CCRU Round 9 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 16th June, 2018
ROUND 9

Central Coast Rugby Union

PREMIER 1
Woy Woy 26
Blake Arahill 2, Matt Graham, Wade Hannell tries;
Alex Moore 3 conversions
defeated
Terrigal 23
Brent Merritt 2, Salipopo Pamata 2 tries;
Sekope Maea 1 penalty goal

The Lakes 46
Jerry Tikomailepanoni 2, Tom Cleary, Macui Raulini, Harry Pirini, Reihana Hemopo, James McCombie, Logan Hemopo tries;
Logan Hemopo 3 conversions
defeated
Avoca Beach 31
Patrick Wheatley, Mitch Jacob, Adam Chettle tries;
Penalty try;
Dylan Cadogan 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Ourimbah 43
James Blanch 2, Brett Cunningham, Matt King, Jarrod Grange, Steven Pike, Messa Collata tries;
Jarrod Grange 4 conversions
defeated
Warnervale 26
Daniel Ford 2, Jacob Griffin, Cameron McNamara tries;
Cameron McNamara 3 conversions

Kariong 36
Justin Walker 2, Henry Ahovelo 2, Reece Clay, Jake Holwill tries;
Scott Hanley 3 conversions
defeated
Gosford 10
Brendon Montgomery, Jackson Steinbeck tries

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 35
2 Terrigal 28
3 Avoca Beach 27
4 Woy Woy 24
5 The Lakes 23
6 Warnervale 20
7 Kariong 16
8 Hornsby 9
9 Gosford 8

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 26 Woy Woy 7
Gosford 22 Kariong 7
The Lakes 31 Avoca Beach 20
Ourimbah 71 Warnervale 5

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 15 Woy Woy 7
The Lakes 12 Avoca Beach 7

COLTS
Warnervale 34 Ourimbah 19
Woy Woy 22 Terrigal 5

WOMEN
Warnervale 34 Ourimbah 0
Woy Woy 22 Terrigal 7
Avoca Beach 32 Hornsby 5
Warnervale 20 Ourimbah 0
Terrigal 15 Woy Woy 0
Avoca Beach 19 Hornsby 10

REPORT :
Round 9 saw some apparent upsets in a season which is developing into the most interesting in many seasons. The competition is so close and positions on the competition table are changing week by week.
In the Match of the Day, Woy Woy scored one of their best wins of the season when they defeated Premiers Terrigal by 26 points to 23 at The Haven Oval. There was absolutely nothing between these two sides for the entire match but it was Woy Woy who seemed to always have their nose in front. Woy Woy led by the closest of margins at the half way mark, by 21 points to 18 and that was a great indicator of the closeness of the scores. Woy Woy got away to a great start and they were able to lead by 21 points to 8 well into the first half. Things were certainly looking very rosy for them. Terrigal did hit back with some very good rugby late in the first half, and were able to cross for 2 quick tries to tighten the gap. Goal kicking was an issue for Terrigal as they only able to land one during the entire match. The second half continued in the same vein. It was a very even last 40 minutes with both sides only able to cross for the single try. Defence was the feature of the half with neither team able to gain very much in attack. Woy Woy were able to hang for the narrow win. It was a great boost for them, as the win sees them cling on to 4th spot on the ladder in what is developing into a very tight race to the Finals. We are at the midway point of the season and it will be most interesting to see if these four leading teams will make up the Top Four this year. It is a question to be answered. Best players for Woy Woy were back Blake Arahill, who crossed for 2 tries, halfback Mitch Hyde and forward Tyrone Fleming. Best for the home side were winger Brent Merritt, who also crossed for 2 tries, lock Joe Taylor and Sekope Maea.

