Allen Oxlade (6)
Looked a little bit more than a "few scuffles" from the other side of the ground and when young kids see a bunch of pissed blokes beating the shit out of each other and police having to respond with pepper spray to break things up (as some have reported), not quite the image of the game we want them to have.
And then more "scuffles" in the welcome line as the players came out of the tunnel for the main fixture. Pretty ordinary all round really and a sad blight on what was otherwise a fantastic afternoon.
For the reserve fixture I Was the first Randwick 'supporter' to join the already Easts filled tunnel as our supporters bus arrived a little behind schedule. Once the Wicks supporters finally arrived there was a bit of banter between the Easts boys and the Wicks but all very entertaining. However the blight in the afternoon began when a prominent well known Easts player with a very important father in the rugby community started swigging beer from his plastic glass and spitting on the Randwick reserve grade players in the tunnel as they ran out onto the field. This was the catalyst that created the first scuffle and the few other 'hand bags at dawn thereafter'. Seriously who spits beer on players running out onto a field. I have 5 kids and would disown any one of them if they ever did that.