CCRU Round 6 Results

CCRU

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 18th MAY, 2019
ROUND 6

PREMIER 1
Ourimbah 48 Jarrod Grange 3, Kaituw Kausana 2, Josefa Biu, Messa Collata, James Blanch tries;
Tyrone Davies 4 conversions
defeated
Warnervale 12 Brenna Jaymz, Deahn Wanstall tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion

Gosford 22 Drew Neist 2, Adam Carlisle, Sam Underwood tries;
Adam Carlisle 1 conversion
defeated
Avoca Beach 17 Mitch Jacob, Jake McPhie, Tom Monteith tries;
Mitchell Jacob 1 conversion

Terrigal 38 Sekope Maea 3, Jye Cornish, Dylon Calabria, Kevin McNamara tries;
Jye Cornish 3 conversions;
Sekope Maea 1 conversion
defeated
Woy Woy 22 Fokolulu Taumalolo 2, Damon Boxsell tries;
Damon Boxsell 1 penalty goal, 2 conversions

The Lakes 24 Blake Dinham, Jerry Tikomailapomoi, Macui Raulini tries;
Logan Hemopo 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Kariong 19 Josh Bottero, Cameron Phillips, Sean Peruch tries;
Lachlan Peruch 2 conversions

POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 25
Terrigal 24
Gosford 23
Avoca Beach 17
The Lakes 13
Kariong 10
Warnervale 7
Hornsby 2
Woy Woy 1

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 66 Warnervale 0
Avoca Beach 3 Gosford 3
The Lakes 39 Kariong 5
Terrigal 43 Woy Woy 10

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 20 Warnervale 0
Avoca Beach 33 Gosford 17
The Lakes 17 Kariong 0
Terrigal 47 Woy Woy 5

COLTS
Kariong 12 Terrigal 10
Avoca Beach 48 Gosford 7

WOMEN
Terrigal 24 Woy Woy 10
Terrigal 20 Woy Woy 0
The Lakes 5 Kariong 5
The Lakes 17 Kariong 10
Ourimbah 24 Warnervale 21
Ourimbah 27 Warnervale 14

REPORT :

Round 6 saw some enthralling rugby around the Central Coast on Saturday. The Match of the Day at Woongarrah Oval saw Ourimbah defeat Warnervale by 48 points to 12. Ourimbah got away to a good start and were always in control on the scoreboard. They took the lead from the start and early in the first half had jumped to a 15 points to 5 lead. Both teams were definitely playing well and taking the game to the opposition but it was Ourimbah ahead on the scoreboard. Ourimbah maintained the attack and lead and by halftime had increased their lead to 28 points to 12. Warnervale were however making them work hard and the home team had made their mark on the match by crossing for 2 tries in the first 40 minutes. But the second stanza was all Ourimbah and Warnervale just had no answer. Ourimbah were able to post a further 20 points in the final 40 minutes and the home team were unable to respond with any points. The result sees Ourimbah maintain their undefeated record and they are winning all their matches quite comfortably. Warnervale gave it their all. They will trouble all teams this year but this match was not just their day. Ourimbah had several star performers and these were headed by props Brett Cunningham and Jordan Clark, while flanker Jarrod Grange capped off a great match by crossing for three individual tries. Best for Warnervale were back Ben Butler, who continues to play great rugby for his team, Kye Haslem and Harry Sexton.

The Lakes secured a narrow victory at Kariong Oval when they defeated Kariong by 24 points to 19. There was absolutely nothing in this match from start to finish. In fact, the score was only 7-3 in Kariong’s favour at the halftime break and there was only 5 points separating the two teams at the fulltime whistle. The Lakes did get away early in the second half and had a handy lead. While Kariong tried to peg back the score late in the match it was The Lakes who held on for the narrow win. It was yet another very close result for The Lakes team but it was such an important one for them. Best players for The Lakes were Jason Kakato, Harry Pirini and Paul Wilson. However a feature of the match was the all round performance of the whole team. The win keeps The Lakes just in touch with Top Four with some important weeks coming up. Kariong also played well. They went so close but it was just not to be. Best for the home team were No. 8 Lachlan Peruch, prop Ricky Walker and flanker Josh Bottero, who crossed for another try this week. Like The Lakes, Kariong have some important matches coming up in the next few weeks and need to secure some key wins in these matches.

