Another bonus point win for Hammies-“Seccies”!

Hammies-“Seccies” continued with their winning streak with a solid 36 – 0 away win at SK Walmers in the SLA.

A tough rugby battle took place between the local neighbours and for the second week running, the pace of Hammies-“Seccies” flyer, Iewan Bartels was too much to handle for the home team when he scored his second consecutive hat-trick. Hammies lead 17 – 0 at the break in a match that was delayed by 30 minutes because the Referee for the 3rd team game did not arrive and the under 20 match Referee had to also officiate in the SLA 3 game. Yet again Hammies-“Seccies” started very slow and used the strong pack to gain momentum for their elusive backs to score 5 of the six tries. Another bonus point win with another clean sheet was enough to secure a solid victory by a quality team! Continue reading Another bonus point win for Hammies-“Seccies”!

Hamilton dominate Track Derby

It was a clinical performance in a hostile environment on Saturday as we took on our Green Point neighbours SKW at the track.

The players showed enormous maturity as they produced a magnificent first 25 minutes of running rugby.

Any animosity or belief that SKW had was dead and buried as we shifted the ball into the wide channels and punished the SKW defense.

Our pack were brilliant as they laid the platform dominating the set phases and rucks. Boeta Loubser impressed with ball carry’s while Henk Franken was a colossus in the broken play destroying rucks and creating turnover opportunities.

Flanker and Man of the Match Chris Cloete combined well with Gareth Rowe as they ruled the breakdown ensuring clean ball for our backs to exploit.

Earl Lewis , Janno Van Zyl , Chris Cloete and Shane Vallender crossed before half time putting the game out of SKW reach.

SKW scored on half time to give us a 22-7 lead at the break.

Monty Dumond had left his kicking boots at SACS early that day but despite that this his distribution and general game were on song as he created space for us out wide.

Shane Vallender had good outing at Full Back with his pace and timely incursions causing headaches for the SKW defence. Jandre Du Plessis distributed beautifully and was the pick of the backs on the day.

We made some changes and gave certain players a rest and tried one or 2 new combinations up front as we continue to prepare for what lies ahead which saw us struggle at scrum time.

Our counter attack was swift and deadly as we launched two second half trees from our 22m with Shane Vallender scoring after a neat break by Dustin Jinka had unleashed him on a solo 55m run in.

Jandre Du Plessis scored the 2nd after Skipper Gareth Rowe had breached the defense and offloaded to Du Plessis who had run an excellent support line.

SKW scored 2 tries from broken play but never got within striking distance losing out on any bonus points despite their endeavors.

It was fitting the Sebastian Ferreira rounded off the scoring after some controlled Slow ball management as it was his last game for Hamilton’s.He has signed a professional contract with Newcastle Falcon’s in the English Premiership and joins them in their preseason campaign this weekend.

We would like to wish him all the best for his season ahead and his career on a whole. He is a talented player who has bright future ahead of him, we will be watching your development going forward with pride.

Sebastian converted his own try as a good Second Rower should sealing the victory 41-19 another 5 points in the bag.

Well done Buggers we now focus on St Georges at home this Friday evening.

By Anton Moolman

Hammies ease past Sir Lowrians

In a disappointing Club fixture at Hamilton’s we managed to totally outclass Sir Lowrian’s in a one sided affair 60-10.

The manner in which we played was pleasing on the eye as we dominated all facets and scored some sparkling tries.The disappointment stemmed from the overall clubs results were we rallied up close to 350 points in 4 games. Continue reading Hammies ease past Sir Lowrians

Bartels three try blitz and a disappointing end to the game!

 What happened in Hammies-“Seccies” SLA -2 league game against Sir Lowrians 2nd team was very different to the norm!

The WP appointed officiating Referee abandoned / stopped the game seven minutes into the second half with Hammies leading 38 – 0 because of player conduct. There was poor discipline, disruptive abusive remarks among other things. At this stage, Sir Lowrians 2nd team had already received a red card and their yellow carded player was returning. Continue reading Bartels three try blitz and a disappointing end to the game!

