CCRU Round 17

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 12th August, 2017
ROUND 17

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 45
Pat Niurua 2, Dan Sargeant, Daniel Hilton, Mitchell Hirst, Ryan Metcalfe, Frankie Webber tries;
Adam Danckert 5 conversions
defeated
Kariong 5
Yulari Smith try

Ourimbah 23
Matt King 2, Sam Kearney tries;
Ryan Fenning 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals
defeated
Woy Woy 20
Mitch Hyde, Alex Moore tries;
Alex Moore 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals

Warnervale 45
Jack Hogan, Daniel Ford, Simi Teekafa, Josh Holman, Mitchell Johnson, Scott Fitzpatrick, Atunaisa Turagabeci tries;
Mitchell Johnson 5 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 14
John O’Donnell, Ivan Satu tries;
Sam White 2 conversions

Gosford 34
Drew Neist 2, Shay Neist, Jackson Steinbeck, Caleb Tankard tries
Jim Sell 1 conversion;
Jack Shelley 1 conversion
defeated
The Lakes 21
Semisi Saitadra 2, Chris Brady tries;
Henry Vonfui 2 conversions;
Nathan Brown 1 conversion

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Terrigal 71
Ourimbah 56
Kariong 47
Woy Woy 47
Warnervale 46
Avoca Beach 36
Gosford 25
The Lakes 8
Hornsby 8

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 90 Kariong 3
Ourimbah 38 Woy Woy 30
Warnervale 56 Hornsby 0
The Lakes 32 Gosford 5

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 78 Kariong 0
Ourimbah 34 Woy Woy 14
Hornsby 17 Warnervale 7
Gosford 20 The Lakes 0
Avoca Beach 40 The Entrance 5

COLTS
Terrigal 25 Kariong 22
Avoca Beach 19 Woy Woy 17

REPORT :
Results in the Central Coast Rugby Union competition yesterday did not yet determine which teams will be making up the Top Four this year. It all comes down to the final round next Saturday.
The Match of the Day saw Terrigal prove far too good for Kariong at The Haven Oval. They ran out winners by 45 points to 5. Terrigal were immediately on top in this match and they had crossed for two tries within the opening few minutes. Terrigal were to continue this dominance throughout, and Kariong simply had no answer to the onslaught for the rest of the match. Terrigal went to the halftime break leading by 24 points to nil and even at that stage the end result seemed inevitable. Terrigal were controlling proceedings right across the field and were continually looking dangerous. Terrigal had several very good players. Flanker Sam Kenny was outstanding, especially ion the first half, while his fellow flanker Ryan Metcalfe was in his usual great form. Halfback Sekope Maea was also dangerous, and centre Mitchell Hirst had one of his better games this season. It was an excellent all round performance by Terrigal and it simply showed why they are the form team in this competition this year and why they have remained undefeated. They will go into the Finals as Minor Premiers and it will take a very good team to topple them this year. It was not a good day for Kariong. They remain in the Top Four despite the loss but they will need to refocus very quickly if they are to keep that spot into the Finals and if they are to be a force in the Finals. Their best performers on the day were lock Taylor Mildren, while the brothers, fullback Jake Holwill and prop Corey Holwill, never stopped trying despite the situation. Kariong know they need to win next Saturday to ensure their spot in the Top Four.

Ourimbah defeated Woy Woy by 23 points to 20 at Woy Woy Oval. It was a hard fought and tightly contested encounter throughout. There was never too much between the two teams and both had their periods where they led in the match. Ourimbah had slightly the better of the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 15 points to 10 but the result was still certainly very much up for grabs at the halfway point. Ourimbah had several very good players at this stage. Flanker Jarrod Grange was outstanding and was having one of his best matches this season. Hooker Clint Guyatt and prop Jordan Clark were also strong, while fullback Caleb Pritchard was continually showing pace and the ability to break the line. Woy Woy however suddenly were very much back in the match straight after halftime when they crossed for a converted try to take the lead by 17 points 15. It was certainly to be a classic game of rugby with so much at stake. Woy Woy were playing some very constructive rugby and did have further chances to score further points. Best players for them were back Fokolulu Taumololo, prop Matt Graham, Kane Burns and Mitch Hyde. However the final stages of the match saw Ourimbah cross for their third try and this, with a penalty goal, were able to seal the victory. Ourimbah halfback Matt King was excellent as well and was rewarded with two tries. It was certainly a close match and the result could have gone either way. The wins sees Ourimbah into the Major Semi-final in 3 weeks time, while Woy Woy remain in the Top Four. It all comes down to next Saturday for Woy Woy.

