Randwick find it tough at Woollahra Oval, only winning 1 from 7.
It was Super Saturday at Woollahra Oval with Easts hosting Randwick. The most important game not because it was first grade, but because of the necessity to win to keep their hopes of a semi-final berth alive. Easts opened their account first, but Randwick levelled swiftly, 7-all. In spite of some silly mistakes, Randwick continued to capitalise with the help of Fullback Will Harrison’s boot, going into the break leading 13 points to East’s 7.
In the second half, Randwick’s errors continued but they were able to build the lead to 16 points. Easts then scored two successive tries, which were converted. Randwick then tied up the game at 19-all with a penalty goal, when Fullback Will Harrison scored in the corner to take a 5-point lead. Unfortunately, Easts responded with two converted tries in the last ten minutes to run out winners.
Eastern Suburbs 33 Randwick 24
In second grade, it was tough going with Randwick trailing Easts 5 points to 10 at half-time. In the second half, things deteriorated significantly for Randwick with Easts running in two converted tries and a penalty to take a commanding lead of 20 points to 5. Randwick then put some good play together and scored two late converted tries. However, it was not enough with Randwick going down by one point. Hooker Adam Freier conceded that it was probably the worst game they have played this season.
Eastern suburbs 20 Randwick 19
First grade Colts, also playing at Woollahra, showed why they were top of the table running out winners 42 points to 14. Despite the one-sided final score, Randwick would have been disappointed with their performance; bombing several opportunities through a lack of patience and forcing unnecessary passes.
Randwick 42 Eastern Suburbs 14
In third grade, Randwick started off in a manner one would expect from the top team playing against the team ranked 6th. Despite leading Easts 21 points to nil early in the first half, Randwick failed to capitalise and went down. When asked “What went wrong?”, players responded: “What didn’t?” One positive from the game was Fly half Harry Tyson’s form - converting all five of Randwick’s tries.
Eastern Suburbs 38 Randwick 35
In fourth grade, despite being significantly higher on the table than Easts, Randwick were only able to score two tries: one for each of its Centres; Ben Rawinsky and Steven Gibson, going down to a more organised Easts.
Eastern Suburbs 27 Randwick 10