Another tightly fought fixture saw Gosford outlast Avoca Beach at Heazlett Park and ran out winners by 22 points to 17. This was an even struggle throughout. The first half was a very hard fought and tight match and a try on halftime to Avoca Beach levelled the scores at 12 points apiece. So at that stage both teams knew they could win and that the match was certainly very much up for grabs. Gosford scored 4 tries to 3 and that fact alone demonstrated the evenness of the clash. Perhaps Avoca Beach did not take all their chances with some dropped ball but it was Gosford who were able to hang on for victory. Best players for Gosford were inside centre Lenny Vander Velde, halfback Sam Underwood and Jackson Steinbeck. Avoca Beach were best served by halfback Julian Bacilgalupo and five-eight Mitch Jacob. These two teams remain in third and fourth positions on the competition ladder but are fully aware that, despite the gap, that there are teams threatening from behind. It all makes for some exciting clashes in the coming weeks.

In a very good game of rugby at Woy Woy Oval, Terrigal were able to outlast Woy Woy to the tune of 38 points to 22. It was a free flowing, yet tough game of rugby. It was Woy Woy’s best performance of the year despite their loss, but the undefeated Terrigal were able to stave them off. However for much of the first half, and well into the second half, it was Woy Woy who were doing most of the attacking, having received a steady flow of good ball. However some dropped passes at vital time did prove costly for the home side during this period. However, as the match went on, Terrigal steadily gained control and were able to take the lead in the second half and hang on for victory. Woy Woy did lead at the halftime break by 15 points to 12 and an upset did loom. A feature of the match were the three tries to Terrigal half back Sekope Maea, and his two successive tries midway through the second half were the difference between the two teams. Others to play well for Terrigal were prop Kevin McNamara, flanker Sam Kenny and winger Dan Sargeant. Woy Woy played well and will take a lot from this match. Their best players included five-eight Wade Hannell, fullback Fokolulu Taumalolo, who crossed for 2 tries, and halfback Damon Boxsell.

Women’s 7’s rugby saw Terrigal, The Lakes and Ourimbah secure vital wins. Terrigal were most impressive in their twin victories over Woy Woy and are shaping as possible Premiership candidates.

CCRU Round 5 Results

CCRU

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 11th MAY, 2019
ROUND 5

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 45
Sekope Maea 2, Jim Storey, Nathan Simpson, Dylon Calabria, Dan Sargeant tries;
Jayden Woolley 6 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Gosford 8
Drew Neist try;
Jed Palmer 1 penalty goal;

Avoca Beach 18
Blake Jacob, Tom Wood tries;
Mitchell Jacob 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals
defeated
The Lakes 17
Epi Vure, Brent Gilmore, Toga Maitaibatu tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 conversion

Warnervale 48
Jacob Griffin 2, Matt Martin 2, Henry Fui, Atunisia Turagabeci, Brenna Jamyz, Dean Crofskey tries;
Cameron McNamara 4 conversions
defeated
Woy Woy 10
Terry French, Zane Ririnui tries

Kariong 21
Scott Hanley, Josh Bottero, Salesi Manakafoa tries;
Lachlan Peruch 3 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 14
Leone Naisaorotaboa, Andrew Taylor tries;
Sam White 2 conversions

POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 20
Terrigal 19
Gosford 18
Avoca Beach 16
The Lakes 9
Kariong 9
Warnervale 7
Hornsby 2
Woy Woy 1

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 38 Gosford 3
The Lakes 24 Avoca Beach 15
Warnervale 17 Woy woy 14
Hornsby 21 Kariong 17

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 20 Gosford 0
Avoca Beach 22 The Lakes 19
Woy Woy 20 Warnervale 0
Ourimbah 28 The Entrance 5

COLTS
Terrigal 45 Gosford 12
Kariong 21 Avoca Beach 15

WOMEN
Woy Woy 37 Warnervale 5
Woy Woy 10 Warnervale 0
Hornsby 27 Kariong 22
Hornsby 22 Kariong 7
Avoca Beach 36 The Lakes 17
Avoca Beach 24 The Lakes 5

REPORT :