Warnervale maintained their excellent late season form with a very good win over Hornsby. They won by 45 points to 14 at Woongarrah Oval. It was a critical victory for Warnervale and one that sees them only the one point outside the Top Four. They are so close to the Finals. Warnervale were able to control the match from start to finish. They led by 26 points to 7 at the halftime break and they were able to continue on with it for the final 40 minutes. They crossed for 7 tries to 2 and that was a very good indication of the flow of the match. The Warnervale backline was good and basically most of the backs were able to cross for a try. Best for Warnervale were five-eight Mitchell Johnston, who posted a personal tally of 15 points, halfback Josh Holman, and prop Simi Teekafa. Hornsby tried hard but it was not to be their day. It was their final match of the season and they would have hoped to have finished up with a closer result. But it has been a good year for the Hornsby Lions.

Gosford gained their first win in many weeks when they defeated The Lakes by 34 points to 21 at Gosford Showground. However they certainly did not have it all their own way. They never really got away from The Lakes on the scoreboard until the final stages of the match. It was certainly a helter skelter type of match with tries being scored from all over the field. Both teams were able to throw the ball around and it certainly made for an exciting game of rugby even though there was a lack of constructive play at many stages. Gosford led by only 17 points to 14 at the halftime break and both teams knew they had a chance of victory. Best players for Gosford were lock Chad Sneyd and winger Drew Neist, while best performers for The Lakes were centres Semisi Saitadra and Chris Brady.

Avoca Beach defeated The Entrance in the President’s Cup match at Heazlett Park Oval by 40 points to 5.

CCRU Round 16

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 5th August, 2017
ROUND 16

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 31 Dan Sargeant, Pat Niurua, Adam Dankert, Ryan Metcalfe, Josh Vainikolo tries;
Adam Danckert 3 conversions
defeated
Ourimbah 20 Caleb Pritchard, Oliver Dark tries;
Ryan Fenning 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals

Warnervale 39 Kevin McNamara, Tevita Moala, Mitchell Johnson, Atunaisa Turagabeci, Cameron McNamara tries;
Cameron McNamara 4 conversions, 2 penalty goals
defeated
Avoca Beach 26 Pat Wheatley, Tristan Morris-Bowyer, Chad Martin,
Luke Sheridan tries;
Connor Kondrat 3 conversions

Woy Woy 38 Matt Graham 2, Nick Garnett 2, Daniel King, Adam Meany tries;
Alex Moore 4 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 31 Ben Astley, Ivan Satu, Harry Fox, Mitch Fullager tries;
Sam White 4 conversions, 1 penalty goal try

Kariong 103 Dan Shillingsworth 3, Ricky Chapman 3, Lachlan Peruch 2, Richard Harvey 2, Corey Holwill 2, Josh Bottero, Ben Flakus, Lonny Clark tries;
Scott Hanley 14 conversions
defeated
The Lakes 0

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Terrigal 66
Ourimbah 52
Kariong 47
Woy Woy 46
Warnervale 41
Avoca Beach 36
Gosford 20
The Lakes 8
Hornsby 8

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 22 Terrigal 3
Avoca Beach 41 Warnervale 33
Hornsby 19 Woy Woy 17
The Lakes 83 Kariong 0

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 13 Terrigal 7
Avoca Beach 69 Warnervale 5
Woy Woy 63 Hornsby 7
The Lakes 20 Kariong 19
Gosford 12 The Entrance 0

