UCTRFC Old Boys – whatever happened to Animal – Anthony Roberts – Ikeys 1996-2002

Animal Roberts carving through Durbel defenders – supported by Snoopy Knoop and Bob Skinstad
Remember Animal Roberts, the Zimbo wing who preferred to run over his opposition rather than around them? Animal is a true Ikey legend – rumour has it he fell asleep sitting in the front row of a Western Province team meeting following a big night out – raw talent!

Apparently, the first thing he said, once he had been carried off the field with a hectic leg injury (multiple breaks / torn ligaments) was: “Now you can get me a beer”. Ironically, the Animal is now a Doctor of Zoology.

Name, Nickname:

Anthony Roberts, Animal

Played at varsity when, what positions and for what teams:

Played on the wing – U21A (1996) and then  1st XV under Gus Enderstein and then Barry O’Mahoney (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002).

Where are you now and what are you doing:

In the Limpopo Province – Director of Lapalala Wilderness School
Best varsity rugby memory:
Too many to count. The club was a great social foundation.

I was renowned for:

Hard running and Forries on a Friday night

Best thing about UCT rugby:

The history, the memories and the friends you make

Any guys you are still in touch with:
Of course! Phil Baier, Bodo Sieber, Adrian Hewlett, Graham Duk

Do you follow the UCT Ikey Tigers and the Club:
Minimal effort, but would do more, time permitting.

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