At Slade Park, The Lakes won a classic match by 46 points to 31 over Avoca Beach. The Lakes got off to a great start and were never behind on the scoreboard from that point on. It was a scrappy start as the wind affected play and the teams worked hard to work each other out but it was The Lakes who ran in the first try when their five-eight Fillimoni Seru made a break to score adjacent to the posts. The Lakes followed this up with two more tries and a conversion to be up 19-0 on the scoreboard after only 25 minutes. They knew however that Avoca Beach would fight to the end and they had to keep the scoreboard ticking over, which they did with a try out wide before Avoca Beach crossed for their first try of the game. A further penalty goal to the Sharks on half-time made the score 24-10 at the halftime break. This was definitely a good indication of the flow of the match as The Lakes looked dangerous every time they touched the ball and Avoca Beach just had no answer at this stage for their running rugby. Best for The Lakes was their fullback Macui Rauluni, whose elusive running style was proving impossible to stop. He continued this form in the second half with an early length of the field try running through the entire Sharks team to score under the posts. This try plus two more just after half-time saw The Lakes jump out to a huge lead and it was only then that Avoca Beach started to take some chances and put some points on the board but it was all too late. Other god players for The Lakes were forward Harry Pirini, lock James McCombie and halfback Logan Hemopo. Avoca Beach never stopped trying and they were best served by five-eight Dylan Cadogan, fullback Shaun Townsend and debutante Adam Chettle. The win sees The Lakes in 5th spot on the ladder with a very good chance of reaching the Top Four this year.

Ourimbah cemented their position at the top of the competition ladder with a strong win over Warnervale by 43 points to 26 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. Ourimbah got away to a wonderful start and they were able to post 31 unanswered points in the first half. The first 40 minutes was all Ourimbah and Warnervale had no answer. This period showed why Ourimbah have jumped to favouritism in the race to the Premiership this year, as they played some exceptional rugby. The second half was a far more even affair. Warnervale finally kicked into gear and were able to put the points on the board. In fact the second half saw Warnervale outscore Ourimbah by 26 points to 12 and really made everyone sit up and take notice during this period. But the first half had secured the win for the home team. However both teams showed they will be a threat this year. Ourimbah will be a potent force this year. Warnervale will definitely trouble teams and will push for a semi-final spot if the wins come their way. Best for Ourimbah were lock Matt Hopkins, halfback Matt King and flanker James Blanch, who crossed for 2 tries. Warnervale never gave up and their best players were Jack Gray, Brenton Acreman, and Daniel Ford, who also crossed for two personal tries.

Kariong kept their Finals chances alive with a convincing win over Gosford at Kariong Oval, winning by 36 points to 10. Kariong were always in control on the paddock and on the scoreboard, and they led by 19 points to 5 at the halftime break. The second half went much the same way with Kariong winning that half by 17 points to 5. So it was a most consistent performance by Kariong and they certainly showed they will trouble all teams this year. They would be regretting those close losses they had earlier in the season. It was a tough day for Gosford and they were only able to cross for the 2 tries. Best players for Kariong were No.8 Blake Silvester, flanker Josh Bottero and hooker Justin Walker. Walker capped off a fine game with 2 tries. Gosford were best served by forwards Ben Eccles and Jackson Steinbeck, as well back Josh McGlynn.

CCRU Round 8 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 2nd JUNE, 2018
ROUND 8

NSW Country Championships

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 31
Dylan Calabria 2, Brent Merritt, Sekope Maea, Kris Diebert tries;
Mark Koteczky 3 conversions
defeated
Warnervale 12
Daniel Ford, Mitch Riley tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion

Avoca Beach 22
Liam Donsworth, Dan Reihana, Joe Carroll tries;
Dylan Cadogan 1 penalty goal, 2 conversions
defeated
Gosford 19
Jackson Steinbeck 2, Jack Shelley tries;
Adam Carlisle 2 conversions

Woy Woy 29
Fokolulu Taumalolo 3, Jackson Dewar tries;
Alex Moore 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Kariong 24
Robert Brown 2, Harry Ahorelo, Reece Clay tries;
Scott Hanley 2 conversions

The Lakes 34
Dylan Galvin 2, Macui Raulini 2, Reihana Hemopo, Filumoni Seru tries;
Logan Hemopo 2 conversions
defeated
Hornsby
19 Ollie Jenkins, Jack Vandersteen, Toby Forde tries;
Sam White 2 conversions

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 30
Avoca Beach 26
Terrigal 26
Warnervale 19
Woy Woy 19
The Lakes 18
Kariong 11
Hornsby 9
Gosford 8

