Match Report: Round Eleven – Randwick v Southern Districts

by Paul Cook - Having started the season on fire with five wins from five, the Galloping Greens title charge had stuttered in recent weeks with three losses, so a win against Souths was paramount in terms of reasserting their credentials and taking points of one of their main rivals in the process. For the Rebels, this was another chance to knock-off a side sitting in that congested top eight on the ladder, having previously failed against Sydney Uni, Eastwood and Eastern Suburbs. With only seven rounds of the regular season remaining to cement a finals spot, neither side wanted another tick in the loss column. Clearly fired up for the occasion, Souths choked the Wicks’ space and time from the off, taking the game to their hosts and forcing a couple of early penalties. The first was skewed into the in-goal by Dewet Roos as the scrumhalf tried to chew off as many metres as possible for the lineout but skipper Duncan Chubb opted for points at the second time of asking and Rohan Saifo
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