Latest News stories from Randwick Rugby Club
ONE of the trickier plays in Australian sport outside getting Mickey Arthur to talk sense has to be getting former Wallabies coaches Bob Dwyer and Alan Jones in the same room ... at the same time. There is a bit of history between them, which stemmed from Jones coaching Sydney club side Manly to victory over Dwyer's alma mater Randwick in the 1983 grand final. Despite the fact Dwyer was not pulling the reins at the time, it stung ... bad.
By Terry Smith
George Piggins' grandson and the son of Wallaby prop Mick Murray are among the scholarship winners as Randwick step up to challenge Sydney University's seeming monopoly of acquiring the cream of the State's most extravagant young rugby talent.
For years the men in myrtle green dominated the Shute Shield through sheer weight of Wallabies, but time moves on. Instead of heading to Randwick, the bright sparks of schoolboy rugby have been opting for University where a career path is available through a rugby scholarship.
Grade >... Coogee Oval
Colts >... Merrylands RSL Rugby Park
Welcome all to, at last, the start of Season 2013. We on your Council are confident that this season will be the start of our climb back to the top levels of the Sydney Club Competition at all levels of grade and colts teams.
I have said "at last", because there has been a load of work done since the finish of last season – both on and off the pitch – and we are all very keen, I'm sure, to see the fruits of that labour where it counts. On the pitch!
Some of this work has required painful decisions to be taken, but nothing important was ever achieved without some pain. "No pain, no gain" remains a truism!
Former Galloping Green prop Don Cameron (1979-1983) recently caught up with fellow 'Wicks player Craig McMullen whilst living in France. Don is now back in Albury and continues to write a rugby blog "Blindside Counter" in his spare time. His latest story features Craig; no doubt a lot of players and supporters will remember Craig and may be interested in Don's story and blog - Read on >...
Club incentive program: To win, all your Club has to do is receive the most member nominations when a 2013 Waratahs membership is purchased via phone, application form or online.
Whether you are a club rugby participant (Premiership, Subbies, Country, Women's or Juniors), family or friend of a participant or simply a supporter of your local team, nominate your club when you sign up as a Waratahs Member and place your club in the running to win $10,000.
For smaller clubs, there is the added incentive of a prize draw pool that will give every club signing up 20 or more members the chance to win a number of 'money can't buy' prizes.
Good evening all!
My apologies for my inability to attend my first AGM as President of the club. I am on the way to full recovery and will be able, I estimate, to be fully active well before the commencement of the season proper.