Broken wood, bones & hearts: Why the Easts v Randwick derby is special

There’s nothing quite like a local derby and there are few quite as feisty as Eastern Suburbs v Randwick.

For years the local neighbours have battled and while Randwick have more silverware to show for it, very little has traditionally separated the two sides in derbies.

Ed Brenac played at Easts for close to a decade and said derbies against Randwick were the closest thing he’d experienced to State of Origin.

“All through the junior years we played together in a rep team called Easts Randwick,” Brenac told Rugby News.

“We also went to school with most of the Randwick boys so you’d be playing with and against them all the time, through club, school and rep footy.