COLTS
Kariong 14 Avoca Beach 10
Terrigal 14 Woy Woy 14

REPORT :
Central Coast Rugby Union saw some exciting games of rugby in Round 16 and things are certainly hotting up as we approach the Finals Series. Three of the matches yesterday saw the halftime leaders being chased down and defeated by fulltime.
The Match of the Day saw a classic encounter at Ourimbah Rugby Park where Terrigal came from behind to defeat Ourimbah by 31 points to 20. The two leading teams put on a great display of rugby and both teams will take a huge amount out of this clash. Ourimbah started well and took the lead during the first half. By halftime they had jumped to a small but handy lead of 17 points to 12. Both teams knew at that stage that victory was certainly possible. Both teams then crossed for tries early on in the second half, but it was Ourimbah who maintained their lead in the match, right through until the final 10 minutes of the match. Both teams had some outstanding players on the day. Ourimbah were best served by lock Steven Pike, No.8 Sam Kearney and winger Oliver Dark. These three players were making inroads all day. Terrigal were never far behind on the scoreboard and were continually threatening to take the lead. Their best players on the day were lock Phil Heard, flanker Sam Kenny and winger Pat Niurua, who was dangerous every time he touched the ball. With time running out, and Ourimbah leading by 20 points to 17, it seemed the home team would hang on for victory. However Terrigal was able to cross for two converted tries in the final few moments of the match and were able to maintain their undefeated record this season. It was an incredible end to the match and just when it seemed that this undefeated record was to be broken, they were able to get those necessary points to get the win. Terrigal did score 5 tries to 2 on the day, but this match could have gone either way. It all makes for a very interesting game of rugby if these two teams meet again later in the season.

Another wonderful game of rugby was witnessed at Heazlett Park when Warnervale also came from behind to defeat Avoca Beach by 39 points to 26. The first half was a very even affair with both teams able to make continual inroads into the opposition. This made for an exciting game of rugby for those at the ground. Avoca Beach led early but late in the half the score remained close at 12-10. Avoca Beach did score a converted try right on halftime to make the score 19 points to 10 at the break and things were certainly in their favour at their stage, However Warnervale started the second half well and were able to cross for an early try at that stage in the second period. However Avoca Beach regained the lead with a great try from the back of a very good scrum. At that stage the home side led by 26 points to 17 and the flow of the match appeared to be going their way at the midway point of the second half. However the last 20 minutes saw Warnervale play some outstanding team rugby and in that period were able to cross for three unanswered tries. Avoca Beach tried to stop this attack but to no avail. Best players for Warnervale were half back Josh Holman, who was involved in everything, five-eight Mitch Johnson, hooker Cameron McNamara, who posted a personal tally of 19 points, and locks Richie Houston and Kevin McNamara. Avoca Beach were definitely in this match for much of it but had no answer in that final period. Best for the home side were No.8 Chad Martin, centre Matt Anderson, and winger Pat Wheatley. The win sees Warnervale still in the struggle to make the Finals, whole Avoca Beach’s chances have now been extinguished.

Woy Woy scored a win right on fulltime when they defeated Hornsby by 38 points to 31 at Mark Taylor Oval. It was a vital win for them as Warnervale are close behind on the scoreboard and chasing hard. Hornsby had a wonderful first half and were rewarded with a 21 points to 12 halftime lead. It seemed that this week they may hang on for victory. It was a comfortable lead but it wasn’t to be enough. Woy Woy fought back well in the second half and actually took the lead late in the match. However Hornsby scored just after to level the scores at 31 points apiece. Just when it seemed a draw was on the cards, the Woy Woy team was able to cross for a converted try right on the full time whistle. It proved a thriller from start to finish. Hornsby will see the match as one that got away, while Woy Woy would be relieved to get the points with two tough matches for them to finish the season. Best players for Woy Woy were prop Sam Soane, hooker Nick Garnett, while Matt Graham, Kane Burns and Alex Moore all put in very effective performances. Hornsby had some great players on the day but none were better than halfback Ben Astley, Harry Fox and Mitch Fullager.

