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SATURDAY, 27 th MAY, 2023

The Match of the Day in Central Coast Rugby Union this coming Saturday sees the clash at Woongarrah Oval between home team Warnervale and visitors Avoca Beach. This should be a close struggle and one that attracts huge interest. Both teams were excellent winners last Saturday and both teams are in pleasing form. Warnervale are strong at home and do have that advantage this weekend but they are up against a team who are still undefeated this season. Avoca Beach had a resounding victory last week against Gosford and displayed great form in that match. If they take that form into this clash, Warnervale will have a real battle on their hands. However, Warnervale were also very good last week against The Lakes. This all makes for an exciting game of rugby next weekend.

Terrigal will host Gosford at The Haven Oval in what is another enthralling game of rugby. Terrigal will go into this match as distinct favourites, as they remain unbeaten this year and they are at home. They are playing very effective rugby at the moment. Gosford, despite losses in the last two weeks, have generally had a quite good start to the season. They would however been most disappointed with last week’s effort at Avoca, and will be keen to get back to a winning formula next Saturday. Gosford do have the team to trouble Terrigal but they will have to be at their very best for the entire 80 minutes. These two traditional rivals should put on a great rugby display next Saturday.

Woy Woy will host The Lakes at Woy Woy Oval in another interesting clash. This is such an important game for both teams. The Lakes are yet to get that important initial victory while Woy Woy have only had the one win this year so far and they
have been impossible to predict week by week. They had a big win two weeks ago but then were put to the sword last week against Terrigal. The result of this match will depend entirely on what players are available to take the paddock. Both teams will be so keen to get a victory so they can get their season going on a more positive note.

Hornsby will travel to Walters Park, Boolaroo to take on Lake Macquarie in a crucial match for both teams. This match is very similar to the match described above. Hornsby have only had the one won this season while Lake Macquarie are yet to get that first win. So, like the match described above, both teams will be keen to get their season going and will attempt to secure a very necessary victory. Lake Macquarie are at home and are coming off the bye, so they will be freshened up and ready to go. Hornsby will go into the match as favourites, but are up against a team who will be so keen to get their first win of the season.

In President’s Cup, the Bay Rugby Club meets the Razorbacks at Joseph Banks Oval, while Gosford/Kariong travels to take on Terrigal, and Warnervale is at home to Avoca Beach.

Saturday also sees the continuance of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. There are three exciting matches this coming Saturday – Warnervale will host Avoca Beach at Woongarrah Oval, The Lakes meets Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval, and Hornsby will take on the Razorbacks at Boolaroo.

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