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Seccies ruthless as UniMil lose 1st game

After a good win against NNK two weeks ago and another break between game we face the unbeaten Unimil.

They were a bit of an unknown side to us as they were one of the newly promoted sides to Super League A. They had also won their first two game which included a good win over the usually strong Durbell. Continue reading Seccies ruthless as UniMil lose 1st game

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

Lazz hatrick gives the 3rd XV 5 points Tygerberg

Last season Hammies 3rds put 90 odd points past Tygerberg. This year it was a different story.
In what quickly became a difficult day, Hammies were disrupted before kick off with winger Dean Wolmarans pulling up with a hamstring injury. Poor Dean couldn’t take part at all, so really bad luck for him. Wish you a speedy recovery.

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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