Captains, 1st XV Badges and Centurions

Captains, 1st XV Badges and Centurions

Captains 2016 – Christo McNish 2015 – Jody Burch 2014 – JG Giliomee/M. Newman 2013 – JG Giliomee 2012 – F Prinsloo 2011 – N de Villiers 2010 – F Prinsloo 2009 – C van Rensburg 2008 – J Gouws 2007 – J Gouws 2006 – T Webb 2005 – D Serdyn 2004 – C van der Merwe 2003 – A...
Hamilton Provincial, Springboks and Referees

Hamilton Provincial, Springboks and Referees

In 1891 the first British touring team came to South Africa, referred to as the “English” team, though they were an Anglo-Scottish combination, captained by WE Maclagan, a Scot.  They won all their matches with ease and had only a single point scored against them...
Personalities

Personalities

In 125 years a club like Hamiltons has had many personalities amongst its players and administrators at various levels. What follows is a selection from the past, some of whom may be unknown or forgotten. Willie Philip (born: Port Elizabeth, 7 October 1850; deceased:...
20th Century

20th Century

Grand Challenge Victories Hamiltons won the Grand Challenge in the Western Province 14 times, in the following years: 1883 (inaugural year), 1885, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1890, 1895, 1898, 1900, 1906, 1908, 1927, 1929 and 1936. World War II World War II again saw many...
Where are the old boys now

Where are the old boys now

A good few of the Hammies old boys are still playing rugby and many are playing off the South African shores. Here is brief round up of a few of the old boys that are winding down their seasons or bang in the middle of pre-season. Glasgow Warriors, Scotland 7’s,...
Springboks visit our Juniors

Springboks visit our Juniors

After Allister Coetzee announced his Bok squad, the side assembled in Cape Town on Sunday morning. They were divided into groups of 3 and given tasks in an ‘Amazing Race’ style team builder. Frans Malherbe, JP Pietersen & Ruan Combrinck were tasked...