Randwick win 3 from 4 against Southern Districts at Coogee Oval
Coming off a disappointing loss against Eastwood, the boys were well aware of the significance of a win against Southern Districts, if they wanted to keep their finals chances alive. The Wicks started off well, applying good attacking pressure to Souths but they failed to capitalise when Souths Loose Head Prop was sent to the sin bin. Adding further to Randwick’s woes, a pass was intercepted and Souths scored a try against the run of play. This was only to be followed up by another try whilst they were still down a player.
Randwick managed to level the score before the break only to have Souths have the final say going into half time.
In the second half, Randwick again leveled the score, but with continual turnovers at the breakdown and passes being thrown to Souths players by mistake, Souths ended up running out comfortable winners.
Souths 34 Randwick 19
In second grade, what one would have expected to be a fairly straightforward game for the Wicks turned out to be a very physical game in which Randwick had to work hard to get on top of Souths, with Hooker Adam Freier claiming he was quite sore. Randwick’s scrum half Dimitry Chipizubov and Fly half Ben Donaldson worked well together in directing play and were responsible for scoring 16 of Randwick’s points.
Randwick 31 Souths 22
Randwick’s 3rd grade demolished Souths with a 48 point lead to nil at half time. The one-sided game continued with Randwick running in a total of 13 tries. Souths only saving grace was that Randwick’s Fly half Harry Tyson was only able to convert 4 of those tries. The other interesting fact of this game was Randwick’s inside centre Josh Ellison claiming that he was responsible for scoring two of those tries despite the official results at the time only recorded him as scoring one. For the record, Ellison won that dispute.
Randwick 77 Souths 5
4th grade again got off to a slow start allowing Souths to take the early lead with a penalty goal before scoring three unanswered tries - one of them being a penalty try. Notable performances from Randwick’s left wing Teri-Morgan Gee and inside Centre Ben Rawinsky, enabled Randwick to run out winners.
Randwick 35 Souths 15