GLRU pays tribute to Moby Dick - Lions rugby

GLRU pays tribute to Moby Dick

Amateur Rugby, GLRU

20th Apr 2022

It was with great sadness we heard of the passing of one of the Lions own ‐ a pillar of University and Club Rugby.

It was with great sadness we heard of the passing of one of the Lions own ‐ a pillar of University and Club Rugby.

Michael Dick affectionately known as Moby, a lover of history and a rugby man through and through was born in Nigel in September 1972 and passed away on Friday 8th April 2022.

Moby attended John Vorster High and then RAU (UJ) where he graduated with an Honours Degree in Sports Management. He also completed his MBA at the University of Madrid.

While at UJ he became Primarius of the Mayneer Residence. Moby played junior rugby for the University an injury cut short his rugby playing career. Moby went on to coach UJ and achieved great success whilst there.

After graduation Moby was employed by the UJ Sports Department before joining Wits University in 2017. Moby later went on to be director of Sport at Wits.

Moby was an integral figure in the establishment and running of Varsity Cup. He served on this committee for over 10 years. A major strength of Moby’s was to spot talent, many provincial and Springbok players went through the hands of Moby.

The rugby world and the greater society will be the poorer for his loss, said Mike Charnis, a close friend and confident.

On behalf of the Golden Lions Rugby Union and the Lions Rugby Company, we’d like to offer our heartfelt condolences to Moby’s family, his loved ones, friends, and Rugby fraternity at large – he was indeed a pillar of strength to all of us and his contribution to our sport will be remembered forever, said Neville Jardine – President of GLRU

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