Shute Shield: Randwick rattle home late but Two Blues trouble them early

By MARK CASHMAN

Rugby’s a game of two halves and that certainly was the case as Randwick continued their good run at the start of the Shute Shield with a 42-0 win of the Western Sydney Two Blues on Saturday.

A scan of the scores suggests that the Galloping Greens did it easy, but for the first 40 minutes that certainly wasn’t the case.

The scores were all locked up at 0-0 at the halftime break with the Two Blues missing out on a couple of penalty chances and having a try disallowed just before the break.

But after oranges it was a completely different story with Randwick running in six tries and getting some real pay out of their henchmen that included Maurice ‘Mozza’ Longbottom, Tristan Reilly and the Frenchman Hugo Camp.

“The Two Blues started really well and gave it to us in the first half and to be honest were unlucky not to have scored a few tries,” Randwick coach Ben McCormack said.