Shute Shield: Randwick rattle up the milestones on Indigenous Day v Manly

By MARK CASHMAN

It was a day of milestone at Coogee Oval as Randwick continued their climb up the Shute Shield ladder with a vital 34-15 win over Manly on Saturday.

The club celebrated their celebrated links to the Indigenous community by playing in a special jersey and also had a number of formalities before the game, a welcome to country, smoking ceremony and the national anthem sung in one of the First Nations tongues.

But once the game kicked off it was all about honouring the likes of David Vea for his 100th grade game, Dave Horwitz’s 50th first grade cap and of course the very last game on Coogee Oval for the evergreen hooker Adam Freier.