WARRIORS WEEKLY Newsletter Number 10
4 July 2018
It’s that time of year where holidays take their toll on all teams across Sydney. So quite a few games did not go ahead for the Warriors. But we will be back in action after the holidays for the Round 11 on 29 July 2018.
Another mention this week of our Round 13 SUPER SUNDAY on 12 August 2018 where all Warriors teams will play at Nagle Park, the home of Randwick Warriors Rugby. More news on that after the break, but please put it in your diary.
Enjoy the holidays and good luck to all the boys playing in the Zone Representative Championships over the July holidays.
Randwick Warriors President
Randwick Rugby Colts (U20)
Last weekend saw Randwick Colts play down at Coogee Oval v Gordon. In Firsts Colts, it was first place Randwick versus second placed Gordon. Randwick dominated proceedings for the whole match scoring 10 tries. It’s a special team that’s for sure. Seconds also did well maintaining their unbeaten record while Thirds went down in a close encounter.
Colts have a break this weekend and are back in action v Manly at Coogee Oval on 14 July.
Randwick Rugby Grade
A great Saturday for Grade as they won all games against Gordon at Chatswood.
Next game v Manly at Manly on 14 July 2018.
Nagle this Week
No games until 29 July
Match Reports for Round 10 – 1 July
U13 Greens def on forfeit v Hills
U13 Whites def on forfeit v Hills
U14 Greens v Dural deferred
U14 Whites won v Drummoyne 31-14
The Whites team were keen to play some good Rugby against an evenly matched opposition in B division on a sunny Sunday at Taplin Park, Drummoyne. We had a good warm up thanks to the extra support from the parents and it paid dividends with an early try to Jasper Jarvis, converted by Miles Minto we led 7-0. Drummoyne came back hard assisted by a monster penalty count against the Wicks and they put on two tries, both converted. We went to the half time break down 7 – 14.
Most of the talk at the break was about discipline and playing our game and once we settled down into our plays, the results came with tries to Kitione (2), Fletcher (1) and Vincent (1), two conversions from Miles And David. Our defence in the second half was outstanding, with all the forwards contributing in particular when we were one man down due to a yellow card. David led the boys in full voice on the team song, well done Wicks.
U15 Greens def by Hunters Hill 17-19
A crisp sunny morning greeted us at beautiful Hunters Hill last Sunday with the boys keen to play this A division match.
Early exchanges showed that the teams were evenly matched. Alex Elder’s energy at no 7 throughout the first stanza was rewarded with a tough close range try to kick off our scoring. Hunters Hill, however, responded with 3 unanswered tries and things looked a bit grim until Sharn Marr scored just before half time after plenty of phases.
In fact, Sharn really put on a show of attacking football all game fed by his close mate Harrison Marsh. Apart from his try, it was Sharn’s dummy switch dummy in the second half which had opposition players scratching their heads and the crowd really talking.
The Warriors played really well in the second half applying a lot of pressure, and when hooker, Darcy Sullivan, hit a hole on the blind side for a smart try, we dared to dream. At the end of the day, there was just a conversion in it.
Looking forward to Round 11 when we will have our full squad back on deck.
U15 Whites won v Lane Cove 41-38
With a beautiful winters day greeting us at Lane Cove I would have assumed a bit more urgency in our warm up from the boys. That relaxed attitude translated onto the field with us leaking two unanswered tries in this D Division match.
Finally with some prolonged possession we were able to convert our pressure into three unanswered tries of our own. During that stanza our skill level was exceptional and the speed of our ruck ball was a thing of beauty. A rugby spectacle for all to admire was being played.
It seemed the giant inside us had been awoken, but alas not for too long.
Momentum swung back the way of our rivals after our inaccuracies and the lead changed again with two cheap tries to Lane Cove. We again got back to work to regain the lead but our laziness across the ground let them take the lead again. With the final whistle seconds away we regained our composure and snatched the victory from the arms of defeat.
There were some mammoth performances in parts across the group. Slobodan and Harry were standouts today with courageous defence and a silky skillset. Jack Kearney cleared the rucks with speed and precision. Ollie and Gabe were again tradesmen like in their tireless efforts. Hamish and Baxter also deserve a special mention for their efforts.
There was a lot to be happy with today but equally a lot to work on at training. I definitely pity the team that we play when we put a 60 minute team performance together.
Winning ugly is a beautiful thing.
Up the Wicks!!
U16 (B Div) def by Forrest 14-19