Randwick outplay Western Sydney Two Blues in all four Grades at Coogee Oval with Second Grade remaining on top of the Table!
Having had the benefit of a bye the boys were well rested and refreshed ready to face Parramatta at Coogee Oval. Despite Parramatta’s position on the table the boys knew they had to be switched on if they were to come away with a win. Randwick started well, with Right Lock Nathan Den Hoedt scoring the first try. A brief lapse in concentration allowed Parramatta to return the compliment. Randwick soon gained the ascendency and went into the half-time break leading Parramatta 22 points to 7.
In the second half, Randwick cemented their dominance, with Hooker Adam Freier scoring the first try of the second half. Coach Hadley Jackson elected to exhaust the entire bench as tactical replacements, facilitating Randwick a further three tries. Praise was also earned by Left Lock Tom Nowlan and both Wingers, Jackson Mohi and Zac Carr, who all put in great performances, which were rewarded with a try by the coaches.
Second grade showed why they are top of the table leaders, easily disposing of Parramatta. It was a great team performance with Randwick’s 9 tries being scored by 8 different players.
Third grade started off well with No. 8 George Lolo scoring the first try of six unanswered tries before Parramatta was able to reply. In typical George Lolo style, he also had the final say with his second try.
Randwick 48 Parramatta 7
Fourth grade fought out a tough game against a spirited Parramatta, with loose head Prop Angus Burns scoring the first two of Randwick’s four tries.
Randwick 22 Parramatta 5
Randwick Rugby are looking forward to next Saturday at Coogee Oval, taking on last year’s Premiers, Sydney University. This is guaranteed to be an big day, with a huge crowd at Coogee.