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U20 A’s get back to winning ways

After coming off four consecutive losses, the U20A were keen to get back into winning ways.  During the two-week break, we didn’t stop working hard and it showed in their performance against Tygerberg.  We knew Tygerberg weren’t going to be an easy side as they are sitting third on the log and has put in some massive performances against tough opponents. Continue reading U20 A’s get back to winning ways

Player Profile: Wonga Koti

The first of our U20’s to be featured, Wonga Koti plays for the U20A side at 8th Man. Having been a loosie all his rugby career he is a talented athlete playing both hockey and basketball.

In fact not only did he play but represented Western Province in both Hockey (as a goalkeeper) and Basketball. In Grade 9 Wonga took the decision to focus on rugby and has since then had a season at UWC after school before joining Hammies.

Best Rugby Memories:

“Scoring my first try as a young boy. Another that sticks with me is going the through all the rounds at the Craven Week trials”

Wonga talks about his rugby journey and what motivates him – 

“I played a rugby when I was really young but then I stopped because my primary school didn’t have any rugby and I had to join other sports , I played hockey which I represented WP until u14 , I decided in grade 9 I will go back rugby and have played ever since.

My passion for rugby runs deep my uncle, Msimelelo Koti, played for SARU, WPRB and Border- I hope have the opportunity to play further up the ranks and possibly professional one day.”

Leoneal Pietersen scores 23 points to give U20B’s solid win

After coming off a narrow defeat to UCT last weekend, the U20 B’s were determined to rectify that loss with a win against a formidable UWC side.  The U20 B’s played away at UWC under the Friday night lights.  The U20 B’s started off the game on the front foot, they played quick ball and penetrated right through the opponent’s defense.  Continue reading Leoneal Pietersen scores 23 points to give U20B’s solid win

U20 A’s bounce back against NNK

Hamilton’s had complete focus this weekend after a very disappointing performance against Brackenfell two weeks ago. The pressure was on but Hammies prepared well in the week and made things count this weekend. Continue reading U20 A’s bounce back against NNK

Match Report – U20B vs UCT U20B

It was a fantastic day for rugby and both teams were eager to get started. The game started about 15 minutes late after the referee had an unexpected delay.

The boys from UCT drew first blood with a well executed play scoring in the corner. The conversion was unsuccessful. Hamilton fly half Daniel Scheidegger got Hamilton on the score board with a penalty 45m out, taking the score to 5-3 in favor of UCT. Continue reading Match Report – U20B vs UCT U20B

U20’s rack up 42 points against False Bay

The U20s couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2017 rugby season with a dominant performance over False Bay resulting in a 42 – 12 win. Continue reading U20’s rack up 42 points against False Bay

Uwe Geissler performs as the U20’s hold off Brackenfell

It was hot and field was a dust bowl which made it conditions look like an John Wayne movie-with both teams looking to impose their physicality on each other. 

Brackenfell had a strong scrum and tested the Hammies boys early on in the game- with both teams in an arm wrestle, it was the hosts who drew first blood with a penalty for an offside infringement. Continue reading Uwe Geissler performs as the U20’s hold off Brackenfell

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