Kariong were far too good for The Lakes at Kariong Oval and ran out winners by 103 points to 0. It was Kariong on top all day and were able to cross for 15 unanswered tries. It was 61 nil at halftime and the match continued in the same vein in the second half. Best for Kariong were wingers Dan Shillingsworth and Ricky Chapman, as well as flankers Josh Bottero and Lachlan Peruch. The Lakes were best served by Wiremu Pirini, Michael Ferry, and Harry Pirini.

Gosford defeated The Entrance in the President’s Cup match at Joseph Banks Oval by 12 points to 0.

CCRU Round 15

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 29th July, 2017
ROUND 15

PREMIER 1

Ourimbah 39
Caleb Pritchard 2, Josefa Biu, Brenton Law, Sam Kearney, Ryan Fenning tries;
Rob Richardson 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Kariong 21
Yulari Smith, Blake Silvester tries;
Scott Hanley 1 conversion, 3 penalty goals

Avoca Beach 38
Blake Jacob, Josh Parish, Pat Wheatley, Mitch Jacob, Matt Anderson, Connor Kondrat tries;
Connor Kondrat 4 conversions
defeated
Woy Woy 36
Damien Fleming, Zac Doake-Stride, Jordan Nikora, Hesse Polaula, Eparama Tuka tries;
Jordan Nikora 3 conversions;
Alex Moore 1 conversion;
Fokolulu Taumololo 1 penalty goal

Warnervale 60
Mitchell Riley 2, Scott Fitzpatrick, Jack Hogan, Ketoni Toutai, Daniel Ford, Tevita Moala, Mitchell Johnson tries;
Cameron McNamara 7 conversions, 2 penalty goals
defeated
Gosford 24
Jackson Steinbeck 2, Adam Howe, Daniel Glaves tries;
Adam Howe 1 conversion;
Josh Reid 1 conversion

Terrigal 68
Frankie Webber 3, Dan Sargeant, Pat Niurua, Adam Dankert, Ryan Metcalfe, Sam Kenny, Daniel Hilton, Brent Merritt tries;
Adam Danckert 7 conversions;
Sekope Maea 1 conversion;
Frankie Webber 1 conversion
defeated
Hornsby 5
Lachlan Skulander try

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Terrigal 61
Ourimbah 52
Kariong 42
Woy Woy 41
Warnervale 36
Avoca Beach 35
Gosford 20
The Lakes 8
Hornsby 6

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 45 Kariong 12
Woy Woy 25 Avoca Beach 10
Gosford 36 Warnervale 19
Terrigal 57 Hornsby 0

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 78 Kariong 7
Avoca Beach 24 Woy Woy 21
Gosford 64 Warnervale 0
Terrigal 20 Hornsby 0
The Entrance 17 The Lakes 3

COLTS
Kariong 45 Terrigal 5
Avoca Beach 27 Woy Woy 7

REPORT :
Things are hotting up in Central Coast rugby union and results yesterday still see the race to the Final Four very wide open.

The Match of the Day saw Ourimbah cement second place on the competition ladder when they defeated the third placed Kariong by 39 points to 21 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. Ourimbah played concerted rugby all day and having scored 6 tries to 2 in the match were the deserved victors. Ourimbah had the better of both halves. They got away to an excellent start and by halftime led by 20 points to 9. It was a comfortable lead but one that they knew could not be taken for granted. The Ourimbah backline were proving dangerous all game. The backs were able to score several long range tries and every time they had the ball in hand they were proving dangerous. Kariong had very little answer to their backline attack. Best for Ourimbah were backs Ryan Fenning, Brenton Law, Caleb Pritchard, and Rob Richardson. However players such as lock Josefa Biu and No.8 Sam Kearney were able to secure good ball at the set piece to enable their backs to attack. Kariong were always trying to get back into the match but could not get any real go forward. All the Kariong team tried hard but on the day none were better than lock Rob Brown, five-eight Mitch Clay and prop Corey Holwill. The win sees Ourimbah, like Terrigal, now ensured of a semi-final spot and their task now will be to secure a Major Semi-final place. Kariong are still in third spot but they know they have three teams very close behind them in the race to the Finals.

