President’s Message

This week is Round 13 and our SUPER SUNDAY on 12 August 2018 when all Warriors teams will play at Nagle Park, the home of Randwick Warriors Rugby.

On that day there will be a major fund-raising drive with a Raffle, Club Merchandise, and a fundraising BBQ. We will be selling Warriors Caps for $20, Warriors Water Bottles for $5 and Randwick Back Packs for $20. We do not have any card/eftpos facilities and so we can only take cash.

And just as importantly, Super Sunday will be the day we support the charity The Kids Cancer Project and its Crazy Hair and Sock Day. All boys must wear crazy socks (and also bring their Warriors socks for team photos) and some crazy hair. There will be collections during the day.

Finally, special mention to Will Harrison and Ben Donaldson, two 2017 Australian Schoolboys and Randwick Juniors, who played plenty of teenage rugby down at Nagle. Both made their First Grade debut last Saturday.

Craig Bell
Randwick Warriors President

Randwick Rugby Colts (U20)

Last weekend saw Randwick Colts play arch rivals, Sydney Uni. Firsts and Seconds again came out on top and Thirds went down in a close one.

Colts are up at Norths this weekend.

Randwick Rugby Grade

A better round for Grade with Seconds, Thirds and Fourths victorious.

Special mention to Will Harrison and Ben Donaldson, two 2017 Australian Schoolboys and Randwick Juniors who played plenty of teenage rugby down at Nagle. Both made their First Grade debut last Saturday.

Next game v Norths at North Sydney Oval

Nagle this Week

Everyone is down at Nagle this weekend!

10 am – 13 W
10 am – Clovelly 12
11 am – 13 G
11 am – 14 W
12 noon – 14 G
12 noon – 15 W
1 pm – 16
1:30 – 15 G

Match Reports for Round 12 – 5 August

U13 Greens won v Penrith 22-10

U13 Greens had a long drive to “the rith” for a tough battle against the huge lads from out west in the A Div clash. It was a rather rugged group that turned up on Sunday and this doesn’t include those who attended the Waverley College ball the night before! 20 mins before kick off we had 14 players but by kick off we had 19 ready to fire but no referee!

The Wicks lads started with a hiss and a raw with a very well executed starter play putting Liam Ross in for a try. Penrith fired back with big carriers and even bigger defence but, as we did in Salamander Bay, we tackled our hearts out and hit break downs with intent! The Duck was on fire as was Zac out wide. 3 more tries and we had the game in the bag. The manager seemed to struggle with the score and timings, showing that we really need Mary-Anne Tanner to complete our performance!

A few late tries by the Penrith lads gave us a final score of 22-10. Well done to all on a team effort and thanks to those who rushed around from other sports! We need another big performance this weekend to make the finals!

U13 Whites won v Wahroonga 56-0

Sunday saw the U13 Whites play Wahroonga Gold in this E Div match at Nagle Park, The Home of Randwick Warriors Rugby.

The boys turned on moves & after a couple of short minutes were able to cross for their first try out wide.

The boys slight of hand was impressive and the forwards ripped in at the breakdown. Josh, Ollie K & Will Waugh were very impressive at the breakdown & were able to steal a stack of ball from their opponents.

With Big Tommy G out with a bung knee, Ollie K, Zac, Khan and Carter all stepped up. Byron was again solid at Hooker.

Ollie C directed the boys around the park with confidence and things finally started to click for our boys.

Although we eventually ran out winners 56-0, it was the fact the boys didn’t give up defending and keep the opposition scoreless that as good to see.

U14 Greens v Sylvania won on forfeit

U14 Whites def by Petersham 12-43

It was a warm Sunday afternoon for this away game on a very hard Camperdown Oval.

Despite a tough season after being promoted to B grade, full credit to the boys for showing up each week and giving it a crack against much larger opposition. Also hit by injury, this team was short with only one player to support the run on team. In the early contact we found it difficult to get the bigger boys to the ground and conceded 3 early tries. We also had Jimmy and Ed affected by injuries in the first half. The boys dug deep and managed to hold out Petersham and secured some good ball to give the backline. A clever kick by Logan Wright set up a try to the flying Jack McIntosh, this lifted the spirits of the team. At Half time we were down 5 – 22.

We put up a great fight in the second half with an early try to Peter Mafi converted by Miles Minto, however, we were outplayed by the opposition the full time score ended up 12 – 43.

U15 Greens won v Northern Barbarians 50-19
Pennant Hills Oval was the scene of this A Div game v Northern Barbarians, which seems to be a joint venture (JV) Eastwood team.
In any event, the Warriors were keen to continue their good form and soon Damon Askie, our red hot fullback, was stepping his way in for a try after a nice blind side switch from No 9 Klayton Thorn and No 10 Harrison Marsh.
You know that argument that there needs to be more “footballers” in rugby, not just athletes. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what that means until you see our hooker, Darcy Sullivan, read the play, take an intercept and run 80 metres for a try. I have to say, Darcy is a “footballer”…and a pretty good athlete.
Later on in the first half, Jack Harms accelerated, side stepped and popped the ball to Junior Williams who nearly scored. Great stuff. The only problem was that they were playing for the other team! You see, the JV team only turned up with 13 and so we shared 2 under the SJRU Rules to make it 15 on 15.
The 13 JV players that turned up were pretty massive and so it wasn’t all one way traffic as the Warriors just couldn’t keep out some “steam roller” tries in the second half. And, just as the Barbarians were on a roll, Cometh the Man, Cometh the Hour: Clem Halaholo, our lock, showed great athleticism and willpower to chase down their runaway winger and save a certain try. Incredible. At the end of the day, the Warriors finished off with some fine support play tries with Jack Hickey most prominent.
Special thanks to Jack Harms and Junior Williams who showed great spirit to play for the other team and make a game of it.

U15 Whites bye

U16 (B Div) def by Ryde 19-20

Next Game

3rd Grade NS Oval
Eastern Suburbs
19 August 11.40 am
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