Category Archives: 1st XV

Hamilton go joint top after emphatic home win!

After three SLA fixtures, Hamilton SP-RFC are joint log leaders with False Bay RFC after an emphatic home win against NNK this past weekend. Once again the match was played in sweltering hot weather conditions in Green Point. Continue reading Hamilton go joint top after emphatic home win!

Away win that gave the home team something to shout about…

Match day two in the 2017 SLA was away outing against the much improved Brackenfell RFC. The game was played in sweltering hot weather conditions on a hard dry surface and this all because of the current drought that is crippling our beautiful Cape.

Head Coach, Niekkie Viljoen made two changes from the team that drew against False Bay. Greg van Jaarsveld (Hooker) returning from a calf injury after a short spell with the “Seccies”, got his first start of the season while Justin Moberly (Lock) made his debut after missing the season’s opener because of a bereavement in his family.  Jason Kriel (Centre) made his first start after playing off the bench against False Bay.  Continue reading Away win that gave the home team something to shout about…

Late try saves False Bay blushes!

The 2017 SLA season got off to an exciting start at Stephan Way, the home of the oldest rugby club in South Africa, Hamilton SP – RFC that took place on April’s Fool day….

Hosting the 2016 SLA Champions was always going to be a tough and exciting affair. What happened on a warm Saturday afternoon was one of the most dramatic finishes to be witnessed. A late controversial 84 minute converted try saved the False Bay blushes that claimed a credited 10 – 10 draw. Continue reading Late try saves False Bay blushes!

Hamilton power to victory in the 140th Derby

Match day three in the Hamilton SP-RFC preseason preparations continued with a powerful victory against Villager in the 140th Derby Day match and in doing so retained the “Friendship” trophy.

Villager RFC did their level best to retain possession from numerous pick and ruck movements throughout the game by starving possession from the much fancied Hamilton outfit. Unfortunately they were constantly outplayed and struggled to cross the advantage line. With this tactic, they often lost possession and were punished by the terrific running game Hamilton’s produced in match. Hamilton SP RFC 1st team ran out convincing winners by 73 – 14 in this home derby fixture. Continue reading Hamilton power to victory in the 140th Derby

Derby Day 2017

The 140th Derby Day is tomorrow with a full house of fixtures and entertainment on the cards. With this fixture dating back to the 1800’s it deserves all the spotlight

We took the opportunity to rejuvenate a few other competitions that the sides shared. This year saw the return of Darts, Cricket and Golf which were all a great success as we know the main event will be. Continue reading Derby Day 2017

Hamilton 1st team take a humbling win away at False Bay

Preseason preparation for the upcoming WP SLA rugby season continued as Hamilton SP RFC 1st team squad travelled to the Bay on Saturday 11 March 2017 after an impressive 33-14 mid-week win against an Argentina 1st Division Club – Biblioteca Mariano Moreno.

Taking on the 2016 Champions was always going to be a tough one, though Hammies were the only club to take points off False Bay in last year’s pulsating draw at the Bay. With 10 senior players not available due to injury, Head Coach – Niekkie Viljoen and his staff selected a very solid 25 man squad for this friendly outing. Continue reading Hamilton 1st team take a humbling win away at False Bay

Crushing defeat to DurBell before the mid season break

Hammies trip to Durbanville on Friday night is one that we will rather put behind us and refocus on what lies ahead. The club made a trip to DurBell on a chilly Friday night in a game that would end the first half of the season for us before a long break. Continue reading Crushing defeat to DurBell before the mid season break

Top of the table clash ends all square

The fixture lived up to it’s status of being the top of the table clash , spectators flocked into the Bay with the the crowd swelling to close on 4000 by the time the game kicked off. Continue reading Top of the table clash ends all square