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Congratulations to Galloping Green players, Andrew Deegan, David Horwitz, Andrew Kellaway and Tevita Vea on their selection in the 2014 Australian U20s squad.
Australian Under 20s Coach Adrian Thompson today announced the extended National Squad to play Fiji and Samoa in April at Bond University on the Gold Coast, in preparation for the IRB Junior World Championships in New Zealand in June.
The squad of 33 players includes four contracted Super Rugby players, with Allen Alaalatoa (University of Canberra Brumbies), Luke Burton (Western Force), David Horwitz (NSW Waratahs), and Sean McMahon (RaboDirect Rebels) all potentially available for selection.
The keenly anticipated 2014 Randwick Rugby Ladies Day has been postponed to Round 7 of the season when Randwick are at home to Southern Districts. More details to come. Save the date!
A dominant first half by Randwick and a blistering last 10 minutes, which included two of their four tries, secured an impressive away victory over arch rivals Eastern Suburbs in their season opening Shute Shield derby match at Woollahra Oval on Saturday.
After all the lead-up banter over off-season player switches between the two clubs, the tussle for one-upmanship eventually came down to performance on the field.
There was no shortage of passion, even if early season fatigue reduced the game to a slow, error-riddled encounter. Randwick livened it up with their last two tries by reserve back Andrew Kellaway and winger Ethan Ford, who bagged two tries.
Randwick has thrashed arch rivals Eastern Suburbs 33-10 to claim victory in the opening round of the Shute Shield.
It's the first match that Randwick players and fans alike search for when the draw is released, but this early season encounter had a little bit of extra spice, with a number of players swapping jerseys over the off-season.
In a high rise overlooking picturesque Sydney Harbour, Randwick held their season launch on Wednesday with guest of honour Sir Nicholas Shehadie. Sir Nicholas was joined in the Bell Potter Board Room by Club Patron Jeffrey Sayle, Randwick President Bob Dwyer, the Randwick Board including Simon Poidevin who acted as MC, UNSW representatives and a host of other special guests.
Making his first grade debut at just 15 years of age, Sir Nicholas personifies what it means to play for the Galloping Greens. Tough, proud and always humble – he represents exactly what Coach Wade Kelly has been working to instill within the current playing group.
If 2012 was a year to forget in Randwick's illustrious history, 2013 was about picking themselves off the floor, dusting themselves off and putting in place the foundations that would see them return to their rightful seat on Australian club rugby's top table.