In a thrilling game of rugby at Woy Woy Oval, Avoca Beach were able to hang on to defeat Woy Woy by 38 points to 36. The first half was a totally even battle with both teams going try for try for the entire first 40 minutes. Both teams, when they were on attack within the opposition twenty-two, were able to cross for a try. The match was certainly proving entertaining for the crowd. However it was Avoca Beach who were able to go the halftime break leading by 21 points to 17, with the match certainly able to go either way at that stage. Both teams were making their mark, and the quite warm conditions were proving a test for some of the players. Although Woy Woy started the second half well they were unable to post points. In fact it was Avoca Beach who took the ascendancy when from the 10th to the 25th minute mark of this half they were able to cross for three vital tries. Some may have been against the run of play, but it was Avoca Beach who were setting the standard at this stage of the match. They had increased their halftime lead to 38 points to 17 and a victory appeared to be all sealed up. However Woy Woy suddenly started to put things together and they were able to cross for their own three quick tries and were able to control the final 10 minutes of the match. However time had run out and Avoca Beach were able to hang for a very important victory. Best players for Avoca Beach were flanker Blake Jacob, lock Emile Thomas, centre Matt Anderson and five-eight Mitch Jacob. Woy Woy were best served by the Fleming brothers, Corey and Damien, five-eight Jordan Nikora and centre Blake Arahill. Woy Woy are still positioned in fourth spot but have two teams breathing down their necks, and one of these is Avoca Beach. It makes for an exciting final three rounds of local rugby.

Warnervale continued their good recent form with a resounding win over Gosford by 60 points to 24 at Woongarrah Oval. It was all Warnervale from start to finish. Warnervale led by 31 points to 12 at the halftime break and were able to continue in the same vein in the second half when they scored a further 29 points. It was certainly one of their better efforts this season, and they certainly controlled all phases of the match. Gosford had no answer, and were never in a position to trouble the home team. Best players for Warnervale were Pat Walton, Zac McGowan, Simiote Teekafa, and Mitchell Riley who crossed for two individual tries. Best for Gosford was Jackson Steinbeck who crossed for 2 tries. Warnervale, with this win, remain in fifth spot on the competition ladder and can see the Finals but know they must win all games from now on if they are to make it.

Terrigal continued on their winning ways with a huge win over Hornsby at The Haven Oval, running out victors by 68 points to 5. Terrigal were always in charge and never looked like losing their undefeated record this season. They led from start to finish and although by halftime they only led by 14 points to nil. In the first half Hornsby were certainly taking the battle to them in that first half and making them earn their points. However the second half saw Terrigal really open up. Best for Terrigal were winger Pat Niurua, lock Joe Taylor, prop Dan Hilton, and fullback Frankie Webber who posted 17 individual points in the match with 3 tries and a goal. Hornsby gave it their all and their halfback Ben Astley had a resounding match for the entire 80 minutes.

The Entrance defeated The Lakes in the President’s Cup match at Slade Park by 17 points to 3 which proved a hard fought clash from start to finish.

CCRU Round 14

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 22nd July, 2017
ROUND 14

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 33
Sekope Maea 3, Dan Sargeant 2 tries;
Adam Danckert 4 conversions
defeated
Avoca Beach 12
Blake Jacob, Josh Parish tries;
Connor Kondrat 1 conversion

Woy Woy 37
Damien Fleming 2, Chris Hitch, Fokolulu Taumololo, Corey Fleming, Nick Garnett tries;
Fokolulu Taumololo 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Gosford 29
Adam Howe, Chris Heap, Jackson Steinbeck, Brenton Wagner, Adam Carlisle tries;
Damien Montgomery 2 conversions

Warnervale 57
Kevin McNamara 2, Scott Fitzpatrick 2, Jack Hogan 2, Cameron McNamara, Josh Holman, Atunasia Turageveci tries;
Cameron McNamara 6 conversions
defeated
The Lakes 19
Harry Pirini, Semisi Saitadra tries, Penalty Try;
Corey Douglas 2 conversions

