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August 25 is the last game for a Randwick rugby team at Coogee Oval this year. The 2nd and 4th grade teams will be taking on Sydney University. Get yourself, the family and the neighbour down to Coogee Oval on Saturday. After the superb display of running rugby last week at Coogee by the 1st grade team against West Harbour this weekend promises even more as we head into qualifying finals. The club needs you to support the 2nd and 4th grade at Coogee this Saturday; or 3rd grade at Merrylands, Parramatta on Sunday 26th; or at the Colts festival at Forshaw - where all colts teams are playing on Saturday from 12 noon. I wish the players, coaches and managers all the best for the finals series this weekend.
Randwick legend and pre-World War II Wallaby scrum half Francis Wallace Meagher has this morning been named as the first inductee to the Wallaby Hall of Fame for 2012.
Player, coach, selector and president of the NSW Rugby Union, Wallace is the first of three Wallabies who will be named in the Hall of Fame this year.
Meagher, now the 24th inductee to the Hall of fame, played eight Tests for his country between 1923 and 1927 and a further 21 times in no-capped matches.
The Sydney player also played 100 first grade games for Randwick at scrum half and fly half between 1923 and 1930 and coached the famous club to four first grade premierships and eight minor premierships.
When he finally left the pitch he became a selector and eventually president of the NSW Rugby Union.
His impact on the Sydney suburb of Randwick was noted when the local council named Meagher Avenue after him.