Q&A with Jono Field - Our Talent Acquisition, Academic Support Go-to Guy & "Cool Uncle"

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Jono Field sits down with Jamie Kawalsky to give his nuggets of wisdom. Find out what makes an Ikey Tiger different to anyone else!

An extract from "Hooked on Varsity"

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An extract from “Hooked on Varsity” by the late Ivan Nurick, which was published in December 2009. Ivan was the unofficial historian of UCT Rugby, and he was asked to select a few fantasy teams, including a “Best Medical XV”, which includes a number of Ikey players and legends.

Chris Pope: Ikey, Western Province and Springbok rugby legend

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Chris is famously remembered for scoring the winning try for Western Province against the All Blacks at Newlands in 1976. To the Ikeys he is also remembered for captaining the Ikeys in 1976 to a 10 – 3 Intervarsity win over the Matie’s, for the first time in 15 years!

A Tribute to Greg Swiel

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Of all the marvellous players who have worn the blue-and-white Ikeys stripes in the nearly 140 years of club history, not all that many would match Greg Swiel for the maverick nature of his ball-playing creativity, daring attacking initiative, or sheer audacity, allied with skill, in launching counter-attacks from seemingly impossibly deep positions on the field.

Ikey Legend, Allan Danker

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Anyone interested in rugby in the Western cape in the sixties, seventies and eighties would remember the name Allan Danker well. Allan was a respected referee and coach in the Western Cape from 1959 to 1990. Allan has a strong bond with Ikeys rugby and coached at UCT from 1966 to 1980.

Ikeys in the News January 2020

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A look at some of our ex Ikey players playing professional or representative rugby all around the world.

Lessons from All Black Rugby Culture

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In 1963 Tim Saunders formed part of the Ikeys Junior Touring Team who traveled to Northern Free State and shares what it was like to tour as an Ikey in the 1960s; especially after arriving at UCT after two years adventure in Rhodesia and the southern half of New Zealand.

A Tribute to Preston Robertson

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A tribute to Preston Robertson whose first game of rugby was for Prince Edward School U13 against Umtali U13 in 1956, and his last game was for Rhodesia against Eastern Province in a Currie Cup semi-final playoff in 1972.

Suwi Chibale in Scottish Intervarsity

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Suwi is fondly remembered as a key and likeable player for the Ikey Tigers over many years with notable appearances in the Varsity Cup and league. This year, Suwi played for the University of Edinburgh in the 2019 Royal Bank of Scotland Scottish Varsity Match against St Andrews and we caught up with him to hear all about it.

Memories of UCT Rugby Tours

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In those days most of us played the amateur game of Rugby Union for the comradeship and sheer pleasure we got out of it and yes, certainly in my case, to legally use up aggressive energy.