The Central Coast Rugby Union competition is starting to heat up with some interesting results yesterday in Round 5.
The Match of the Day at The Haven Oval on Saturday saw Terrigal prove too strong for Gosford running out winners by 45 points to 8. The first 20 minutes in the match saw some excellent running rugby interspersed with some strong defence. Gosford were first to open the scoring when, after some sustained pressure, they crossed in the corner. This try to Drew Neist in the 8th minute took Gosford to an early 5 points to nil lead. However it was not too long before Terrigal levelled the scores and took the lead when their halfback Sekope Maea crossed for the first of his two tries in the match. The conversion of this try took the home side to the lead by 7 points to 5 in the 16th minute. Gosford soon regained the lead through a penalty goal in the 24th minute and this lead of 8 points to 7 was deserved at that stage. But it was from then on that Terrigal gradually gained the ascendancy through some very pleasing rugby. They crossed for two further converted tries before halftime to go to the break leading by 21 points to 8. They had very quickly turned the match around and taken control in the encounter. Terrigal kicked a penalty goal and scored a further try in the 15th minute of the second half to lead by 31 points to 8. Gosford had very little answer at this stage to the Terrigal attack. Two late tries saw Terrigal secure a handsome victory. Gosford had their chances to post points in that final 60 minutes but it was not to be. Terrigal were able to keep Gosford scoreless in the second half while they themselves were able to post 24 unanswered points. Best for Terrigal were their front row. Props Nathan Simpson and Kevin McNamara played exceedingly well while hooker Jim Storey had one of his beast games of the season. Others to play well were flankers Sam Kenny and Ethan McInnes, and fullback Jayden Woolley. Gosford had several very good performers, and these included flanker Sean Anzelark, who never stopped all day, centre Josh McGlynn, and five-eight Jed Palmer. Terrigal retain their undefeated record for this season, while Gosford will need to regroup after suffering their first loss of the season.

Avoca Beach came from behind to defeat The Lakes by 18 points to 17 at Slade Park. There was absolutely nothing in this match, and the first half saw the scoreline ending up Avoca Beach 6 The Lakes 5 at the halftime break. Both teams would rue their chances in the first half but both teams knew victory was in sight. The Lakes actually played some very good rugby early in the second half and were able to establish a quite handy lead of 17 points to 6 and appeared to be travelling well. But Avoca Beach were not to be denied and they came storming home to take the lead and claim the win. Best for Avoca Beach were halfback Julian Bacigalupo, Mitch Jacob and Blake Jacob. This was a very significant win for Avoca Beach and keeps them comfortably in fourth position on the competition table. The Lakes know they could have won this game but it was not to be.

Kariong won their second match on the trot when they accounted for Hornsby at Mark Taylor Oval by 21 points to 14. This match was a struggle throughout. Kariong went to the halftime break only leading by 7 points to nil so both teams knew they were definitely well and truly in this clash. The second half saw the match follow in much the same vein with neither team giving an ounce. Kariong scored 3 tries to 2 in the match and this fact alone showed the tightness and intensity of this match. Best players for Kariong were Justin Walker and Josh Bottero while Hornsby were best served by Angus McQueen and Sam White.

Warnervale had their best win of the season when they defeated Woy Woy by 48 points to 10 at Woongarrah Oval. Warnervale played their best rugby of the season and took control of this match almost from the very start. Warnervale went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 5, and in the second half they continued on in much the same fashion. They were able to score a further 31 pointas to 5 in the final 40 minutes to record their first win of the season. Warnervale played well, and their best players were Jacob Griffin and Matt Martin, who both crossed for 2 tries apiece, Cameron McNamara and Atu Turagabeci. This win really does open up their season and should lead to bigger things in the future. It simply was not Woy Woy’s day. They tried their hard but just could not make any significant inroads. Best for Woy were Luke McIntyre, Wade Hannell, and Jack Dewar.

In the President’s Cup, Ourimbah defeated The Entrance by 28 points to 5 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. This was a very solid win by Ourimbah and maintains their position at the top of the competition ladder.

Women’s 7’s rugby saw Avoca Beach, Hornsby and Woy Woy secure very good victories in their respective matches on Saturday.