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 38 Warnervale 19
Gosford 31 Avoca Beach 19
The Lakes 42 Hornsby 10
Woy Woy 17 Kariong 10

PRESIDENTS CUP
Avoca Beach 19 Gosford 7
Ourimbah 26 The Entrance 15

COLTS
Wanderers 20 Ourimbah 0
Nelsons Bay 24 Woy Woy 12
Merewether 24 Warnervale 19
Hamilton 45 Avoca Beach 14

WOMEN
Terrigal 19 Warnervale 17
Warnervale 17 Terrigal 5
Hornsby 27 Ourimbah 5
Hornsby 19 Ourimbah 7
Woy Woy 24 Avoca Beach 0
Woy Woy 15 Avoca Beach 7

REPORT :
This round of Central Coast Rugby Union saw all four matches tightly contested. Played in windy and cold conditions, with some rain, all teams put on displays of some very good rugby.
The Match of the Day at Woongarrah Oval saw a hard fought fixture but Terrigal finished the stronger to run out winners by 31 points to 12 over Warnervale. The first half was a very even affair throughout. Warnervale started the ball rolling early on when they crossed for the opening try within the first 10 minute mark. It was just the start the home team wanted. However Terrigal were very quick to hit back. Within a few minutes they had responded with their own try under the posts and the scores were very quickly locked up at 7 points each. Terrigal then crossed for their second try very soon after. The conversion of this try took them to a 14 points to 7 lead at the midway point of the first half. The reminder of the half was a real battle. Both teams had excellent periods of attack, but also periods of strong defence. Neither team was able to break through for any further points in the half. Terrigal were unable to get away to a bigger lead on the scoreboard while Warnervale could not get the try they required to square things up. The 14-7 scoreline at halftime was however a fair indication of the flow of the match to that stage. Terrigal centre Dylan Calabria was the visitor’s best player at this point, and he had crossed for both of Terrigal’s tries. Others to play well for Terrigal were halfback Sekope Maea, and inside centre Mark Koteczsky. The start of the second half saw both teams give it their all. It was Terrigal however who were able to get the tries. Terrigal worked their way to a 26 points to 7 lead midway through the second stanza and things were looking good for them. However Warnervale were not to lie down. They were able to respond with their own through winger Mitch Riley after some excellent lead up play, and they also went close on a couple of other occasions. Warnervale had several very good performers. Prop Kevin McNamara had a good game. He made several strong charges. He was well supported by halfback Brenton Acreman, and outside backs Mitch Riley and Daniel Ford, who both crossed for a try apiece. The win sees Terrigal join Avoca Beach in equal second spot on the ladder, while the loss sees Warnervale joined by Woy Woy in equal fourth spot. It all makes for a very exciting second half of the competition.

Woy Woy hung on to defeat Kariong at Woy Woy Oval by 29 points to 24. It was a close scoring encounter throughout and although Woy Woy led for much of the match, the scores were always very close. Both teams scored 4 tries so it was the goal kicking that was the difference on the day. Woy Woy had slightly better of the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 12. There was nothing in the match whatsoever. Best players for Woy Woy were forwards Alifeleti Atiola, Matt Graham and Kane Burns. All three never stopped for the entire match. They were well supported by Blake Arahil, and Fokolulu Taumalolo, who alone crossed for three tries. Both teams scored the same number of points in the second half – twelve - but Kariong were simply unable to bridge that gap in the final 40 minutes. It was definitely not for the want of trying. They had several very good performers but none were better than Robert Brown, who scored 2 tries, flanker Brent Bovis, and halfback Scott Hanley. Despite the loss, Kariong did gain 2 bonus points and that still keeps them in distant touch of the Top four. They will need to do well for the rest of the season however. Woy Woy, with the victory, creep into equal fourth spot and keeps their hopes of a Finals berth alive.

