Offside: Monte the Tiger vs Maties eekhoring Pokkel

Rivalry, what fun. The Ikeys vs Maties story has been intense throughout history and some say it even goes back to biblical times, where in a famous fight, the smart underdog in the blue and white corner put a slingshot and some pebbles to good use against a certain giant in the maroon corner.

The story continues – this afternoon on the Green Mile at 16.45! But it is not only the contest of two talented rugby teams and their passionate fans, no it is also the show-down of the mascots.

Monte the Ikey Tiger vs eekhoring Pokkel from the Maties.

Let’s look at the facts:

Tiger (Panthera tigris) vs Squirrel (Sciuridae family)

Apex predator vs arboreal rodent

top level carnivorous feline vs tree dwelling “gnawing animal”

Monte the Ikey Tiger: Popular with the ladies
Pokkel: Popular with old ladies in the park

Monte the Ikey Tiger: 1000 friends on Facbook AND 300 FANS!!
Pokkel: 200 friends on Facebook

“Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.”
 George Bernard Shaw

“squirrels, nature’s little speed bumps”
Bumper sticker

Famous people:
Tiger Woods, Tiger Mangweni, Tiger Bax and Squirrel… well.

Recently at Rhodes Memorial:

Recently on the UCT C Field:

Advantage: Monte!
Rivalry, what fun. See you at the game! A UUUUUUUUUU!