Ikeys win the Ohlsson’s Challenge Shield in 1980 under Giles White's captainship

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Giles White was a fearless loose forward who played for the Ikeys for many years, including captaining the side. He remains a big supporter of Ikeys Rugby. Included in this article is the news write-up written when the Ikeys won the Ohlsson’s Challenge Shield in 1980 under Giles' captainship, beating Police in the final.

UCT Vice-Chancellor hosts dinner in honour of Ikey Tigers

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After returning from more than 30 days in a bio bubble in Pretoria, the UCT Ikey Tigers were invited by the UCT Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng to a celebratory dinner at the UCT Graduate School of Business on 14 June 2021.

"Ja-Nee: The story behind the game" by Ikey legend, Dugald Macdonald

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Ikey legend Dugald Macdonald publishes a book on his experiences of the 1974 Lions Tour. Dugald Macdonald is an Ikey legend both as a player and as an official of the club. He served the Club as President for fifteen years, presiding over an astonishing period of change in global club and university rugby.

Ikeys in the News

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While local rugby has been fairly quiet other than the Rainbow Cup and Varsity Cup, the oldest provincial competition, the Carling Currie Cup started on Friday 18th June, with a premier division (a double round with semi and final). There is also a first division competition for the lower teams as well as an u20 section, so we expect a number of Ikeys to feature in the months to come.

Alan "Butch" Deuchar – Ikey rugby giant

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Butch Deuchar is one of the best lock forwards to have played for UCT. That is quite a statement, but fully justified. Lock forwards do not fulfil their potential unless they have special rugby qualities. He's now leaving South Africa to move to France on a permanent basis and we caught up with him on his plans as well as his rugby journey.

Ikeys Rowing the Atlantic

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Former Ikey Rugby players Martin Muller and Grant Kemp along with two other rugby teammates from Hong Kong will be participating in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge at the end of the year. It is a 4800km race from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua. They are doing this in an effort to raise money for their chosen charity.

A Tribute to Gary Grant

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Ikeys are mourning the sad and untimely death of Gary Grant, ex Ikey player and administrator, and one of our staunchest supporters. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Our hearts and sincere condolences go out to his wife Debbie, daughter Jamie and son Dean.

Max Baise – Memories of reffing Ikeys games

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Max Baise (now 88), a former Springbok referee from Riversdale, has given some of his notes of key games he refereed involving the Ikeys.

Catching up with Suwi Chibale in Cambridge

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The last time we caught up with Suwi Chibale was when he was at Edinburgh University, but we were recently intrigued to see a photo of him on the Mathematical Bridge* at Queen’s College, Cambridge, as well as a photo of his father with his older brother many years ago.