Ourimbah 48
Josefa Biu 2, Matt King, Oliver Dark, Owen Turner, Caleb Pritchard, Brenton Law, Rob Richardson tries;
Ryan Fenning 3 conversions;
Jarrod Grange 1 conversion
defeated
Hornsby 21
John O’Donnell, Harry Fox, Alex Felsman tries;
Sam White 3 conversions

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Terrigal 56
Ourimbah 47
Kariong 42
Woy Woy 39
Warnervale 31
Avoca Beach 30
Gosford 19
The Lakes 8
Hornsby 6

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 21 Avoca Beach 17
Gosford 24 Woy Woy 10
Warnervale 24 The Lakes 14
Ourimbah 70 Hornsby 0

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 19 Avoca Beach 10
Gosford 47 Woy Woy 5
The Lakes 23 Warnervale 7
Ourimbah 82 Hornsby 0
The Entrance 67 Kariong 0

COLTS
Terrigal 23 Avoca Beach 7
Kariong 40 Woy Woy 26

REPORT :
Round 14 in Central Coast Rugby Union saw some hard fought matches, with quite a few high scoring efforts by several clubs.
The Match of the Day saw Terrigal continue on their winning ways when they defeated Avoca Beach by 33 points to 12 at Heazlett Park. Terrigal were always in charge in this seaside derby and were always looking the likely match winner. They controlled much of the play in the first half and were able to go to the halftime break leading by 14 points to 7. Both teams were still very much in the match at that stage but it was Terrigal who were looking that little bit more like the victor. Terrigal were playing very consistent rugby and they were reaping the rewards on the scoreboard. Terrigal had several very good players. Their halfback Sekope Maea was outstanding and was controlling most aspects of play from the set piece and from the breakdown. He was able to cross for three personal tries in what proved a ‘Man of the Match’ performance. He was ably supported by lock Alex Brewin and hooker Ethan McInnes. Terrigal continued their strong play into the second half and they controlled the scoreboard for much of the second period. They were able to increase their lead to 33 points to 7 with time running out. They scored 19 points to nil during the opening stages of the second half and this was enough to secure the win. Avoca Beach kept trying to bridge the gap but to no avail. They were able to cross for late try but it was all too late. Best players for Avoca Beach were prop Jake McPhie, lock Emile Thomas and centre Matt Anderson. As a result of the win, Terrigal continue on their winning way while the loss by Avoca Beach will see them very hard pressed to make the Finals this year.

Woy Woy were able to hang on to defeat Gosford at Gosford Showground by 37 points to 29. It was definitely a match in two halves, with Woy Woy dominating the first half while Gosford hot back with a very strong comeback in the second stanza. Woy Woy got away to a great start and led by 10 points to nil in the very early stages of the match. Gosford did hit back with try to make the score 10-5 but for the reminder of the first half it was all Woy Woy. They were able to score consistently and by the halftime break Woy Woy had jumped to a comfortable 29 points to 5 lead. It all seemed to be going very well for Woy Woy. They went even further ahead early in the second half when they posted their sixth try to lead by 34 points to 5. Best players for Woy Woy were forward Kane Burns, centre Fokolulu Taumololo, Corey Fleming and Nick Garnett. It was at that stage, about midway through the second half, that the momentum in the match changed. Gosford started to play some concerted rugby and were able to cross for several tries to greatly reduce the gap on the scoreboard. They were spreading the ball wide and were making several inroads into the Woy Woy defence. Best for Gosford were replacement five-eighth Adam Carlisle, centre Josh McGlynn, lock Luke Brown, and winger Adam Howe. Gosford got to within 5 points of Woy Woy when the score was 34 to 29, and the match was certainly up for grabs at that stage. However a late relieving penalty goal to Woy Woy saw them home. It was a meritorious victory for the visitors in what proved an exciting match to watch. The win sees Woy Woy cement a Top Four position while Gosford have yet another close loss.