Avoca Beach scored a close win over Gosford by 22 points to 19 at Gosford Showground. It was a pleasing performance by both teams but it was the visitors who hung on for victory. Avoca Beach led by 14 points to 12 at the halftime break so it can be seen that the scores were so tight throughout the entire 80 minutes. Both teams had great chances of victory. Avoca Beach did have a player sent off very early in the first half so did have to tough it out one man short for much of the match. Best players for Avoca Beach were flanker Harrison Bowcock, while his fellow loose forward Liam Donsworth also had a good game and scored a try. Gosford tried everything in the second half to take the lead but just fell short. Best players for Gosford were Jackson Steinbeck, who crossed for 2 tries, veteran Adam Carlisle and Josh Reid. The win sees Avoca Beach maintain their second spot on the competition ladder while Gosford still trail the field. Despite the loss they will trouble all teams for the remainder of the year.

The Lakes scored a vital win over Hornsby at Slade Park and ran out winners by 34 points to 19. Played in cold and wet conditions, the rugby on display was excellent. The Lakes got away to a storming start, and within just over 10 minutes had jumped to a 17 points to nil lead. It really did seem ominous for Hornsby at that stage. However both teams then scored a try each, and things on the paddock began to level out. The Lakes went to the halftime break leading by 22 points to 7 and that was to prove a comfortable lead, but one where the home team knew they could not relax with. The second half was a very even affair, in fact the scores in the final 40 minutes was locked at 12 points apiece. But that first 10 minutes in the match was all the difference. Best players for The Lakes were lock Matt Lanzini, while fullback Macui Raulini and winger Dylan Galvin both scored a double during the match. Hornsby, after the slow start, did play well. Their best players were flanker Ollie Jenkins, who was a tower of strength all match, Toby Forde and Sam White. The win by The Lakes was an important one and places them just out of the Top Four and they can still maintain thoughts of a Finals position this year.

The Entrance played well in Presidents Cup but were defeated by Ourimbah at Joseph Banks Oval on Friday night. They were defeated by 26 points to 15 but it was an enthralling game of rugby.

The Women’s 7’s saw some exciting matches. Woy Woy maintained their unbeaten run, while Terrigal, Warnervale and Hornsby recorded some sound wins. This is developing into a close competition and the standard of rugby has improved rapidly over the first half of the season.

CCRU Round 7 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 26th MAY, 2018
ROUND 7

NSW Country Championships

PREMIER 1
Ourimbah 14 Jack Stonestreet, Jarrod Grange tries;
Jarrod Grange 2 conversions
defeated
Terrigal 8 Brent Merritt try;
Sekope Maea 1 penalty goal

Avoca Beach 31 Mick Arnold 2, Peter Steele, Mitch Jacob,
Luke Sheridan tries;
Dylan Cadogan 2 penalty goals
defeated
Warnervale 19 Daniel Ford, Joey Walton, Luke Burgess tries;
Cameron McNamara 2 conversions

Kariong 34 Ryan Wallbank, Phil Brown, Mitch Clay tries;
Penalty try;
Scott Hanley 4 conversions, 2 penalty goals
defeated
The Lakes 31 Paula Sautu 2, Peni Raulini, Harry Pirini, James McCombie tries;
Logan Hemopo 3 conversions

Hornsby 32 Brendan Maxworthy, Lachlan Skulander,
Mitch Fullager, Chris O’Rourke, Rock Satu tries;
Sam White 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Woy Woy 14 Wade Hannell, Sunita Fahaki tries;
Alex Moore 2 conversions

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 30
Avoca Beach 22
Terrigal 21
Warnervale 19
Woy Woy 14
The Lakes 13
Kariong 9
Hornsby 9
Gosford 7

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 38 Terrigal 3
Avoca Beach 26 Warnervale 7
The Lakes 40 Kariong 6
Hornsby 20 Woy Woy 14

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 27 Terrigal 10
The Entrance 12 Gosford 7

COLTS
Wanderers 12 Avoca Beach 0
Nelsons Bay 44 Ourimbah 0
Merewether 20 Terrigal 0

WOMEN
Woy Woy 17 Hornsby 0
Woy Woy 19 Hornsby 0
Ourimbah 15 Terrigal 5
Terrigal 27 Ourimbah 17
Avoca Beach 17 Warnervale 10
Avoca Beach 0 Warnervale 0

REPORT :
In another very interesting and absorbing day of rugby on the Central Coast, the competition became even more clouded in terms of the Premiership race. There were very hard fought clashes, some upsets, and quite a lot of excellent rugby.

