Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH) Catholic Primary School Randwick’s Rugby team showed their true colours – and great resilience – in a strongly contested Gangemi Shield grand final performance.
The team narrowly missed victory in the NSWCPS Rugby 10’s tournament, despite losing two senior players to concussion before it began and another to injury in the semi-finals.
With just eight players to the other team’s full side, they scored two tries in the match against St Carthage’s Primary School Lismore during the final held at St Joseph’s College on 5 August.
The OLSH team began the day with a convincing 28 – 0 win against eventual champions St Carthage’s Primary School Lismore. They won 34 – 0 against St Nicholas’ Primary School Tamworth and 17 – 7 against Catherine McAuley Primary School Orange to make the semi-finals.
The score was tied at 12 – 12 in the game with St Laurence’s Primary school Forbes until OLSH scored a try at the hooter to progress to the grand final.
They represented OLSH valiantly.– Ry Kato
“The passion and heart was still very strong within our team and they represented OLSH and Sydney valiantly,” said sports co-ordinator Ry Kato.
“The Year 6 boys have shown great leadership to the Year 5 boys, and the whole team played so well. They were great representatives of our school and have laid an amazing platform for our younger students in years to come.”