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Oh! Me name is McNamara
I'm the leader of the band,
Although we're few in number
We're the finest in the land
McNamara's Band can still be heard chanted by the myrtle green-clad players out of the changing rooms opposite Coogee Beach.
It's the Galloping Greens' Club song, a song that resonates with one of Randwick's honourable sons, the Wallabies' new Head Coach Michael Cheika.
A stalwart of the eastern beaches Club, Cheika played 300 games for the Wicks, 212 of which were for first grade. He won seven Shute Shields between 1985 and 1999, captaining the side between 1997 and 1999.
He only ever represented Australia in the Under 21s but it's his success as an enigmatic leader which has proven his worth, especially amongst those he's united and steered to victory.
The Australian Rugby Union today announced NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been appointed Qantas Wallabies head coach on a three year contract, effective immediately.
Spend five minutes in Michael Cheika's company and you'll feel equal parts fear and admiration.
The son of Lebanese migrants has achieved a lot in his 47 years and is anything but a one-trick pony.
After hanging up the boots as a Randwick club stalwart, Cheika and his cauliflower ears landed squarely in the world of fashion – no, we're not joking.
ROBBIE Deans has endorsed Michael Cheika as the Wallabies' coach-in-waiting.
Fifteen months after ending his five-year reign as Wallabies coach, Deans on Tuesday said Cheika was the man to revive the side's flagging fortunes following Ewen McKenzie's shock resignation on Saturday.
"He knows the context intimately. He's come out of the heart of it; out of Randwick. That was where he was a good appointment for the Waratahs. His personality doesn't get involved in the off field stuff. He drives the group to the things that are important and doesn't get distracted by the politics. That will be an asset".
NSW Junior Gold would like to thank the Randwick Rugby Club for its assistance with the combined North Harbour and South Harbour trials held at The UNSW David Phillips Sports Field, Daceyville. The first trial was held last weekend, Sunday, 12th October when approximately 200 boys aged between 13 and 16 trialled for a spot in the NSW Junior Gold program for the 2014/2015 season.
Randwick Rugby Club assisted last weekend through its association with the UNSW and their senior coaches providing support in selection of both squads. The Club also provided an avenue for the boys to rehydrate and refuel with the running of a canteen that is also supporting the Randwick Rugby Academy. Matt Evrard from NSW Rugby said "All the players, coaches and parents were very impressed with the high quality sporting facility UNSW has built at the David Phillips Sports Field".
The Randwick Rugby Club will continue assistance this weekend with the final trial for the North Harbour and South Harbour teams. Again this will be run from The David Phillip Sports Field, Daceyville and will be the final chance for these boys to gain selection into either the U15s or U17s team for both locations (Centres). This week sees a split in starting times for the age groups with U15s starting at 8:30am and U17s at 10am.
Without the support of Randwick Rugby Club, NSW Junior Gold would not have been able to run these trials so successfully. For more information on the NSW Junior Gold visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NSWJG or the webpage at http://bit.ly/Zpjdib
The Charles Sturt University NSW Country Eagles have recalled Super 15 winning Waratahs Stephen Hoiles and Brendan McKibbin to their starting side for this weekend's clash against Perth Spirit in Dubbo. Hoiles joins fellow Galloping Greens Andrew Kellaway and Kuki Ma'afu in the side. View interview with Coach Darren Coleman and then Read more >>>...
The ARU Gold Squad trials are confirmed to take place at the UNSW David Phillips Fields, Daceyville on Sunday 19 October.
Randwick Rugby will have involvement at these trials as follows:
• Jim Dubos and his team will be running a BBQ, together with drinks and snacks
• Travis Partridge, our Director of Colts will be there to assist on Sunday
• Ric McLallen, our official photographer will be taking photos of the games which will be available to the ARU, the Waratahs and NSW Rugby
There will be non-stop 15-a-side games running on the main field from 9am.
U15s players are to arrive by 8.30am for registration and a 9am start.
U17s players are to arrive by 10.00am for their registration and a 10.30am start.
Trials will conclude by 12.30pm. Read more >>>...
* Congratulations go to Nathan McMahon on his appointment as skills coach.