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Volume 6 No. 211
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Randwick Committed To Partnership But Determined To Go It Alone In NRC

Randwick "is intent on going it alone in the new National Rugby Championship in the future," despite the Sydney club and "arch-rival" Eastern Suburbs being named as key partners of the New South Wales Country team for this year's debut tournament which starts in August, according to Rupert Guinness of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. But Randwick, while saying that it initially sought to create an eastern seaboard NRC franchise with Eastern Suburbs and Southern Districts, "has reiterated that this year it will remain committed to the partnership with NSW Country that was announced on Monday." Randwick President Bob Dwyer said a major plus for the club was the financial relief it would get as it implements its planned rebuild as a Shute Shield force, with NSW Country having already secured ''tremendous financial support'' for the NRC. Dwyer: ''It’s a very good relationship for us. Financially, it relieves us of the burden we would have had had we gone alone initially" (SMH, 3/26).