Warnervale kept their Finals hopes alive with a good win over The Lakes, running out winners by 57 points to 19 at Woongarrah Oval. The first half was a reasonably even battle although Warnervale did go to the halftime break leading by 21 points to 12. However the second half saw the home team pile on a further 36 points to 7 and fully deserved their victory. The bonus point win sees Warnervale jump into fifth spot on the ladder and will be aiming for a Finals spot in their remaining 4 matches this season. Best players for Warnervale were NSW Country forward Kevin McNamara, halfback Josh Holman, and Scott Fitzpatrick, who crossed for 2 tries. The Lakes gave it their all and were best served by No.8 Harry Pirini, who scored a try, and Corey Douglas.

Ourimbah, after a slow start, were able to defeat Hornsby at Mark Taylor Oval by 48 points to 21. The first half saw a great effort by Hornsby and they richly deserved to go to the halftime break leading by 21 points to 17. At that stage an upset seemed on the cards. Ourimbah scored a try in the opening minutes of the match but it was then Hornsby who took control and were able to take the lead by 14 points to 5 midway through the first half. Ourimbah however were the far stronger team in the second half. They scored early in that half to take the lead in the match and were able to post a total of 31 points in the second half while Hornsby were unable to increase their score. Ourimbah showed in that second half that they will be a force during the Finals Series this year. Best players for the visitors were lock Josefa Biu, halfback Matt King, and backs Brenton Law and Caleb Pritchard. Hornsby played well, especially in that first half. Their best performers were No.8 Lachlan Skulander, lock Ed Mills and winger John O’Donnell who crossed for a try. The win sees Ourimbah jump into second spot on the ladder. Hornsby played some good rugby and will trouble teams in the remaining matches this year.

The Entrance defeated Kariong by 67 points to 0 at Kariong Oval, to continue on their winning way.

CCRU Round 13

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 15th July, 2017
ROUND 13

PREMIER 1

Ourimbah 33
Callum Mead, Jordan Clark, Isaac Harding-Davis, Owen Turner, Caleb Pritchard tries;
Ryan Fenning 4 conversions
defeated
Avoca Beach 17
Luke Sheridan, Liam Donsworth, Pat Wheatley tries;
Connor Kondrat 1 conversion

Terrigal 17
Frankie Webber, Dylan Calabria, Josh Vainikolo tries;
Adam Danckert 1 conversion
defeated
Gosford 5
Caleb Tankard try

Kariong 31
Robert Brown, Philip Brown, Ryan Wallbank, Jake Holwill, Tyson Potger tries;
Scott Hanley 3 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 7
Mitch Fullager try;
Sam White 1 conversion

Woy Woy 41
Tevita Tangi-Noa 2, Kane Burns, Mitch Hyde, Tamani McInnes-Cama, Fokolulu Taumololo, Blake Arahill tries;
Jake Cucek 3 conversions
defeated
The Lakes 12
Macui Raulini, Corey Douglas tries;
Bill Moroney 1 conversion

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Terrigal 51
Ourimbah 42
Kariong 42
Woy Woy 34
Avoca Beach 30
Warnervale 26
Gosford 18
The Lakes 8
Hornsby 6

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 29 Avoca Beach 6
Terrigal 38 Gosford 10
Hornsby 12 Kariong 7
Woy Woy 36 The Lakes 17

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 38 Avoca Beach 3
Gosford 29 Terrigal 0
Hornsby 24 Kariong 14
Woy Woy 43 The Lakes 13
The Entrance 90 Warnervale 0

