Last year’s SLA top try scorer with 14 tries – Centre, Harlon Klaasen showed why he was signed by WP. Making only his second start of the season after returning from provincial duty, he scored a first half hat-trick of tries and then added a fourth in the second half. His performance sparked off a terrific comeback by Hamilton SP-RFC during the derby victory against local rivals, SK Walmers RFC. Continue reading Klaasen shows his class in local derby win!
What a great end to the Tournament as we finally hit our straps and ran in 10 tries against Despatch at Rustenberg today securing 3rd spot in the Cell C Community Cup for the second year running. Continue reading Hammies vs Despatch – Community Cup 3rd Place Play-Off Images
A sad end to our Community Cup campaign but as always we gave it our all and pushed the hosts all the way to the end. Best of luck to them and Durbell in the final on Monday.
Here are the action pictures from the game brought to you with compliments of Sa Rugby & Image SA
Anton Moolman has named his side to take on Impala in Rustenberg for the Community Cup Semi Final at 4pm tomorrow. Continue reading Hamilton’s v Impala – Community Cup Semi Final Preview
There is plenty of excitement in the air as all the Community Cup Finals teams making their way to Rustenberg for the 2015 Cell C Community Cup Play Offs.
Last year in George we earned 3rd place with a dominant 3rd/4th place performance over a strong College Rovers. This year, however, we look to better that and win the tournament. Continue reading Hammies vs Wesbank – Community Cup QF Preview
Our Final Pool game in 2015 Community Cup took on epic proportions as Evergreens from Pacaltsdorp took the journey down from George to claim a win in Cape Town and book their ticket to the Community Cup Play Offs.
Despite only being a pool game the fact that neither side had lost in the competition meant the match turned out to be a straight knock out. Continue reading Hamilton’s vs Evergreens – Match Report
Pics from the final pool game of the 2015 Community Cup. Evergreens made the trip from George and it was a rough game with a win for either side pushing them into the Quarter Finals and a loss knocking them out. We ran out 45-21 victors on the day. Continue reading Hamilton’s vs Evergreens RFC – Match Pics
The final round of the Pool stages for the 2015 Community Cup is only 3 days away and many clubs are not guaranteed play off’s. A number of groups will be decided on Saturday and our fate is not decided yet as we need a win against Evergreens who travel from the Garden Route to beautiful Cape Town. Continue reading Hamilton’s vs Evergreens – Community Cup Round 5 Preview
Hamilton’s took the long drive out to Boland Park in Worcester on Saturday to face an extremely motivated One Logix Worcester Villagers in front of a partisan crowd that swelled to more than 3000 spectators before kick off.
With bands blaring , crowds shouting and commentators on the PA system motivating the home team, Villagers could not manage a win as we showed the composure needed to take a full house of 5 points in an epic club rugby nail biter.
The entire game ebbed and flowed as Hamilton’s scored 3 well constructed tries. The first by Pierre Cronje, who enjoyed a great day on attack and defence, after the team had taken the ball through numbers phases which started from a neat Jody Burch break.
The second was a clinical line out move with some neat play between Andy Coetzee and Henk Franken seeing the latter crash over from five meters out.
Jano Van Zyl rounded off the half after a neat grubber kick from Cronje allowed him to chase and gather. Monty Dumond converted all 3 to give us a 21 points.
Our problem was simple, we lacked concentration at vital times with some poor defensive lapses which allowed Villagers to score 3 of their own tries to make it 21 all at the half.
The second half turned out to be a massive challenge as Worcester Villagers took an early lead one that they held until the 78th minute of the game as we chased the elusive win.
Substitutions provided the spark that we were looking for with Flanker Marnus Coetzee sprinting clear from our try line to finally see Jano Van Zyl touch down after Pierre Cronje and Scrumhalf Andy Coetzee worked the blind.
Another neat change in direction form Coetzee and Cronje saw Shane Vallender (replacement 10) burst free to unleash the bullocking Craig Pheiffer over in the corner.
During this spell Villager kept increasing their points tally through some intelligent options which laid the platform for a breathtaking final 5 minutes.
We now had four u21’s in our pack of forwards. The boys were concentrating and fully focused as we showed that we can absorb pressure , crowd atmosphere and niggle as we marched closer to their try line.
Henk Franken who had a massive game along with Francois Hanekom and Greg Van Jaarsveldt pulled the youngsters together as we stripped Villagers of the ball and started to pick and drive. Young Francois Esterhuizen showed enormous strength as he handed off, bumped another and finally reached out to score the final five pointer. Earl Lewis converted to put us in front by 41-35 with a minute remaining.
Sebastian Ferreira took the ensuing kick off with aplomb as he towered above the desperate and fanatical chasers. We set up the breakdown and booted the ball into touch to clinch the victory we needed.
This was another step up from the Wanderers game where the players showed great character to pull off a magnificent win away from home.
The win was made so much sweeter when one looks at the results of the past weekend where many upsets are caused by minnows at home with fanatical crowds and highly motivated teams proving to be too much of a hurdle for the likes of Durban Collegians , Wanderers, College Rovers and Despatch.
With a us having a buy this weekend and the rest of our pool playing we will know exactly what needs to be done in our final fixture against Evergreens at home on the 21st of March as we look to secure our place in Rustenberg over Easter.
One Logix United Bulk Villagers Worcester (21) 35
Tries: Jowayne van Wyk, Ricardo Jones (2), Wayne Wilschut, Yrin Belelie.
Conversions: Nazeem van Sitters (5)
Hamilton Sea Point RFC (21) 41
Tries: Pierre Cronje, Janno van Zyl (2), Henk Franken, Francois Esterhuyzen, Craig Pheiffer.
Conversions: Monty Dumond (3), Earl Lewis.
Penalty: Janno van Zyl
By Head Coach – Anton Moolman
All the images from the great day out at Boland Park, Worcester, as we took on the tough Villagers Worcester, a club only 8 years younger than us established in 1883. Credit must go to Shaun Roy (ImageSA, SARU) for the great images Continue reading Villagers Worcester vs Hammies – Image Gallery