CCRU Round 4 Results

CCRU

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 4th MAY, 2019
ROUND 4

PREMIER 1
Ourimbah 39 Trent Harrison, Brett Cunningham, Jack Sheean, Craig Thomas, Josh Holman, Jarrod Grange tries;
Jarrod Grange 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Avoca Beach 15 Mitchell Jacob 5 penalty goals

Kariong 38 Phil Brown 2, James Keene, Justin Walker, Jake Hubbard, Salesi Manakafoa tries;
Scott Hanley 1 conversion;
Lachlan Peruch 2 penalty goals
defeated
Warnervale 25 Atunisia Turagabeci, Ben Butler, Jacob Griffin tries;
Cameron McNamara 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals

Gosford 46 Pepani Nabuliwaqa 2, Michael Jones 2, Jed Palmer 2, Jordan Franklin, Adam Carlisle tries;
Damien Montgomery 3 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 32 Leone Naisaorotaboa, Ivan Satu, Andrew Taylor, Nathan Webb tries;
Sam White 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals

The Lakes 40 Macui Raulini 2, Blake Dinham, Eddie Vuniwawa, Peni Raulini, Jerry Tikolemaipanoni tries;
Logan Hemopo 5 conversions
defeated
Woy Woy 31 Veipuleki Siale 3, Matt Graham, Jack Dewar tries;
Damon Boxsell 3 conversions

POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 20
Gosford 18
Terrigal 14
Avoca Beach 12
The Lakes 8
Kariong 5
Warnervale 2
Hornsby 1
Woy Woy 1

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 38 Avoca Beach 7
Kariong 48 Warnervale 14
The Lakes 24 Woy Woy 7
Gosford 24 Hornsby 20

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 35 Avoca Beach 7
Kariong 20 Warnervale 0
The Lakes 68 Woy Woy 12
Terrigal 13 The Entrance 3

COLTS
Kariong 26 Terrigal 15
Avoca Beach 21 Gosford 0

WOMEN
Warnervale 24 Kariong 7
Warnervale 22 Kariong 0
Woy Woy 20 The Lakes 10
Woy Woy 24 The Lakes 12
Avoca Beach 39 Ourimbah 14
Avoca Beach 21 Ourimbah 0

REPORT :

The Central Coast Rugby Union competition on Saturday saw some of the most entertaining games of the season. All were high scoring clashes and most were evenly fought until the latter stages of each match.

The Match of the Day saw Ourimbah defeat Avoca Beach by 38 points to 15 at Ourimbah Rugby Park, The first half was a quite even struggle and neither team really did take control of the proceedings. Ourimbah led by only 20 points to 15 at the halftime break so the result was still very much up for grabs at that early stage. However Ourimbah did lead and were able to continue on for the victory in the second half. Ourimbah did score a total of 6 tries in the match in what in the end proved a quite convincing win. Avoca Beach were unable to cross for a try but were held up over the line on numerous occasions. They were kept in the match by some excellent goal kicking by Mitch Jacob. Best for Avoca Beach were Mitch Jacob, Fion Henderson-Foley, Liam Donsworth and Matt Kiddle. A feature of the Avoca Beach performance were the large number of junior players who are continuing to make their appearance in the top grade. It augurs well for the future. Ourimbah continued on their winning ways and are definitely stamping their authority on this competition. They have won 4 matches on the trot and all have been quite convincing. They are scoring tries and their opposition teams are finding it most difficult to defend against their pattern of play. Their best players were half back Josh Holman, who scored a try, prop Jordan Clark, and Jarrod Grange who posted a personal tally of 14 points. Ourimbah cemented their position at the top of the ladder while Avoca Beach maintained fourth spot despite the loss.

The match at Budgewoi was probably the most entertaining and exciting clash of the season so far. The Lakes scored late to secure a 40 points to 31 victory over Woy Woy at Slade Park. In a match which was played with plenty of action, also hard fought and in great spirit, the lead in this match changed 6 times throughout the 80 minutes. The scoring started early. The Lakes crossed for a well worked try in the opening 5 minutes and this 5 points to nil lead remained the status quo for the first 20 minutes. That first quarter of the match saw some free flowing rugby with both teams taking their respective attacks from one end of the field to the other. The Woy Woy set piece was strong and was a feature of the match, while The Lakes’ outside backs were always dangerous with the ball in hand. At the 21st minute Woy Woy scored their first try in the match with a great forwards try to flanker Veipuleki Siale. Siale was outstanding in this match. He was strong and always dangerous, and his efforts resulted in him crossing for 3 tries. Woy Woy, soon after, scored their second try, and at the 24th minute had taken the lead in the clash by 12 points to 5. From this point on it was a try fest. The two teams basically went try for try for the remainder of the match. In the remaining 15 minutes of the half The Lakes were able to cross for 2 converted tries to Woy Woy’s single try. At the halftime break The Lakes had jumped to a narrow lead of 19 points to 17. There were some wonderful efforts in this match by numerous players. Woy Woy five-eight Wade Hannell was outstanding and had a great game directing his backline. He was very well supported by flanker Veipuleki Siale, half back Damon Boxsell, centre (and lineout jumper) Kane Burns, prop Luke Ingold and lock Jack Dewar. Best for The Lakes were fullback Macui Raulini, No.8 Peni Raulini, Blake Dinham and Eddie Vuniwawa. Woy Woy regained the lead again very early in the second half with a great try, but soon after it was The Lakes’ turn to take the lead. It was like this for next 40 minutes. The first two tries, one each from either team, were posted in the first 6 minutes of the start of the second half. With under 15 minutes to go Woy Woy led by 31 points to 26 but even at that stage the crowd knew that the result was far from settled. The Lakes scored with time running out to lead 33 points to 31 and this score line remained the score until right on fulltime when the home team crossed for their final try to confirm the win. This was a great game of rugby played by two committed teams and in actual fact neither team deserved to lose. However it was The Lakes that got the victory and they get their first win of the season.

