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Hamilton go joint top after emphatic home win!

After three SLA fixtures, Hamilton SP-RFC are joint log leaders with False Bay RFC after an emphatic home win against NNK this past weekend. Once again the match was played in sweltering hot weather conditions in Green Point. Continue reading Hamilton go joint top after emphatic home win!

Away win that gave the home team something to shout about…

Match day two in the 2017 SLA was away outing against the much improved Brackenfell RFC. The game was played in sweltering hot weather conditions on a hard dry surface and this all because of the current drought that is crippling our beautiful Cape.

Head Coach, Niekkie Viljoen made two changes from the team that drew against False Bay. Greg van Jaarsveld (Hooker) returning from a calf injury after a short spell with the “Seccies”, got his first start of the season while Justin Moberly (Lock) made his debut after missing the season’s opener because of a bereavement in his family.  Jason Kriel (Centre) made his first start after playing off the bench against False Bay.  Continue reading Away win that gave the home team something to shout about…

Late try saves False Bay blushes!

The 2017 SLA season got off to an exciting start at Stephan Way, the home of the oldest rugby club in South Africa, Hamilton SP – RFC that took place on April’s Fool day….

Hosting the 2016 SLA Champions was always going to be a tough and exciting affair. What happened on a warm Saturday afternoon was one of the most dramatic finishes to be witnessed. A late controversial 84 minute converted try saved the False Bay blushes that claimed a credited 10 – 10 draw. Continue reading Late try saves False Bay blushes!

First team take home 5 points with 14 men

The trip to Kuilsrivier proved  a tougher encounter than originally expected as the home team mounted a series of attacks against a lackluster Hamiltons outfit in the first stanza. Continue reading First team take home 5 points with 14 men

Hammies overcome opening season hurdle

Great to kick start the season at Stephan Way against Primrose with a comfortable 48-17 win. As the scoreline depicts we secured our bonus point and achieved our immediate goal of carrying winning continuity forward into the league.

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Hamiltons put St George’s to the Sword

On an overcast cool afternoon in Sea Point our Hamilton 1st XV took on St George’s on Saturday. Our mission was to ensure that we kept the Hammies machine rolling applying pressure on the rest of the SLA sides as we set our sights on winning the Grand Challenge. Continue reading Hamiltons put St George’s to the Sword

Hamilton dominate Track Derby

It was a clinical performance in a hostile environment on Saturday as we took on our Green Point neighbours SKW at the track.

The players showed enormous maturity as they produced a magnificent first 25 minutes of running rugby.

Any animosity or belief that SKW had was dead and buried as we shifted the ball into the wide channels and punished the SKW defense.

Our pack were brilliant as they laid the platform dominating the set phases and rucks. Boeta Loubser impressed with ball carry’s while Henk Franken was a colossus in the broken play destroying rucks and creating turnover opportunities.

Flanker and Man of the Match Chris Cloete combined well with Gareth Rowe as they ruled the breakdown ensuring clean ball for our backs to exploit.

Earl Lewis , Janno Van Zyl , Chris Cloete and Shane Vallender crossed before half time putting the game out of SKW reach.

SKW scored on half time to give us a 22-7 lead at the break.

Monty Dumond had left his kicking boots at SACS early that day but despite that this his distribution and general game were on song as he created space for us out wide.

Shane Vallender had good outing at Full Back with his pace and timely incursions causing headaches for the SKW defence. Jandre Du Plessis distributed beautifully and was the pick of the backs on the day.

We made some changes and gave certain players a rest and tried one or 2 new combinations up front as we continue to prepare for what lies ahead which saw us struggle at scrum time.

Our counter attack was swift and deadly as we launched two second half trees from our 22m with Shane Vallender scoring after a neat break by Dustin Jinka had unleashed him on a solo 55m run in.

Jandre Du Plessis scored the 2nd after Skipper Gareth Rowe had breached the defense and offloaded to Du Plessis who had run an excellent support line.

SKW scored 2 tries from broken play but never got within striking distance losing out on any bonus points despite their endeavors.

It was fitting the Sebastian Ferreira rounded off the scoring after some controlled Slow ball management as it was his last game for Hamilton’s.He has signed a professional contract with Newcastle Falcon’s in the English Premiership and joins them in their preseason campaign this weekend.

We would like to wish him all the best for his season ahead and his career on a whole. He is a talented player who has bright future ahead of him, we will be watching your development going forward with pride.

Sebastian converted his own try as a good Second Rower should sealing the victory 41-19 another 5 points in the bag.

Well done Buggers we now focus on St Georges at home this Friday evening.

By Anton Moolman

Hammies ease past Sir Lowrians

In a disappointing Club fixture at Hamilton’s we managed to totally outclass Sir Lowrian’s in a one sided affair 60-10.

The manner in which we played was pleasing on the eye as we dominated all facets and scored some sparkling tries.The disappointment stemmed from the overall clubs results were we rallied up close to 350 points in 4 games. Continue reading Hammies ease past Sir Lowrians