Easts break losing streak with memorable win over Uni


19/06/2010





 
Eastern Suburbs has come from behind in the closing stages to score a hard-fought victory over Sydney University in the ABC TV Game of the Day. Randwick, Eastwood, Manly and Souths all kept their places in the top six with wins while Warringah edged closer to finals contention with victory over Norths.

Tooheys New Shute Shield – Round 10 Scores
Eastern Suburbs 16 d Sydney University 13 at Woollahra Oval
Warringah 26 d Northern Suburbs 13 at Pittwater Rugby Park
Southern Districts 31 d West Harbour 26 at Forshaw Rugby Park
Eastwood 36 d Parramatta 21 at Granville Park
Randwick 36 d Gordon 34 at Coogee Oval
Manly 27 d Penrith 7 at Nepean Rugby Park

Eastern Suburbs v Sydney University at Woollahra Oval
Eastern Suburbs has broken a three-match losing streak in the best possible fashion with a gutsy 16-13 victory over Sydney University at Woollahra Oval.
In a match which saw the lead change five times, Ofa Fainga’anuku scored in the right corner with just seven minutes to go, with Brendan McKibbin kicking the conversion from the sideline to open up the match-winning lead.
McKibbin and Julian Huxley traded penalties in the first half before Easts took a 9-6 lead into the break. However the game threatened to break open when Tom Carter got on the end of a Nathan Trist chip kick to score the first try of the match early in the second half.
The match remained in the balance down the stretch before Fainga’anuku’s try, and while Uni had their opportunities in the final minutes, Easts held strong in a match which could turn their season around.

Eastern Suburbs 16
(Ofa Fainga’anuku try; Brendan McKibbin 3 pens, con) d Sydney University 13 (Tom Carter try; Julian Huxley 2 pens, con)at Woollahra Oval. HT: Eastern Suburbs 9-6. Referee: Steve Hardy.

Warringah v Northern Suburbs at Pittwater Rugby Park

Warringah has moved within striking distance of the top six after recording a 26-13 victory over Northern Suburbs at Pittwater Rugby Park.
After scoring 19 points with the boot last week, Brett Sheehan continued his good kicking form with four penalties and two conversions for a personal haul of 16 points.
The Rats have leapfrogged Uni and Norths sit two competition points behind sixth-placed West Harbour.

Warringah 26 (Josh Holmes, Will Sare tries; Brett Sheehan 4 pens, 2 cons) d Northern Suburbs 13 (James Fitzgerald try; Pete Smith 2 pens, con) at Pittwater Rugby Park. Referee:Stephen Hill (QLD).

Southern Districts v West Harbour at Forshaw Rugby Park
Southern Districts have started 2010 with ten wins from ten games after downing West Harbour 31-26 at Forshaw Rugby Park.
Reds forward Radike Samo crossed twice for the Rebels who were also awarded yet another penalty try to help them to their ninth bonus point.
West Harbour also scored four tries and earned two bonus points in the loss which keeps the Pirates inside the top six. The visitors were coming back and it looked like an upset could be on the cards before lock Tom Hikila received a yellow card six minutes from full-time which stalled the Pirates’ momentum.

Southern Districts 31 (Radike Samo 2, Josh Tatupu tries; Penalty try; Nathan Sievert 4 cons, pen) d West Harbour 26 (George Fifita, Tom Hikila, Sione Tau, Nick Reily tries; Nick Reily 3 cons) at Forshaw Rugby Park. Referee: Callan O’Neill.

Parramatta v Eastwood at Granville Park
Spurred on by the debut of Tongan international Pierre Hola, Parramatta put in a much more spirited performance despite going down to Eastwood 36-21 at Granville Park.
The Woodies scored six tries to three, with returning Australian Barbarians Damien Fitzpatrick and Lachie Turner both touching down for Eastwood.
The bonus point victory keeps Eastwood in second place and sets up a top of the table clash against Southern Districts in next week’s ABC TV Game.
Eastwood 36 (Damien Fitzpatrick, Hugh Perrett, James Stannard, Luke Brecht, Lachie Turner, John Grant tries; Ben Batger 3 cons) d Parramatta 21 (Ryan Aniseko, Junior Tavola, Jesse Leota tries; Tom Woods 2 pens) at Granville Park. Referee: Daniel Cheever.

Randwick v Gordon at Coogee Oval
Kurtley Beale has celebrated his Randwick debut by stealing a last gasp victory for the Galloping Greens at Coogee Oval.
Gordon looked set for a huge upset and only their second win of the season until Beale, who excelled at both fullback and then flyhalf, tied the scores at 34-all with Randwick’s fifth try. He then converted from the left of the uprights to deliver his new team a memorable victory.
Gordon earned two bonus points despite the loss, while Randwick remain in fourth place on the table.

Randwick 36 (Ben Mowen, Tony Luxford, Gene Fairbanks, Tom Tombleson, Kurtley Beale tries; Kurtley Beale 4 cons, pen) d Gordon 34 (Dion Berryman, Josh Whittaker, Dane Haylett-Petty, Marty Plokstys tries; Dave Harvey 4 cons, 2 pens) at Coogee Oval. Referee: Anthony Moyes.

Penrith v Manly at Nepean Rugby Park
Penrith fought hard in the second half but it wasn’t enough to stop a confident Manly outfit from recording a 27-7 victory at Nepean Rugby Park.
The Marlins jumped to a 17-0 lead at the break and while Penrith were only outscored by three points in the second half, they couldn’t close the margin.
Manly remain in third place on the competition ladder, and while they are still more than two wins out of first, they are now 15 points ahead of seventh.

Manly 27 (Caydeyrn Neville, Will Brame, Ben Seymour, Lui Siale, Richard Hooper tries; Adam D’Arcy con) d Penrith 7 (Dave Coventry try; Tawhiri Walsh con) at Nepean Rugby Park. Referee: Andrew Lees.
 

Team
P
W
D
L
F
A
Df
BP 4t
BP <7p
BP
Pts
Southern Districts
10
10
0
0
396
209
187
9
0
9
49
Eastwood
10
8
0
2
322
244
78
7
0
7
39
Manly
10
7
0
3
405
149
256
7
3
10
38
Randwick
10
6
0
4
337
243
94
7
0
7
31
Eastern Suburbs
10
6
0
4
341
258
83
4
0
4
28
West Harbour
10
4
0
6
298
274
24
6
3
9
25
Warringah
10
4
1
5
229
234
-5
3
2
5
23
Northern Suburbs
10
4
1
5
236
251
-15
4
0
4
22
Sydney University
10
4
0
6
202
176
26
1
4
5
21
Penrith
9
3
0
6
174
292
-118
3
0
3
15
Gordon
9
1
2
6
156
223
-67
1
2
3
11
Parramatta
10
0
0
10
86
629
-543
0
1
1
1

 


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