Wasn’t it great to welcome back Villager to Stephan Way on Friday night in the Super League.The crowd turned out in force with the evening on a whole being extremely successful.
Derbies always produce a special flavour and this one was no different as Villager who definitely came into the game with the underdog tag played with passion and spirit for the full 80 minutes.
The were up against an in form Hamilton’s 1st XV who were in rampant mood as they dominated from the outset.
Our set phases functioned superbly ensuring quality possession for our backs to attack.Villager defended well and our forwards needed to dominate the rucks as Bossie Clarke and Renier Scholtz tried to slow our ball down and ensure that they maintained defensive dominance.
Our young tight five worked hard under the leadership of Gareth Rowe and Jody Burch and slowly we started to unleash the shackles and turn possession into points.
Scrum half Jason Marcus revelled with this quality ball and crossed for a hat trick of tries before half time as we lead 33-3.
The conditions were slippery as the night dew set in making running rugby difficult , however we continued to play an attacking brand as our impact players struggled to adapt making some unforced errors initially before we started rounded off opportunities.
Jacques Oostuisen flanker was man of the match as he dominated broken play pillaging ball at will , while always being in in support of the ball carrier.
Centre pairing of Braam Gerber and Jandre Du Plessis where a constant threat scoring 3 tries between them while Janno Van Zyl added another brace of tries to his impressive tally so far in 2015.
Final score 66-3 a comprehensive victory however its the performances that we are looking for we will need to reduce our handling errors as we face Sir Lowrians this Saturday at home.
Try Scorers: Marcus x 3 , Van Zyl x 2 , Gerber x 1 , Du Plessis x 2, Burch x 1 , Lewis x 1
Conversions: Monty Dumond x 6, Valender x2
By Anton Moolman
Derby league matches are never easy, but yet Hammies-“Seccies” continued there good form with a solid 52 – 7 win against Villagers 2nd team on Friday night to remain top of the SLA – 2!
When you do not play well and yet still win by such a comprehensive margin – it shows signs of quality team. Scoring 50 + points for third consecutive week proved that this current squad of players can go all the way in this 2015 season. Continue reading Hammies-“Seccies” stay on Top!
Our 3rd Team started off proceedings on the unofficial Derby Day fixture against Villager as we took them on in our first league meeting since 2013.
Night games are always tough and playing at home against a determined Villager side with a point to prove was always going to be a challenge on a very chilly night at Stephan Way. Continue reading Hammies 3rds Struggle To A Bonus Point Win
It was another good day at the office for our youngsters as they marched on to another 5 log points with a 36-0 of Villager u20’s in Green Point on Friday Night.
After four games of the season our u20’s have yet to concede a point and their resolve was tested against Villager and a whistle happy referee. Continue reading Hammies U20 March On
This evening sees the two oldest clubs compete in the oldest club derby game this Country has. It has been 3 long years since we were able to compete against Villagers in the league and in that time it was only Derby Day games for the bragging rights.
May 8th 2015 however is a different game. We compete for SLA points as both sides fight it out in the top Western Province Club competition
There is no doubting both clubs want a full house of wins but a 5 pointer for the first side would be the cherry on the top.
Both Hammies and Village have played 3 games so far as we sit in 3rd spot and our visitors in 6th. A win for us will put us top of the log with a 2 or 3 point lead and on the same amount of games as UCT & Maties.
Our seconds are unbeaten this year and will comfortably take top spot on the league as they face a Villager 2nd XV with only one win from their 3 games. We have a number of players coming back from injuries and other lay off’s and have named a very strong side.
Villagers sit 3 points adrift of our 3rd side who even with a bonus point win will sit in 2nd spot on the table behind Maties. Our third side have a lot of bonus points to get as catch up for the game that we drew against Vic’s in the opening fixture.
Our under 20’s are a sight to behold this season as they have scored a whopping 198 points in 3 games and are yet to concede any. Villager u20 have 1 win from their 3 games and will no doubt push our youngsters – Here is to another clean sheet gents
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