Kariong also posted their first win of the season when they defeated Warnervale at Kariong Oval by 38 points to 15. This clash was much closer than these scores indicate. The scores were locked at 15 points apiece at the half time break, so like most matches on the day, both teams knew they had realistic chance of gaining the victory in the second half. However it was Kariong who outlasted Warnervale and were able to outscore the visitors by 23 points to 10 in the second stanza. In fact it was only during the final 20 minutes that Kariong were able to secure the win when they crossed for several late tries. It was a pleasing win for the home side, being their first, and keeps them in touch with the leading teams. Warnervale played well. They gave it their all and for 65 minutes in the match they were very much in it. Best players for Warnervale were Brenton Acreman, Richie Houston and Cameron McNamara. Jacob Griffin and Ben Butler also put in good performances, and both were rewarded with a try each. Both these teams will push all other teams this year. Best for the home side were Jackson Beresford, Phil Brown, who scored for 2 tries, Soine Taito and Salesi Manakafoa. Kariong, as stated above, were pleased with their effort and their first win, while Warnervale put last week’s disappointing result aside with a very good performance yesterday.

Gosford won their fourth match in a row when they accounted for Hornsby at Mark Taylor Oval by 46 points to 32. It was a high scoring match, and like the match above, it was not until the final 20 minutes that the result was finally determined. Gosford did score 8 tries to 4 and that may have been an indication of the flow of the match but both teams knew they were very much in the match until late in the clash. Gosford led at halftime by 17 points to 13 after a hard fought first half but weer able to go on to outscore Hornsby by 29 points to 19 in the second half. Best for Gosford were Michael Jones, Adam Carlisle, while flanker Lepani Nabuliwaqa continued his great form for the club. Hornsby were best served by Sam White, Nathan Webb and Andrew Taylor. Hornsby would have been pleased to be home and their form has continued to get stronger and stronger as the season has progressed. Gosford, with the win, jump into second spot on the ladder, and their big clash with Terrigal next Saturday will be a highlight of the season so far.

In the President’s Cup, Terrigal played pleasing rugby to defeat The Entrance by 13 points to 3 at Joseph Banks Oval. There was nothing in this clash from start to finish. Terrigal led by 10 points to 3 at the halftime break and were only able to post a further single penalty goal in the second half to secure the win.

Women’s 7’s rugby saw last year’s Grand Finalists, Avoca Beach and Woy Woy, secure very good wins yesterday, while Warnervale turned their season around with good efforts against Kariong.

CCRU Round 3 Results

CCRU

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 27th APRIL, 2019
ROUND 3

PREMIER 1
Gosford 30
Alec Corcoran, Sam Underwood, Pepani Nabuliwaq tries;
Damien Montgomery 3 conversions, 3 penalty goals
defeated
Kariong 6
Scott Hanley 2 penalty goals

Avoca Beach 24
Mitch Jacob, Ben Francis, Jordan Davies, Daniel Aguirre-Acevedo tries;
Mitchell Jacob 2 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 10
Leone Naisaorotaboa try;
Sam White 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

Ourimbah 50
Jack Stonestreet 3, Brenton Law, Trent Harrison, Ulisese Esene tries;
Tyrone Davies 7 conversions, 2 penalty goals
defeated
Woy Woy 12
Joseva Kunawave, Lulu Fihaki tries;
Damon Boxsell 1 conversion

