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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….

13 Tries against UWC puts us top

A scintillating 1st half performance was what the Hamilton faithful were on hand to witness as we demolished a competitive UWC fresh from their Varsity Shield Campaign.

Last years narrow victory away was put to bed as we started with a sweeping movement off the kick off receipt.The ball was spread from touchline to touchline through multiple phases before Jano van Zyl scored the first of his four first half tries. Continue reading 13 Tries against UWC puts us top

Craig’s fifer puts Hammies Seccies on Top!

Thanks to five try feast by winger Craig Pheiffer, Hammies-“Seccies” have gone top of the SLA – 2!

After scoring a hat-trick against Primrose a week ago, Craig Pheiffer was once again in great form as he scored five tries in an emphatic home win against UWC 2nd side. He has now scored 40 points (8 tries) in two outings and is only 8 points behind our goal-kicker, Lohan Lubbe who has scored 1 try, 20 conversions and 1 penalty in three league matches. Continue reading Craig’s fifer puts Hammies Seccies on Top!

Hammies vs UWC – Match Day Preview

2015 Cell C Community Cup Semi-Finals

We welcome UWC as we prepare for our first home game of the SLA season. Even though it is rather early in the year all our teams will be looking for big wins tomorrow as the new league format makes it extremely difficult to make up points if you fail to get the desired result.

First Team Match Day Squad 16:00
We are sitting in 5th position on the log having played 2 games getting bonus point wins in both and the last game being a tough away 5 pointer against Primrose. UWC have also played 2 with a win and a loss and sit in 9th place on the log. A bonus point win for the first side will put them top of the log for the time being. Coach, Anton Moolman, has made a number of changes to his side as we look to strengthen the entire senior playing group for the tough season ahead. Continue reading Hammies vs UWC – Match Day Preview