In the Match of the Day Ourimbah hung on to defeat Terrigal by 14 points to 8 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. It was an intense, hard fought battle throughout. There was nothing in the scores for the entire 80 minutes. Ourimbah did hold the lead for the entire match but they were never able to get away from Terrigal. They led throughout but knew Terrigal was just behind them on the scoreboard and always a threat. Ourimbah scored the only try in the first half and with Terrigal only responding with a single penalty goal it was Ourimbah who led at the halftime break by 7 points to 3. This try by Jack Stonestreet was a deserved one. Best player for Ourimbah during this period was flanker Jarrod Grange. He had a great match and was everywhere in attack and defence. He also posted 9 personal points in the match. Others to play well for the home side were prop Will Fraser and No.8 Elekana Laupola. Terrigal tried everything they could in the second half to bridge the gap. They played some very concerted rugby and threw all they had at Ourimbah. The home side scored their second converted try early in the second half and had jumped to a handy 14 points to 3 lead. Things were looking good for them. However Terrigal quickly responded with their own try and reduced the lead to 14 points to 8. It was in the final 15 minutes that Terrigal attacked incessantly but were unable to break through some very determined defence. It was a wholehearted display by both teams. Best for Terrigal were halfback Sekope Maea, No.8 Salipopo Pamata and prop Jay Grogan. The win cements Ourimbah’s position at the top of the competition ladder while the loss by Terrigal sees them drop to third spot on the ladder in what is developing into a most interesting competition.

Avoca Beach proved too strong for Warnervale at Heazlett Park and ran out winners by 31 points to 19. Avoca Beach always seemed to be in charge on the scoreboard but Warnervale were always a threat. The home side had the better of the first half and led at the halftime break by 23 points to 14. It was a handy lead and one that was deserved. Avoca Beach played pleasing rugby and were able to cross for four tries in that first 40 minutes. The second half was a far more even affair. Both teams were only able to cross for the single try each, and the Warnervale team were simply unable to bridge the gap on the scoreboard. The win by Avoca Beach sees them leapfrog Terrigal into second position on the ladder. Best players for Avoca Beach were outside centre Mitch Jacob, five-eight Dylan Cadogan, No. 8 Peter Steele and fullback Mick Arnold, who was able to cross for 2 tries in the match. Warnervale were never that far behind and will take a lot from the match. Their best players were halfback Brenton Acreman, flanker Cameron McNamara and five-eight Joey Walton. Warnervale stay in the Top Four despite the loss and have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Kariong finally got their first win of the season when they kicked a very late penalty goal to defeat The Lakes by 34 points to 31 at Kariong Oval. It was an exciting match from start to finish. The points scoring was never ending and there were some fine tries scored during the match. The scores see-sawed throughout the match, with one team in front, then the other. It was a great spectacle for the spectators on hand. It was also intense as both teams needed the win. Kariong went to the halftime break leading by 24 points to 19, and this was after The Lakes led by 19 points to 10 midway through that first half. So Kariong certainly had a great end to the first half. Best players for Kariong were flanker Josh Bottero, five-eight Mitch Clay, and halfback Scott Hanley. The second half went much the same way. Some excellent tries, and with the result in doubt until the final minutes. With scores locked at 31 points apiece with time running out, it was Kariong who kicked the winning penalty goal and then held out some sustained The Lakes attack before securing the victory. Both teams know there is a gap from their position to the fourth placed team on the ladder but they know with some wins they can certainly bridge that gap.

