Randwick go down fighting against competition leaders
IN round three the Randwick rugby first grade boys travelled to Forshaw Park — home of Southern Districts.
The boys prepared well during the week and continued that form with an early penalty to lead 3-0. Souths were awarded a penalty which caught Randwick napping as they sent the ball wide, enabling Souths to score the first try.
A few minutes later, flanker Jack Johnson was sent to the sin bin for a dangerous tackle. Despite Randwick being a man down, they lifted their defence, denying a sustained attack by Souths. Randwick was then quick to turn defence into attack with fly half Tom Halse crossing the line for Randwick’s first try, which he also converted for Souths to lead 14-10 at half time.
In the second half, Souths started strongly, scoring a second try and a further penalty to lead 24-10. Randwick never gave up though, scoring a late try with two minutes to go. Zac Carr made his first grade debut, coming on as a winger and received praise from coach Hadley Jackson. Final score, 24-17 to Souths.
In second grade the Wicks continued their undefeated form with a 33-11 win. Players of note were fly half Brian Croke and right wing Zac Carr both scoring two tries.
In third grade, Randwick beat Southern Districts 66-22, with winger Kieran Knight scoring three tries and fullback Harry Tyson two. In fourth grade, Randwick beat Souths 24-17.
At Coogee Oval, Randwick made light work of Souths, winning all three grades: 1sts, 47-0; 2nds, 53-5 and 3rds 58-0.