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SATURDAY, 20 th MAY, 2023

The Match of the Day in Central Coast Rugby Union this coming Saturday sees the clash at Heazlett Park between home team Avoca Beach and visitors Gosford. This should be a close struggle throughout. Avoca Beach are currently undefeated and have been playing excellent rugby. They are coming off the bye but prior to that they had recorded some most impressive victories. They are also especially strong at home so will go into this clash very hopeful of maintaining their undefeated run. Gosford have also been playing extremely well of late and only lost their first match last Saturday in a close loss to the Razorbacks. They will be keen to hit back quickly and get back that winning feeling. It all adds up to a most exciting contest and should attract a pleasing crowd at Avoca.

Terrigal will host Woy at The Haven Oval in what is another interesting game of rugby. It contains quite a few unknowns. Woy Woy have been very inconsistent with some big losses but also a very impressive and big win last Saturday. So, a lot will depend on what Woy Woy teams goes onto the paddock. Terrigal are taking all before them and remain undefeated and they will be seeking to continue it on Saturday. Terrigal have a good all-round team with no obvious weaknesses so Woy Woy will have to be at their very best to make the match competitive. Terrigal are at home which makes them all the stronger.

Warnervale will host The Lakes at Woongarrah Oval in another exciting clash. This is such an important game for both teams. This local derby always brings out the best in both teams so even though The Lakes are yet to record a win, Warnervale will have to be most careful with them. The Lakes would love nothing better than to get their first victory of the season against their local neighbour. It will be a close clash but with Warnervale recording some impressive performances recently, and also being at home, they will go into the match as slight favourites.

Hornsby will meet the Razorbacks at Mark Taylor Oval in a crucial match for both teams but especially the home side. The Razorbacks hit good form last Saturday in their win over Gosford and will be confident of maintaining that winning feeling this weekend. However, they are up against Hornsby who are at home, and who need to get a win to remain in touch with those leading teams. It all makes for a most enthralling clash between these two teams.

In President’s Cup, the Bay Rugby Club meets Terrigal at The Haven Oval, while Gosford/Kariong meets Avoca Beach at Heazlett Park.

Saturday also sees the continuance of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. There are three matches this coming Saturday – Warnervale will host The Lakes at Woongarrah Oval, Terrigal meets Woy Woy at home, and Hornsby hosts the Razorbacks at Mark Taylor Oval.

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