Randwick 2nd Grade lose to Sydney University in the dying minutes of Saturday's Match.
Alex Hills made his First Grade debut/run on at Coogee Oval on Saturday.
Tevita Vea brought up his Fiftieth First Grade game from the bench.
Morgan Steyn reached 151 season and career points, and Jesse Harris brought up 52 career points.
Congratulations go to all.
Despite atrocious conditions on Tuesday evening the boys did not leave training till 9pm well aware they faced a formidable team on Saturday. The students started off well and quickly got to a 14 point lead. Having had one try disallowed, Randwick never gave up when No. 8 Christian Poidevin scored the first try for Randwick, enabling Randwick to go into the break trailing Uni 7 points to 19.
In the second half Randwick continued their attacking game and applied enough pressure upon Uni for them to give away two penalties in kickable range. Fly half Tom Halse successfully converting both. Randwick rallied well to keep the score poised at 13 points to 19 for a significant part of the second half, when Uni gained an advantage which led to another try. Randwick gallantly stuck to their game plan coming away with a last minute try in the corner by left winger Jackson Mohi. Coaches praise went to full back Fred Dorrough.
Randwick 18 Sydney University 40
In second grade it was Randwick at the top of the table versus Sydney Uni in fifth position. Despite this potential mismatch Uni were the first to come away with a converted try and then follow up with a penalty goal to lead 10 nil. It wasn’t long before Randwick returned the favour with a converted try and then followed up with a couple of successful penalty goals to take the lead by 3 points.
In the second half Uni managed to score another converted try. During the physical and tight match Randwick then returned the compliment with a converted try, to lead Uni 20 points to 17. Then in the dying minutes of the game Uni tied to scores up at 20 all with another penalty conversion and in the last minute of the game took the lead with the final penalty of the game. Fly Half Bryan Croke being responsible for 10 of Randwick’s points.
Randwick 20 Sydney University 23
In third grade Randwick faced a team above them in the table but despite this they matched Uni in scoring three converted tries each. As a result of continual applied pressure to Uni’s defence they gave away two penalties late in the second half allowing Randwick to run out winners. Randwick’s Morgan Steyn responsible for 12 of those points.
Randwick 27 Sydney University 21
In fourth grade also facing a team that was above them on the table clinically went to a 14 point lead against Uni before a short lapse in concentration allowed University to score their only points of the game. Randwick followed up in the second half with a penalty conversation and a converted try by Right winger Sosefo Smith.
Randwick 24 Sydney University 7