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Enjoy a Private Lunch with Campo next Monday @ Popolo Restaurant, Darlinghurst – 12 for 12.30pm.
$250 includes a special Italian Meal with unique Italian Wine selection, plus $100 tax deductible donation.
Call Kerry Henry direct at the Caulifower Club direct to organise -0412 170354.
In addition, David Campese is the special guest at the Cauliflower Club's annual luncheon on Friday, 21 November @ The Westin. Corporate table tickets at $170 (versus $200) are offered to Randwick Members wishing to attend the luncheon.
Features the 1984 Grand Slam Wallabies with Galloping Greens David Campese, Mark Ella and Simon Poidevin. The Wallabies completed a Grand Slam in this country under coach Alan Jones and captained by centre Andrew Slack. Just go through some of the side: David Campese, Michael Lynagh, Mark Ella, Nick Farr-Jones, Tom Lawton and Simon Poidevin. They beat England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland in that order and fly-half Ella scored a try in each match.
McGeechan was just coming into coaching - "I was assistant coach with Scotland in 1985 - and so they were a side I examined closely. They had this really flat midfield where they attacked the gain line with four players and the defence never knew which man was going to receive the ball. Their handling was unbelievable."
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Campese will return to Australia this week for the Grand Slam reunion. The champion winger was part of a great Wallabies era, which includes being the only Australian team to achieve the Grand Slam and winning the World Cup in 1991.
Former teammates will return to Australia for a 30-year reunion of their 1984 tour feats, with the team captained by Andrew Slack and featuring Mark Ella, Nick Farr-Jones, Simon Poidevin and Michael Lynagh.
IT was appropriate that Michael Cheika was appointed Wallabies coach on the day the nation mourned the passing of former prime minister Gough Whitlam, who died the night before.
If there is one rugby coach who follows Whitlam's political maxim of "crash through or crash", it is Cheika, who exudes the confidence and optimism of the former PM, and removes any obstacle in his way.
Like Whitlam, Cheika is a Great Reformer. Cheika rebuilt Irish province Leinster and the NSW Waratahs and showed those previously underachieving teams how to win the big games.
Cheika loves the challenge of turning teams around, and he now faces the greatest fight of his life as coach of the Wallabies, coming to the job in sensational circumstances following the sudden resignation of Ewen McKenzie.
Randwick Rugby's 1985 Asian tour visiting Singapore, Malaysia (Penang), Japan (Tokyo and Fukuwoka), Taiwan and Hong Kong. Click here for tour list >>>...
Below - Randwick Rugby v Tokyo Fixture 10.10.1985
Please find details below and also a web link notice of annual general meeting, which includes meeting details, office bearer nomination form and procedures. Members are encouraged to attend and take part. Completed nominations forms can be scanned/attached and forwarded back to email@example.com or alternatively they can be posted to P.O. Box 442 Coogee NSW 2034.
Please note, those persons who have not paid their membership fees for the 2013/2014 year are not eligible to nominate office bearers, take part in a ballot regarding office or are eligible for nomination as an office bearer.
Stiff questions and dissent as Bill Pulver tackles the heartland
"With all due respect, Bill, you're missing the point." These fighting words opened the Q and A session with Australian rugby union boss Bill Pulver at Friday night's launch of the Wauchope Thunder, Australia's newest rugby club.
The dinner took place in the lush surrounds of wildlife sanctuary The Billabong, but it wasn't resident five-metre saltwater crocodile Shrek who was most eager to take a bite out of the ARU boss.
That honour went to a member of the Mid North Coast rugby fraternity who used the opportunity to air his concerns about the state of the game.