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Thanks to Jim Dubos and his team who put the 2014/15 season information night together. Randwick Rugby hosted over 140 boys and their families on the night. The aim of the Academy is to encourage our young talented players to step up and train over Summer with a view to improving their skills and confidence. View the photo action from the evening at Coogee Bowling Club >>>...
Bon Voyage and Good luck to the Randwick Sevens squad who departed Sydney for Singapore this morning. The players will be following a long Randwick tradition of competing at the Singapore Cricket Club Sevens Tournament. The Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s (SCC 7s) celebrates its 67th edition this year, a testament to its longevity and global popularity, and promises to feature world-class teams along with quality new and professional club sides and deliver the same brand of top-notch rugby action that has become synonymous with the SCC International Rugby 7s over the years.
Fans can look forward to the likes of former champions, the Penguins (2010) from the UK, Daveta (2011& 2012 winners) from Fiji, and Randwick (1993) from Australia as they look set to lock horns and battle for the coveted Ablitt Cup over three pulsating days of non-stop action.
When: 12th November 2014 – 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: Coogee Bowling Club, 51 Dolphin St, Coogee
All current Colts, new Colts and prospective Colts welcome. Information regarding pre-season training, in-season training, Colts S&C and the 2015 Colts overview.
Please email Colts Director Travis Partridge if you have any queries – email@example.com
In a brief, anonymous club rugby career that may be likened to hospital food – sub-standard and not enough of it – your correspondent achieved the distinction of being thrashed by two future Wallaby coaches.
Ewen McKenzie had our scrum seeing triple. As an unknown boy-mountain just off the plane from Melbourne (he must have needed three seats), McKenzie managed to pop not only our tight-head prop opposing him, but also our hooker and our loose-head. He was an entire front row, so destroying our scrum that his own hooker, then a very slim Phil Kearns, could dash around like an extra flanker. It didn't seem fair.
Michael Cheika was a player who made your heart sink as soon as you saw him warming up in the Randwick colours. In anticipation of playing Cheika, your eyes shrank into their sockets and your testicles beat a swift tactical retreat into your abdomen. You were not thinking of practising your moves so much as clearing your lines of communication to the carrier of the magic water bottle. You knew you were in for a deeply unpleasant experience. Someone said, "Oh jeez, I hate playing that guy." It was the highest compliment you could pay.
All at Randwick Rugby congratulate Simon Poidevin who was inducted into Australia Rugby's Hall of Fame at the 2014 John Eales Medal evening on Thursday 23 October in Sydney. Poidevin joins other notable Hall of Fame Members fellow Galloping Greens Mark Ella and David Campese.
The team of 1964, '65 and '66 which won the Sydney Premiership three times will soon be reuniting for its fifth reunion. Details tba
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.