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John Dobson picks his Varsity Cup Dream Team

On 25 April 2017, the Varsity Cup Dream Team, consisting of the best 23 players in the competition, will face the Junior Springboks in Stellenbosch in what should be a thrilling exhibition match. FNB UCT coach from 2008-2010, John Dobson is somewhat of a legend for the Ikeys. He won the […]

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How FNB UCT prepared mentally for the Varsity Cup

There are two sides to any competitive sport: the mental and the physical. If the former is overlooked, a team’s or individual’s performance might suffer as a result of a lack of mental preparation. Part of the FNB Ikey Tigers’ resurgence this season can be accredited to their mental approach […]

Varsity Cup 2014, FNB NMMU vs FNB UCT 1ST XV. 17 February 2014, FNB NMMU vs FNB UCT  in the CUP Match at NMMU.Jason Klaasen of the University of Cape Town winning man of the match


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FNB UCT’s captain, Jason Klaasen, takes a bow

The tenth instalment of the FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International saw Jason Klaasen playing in his fifth and final Varsity Cup season for the FNB Ikey Tigers. Klaasen, who has called the Green Mile home since 2013, was handed the captain’s armband for his final season in the […]

2017 Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff, FNB and STEERS. Monday 27 March 2017: Tyrone Green,Wandisile Simelane and Dean Lombard of Wits are tackling Clive Smith of UCT during their clash on monday evening
FNB WITS vs FNB UCT. Wits Sport ground, Johannesburg, Gauteng


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Youth vs Experience: Which is better?

Across all sports, we’ve seen both ageing teams and teams that rely on the vibrancy of youth. But which is the better quality to have? Perhaps the answer is both, as some of the best teams we’ve seen are those that incorporate both experience and youth, reaping the benefits of […]

2017 Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff, FNB and STEERS. Monday 27 March 2017: Singing of the national anthem during Wits and UCT clash on monday evening
FNB WITS vs FNB UCT. Wits Sport ground, Johannesburg, Gauteng


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Three things we learnt about FNB UCT’s youngsters this year

They have talent by the bucket-load Many who’ve seen the youngsters out on the field this season will attest to this. Despite winning only one of their four Young Guns fixtures this year, there is no doubting the quality of their side. A testament to this is the fact that […]

2017 Varsity Cup, presented by Steinhoff, FNB and STEERS. Monday 27 March 2017: Rhyno Herbst of Wits in action with  Johan Klaasen and Micheal Kumbirai of UCT during their clash on monday evening
FNB WITS vs FNB UCT. Wits Sport ground, Johannesburg, Gauteng


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FNB Wits finish season strong

FNB Wits hosted FNB UCT at the Wits Rugby Stadium on Monday evening. It was the last game of the 2017 FNB Varsity Cup presented by Steinhoff International season for both sides, with both teams failing to progress to the next round. FNB Wits however finished off their best season in […]

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