Hornsby caused the upset of the round when they defeated Woy Woy at Mark Taylor Oval by 32 points to 14. Hornsby led for much of the match and fully deserved the victory. It was certainly their best win of the season. Hornsby led at the halftime break by 17 points to 14 and at that stage the match was certainly up for grabs. Both teams had scored some good tries and had played some exciting rugby. Best players for Woy Woy were Alifeleti Atiola and Fokolulu Taumalolo. Both players were always dangerous with the ball in hand. However Hornsby was able to keep Woy Woy scoreless in the second half, while they themselves were able to respond with 15 unanswered points. It was a most satisfying win for the Hornsby team and they will cause problems to all teams from now on. Best players for Hornsby were lock Ollie Jenkins, halfback Jack Woodrow and back Mitch Fullager. It was a most disappointing day for Woy Woy. They are so close to the Top Four but this loss will make things difficult for them. They need to get back on track quickly in the next few weeks and get some vital wins.
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The Entrance had a pleasing win over Gosford at Joseph Banks Oval in the President’s Cup by 12 points to 7. It was very tight throughout but it was the home side that was in front at the full time whistle.

The Women’s 7’s saw some exciting matches. Terrigal, Ourimbah, Woy Woy and Avoca Beach all scored some good wins in what is developing into a hard fought and close competition.

CCRU Round 6 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 19th MAY, 2018
ROUND 6

Central Coast Rugby Union

PREMIER 1
Avoca Beach 28
Liam Donsworth, Peter Steele, Julian Bacigalupo tries;
Dylan Cadogan 3 penalty goals, 2 conversions
defeated
Woy Woy 19
Max Edwards, Alifeleti Atiola, Hosekkaia Palaula tries;
Alex Moore 2 conversions

Ourimbah 38
Josefa Biu, Mesa Collata, Jaydn Pearson, Connor Peden, Toby Carver tries;
Jarrod Grange 5 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Kariong 14
Ryan Wallbank, Sean Peruch tries;
Ryan Wallbank 2 conversions

Warnervale 35
Daniel Ford 2, Joey Walton, Sam Heterick, Luke Burgess tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion;
Joey Walton 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals
defeated
Gosford 20
Jackson Steinbeck 2, Josh McGlynn, Adam Carlisle tries

Terrigal 36
Dylan Calabria 2, Setareki Wainiqolo, Dan Sargeant, Mitchell Clack, Ryan Metcalfe tries;
Aaron Tait 3 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 12
Sam White, Brendan Maxworthy tries;
Sam White 1 conversion

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 26
Terrigal 20
Warnervale 19
Avoca Beach 17
Woy Woy 14
The Lakes 11
Gosford 7
Kariong 4
Hornsby 4

PREMIER 2
Avoca Beach 19 Woy Woy 12
Kariong 20 Ourimbah 17
Gosford 26 Warnervale 17
Terrigal 53 Hornsby 6

PRESIDENTS CUP
Woy Woy 34 Avoca Beach 12
The Lakes 19 The Entrance 15

COLTS
Wanderers 34 Woy Woy 12
Hamilton 36 Terrigal 14
Merewether 20 Ourimbah 0
Nelsons Bay 20 Warnervale 0

WOMEN
Woy Woy 33 Avoca Beach 0
Woy Woy 27 Avoca Beach 5
Terrigal 19 Hornsby 5
Terrigal 22 Hornsby 5

REPORT :

