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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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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.”

Hammies not at their best but still win convincingly….

Another week and Hamilton yet again loose two players – Loose Forward, Luke van der Smit who will be joining the elite at Hong Kong Rugby on a two year contract and Flanker, Christo van der Merwe who has been called up by Namibia for their international rugby fixtures while Fullback, Marlo Weich made an impressive debut against the SWD Eagles a week ago against WP. Your family at Hammies wish you all well in your ventures…. Continue reading Hammies not at their best but still win convincingly….

Seccies continue to build their season

After a good win against Brackenfell two weeks ago the Seccies were looking to build on that performance. We had spoken during the week that we needed to be more clinical in our execution of plays and ensure that the pressure that we built was turned into points.

This had been an issue for us over the two league games played so far. Continue reading Seccies continue to build their season

Seccies seal only win of the day

After a six week mid season break, it was back to the grind stone for the last 5 games of the season.

After reaching our mid season goal, we set our targets high but first we had to get passed our voodoo side for the last few years, the Vic’s students from Stellenbosch. Continue reading Seccies seal only win of the day

Hammies 3rds slump to a disappointing 2nd defeat of the season

Having home advantage and in soggy conditions, Hamilton’s failed to start well and it was the visitors who scored an early well worked try through their speedy backline to go 7 nil up.  Early defensive woes were then set aside. Continue reading Hammies 3rds slump to a disappointing 2nd defeat of the season

Crushing defeat to DurBell before the mid season break

Hammies trip to Durbanville on Friday night is one that we will rather put behind us and refocus on what lies ahead. The club made a trip to DurBell on a chilly Friday night in a game that would end the first half of the season for us before a long break. Continue reading Crushing defeat to DurBell before the mid season break

Hammies 2nd XV demolish False Bay

Saturday was to be the biggest test we have faced so far this season. False Bay are always a hard team to play at The Bay.

We had gone into this game unbeaten but False Bay had not conceded a try in their last 6 games. There had been quite a bit of banter between the teams through the week as False Bay had a few Hammies old boys and family of Hammies players which  just added to the excitement of the game. Continue reading Hammies 2nd XV demolish False Bay