Neil “Abbo” Abernethy, Dockers, Alex Mcleod and Khaya Sontsele in a 2nd XV photo from 2002
Remember Axel Mcleod, the winger who would burn guys on the outside so they could have a better look at the Afrika tatoo on his calve. Mcleod, a true Eagles legend – rumour has it he is the mentor behind Marcello Sampson’s wicked step.
Name / Nickname: Alex Mcleod
Played at varsity when, what positions and for what teams: Fullback and Wing, U21A1, U21A2, 2nd Team(Eagles), 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Where are you now and what are you doing?: In SA, working in management consulting
Best varsity rugby memory?: playing with chaps like Abbo, Shocking Docking, Banger 1 & 2, Sontsele, Dave Ricketts, Paki, Mwali Sol and Fish !
Oh and hitting Rhodes House on a Thursday night with Docking, Fish and Sontsele.
“I was renowned for”: burning oaks on the outside, question marking oaks with a little step I had
Any guys you are still in touch with?: a couple of them yes
Do you follow the UCT Ikey Tigers and the Club?: Obviously
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