The Central Coast Rugby Union competition certainly provided another interesting round of matches. All matches started quite evenly but several saw teams get away in the final stages.
The Match of the Day at Woy Woy Oval however was close throughout. Avoca Beach came from behind to win by 28 points to 19. This match was a very evenly fought encounter from start to finish. Woy Woy had the slightly better first half and went to the halftime break leading by 19 points to 15. The two teams went try for try in this first period but neither team was able to break away from the other on the scoreboard. Obviously both teams went into the second half with high hopes and both teams knew it would be battle to the final whistle. Woy Woy played well in the first half. Their best player was five-eight Fokolulu Taumalolo, who was dangerous every time he touched the ball. He was very ably assisted by halfback Mitch Hyde, hooker Nick Garnett and centre Sunita Foliaki. The second half continued to be hard fought. However the big difference in the second stanza was that Woy Woy were unable to post any further points. They were kept scoreless by Avoca Beach who themselves were able to score 13 unanswered points. The half was still close but good Avoca Beach defence kept the home side from scoring. Best players for Avoca Beach were No.8 Peter Steele, fullback Shaun Townsend, and lock Emile Thomas. Avoca Beach, with two wins over the last 2 weeks, have jumped themselves into the Top Four and are certainly looking like one of the form teams of the competition. Woy Woy were in this match for a long time and would not be pleased with the result. They know they must play more concerted rugby in that second half. For three weeks in a row they have let things go in the second half although in the first two weeks they still got away with a win. They are definitely a semi-final threat this year however.
Ourimbah proved their good form with a rousing victory over Kariong at Ourimbah Rugby Park by 38 points to 14. They are sitting at the top of the competition ladder and are certainly setting the pace in the competition so far this year. Kariong certainly started the match well. They commenced so well that they had very soon in the match crossed for two converted tries. At 14 points to nil things were looking so good for them. However it was not long before Ourimbah started to fire and they gradually reduced the scoreline in the match. By late in the first half they had evened up the score at 14 points apiece and by halftime had taken the lead by 21 points to 14. Best players for Kariong in that early period were flanker Blake Silvester, who never stopped trying, hooker Justin Walker, and centre Ryan Wallbank, who posted a try and 2 goals. The second half however saw Ourimbah really place their dominance on the match and were able to score a further 17 points while keeping Kariong scoreless. It was a very efficient performance by the Ourimbah team and the effort certainly showed why they are leading the competition. Best players for Ourimbah were five-eight Toby Carver, and forwards Brett Cunningham and Mese Collata. It was a very good all round performance by the Ourimbah team.

Warnervale continued on their winning way with a good win over Gosford at Woongarrah Oval by 35 points to 20. Warnervale were always in control, both on the paddock and on the scoreboard. Warnervale led by 17 points to 5 at the halftime break, and even though Gosford posted 3 tries in the second half, Warnervale were able to maintain their control and their lead on the scoreboard. Gosford definitely had their chances but not being able to kick any goals did not help their cause. Best players for Gosford were back Sam Underwood and forward Jackson Steinbeck. Gosford gained a bonus point with 4 tries but were simply unable to kick a conversion. Warnervale played well. They were best served by prop Mark Donald and five-eight Joey Walton, who posted 13 individual points. Warnervale have cemented a spot in the Top Four and are showing good form at this point of the season.

Terrigal returned to the winner’s list when they defeated Hornsby by 36 points 12 at The Haven Oval. It was an interesting game in that Terrigal went to the halftime break leading by 31 points to nil. It seemed the doors were open and the points would pile on in the second half. But it was not to be. In fact Hornsby were the better team in the second half and outplayed and outscored Terrigal in that final 40 minutes to the4tune of 12 points to 5. But it was all too late. Terrigal were most effective in the first 40 minutes and showed why they are sitting near the top of the ladder. Best players for Terrigal were five-eight Vaughan Kernan, lock Joe Taylor, and centre Dylan Calabria. Hornsby had several good players, especially in the second half. These players were centre Brendan Maxworthy, fullback Sam White, and five-eight Mitch Fullager.

The Lakes defeated The Entrance at Slade Park in the President’s Cup by 19 points to 15. It was a close battle throughout, and both teams had definite chances of victory.

The Women’s 7’s continued to go from strength to strength, with Woy Woy proving at this stage of the season they are one of the teams to defeat this year. Terrigal also struck some form with good wins at the weekend.

CCRU Round 5 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 12th MAY, 2018
ROUND 5

Central Coast Rugby Union

PREMIER 1

Avoca Beach 17
Liam Donsworth try
Dylan Cadogan 4 penalty goals
defeated
Terrigal 15
Setareki Wainiqolo, Dylan Calabria, Alex Brewin tries

Woy Woy 21
Jake Cucek, Alifeleti Atiola, Kane Burns tries
Alex Moore 3 conversions
defeated
Gosford 17
Brendon Montgomery, Chad Sneyd, Jack Shelley tries
Michael Jones conversion

Warnervale 32
Joey Walton 2, Mark Donald, Luke Dickson, Luke Burgess tries
Cameron McNamara 2 conversions, penalty goal
defeated
The Lakes 12
Peni Raulini, James McCombie tries
Logan Hemopo conversion

