First Grade fall short, as Seconds and Thirds sit on top of their tables.
After a solid win against an undefeated Norths at Coogee, the boys were eager to consolidate as they travelled to Pittwater Rugby Park to meet Warringah. Their preparation for this game during the week was the their best for the season so far. It wasn’t long before Warringah drew first blood with a converted try and penalty to lead Randwick 10 nil. Randwick worked hard, rewarding Fly half Bryan Croke with two converted penalties before Right Wing Zac Carr scored in the corner, taking Randwick into the break 13 points to 10.
In the second, half the boys continued to apply pressure scoring a further two tries by Captain and Hooker David Vea and Left wing Jackson Mohi. Unfortunately David Vea suffered an injury scoring his try and left the field. Fairly late in the second, Warringah scored a try to lead Randwick by one point. Randwick continued to attack and apply pressure, necessitating Warringah’s desperate defence of their goal line. Unfortunately, a penalty kick awarded to Randwick for a Warringah indiscretion was not converted, which would have seen Randwick ahead by two with just a few minutes remaining. However, Warringah had the final say with a last-minute try.
Warringah 35 Randwick 27
In 2nd Grade, Randwick scored the first try but Warringah returned the favour with a quick-fire double. Randwick reinforced the pressure with Fly Half Tom Halse converting three consecutive penalties, followed by with three tries: Left Wing Kieran Knight; Inside Centre Ben Starkey; and veteran Hooker Adam Freier. Randwick went to the break with a comfortable 35 to 10 lead over Warringah.
Warringah rallied late with three tries to an additional Wix try to Left Lock Lewis Taie. The victory maintains Randwick’s position at the top of the table in 2nd grade.
Randwick 40 Warringah 29
In 3rd grade, Randwick continued on their winning way, defeating Warringah in a tightly fought match. Randwick’s try scorers were Fullback Henrik Anthony, Inside Centre Josh Ellison, and left wing Jaya Yoannidis. Randwick remain top of the table in 3rd grade.
Randwick 22 Warringah 12
In 4th grade, Randwick came out against a far more enthusiastic and organised team, surrendering 37 unanswered points before Right Wing Timothy Wilson scored a late try.
Randwick 7 Warringah 37