Terrigal 60
Jim Storey 2, Dan Sargeant 2, Josh Vainikolo, Ethan McInnes, Elekana Laupola. Sekope Maea, Vaughan Kernan, Dylon Calabria tries;
Jayden Woolley 3 conversion;
Aaron Tait 2 conversions
defeated
Warnervale 0

POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 15
Terrigal 14
Gosford 13
Avoca Beach 12
The Lakes 3
Warnervale 2
Hornsby 0
Woy Woy 0
Kariong 0

PREMIER 2
Kariong 39 Gosford 14
Avoca Beach 34 Hornsby 5
Ourimbah 26 Woy Woy 15
Terrigal 81 Warnervale 0

PRESIDENTS CUP
Gosford 26 Kariong 21
Ourimbah 47 Woy Woy 0
Terrigal 20 Warnervale 0
The Lakes 7 The Entrance 0

COLTS
Kariong 71 Gosford 12
Terrigal 26 Avoca Beach 22

WOMEN
Terrigal 20 Warnervale 0
Terrigal 20 Warnervale 0
Woy Woy 20 Ourimbah 0
Woy Woy 20 Ourimbah 0
Avoca Beach 10 Hornsby 7
Avoca Beach 33 Hornsby 5

REPORT :

The 2019 Central Coast Rugby season resumed after the Easter break with some interesting results. The results have left 4 teams – Ourimbah, Terrigal, Gosford and Avoca Beach – with a break on the remaining teams but it is still very much early days in the competition.

In the Match of the Round at Gosford Showground, Gosford defeated Kariong by 30 points to 6. Gosford kicked an early penalty goal to their half back Damien Montgomery to take the lead by 3 points to nil after only 3 minutes. It was a good start for Montgomery who was playing his 350th game for the club. At the 12 minute mark Gosford increased their lead after an excellent try. It was an individual effort by their flanker Pepani Nabuliwaq, who beat several players to race 40 metres to score adjacent to the posts. This scoreline of 10 points to nil was a handy lead and one that was maintained for quite awhile. For much of the remainder of the half both teams had periods of attack and also of defence but neither team was able to post any further points until late in the half. This match was fast flowing, with play going from one end of the field to the other yet at the same time the physical contact was not to be denied. There were some very tough individual clashes in the match. In fact at times some individual battles saw the teams forget about the team’s pattern of play, and often chances to score went begging. Both teams kicked a penalty goal each just before the break to make the score 13 points to 3 at the halftime break. The game was still very much up for grabs but Gosford certainly had an advantage on the scoreboard. Both teams had several very good performers on the paddock. Best for Gosford were their flanker Pepani Nabuliwaq, but he was very well supported by fellow flanker Shaun Anzelark, halfback Sam Underwood, hooker Vince Stewart and lock Mitch Cornwell. Best players for Kariong were breakaways Lachlan Peruch and Brent Bovis, and halfback Scott Hanley. A further penalty goal early in the second half to each team saw Gosford maintain their lead into the half by 16 points to 6. However for much of the first 25 minutes of the second half both teams were trying their very best to get a breakthrough but were unable to do so. However sometimes individual battles saw several players receiving yellow cards to disrupt their respective chances of scoring. Gosford were trying to cement the win while Kariong were trying to get back into the match. However the final 10 minutes saw Gosford score two match winning tries. The first was scored from a Kariong miskick and the final one was almost on fulltime. Although Gosford had secured a comfortable victory in the end, the match was much tighter than the score indicated, Gosford have shown they will definitely push for a Finals spot this year after starting the season with 3 meritorious wins.

Ourimbah continued on their winning way when they comfortably defeated Woy Woy by 50 points to 12 at Woy Woy Oval. The first half was a quite even struggle with neither team really taking total control. Ourimbah went to the halftime break leading by only 16 points to 12 so the result was still very much up for grabs at that stage. However the second half saw Ourimbah post a further 34 points with no response from the home team on the scoreboard. Ourimbah scored a try early in the second half and continued their dominance for the remainder of the second stanza. Best players for Ourimbah were back Jack Stonestreet, who crossed for 3 individual tries, fullback Tyrone Davies, who scored an individual total of 20 points, as well as flanker Jarrod Grange. Best for Woy Woy on the day were lock Jack Dewar and halfback Damon Boxswell.

