Rd 6 Preview: Randwick v Easts – Eagles To Clash In ANZAC Derby

by Paul Cook - The scenic seaside suburb of Coogee will be no place for the feint hearted this Saturday. On a day when the entire country will come together with our neighbours across the Tasman to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the fateful ANZAC landings at Gallipoli, a complete re-enactment of the landings will be performed in front of an expectant crowd of some 10,000 people on Coogee’s foreshore, in what should be a fitting and emotional tribute to this nation’s bravest souls. What is hoped for is that many of those present choose to stick around for an afternoon of footy at nearby Coogee Oval as Randwick take on Eastern Suburbs, providing a suitably swollen audience for one of club rugby’s fiercest derbies. While there should be no churlish comparisons between the game of rugby and the horrors of war, a sporting battle that sees two local rivals go toe-to-toe in search of bragging rights, should imbue plenty of fighting spirit and hopefully, one heck of a spectacle
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