Ikeys kick off league against Tygerberg

The Varsity Cup 2012 is history  as the UCT teams prepare for the important Super League league kick off against old rivals Tygerberg on Saturday. 

Tygerberg, once a force in the Super League got relegated to the Super League B following a poor 2009 season, but the club have turned around their fortunes in only two years to be back in the A division in 2012. 

All UCT RFC teams will finally be in action, with the 4th kicking off the weekend's rugby on the Green Mile this evening against Brackenfell and the 5th playing away at Milnerton. The playing fields by the way have been expertly restored after the 2 Oceans Marathon and rain induced damage last weekend. 

First team coach Kevin Foote – who is a much relieved man following Monday's 60:21 win – has to do without a number of his stars with Dilyn Leyds having joined the SA U20s, Damian de Allende being called up to SA7s and Don Armand and Rayn Smid back with Western Province, so there are a few reshuffles and some injury related personell changes. 

Paul Cohen starts at fullback with Kenyan Sevens star David Ambunya slotting in at center. Veteran prop Chris Heiberg is back in the front row and will make his first start after a long injury break. The rest of the starting team are all familiar faces of the recent weeks. 

The teams will go through and intense 4 matches in two weeks schedule to  catch up on their late start. The UCT U20s, the Eagles 2nd team and the Dramat XV, the 3rds are also in action tomorrow and rearing to go after a long pre-season.  

Tomorrow's matches on the Green Mile kick off at 1.30 pm, with the first team taking the field at 4pm. 

FNB Ikey Tigers vs Tygerberg:
15. Paul Cohen, 14 Richard Stewart, 13 David Ambunya 12 Tiger Bax, 11 Nathan Nel 10 Nick Holton, 9 Steve Wallace, 8  Tatham 7 Brad Bosman 6 Ntsolo Setlaba 5 Graham Knoop, 4 James Kilroe 3 Chris Heiberg, 2 Neil Rautenbach, 1. Wes Chetty
 
Reserves: Dayne Jans, Digby Webb, Joshua Katzen, Matt Page, Sharief Hendricks, Adrian Kritzinger
 
All Fixtures:
 

TEAM

VS

OPPONENTS

VENUE

TIME

FNB UCT IKEY TIGERS

vs

TYGERBERG 1

GROOTE SCHUUR A

16:00

FNB UCT EAGLES XV

vs

TYGERBERG 2

GROOTE SCHUUR A

14:45

FNB UCT ISH DRAMAT XV

vs

TYGERBERG 3

GROOTE SCHUUR A

13:30

FNB UCT U20 A (TROJANS)

vs

TYGERBERG U20A

GROOTE SCHUUR B

TBC

FNB UCT U20 B (BABROWS)

vs

UWC U20A

UWC

TBC

FNB UCT U20 C (JUNIOR TIGERS)

vs

HELDERBERG U20B

CT MORKEL

TBC

 

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