Ourimbah 72
Owen Turner 2, Will Fraser, Josefa Biu, Mesa
Colata, Keegan Evans, Clint Guyatt, Elekama Laupola, Matt King, Jack Stonestreet, Jaydn Pearson, Tom Sheean tries
Jarrod Grange 6 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 12
Angus MacQueen, Toby Forde tries
Mitch Fullager conversion

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 21
Terrigal 15
Woy Woy 14
Warnervale 14
Avoca Beach 13
The Lakes 11
Gosford 6
Kariong 4
Hornsby 4

PREMIER 2
Avoca Beach 24 Terrigal 17
Gosford 16 Woy Woy 5
The Lakes 50 Warnervale 7
Ourimbah 38 Hornsby 5

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 18 Avoca Beach 13
Woy Woy 48 Gosford 14
Ourimbah 20 Hornsby 0

COLTS
Woy Woy 32 Ourimbah 5
Terrigal 19 Avoca Beach 13

WOMEN
Terrigal 15 Avoca Beach 10
Woy Woy 12 Warnervale 5
Hornsby 27 Ourimbah 12
Terrigal 12 Avoca Beach 12
Woy Woy 12 Warnervale 10
Hornsby 22 Ourimbah 17

REPORT :

The Central Coast Rugby Union competition certainly provided another interesting round of matches. Some surprising results, both upset wins and surprising scores, saw the competition table change once again.

In the Match of the Day Avoca Beach had their best win of the season when they ended the undefeated run of Terrigal. Avoca Beach defeated the previously undefeated Terrigal by 17 points to 15 at Heazlett Park. In what many would describe as an upset, the match was not decided until the very final whistle. The match was so evenly fought from start to finish. Avoca Beach only led by the single point at halftime, 6 points to 5. That score alone indicates the closeness of the match. Terrigal did score the only try in the half but the home side were able to take the lead through two penalty goals to five-eight Dylan Cadogan. The second half continued in much the same vein with no quarter asked for or given. In some ways Terrigal were a little unlucky, they did score two further tries in the second half but simply were unable to post any conversions. In fact Terrigal were able to score 3 tries to one, but the wonderful goal kicking by Dylan Cadogan was able to get the home side to the lead and to the win. The final penalty goal was kicked right on fulltime to convert a scoreline of 15-14 to a victory score of 17-15. Best players for Avoca Beach were lock Peter Steele, on his return to Premier 1, inside centre Mitch Jacob, and flanker Dan Reihana. Terrigal were best served by forward Setareki Wainiqolo, centre Dylan Calabria and five-eight Vaughan Kernan. The win by Avoca Beach certainly opens up the competition and proves how open and competitive this competition is this year.

Warnervale proved they will be a force in the competition this year when they defeated The Lakes by 32 points to 12 at Woongarrah Oval. In this local derby the play was willing from start to finish. Warnervale dominated for much of the fixture, leading by 20 points to 5 at the halftime break. They were able to maintain this lead and hold on for a well deserved victory. Warnervale scored 5 tries to 2 and that statistic was a fair indication of the flow of the match. Best players for the home side were prop Kevin McNamara, flanker Zac McGowan and five-eight Joey Walton. The Lakes tried everything to get back into the game. Their best players were Logan Hemopo and Peni Raulini. The win sees Warnervale maintain their spot in the Top Four while The Lakes just drop out.

Woy Woy hung on to record a close win over Gosford at Gosford Showground, running out winners by 21 points to 17. It was all Woy Woy in the first half and they went to the halftime break leading by 21-7. Gosford managed to change the shape of the game in second stanza, scoring two more tries to none but it wasn’t enough to topple the visitors. Mitch Cornwell had his usual strong game for the Red Devils while winger Alex Moore had a strong game for the Lions.

Ourimbah were far too good for Hornsby at Mark Taylor Oval, running away with a 72 points to 12 win. The Razorbacks ran in twelve and were never trouble by the home side that did not have a good day on the paddock. Prop Will Fraser was best for the visitors while Mitch Fullager never stopped for the home side.