Avoca Beach defeated Hornsby at Heazlett Park by 24 points to 10. However the home team certainly did not have it all their own way. Hornsby actually played the better rugby in the first half and went to the halftime break as deserved leaders by 10 points to 7. It appeared at that stage that an upset was on the cards. However Hornsby could not maintain this control and it was Avoca Beach who soon took the lead and went on to the secure the win. In fact in the second half Avoca Beach were able to outscore Hornsby by 17 points to nil to claim the victory. Hornsby have strengthened over the first three rounds and will continue to grow especially when they get their first matches at home. Best for Avoca Beach were Mitch Jacob, who scored a try and kicked 2 conversions, Fion Henderson-Foley and Matt Anderson. For Hornsby, centre Nate Webb, and Tim Graham-Robinson, never stopped trying. It was an important win for Avoca Beach and despite the nervous first half were able to go on to gain a bonus point victory.

Terrigal proved far too strong for Warnervale The Haven Oval and ran out winners by 60 points to nil. Terrigal were in control right from the start. They led by 38 points to nil at the halftime break and then went on to post a further 22 points in the second half. It was a most complete performance by the Terrigal side. They scored 10 tries to nil in what was a totally dominating performance. Warnervale had no answer on the day. Best for Terrigal were Dan Sargeant, Ethan McInnes, Sekope Maea, Josh Vainikolo and Jim Storey.

In the President’s Cup, The Lakes hung on to defeat The Entrance by 7 points to 0 at Joseph Banks Oval. There was nothing in this clash from start to finish.

Women’s 7’s rugby was dominated on Saturday by a strong performance from last premiers Avoca Beach. They defeated Hornsby in both their matches.

CCRU Round 2 Results

There are no matches next Saturday 20th April due to the Easter break. Round 3 is on Saturday, 27th April.

CCRU

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 13th APRIL, 2019
ROUND 2

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 26
Josh Vainikolo 2, Jayden Woolley tries;
Jayden Woolley 1 conversion, 3 penalty goals
defeated
Kariong 10
Sean Peruch, Kyle Saroe tries

Gosford 22
Jackson Steinbeck, Josh McGlynn, Drew Neist tries;
Damien Montgomery 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
The Lakes 18
Blake Dinham, Epi Verle, Blake Moroney tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 penalty goal

Avoca Beach 32
Jake McPhee 2, Julian Bacigalupo,
Liam Donsworth;
Mitchell Jacob 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals
defeated
Woy Woy 20
Joseva Kunawave, Edward Kelly, Tyrone Fleming try;
Damon Boxsell 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

Ourimbah 33
Josefa Biu 2, Daniel Ford, Ross McKean, Kaitua Kantana tries;
Tyrone Davies 4 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 10
Leonie Naisovotaha try;
Sam White 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 10
Terrigal 9
Gosford 9
Avoca Beach 7
The Lakes 3
Warnervale 2
Hornsby 0
Woy Woy 0
Kariong 0

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 24 Kariong 17
Gosford 17 The Lakes 15
Woy Woy 20 Avoca Beach 17
Ourimbah 104 Hornsby 0

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 34 Kariong 7
The Lakes 20 Gosford 0
Woy Woy 36 Avoca Beach 0
Ourimbah 20 Hornsby 0
Warnervale 13 The Entrance 10

COLTS
Terrigal 32 Kariong 19
Gosford 19 Avoca Beach 15

WOMEN
Terrigal 34 Kariong 0
Terrigal 39 Kariong 0
Hornsby 17 Ourimbah 10
Ourimbah 10 Hornsby 10
Avoca Beach 17 Woy Woy 10
Avoca Beach 22 Woy Woy 5

REPORT :

The 2019 Central Coast Rugby season continued with some very exciting matches. All matches were relatively close with the final result still being very much up for grabs at the respective halftime breaks.

