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Tim Wright who has played 100 games for the Club - achieved last weekend against Eastwood.
Alex Epa-Iosefa, a former Colt, who made his 1st Grade debut against Eastwood.
Ethan Ford for scoring 100 First Grade points – achieved in Round 1.
First Grade debutants this season also include:
A cooked breakfast was enjoyed on Coogee Oval this week when Randwick Rugby thanked the NSW State Government for funding an upgrade to the BBQ facilities at Coogee Oval. NSW State Treasurer Mike Baird officially announced the grant on Thursday 18 April together with Bruce Notley-Smith, State Member for Coogee.
Photo courtesy of Ric McLallen
The Galloping Greens have recorded their first win of the season, holding off a second half Parramatta resurgence to record an impressive 37-24 victory at Coogee Oval.
Helped by the return of prodigal son, Tatafu Polota-Nau, the Two Blues scored three tries in 15 minutes after the break but were unable to hold the Galloping Greens who had scored four tries for a bonus point within the first half, winning the match 37-24.
Randwick 37 Parramatta 24
Randwick exorcised the demons of last weekend's calamitous second-half collapse as they held on to outlast Parramatta at Coogee Oval.
The Two Blues were bolstered by the return of Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau, who joined the club side for the first time in nearly three years.
The 44-Test veteran was sidelined for two weeks with a hamstring injury and was keen to use the Shute Shield as part of his recovery.
After what appeared to be a repeat of last weekend's two-point loss to West Harbour, Randwick held their nerve to outlast a fast-finishing Parramatta, who lacked potency in attack in the first half.
Despite a spirited first five minutes from the Two Blues, the Wicks wrestled control of the ball before turning their dominance in field position into points on the scoreboard with four first-half tries.
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.