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After 9 Rounds we have a look at the clubs top contributors

As we look ahead to our away game at Pniel Villagers this weekend and start the downhill run of the season lets see who our top points and try contributors are for the season. Continue reading After 9 Rounds we have a look at the clubs top contributors

Mackenzie does it again the 3rds power past Tygerberg

Long serving Hammies centre Dan Mackenzie really does enjoy a home a fixture and on Saturday it showed as he produced yet again for the 3rds with no less than 4 tries in a single match.

This is not the first time we have seen Dan with a nose for the try line, but this past week against Tygerberg he was a bulldozer personified and at his very best. Well played man of the match Dan!

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Joni and Poleman star in 3rds win

Hammies 3rds were made to work hard for a bonus point win at home on Saturday. Newly promoted Uni Mil made the short trip down the West Coast road and arrived with plenty of intent. Cooler but near perfect weather for rugby suited both sides.  Continue reading Joni and Poleman star in 3rds win

3rd team get the biggest win of the day against NNK

Hammies 3rds had a comfortable win against the usually highly physical and competitive NNK at Hammies on Saturday. This weekend that simply was not the case with Hammies running in no less than 11 tries.
Once again hot and dry conditions {seems to be a theme so far this season} greeted the players who were keen and ready as always for a home fixture.  Continue reading 3rd team get the biggest win of the day against NNK

3rd’s see red at False Bay

It had to happen sooner or later and this weekend Hammies 3rd’s lost their unbeaten run going back into middle of last season, downed 27-12 to an excellent False Bay side on Saturday.

False Bay scored twice inside the 1st quarter with some great line breaks and quick counter attack breaching our defence and then great support play to round off both scores which were also very well converted in windy conditions.

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Dan bags 4 as Hammies 3rds march on

Daniel MacKenzie bagged 4 tries as Hamilton’s claimed another bonus point win against a much improved Belhar on Saturday.
McKenzies hat-rick came inside of 30 minutes as the Hammies backs ran the ball from all corners in favourable conditions.
In an entertaining game, it was Belhar that showed much improvement in their play from last season but ultimately had no answer to the hard and direct running from Hamilton’s back row and centres in particular.

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3rds grind tough win against newly promoted Brackenfell

Hammies 3rds clinched another bonus point win on Saturday against newly promoted Brackenfell.

Having already seen off  Brakkies in a friendly a few weeks earlier, Hamiltons started well and piled on the early pressure. The pre game plan was to pin a strong and competitive Brakkies pack back in their own half and to use the windy conditions effectively.
Tactically this proved sound and the good field position lead to early tries with Hammies running in 3 quick tries and conceding one in the 1st half.
Flyhalf Dylan Dawson rounded off a fine team try to open the scoring in the 5th minute. Thereafter, Hammies exposed the Brakkies defence several times with good handling and the found space out wide for the backs with Dylan Fairbridge and Daniel MacKenzie dotting down.
Pick of the 1st half action was big lock Riaan Lategan running down the touch line at full pace to score a cracker in the corner.
No 8 Mike Joni enjoyed a solid return to 3rds after doing duty for the 2nds and can be satisfied with his first full game in a few weeks.
The 2nd half was not nearly as fluid and Hammies became their own worst enemies trying to run themselves out of deep trouble only to concede numerous penalties. It seemed like ground hog day for while as this pattern repeated itself with the home side failing to clear their lines and ending up on the own try line defending line out after line out. Cool heads went absent for a while as Hammies flirted with disaster.
The ref didn’t allow the 2nd half to flow as the penalties piled up for both sides and Brakkies came back into the game with a better showing to their credit.
Hamiltons backs proved the difference with a superb individual scores. Firstly by replacement centre Wybrand deKok after an excellent chase and gather by winger Sia Poswa. Soon thereafter Dan MacKenzie put the game to rest for a 2nd week in a row another late try. This time a 5O m intercept showing a clean pair of heals. Finally, Dylan Fairbridge found himself in some space from a good base centre scrum and bamboozled the Brakkies defenders with a magnificent step and go to dot down under the posts.
No sooner had Hammies taken control, but they leaked 2 very quick tries through some ill discipline and poor communication.
In the end it was a good bonus point win, so we can feel happy about  the 6 tries.
Going forward,  defending the counter attack and exit of the red zone under pressure are the noticeable areas for improvement.
View images from the match here

Hammies 36 Brackenfell 22

TRY SCORERS:
 
Dylan Dawson, Dylan Fairbridge (2), Daniel MacKenize (2) & Rian Lategan 
 
Conversions:
 
Dylan Fairbridge (3)
By Barry Herbert

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Hammies 3rd’s secure bonus point after hard work pays off

NNK  11 Hammies  26

Tries by Ridge Pietersen, Wybrand De Kok, Daniel Mackenzie and Dylan Fairbridge

Conversions 3* Dylan Fairbridge

Hammies  3rds secured a bonus point win late in the 2nd half against  a determined NNK at Parow on Tuesday night. Continue reading Hammies 3rd’s secure bonus point after hard work pays off