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Too little too late as Galloping Greens outgunned

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David Sygall

HIGH-FLYING Southern Districts continued their promising start to the club rugby season, condemning Randwick to at least another week without a win in their Shute Shield campaign.

The Galloping Greens went in with a new-look side but paid for a slow start against the Rebels, who remained a step ahead for most of the match and finished strongly, suggesting they are title contenders.

Souths scored only one try in the first half but shot out to a 19-0 lead on the back of some lightning-fast attack, ill-discipline by Randwick and the accurate boot of five-eighth Rohan Saifoloi. The Wicks fought back with a late try to limit the half-time deficit to 19-7.

The Rebels might have run away with the game after an early second-half try but Randwick countered twice through fullback Tim Wright to leave the score 26-17 with 20 minutes left.However, Souths had too much steam late on and tries to breakway Sean Doyle and second-rower Andrew Leota sealed the points. Saifoloi was eye-catching for the Rebels, kicking eight from eight.

The Rebels' win was built early on. After just three minutes, big No.5 Jed Holloway sliced through ordinary defence to score their opener. Four penalty goals to Saifoloi ensured a tough road back for the home side before No.8 Peter Samu produced a fine solo try to give the Wicks hope.

Randwick were outgunned on the day but competed proudly, with five-eighth Ethan Ford scoring a converted try just before the final bell.

In other games, Parramatta beat Warringah 22-18, West Harbour downed Penrith 25-23, Manly defeated Northern Suburbs 28-15, Sydney University edged out Gordon 27-25 and Eastern Suburbs beat Eastwood 48-18.

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CAN 17 vs SCO 19 Report Stats
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