wright, line-out coach Bodo Sieber, scrum doctor Paul Day as well as Mike van Rheede. Tiaan Campher is again the conditioning coach, he is assisted by Fallon Hope who has done great work with the 2009 U20 A team that won the league.
The squad is managed by a new face at UCT, Lisa Brown has joined the Ikeys from Rhodes and the dynamic Manager has made an immediate impression. The medical staff are Doc Huber, Gerald Muller and Eljoh Theron.
The Varsity Cup squad will also play Western Province and Boland before the opening VC match against Shimlas in PE on February 1st.