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
The first outing for the newly formed Dynamiter 4ths took the form of a preseason friendly against a British touring team, the Nomads. Click here for more info on the Nomads.
The boys had been itching for their first bit of contact, especially the men in the forwards, comprising mainly of grade A Dutch beef. With a completely new side, we had no idea what to expect in terms of who would flare in certain positions and who would see themselves eating a mud pie on the bench the following week. The game was set to kick-off at 7.30pm however the Nomads were apparently distracted by cheap beer and loose locals at their hotel.
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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
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
The long awaited Derby clash eventually took place on Saturday afternoon at Stephan Way after many frustrating years in limbo. Hamilton RFC 2 nd team won comfortably 57-0.
Paddy Holman brought back the years with a sterling performance at 8 th man for Hamiltons before limping off injured. He shared man of the match award with Storm Winter who showed great skills and pace, scoring a hat trick of tries.
This match was a game of 2 very different halves. The first half was riddled with handling errors from both sides which prevented the game from having any fluidity. Once the dust had settled and we managed to get through a few phases we started breaking the Village defence.
Village were no match for us at set pieces which we dominated throughout the game. Assiduous flankers Dean Basson and Louw Langevelt were a handful for the opposition at ruck time.
Hamiltons led 21-0 at half time.
With the wind at their back, a much more direct and focused Hammies side produced a better second half performance. They managed to retain possession, cut down on infringements and reduce unforced errors. This enabled them to play to their structures, resulting in 6 more tries being scored. Hamilton’s defence held strong, not allowing their try line to be breached when Village showed some resilience.
Talented Regardt Louw and Wynand MaClachlan again advanced their reputations of players to watch this year with solid all round outings. Our captain for the day Walter Smit had a good performance controlling the game in the mid field.
Lots more hard work and planning is needed when Hamiltons host Brackenfell on Saturday for their last friendly match before the league starts.
Try scorers: Storm Winter (3), Walter Smit, Jacques Oosthuisen, Johan de Kock, Range Kote, Wynand Maclachlan, Tristan Cramer
Conversions: Walter Smit 6
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
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
Attention all aspiring U20 players for 2017. Join the Hamilton RFC U20 Squad this October 29th 2016; for the first conditioning testing. We look forward to seeing you all there and meeting the new and old faces as we prepare to take on 2017!
For more info Contact
Mark Viljoen: 0828854043
Jonathan Raphael: 0837056605
Venue: Hamilton SP RFC 1 Stephan Way Sea-Point
Time: 10:00am – 13:00pm
Always a highlight of the year, the club got together for our annual awards dinner. A successful night rounded off the season and below is the list of award winners.
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners, see you next season Continue reading 2016 Awards Dinner