In the Match of the Round at Kariong Oval, Terrigal defeated Kariong by 26 points to 10. This match was fast flowing, with play going from one end of the field to the other yet at the same time the physical contact was not to be denied. It was a very good exhibition of rugby. The opening stages of the clash were very even. Both teams had periods of attack followed by some intense defensive work. However neither side was able to make a breakthrough on the scoreboard. Both teams went close to scoring but both were denied by some hard physical defence. Terrigal did open the scoring in the 22nd minute with a penalty goal to fullback Jayden Woolley. This penalty goal was quickly followed by the first try of the match 3 minutes later. This Terrigal try resulted from some sustained forward pressure which saw Josh Vainikolo crash over for the first of his two tries. Suddenly, after a very intense and hard fought opening 20 odd minutes, Terrigal had jumped to a handy 10 points to nil lead. A further penalty right on halftime saw the visitors increase their lead to 13 points to nil. The first half was quite even on the paddock but it was Terrigal who had the advantage on the scoreboard. Terrigal went further ahead after just a few minutes at the start of the second half. They had jumped to a 18 points to nil lead with most of the second half to go. It did seem quite ominous for Kariong at that stage. However the home side did not surrender. Kariong played some very good rugby in that final quarter of the match. They went close to scoring on a couple of occasions, and on occasions turned down some shots at goal. A further try and penalty saw Terrigal all but secure the match when they led by 26 points to nil with about 15 minutes to go. Terrigal has some very good players in the match. Best for them were forward Josh Vainikolo, who scored 2 tries, fullback Jayden Woolley, hooker Ethan McInnes, and flanker Sam Kenny. However it was to prove a very good all round team performance. Kariong were rewarded in the final 10 minutes with two pleasing tries. This made the final score 26-10. Kariong were best served by No.8 Phil Brown, flanker Brent Bovis, and five-eight Mitch Clay. Both teams will take a lot from this match. Terrigal had secured two wins in the first two rounds, while Kariong, in their first hit out of the season, know they will get stronger and more than likely will be a major force this year in the competition.

Gosford also secured their second win of the season when they defeated The Lakes by 22 points to 18 at Woongarrah Oval. Gosford got away to the better start and at the halfway break had cemented a 17 points to 5 lead. This seemed almost enough to get them the win but the second half was to prove a real nail biter. Whereas Gosford controlled much of the first half it was The Lakes who stormed back into the match for much of the second half. The Gosford backline did play very well in the first half and it due much to their play that the team were able to post 17 points. However the start of the second half saw The Lakes play some good rugby. They actually worked themselves back into the lead and with ten minutes to go had taken the lead by 18 points to 17. The match was certainly up for grabs. However it was Gosford who secured the match winner with about 5 minutes to go when Jackson Steinbeck crossed for the vital try. It was an exciting match throughout and both sides know they could have won this match. But it was Gosford who have now recorded two out of two wins to have a very good start to the season. Best for Gosford were Josh Reid, Alec Corcoran and Jonah Manuauo. The Lakes were best served by Paul Wilson, lock Peni Raulini and Blake Dinham, who crossed for a try.

Avoca Beach held on to record a pleasing win over Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval by 32 points to 20. In what proved quite an even battle throughout it was the Avoca Beach team who were always just in front on the scoreboard. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 12 and both sides knew they had real chances of victory at that stage. However it was Avoca Beach who maintained that lead and even increased it a little during the second stanza. Best player for Avoca Beach was halfback Julian Bacigalupo, who was everywhere in attack and defence, and who scored a great try. He was well supported by Mitch Jacob, and Jake McPhee, who crossed for two personal tries. Woy Woy were always in the match but were simply unable to bridge the gap. Best for the home side were Cameron Graham, Robert Kinley, and Jovesa Kunawave, who scored a very good try.

Ourimbah did enough to defeat Hornsby at Ourimbah Rugby Park by 33 points to 10. The first half saw a far better effort by Hornsby, and Ourimbah only led at the break by 14 points to 3. Ourimbah were always in control in this match but Hornsby did not make things easy for them. Ourimbah did score 5 tries to one and that was a fairly good indication of the flow of the match, but Hornsby would be pleased with their effort against last year’s Premiers, particularly after last week’s disappointing result. Best players for Ourimbah were No.8 Ross McKean, winger Daniel Ford and lock Josefa Biu who crossed for another 2 tries in the match. Hornsby put in a great effort and all players contributed for a good team effort.

In the President’s Cup, Warnervale hung on to defeat The Entrance by 13 points to 10 at Woongarrah Oval.

Women’s 7’s rugby continued with some great efforts by various teams. Terrigal and Avoca Beach remain undefeated in their matches. Hornsby got their first win of season against Ourimbah, while the Kariong team had their first ever matches in the competition. It is all building for a great season in Women’s 7’s rugby.

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