Getting to know our players: Martin van Wyk

NICKNAME:  Witbeer

POSITION: Hooker

HEIGHT: 186cm

WEIGHT: 98kg

WHEN DID YOU JOIN HAMMIES? 2015

PREVIOUS CLUBS? Durbell RFC

RUGBY HONOURS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

Boland Craven week

U19 Boland Currie Cup team

100 1st team caps

WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE GOALS FOR YOUR PLAYING CAREER?

My first 1st team cap

WORST HAMMIES MOMENT:

I was red-carded on derby day against Villagers. We then lost for the first time in years, and it was a home game..

FUNNIEST HAMMIES MOMENT:

Uwe Geissler, Robertson weekend – enough said.😆

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HAMMIES?

The respect and pride that the club created over the years is what a lot of people still look up to – even people that don’t follow club rugby, know of Hamiltons. A brotherhood among all who played in the Hammies jersey. Something I feel proud to be part of.

FAVOURITE HAMMIES LEGEND/PERSONALITY AND WHY:

Patrick Holman – A perfect example of a man who played to the best of his ability in his Hammies jersey –  no matter which team he played for.👏👏

SOMETHING YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME:

I have a growing shoe collection 👞👟🥾

WHO’S GOT THE BEST DANCE MOVES IN THE TEAM?

Anyone who has had enough Saggy Stone

LIKES: Dogs, sushi, training and outdoor activities

DISLIKES: Disrespectful people or a ‘’Jannie Jammerbal” – Life doesn’t owe you anything – such it up and be thankful while being a decent human being

FAVOURITE RUGBY PLAYER OF ALL TIME:

Bismarck du Plessis

GOALS FOR 2021:

Same as every year – feeling blessed – God is in control of my tomorrow