A dominant 60 minutes of rugby saw a strong Students outfit build up an unassailable lead over Randwick to secure their sixth win of the season and rise to second on the Shute Shield ladder. Trailing 26-6 at half time, the Wicks staged a strong comeback to finish the game 38-25, with the presence of Wallabies Kurtley Beale and Drew Mitchell helping to draw a strong crowd and pack out the grandstand at Oval No. 1.
Elsewhere, Manly’s loss to Southern Districts at Forshaw Park relegates them to fourth place. Eastwood’s strong showing against the Rats at Pittwater Rugby Park has seen them maintain top spot and the Two Blues’ kicking skills were all that separated them from Penrith at Nepean Rugby Park. The remaining two games in Round 9 will be played tomorrow and Saturday, June 8.
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