CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 13 th MAY, 2023
The Match of the Day in Central Coast Rugby Union this coming Saturday sees the clash at Gosford Rugby Field (at the Gosford Showground) between home team Gosford and visitors the Razorbacks. This should be a close struggle throughout. Gosford are currently undefeated with three pleasing victories so will go into this match full of confidence. They have taken all before them so far this season. However they are up against a Razorback team that have defeated Gosford on most occasions in recent years and who had a big win last Saturday. This will be a tight contest. The two teams are placed near the top of the competition ladder and both will be keen to stay there after Saturday. Both teams know how to post points so it should be a quite high scoring fixture. Both teams have a number of former Kariong players so this should also add to the interest in the match, just to see how they confront each other on the day. It is a big day at the Showground with four senior fixtures being played and the two Premier 1 teams competing for the Thomson-Brown Shield.
Terrigal travel to Slade Park to take on home side The Lakes in what should also be an enthralling encounter. We have in this match a team who is undefeated while the other is still to get a victory. Terrigal are currently the form team in the competition and will go into this clash as favourites. The Lakes are at home however and are desperate for a win. They have played well this year but that first victory just eludes that. They know they must get that win very soon and they will be seeking to it on Saturday. Terrigal have a good all round team with no obvious weaknesses so The Lakes will have to be at their very best to get a win.
Warnervale will host Hornsby at Woongarrah Oval in another exciting clash. This is such an important game for both teams. They both want to stay in contact with the leading teams on the competition ladder. Warnervale are coming off a loss to Terrigal while Hornsby had the bye last Saturday. Warnervale played well against Terrigal and want that form to continue at home this coming weekend. Hornsby have had one victory this season so will be most keen to keep that form going this weekend. This will be a close contest but maybe the home ground advantage will prove the only difference.
Woy Woy is at home to Lake Macquarie at Woy Woy Oval in what is another match that will create huge interest. Both teams have had really tough starts to the competition this year. Both teams are yet to record a win so this is obviously a great opportunity to get that first victory. Woy Woy were most disappointing last Saturday but they will be hoping to regroup for this contest. Lake Macquarie have had an even worse start to the year but will also be hoping this match could see a turnaround in fortunes. They also will be hoping for a better performance this coming Saturday. It will be an interesting day at Woy Woy Oval.
In President’s Cup, the Bay Rugby Club meets Avoca Beach at home while Gosford/Kariong meets the Razorbacks at the Showground. Warnervale will host Terrigal at home.
Saturday also sees the continuance of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. There are three matches this coming Saturday – Warnervale will host Hornsby at Woongarrah Oval, The Lakes play Terrigal at home, and the Razorbacks meet Avoca Beach at Gosford Rugby Field.