Tribute Series to Ikey Legend, Basil Bey.

Part 21: Submit Your Own Tribute to Basil Bey.

A UCT RFC Initiative

For those that would still like to submit a tribute to Basil Bey, we are continuing to collect stories, thoughts, anecdotes, and any pictures you have in tribute to this great rugby icon.

All submitted tributes will be compiled and uploaded periodically to the website. Furthermore, a book will be published in 2017, which will also contain all available tributes at the time of publishing.

Please submit all tribute content to Kevin Forte at

A Tribute Series to Ikey Legend, Basil Bey.

That great rugby man, a massive figure in my life, and in the lives of many of us, Basil Bey, ‘Pops’, as I affectionately called him, or Bey Pasha, passed away a short while ago. Basil had been critically ill with cancer for a long time, and when it spread to his bones, the referee was playing optional time.