Hammies vs Sir Lowrians – Preview

Hamilton SP RFC vs Sir Lowrians - SLA 2015

1st XV:
The league is starting to take a little shape even though not all sides are on the same amount of games played. Stellenbosch and UCT lead the way having played 6 games with us sitting in 3rd with 4 games and only 6 points off number 1 spot. Continue reading Hammies vs Sir Lowrians – Preview

Valuable 5 Points against the Old Enemy

Wasn’t it great to welcome back Villager to Stephan Way on Friday night in the Super League.The crowd turned out in force with the evening on a whole being extremely successful.
Derbies always produce a special flavour and this one was no different as Villager who definitely came into the game with the underdog tag played with passion and spirit for the full 80 minutes.

The were up against an in form Hamilton’s 1st XV who were in rampant mood as they dominated from the outset.
Our set phases functioned superbly ensuring quality possession for our backs to attack.Villager defended well and our forwards needed to dominate the rucks as Bossie Clarke and Renier Scholtz tried to slow our ball down and ensure that they maintained defensive dominance.
Our young tight five worked hard under the leadership of Gareth Rowe and Jody Burch and slowly we started to unleash the shackles and turn possession into points.
Scrum half Jason Marcus revelled with this quality ball and crossed for a hat trick of tries before half time as we lead 33-3.
The conditions were slippery as the night dew set in making running rugby difficult , however we continued to play an attacking brand as our impact players struggled to adapt making some unforced errors initially before we started rounded off opportunities.
Jacques Oostuisen flanker was man of the match as he dominated broken play pillaging ball at will , while always being in in support of the ball carrier.
Centre pairing of Braam Gerber and Jandre Du Plessis where a constant threat scoring 3 tries between them while Janno Van Zyl added another brace of tries to his impressive tally so far in 2015.

Final score 66-3 a comprehensive victory however its the performances that we are looking for we will need to reduce our handling errors as we face Sir Lowrians this Saturday at home.

Try Scorers: Marcus x 3 , Van Zyl x 2 , Gerber x 1 , Du Plessis x 2, Burch x 1 , Lewis x 1
Conversions: Monty Dumond x 6, Valender x2

By Anton Moolman

Hammies-“Seccies” stay on Top!

Derby league matches are never easy, but yet Hammies-“Seccies” continued there good form with a solid 52 – 7 win against Villagers 2nd team on Friday night to remain top of the SLA – 2!

When you do not play well and yet still win by such a comprehensive margin – it shows signs of quality team. Scoring 50 + points for third consecutive week proved that this current squad of players can go all the way in this 2015 season. Continue reading Hammies-“Seccies” stay on Top!

Hammies 3rds Struggle To A Bonus Point Win

H3rdXV_VillagerOur 3rd Team started off proceedings on the unofficial Derby Day fixture against Villager as we took them on in our first league meeting since 2013.

Night games are always tough and playing at home against a determined Villager side with a point to prove was always going to be a challenge on a very chilly night at Stephan Way. Continue reading Hammies 3rds Struggle To A Bonus Point Win

Hammies U20 March On

It was another good day at the office for our youngsters as they marched on to another 5 log points with a 36-0 of Villager u20’s in Green Point on Friday Night.

After four games of the season our u20’s have yet to concede a point and their resolve was tested against Villager and a whistle happy referee. Continue reading Hammies U20 March On

Rivalry Reignited – Hammies vs Villager

This evening sees the two oldest clubs compete in the oldest club derby game this Country has. It has been 3 long years since we were able to compete against Villagers in the league and in that time it was only Derby Day games for the bragging rights.
May 8th 2015 however is a different game. We compete for SLA points as both sides fight it out in the top Western Province Club competition

There is no doubting both clubs want a full house of wins but a 5 pointer for the first side would be the cherry on the top.

1st XV:
Both Hammies and Village have played 3 games so far as we sit in 3rd spot and our visitors in 6th. A win for us will put us top of the log with a 2 or 3 point lead and on the same amount of games as UCT & Maties.

2nd XV:
Our seconds are unbeaten this year and will comfortably take top spot on the league as they face a Villager 2nd XV with only one win from their 3 games. We have a number of players coming back from injuries and other lay off’s and have named a very strong side.

3rd XV:
Villagers sit 3 points adrift of our 3rd side who even with a bonus point win will sit in 2nd spot on the table behind Maties. Our third side have a lot of bonus points to get as catch up for the game that we drew against Vic’s in the opening fixture.

u20 XV:
Our under 20’s are a sight to behold this season as they have scored a whopping 198 points in 3 games and are yet to concede any. Villager u20 have 1 win from their 3 games and will no doubt push our youngsters  – Here is to another clean sheet gents