Androvians too strong for Paul’s XV

Androvians too strong for Paul’s XV

11 months ago

St Paul’s did battle against St Andrew’s in the Rawson Cup Rugby Final on 26th May, at the Sydney University Football Ground (formally No. 2 Oval), going down 45-10. The match was played under lights, and was a great spectacle for the packed out grandstand. As anticipated, the contest was a fiery one, with plenty of passion displayed both on and off the field.

The Paulines drew first blood through second-year, Will Goddard, slotting an early penalty to take the score to 3-0. Paul’s would not see any more points for 60-odd minutes after that point. Drew’s went on a roll shortly after that penalty sailed through the sticks, displaying prowess across the park in all aspects of the competition.

At 38-3, freshman, George Poolman, crossed the stripe from a backline move 15 metres out from the Androvians’ try line, with Goddard slotting the conversion. 38-10. Drew’s would go on to run in another converted try, sealing the match 45-10.

A courageous effort from all involved. Paul’s now sits at second place with 9 points on the overall Rawson Cup ladder, behind Andrew’s on 13. There will be five Rawson sports played in Semester 2, with rowing pushed back due to a blue green algae infestation at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. Time enough, if good enough for the College and its 2021 Rawson Cup campaign.