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!
10 games in and coming off a solid win away at Pniel we have a week off before taking on SK Walmers at home on the 15th.
With just a handful of games left too as we challenge for the SLA title and Gold Cup inclusion we have a look at our top contributors this season. No real surprise in the numbers but there are a few stand outs Continue reading 1st XV Top Performers according to the stats
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
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
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….
The loss of Winger, Brandon Asher-Wood and Fullback; Marlo Weich who have both joined the SA Rugby 7’s Academy and the SWD Eagles respectively during this past week did not place any damper on the well-drilled Hamilton outfit.
They continued their good form with a solid 44 – 17 away win at Belhar RFC and this result has put Hamilton SP-RFC back on top of the SLA pile. Continue reading Solid away win puts Hammies back on Top!
Match day three in the Hamilton SP-RFC preseason preparations continued with a powerful victory against Villager in the 140th Derby Day match and in doing so retained the “Friendship” trophy.
Villager RFC did their level best to retain possession from numerous pick and ruck movements throughout the game by starving possession from the much fancied Hamilton outfit. Unfortunately they were constantly outplayed and struggled to cross the advantage line. With this tactic, they often lost possession and were punished by the terrific running game Hamilton’s produced in match. Hamilton SP RFC 1st team ran out convincing winners by 73 – 14 in this home derby fixture. Continue reading Hamilton power to victory in the 140th Derby