COLTS
Avoca Beach 15 Woy Woy 0
Kariong 28 Terrigal 24

REPORT :
Central Coast Rugby Union completed a good round of hard fought rugby yesterday. The teams now enter the final five weeks of the competition with many teams in contention for Finals Series berths in all grades. The Match of the Day saw Ourimbah cement their Top Four position with a bonus point win over Avoca Beach. Ourimbah defeated Avoca Beach by 33 points to 17 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. Ourimbah got away to a very good start and had taken control of proceedings in the very early stages. Ourimbah had crossed for 2 tries and led by 14 points to nil at this stage. However Avoca Beach, who knew the match was of huge importance, fought back hard and got within 2 points of the home side. With the score at 14 points to 12, it seemed the match could go either way at that stage. Ourimbah were able to cross for a try just prior to halftime and this 19 points to 12 scoreline was the situation at the break. It was such a crucial try in what was proving a very tight encounter. However the second half saw Ourimbah take control and were able to go on with it and score a further 14 points to 5. It was an even struggle but Ourimbah just always seemed to have their nose in front. The final scoreline of 5 tries to 3 was probably a good indication of the overall flow of the match. Ourimbah had several very good players. Halfback Matt King was strong all day and led from the front. He was ably supported by No.8 Sam Kearney and lock Isaac Harding-Davis. Avoca Beach, with this loss, have to win most of their remaining matches if they are to make the Finals this year.

Terrigal maintained their unbeaten run this season although they did not have it all their own way when they defeated Gosford by 17 points to 5 at Gosford Showground. It was a tough, fast and physical encounter throughout and both teams gave it their all. Terrigal started the match very well and had crossed for their first try in the opening few minutes. This 5 points to nil lead remained the score for much of the first half until Gosford were able to respond with their own try. The first half only saw these two tries posted and scores were locked at 5 points apiece at the halftime break. Both teams had played well. Both teams had their chances to post further points but excellent defence was the order of the day. Even though there was plenty of action for the spectators, much of the play was centred around the centre of the field. Best players for Terrigal were locks Phil Heard and Josh Vainikolo, and hooker Ethan McInnes. Gosford also had some very good performances but none were better then five-eight Josh McGlynn and lock Luke Brown. The second half started much the same as the first half with Terrigal scoring a try within the first few minutes of the start of this half. This made the score 10-5. It was a good team try scored by Josh Vainikolo. However there was to be no further points scoring until very late in the match. Terrigal did dominate large stages of the second half but simply were unable to break through the dogged Gosford defence. The match result was sealed in the last 10 minutes of the match when Terrigal centre Dylon Calabria crossed for their team’s third try, and the conversion made the final score 17-5. It was a good match and both teams will take a lot from it. Terrigal know they will have to play better if they are to maintain that undefeated record this season while Gosford will trouble teams from here to the end of the season.

Kariong continued their good recent form with a 31 points to 7 win over Hornsby at Mark Taylor Oval. Kariong were always in control in this match on the scoreboard but Hornsby certainly put in a courageous effort. Kariong got away to a good start and led by 12 points to nil at the halftime break. Hornsby had made their presence felt in the first half and had made the visitors work hard for every point. Kariong continued their good form in the second half and were able to post a further 19 points in that stanza. The final scoreline of 5 tries to one was a good indicator of the flow of the match. Best players for Kariong were halfback Scott Hanley, who was outstanding all match, flanker Josh Bottero, and Phil Brown. Hornsby also had several standout players. These included lock Aaron Duncan, Brian Mudge and tryscorer Mitch Fullager. Kariong sit on equal points with Ourimbah on the competition ladder in what is shaping as a very interesting last few weeks of the season. Hornsby, like Gosford, will trouble teams for the remainder of the season.

Woy Woy entered the Top Four with their 41 points to 12 win over The Lakes at Woy Woy Oval. Woy Woy were always ahead on the scoreboard in this match and deserved the victory. They crossed for 7 tries in what was a great team effort. The first half was quite an even affair and the score at the break was only 12 points to 7 in favour of the home side. However the second half saw Woy Woy go on and record a meritorious win. Best players for Woy Woy were Alifeleti Atiola, Mitch Hyde and Jake Cucek. A feature of the match were the two tries scored by Tevita Tangi-Noa. The Lakes were in the match for quite awhile but faded the longer the match went on. Best players for the visitors were centre Paul Wilson and Peri Raulini.

The Entrance defeated Warnervale by 90 points to 0 at Joseph Banks Oval.

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