There was a real tension in the air as two unbeaten 3rd teams gathered on a near perfect day for Rugby at Hamilton on Saturday.
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!
Hamilton SP-RFC disappointed after the surprise home loss against Tygerberg RFC a week ago wanted to prove why they are still top of the SLA log when they visited bottom of the league table, Pniel-Villagers RFC on Saturday. With several players out injured, Head Coach, Niekkie Viljoen ran the changes for this away outing. He gave 1st team debuts to the former Puma Scrumhalf, Johan Herbst and to the young talented Nathan Meilhon (Prop) who had returned from a season playing rugby in France. Harlon Klaassen also made a welcome return from the WP squad duties, while Luke van der Smit (Loose Forward) and Grant Muller (Hooker) returned from our Seccies. Continue reading Bartels runs past Pniel
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.
As the storm clouds gathered above Cape Town, the indomitable Dynamiters were preparing to fly out on a mission to conquer the mighty rugby powerhouse that is the Czech Republic..
26 lads with green soldiers at the ready, left CT international airport on 5 June, but first stop was to pick up 2 overseas reinforcements in Amsterdam en route to Prague… A crucial part of the preparation for this motley crew was the “tour de Amsterdam” which consisted of a grueling cycle race round the streets of the Dutch capital.. Thankfully no injuries occurred as the dedicated team of rugger buggers negotiated every street turn , every hill and every bar that was placed in their way, to finish the race unscathed . Continue reading Dynamiter Old Crocks Champions of Prague
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.”
2009 was the last time Hamilton SP-RFC beat UCT at the Green Mile when Alshaun Bock scored the winning try in the far corner in the last move of the game. Eight years has been a long wait for a Hammies victory as the class of 2017 outscored Ikeys by 5 tries to four for a fantastic 33 – 26 away win. Continue reading Hamilton’s get five points for win at the Green Mile