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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION RESULTS
GRAND FINAL
CENTRAL COAST STADIUM
SATURDAY, 10th OCTOBER, 2020

CCRU

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 31
Dylon Calabria, Arana Taumata, Dan Sargeant tries;
Adam Danckert 2 conversions, 3 penalty goals,
1 field goal
defeated
The Lakes 28
Tim Poese 2, Macui Raulini tries;
Logan Hemopo 3 penalty goals, 2 conversions

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 24
Harry Hughes, Ryan Metcalfe, Blake Irwin tries;
Blake Irwin 1 penalty goal, 3 conversions
defeated
The Lakes 23
Johnny Symington 2, Ben Garrett tries;
Alec Herridge 2 penalty goals, 1 conversion

PRESIDENT’S CUP
Avoca Beach 22
Riley Stevenson, Joel Body, Levi Kasun, Aaron Holder tries;
Nathan Brown 1 conversion
defeated
Terrigal 21
Isaac Riviere 2 tries;
Aaron Tait 2 penalty goals, 1 conversion;
Nick Armstrong 1 penalty goal

UNDER 19 COLTS
The Lakes Maroon 23
Lathan Hutchinson-Walters, Mallie Townsend, Ricky Blake tries;
Lathan Hutchinson-Walters 2 penalty goals;
Sione Vaenuku 1 conversion
defeated
Avoca Beach 14
Jack Birt, Sandon Smith tries;
Sandon Smith 2 conversions

WOMEN’S 10’s
Terrigal 22
Sian George 3, Shenay Ball tries;
Jade Sheridan 1 conversion
defeated
Avoca Beach 17
Ella Buteux, Liana Wheatley, Taylah Welsh tries;
Liana Wheatley 1 conversion

REPORT :
The 2020 Grand Final day at Central Coast Stadium saw some wonderful games of rugby. In what proved a day where all five Grand Finals were only decided in the last few minutes of each match. It proved to be one of the great days in Central Coast Grand Final history in that all matches were wonderful spectacles, they were all nail biters, and the whole day was played at a great stadium before a large crowd in perfect wet weather conditions. Obviously on the day there were great celebrations but also much disappointment of getting so close to victory. On the day, all Minor Premiers in the men’s grades went on to record Major Premierships.

In the Premier 1 Grand Final Terrigal hung on to record another Premiership victory, winning the decider by the narrow margin of 31 points to 28. There was absolutely nothing in this match throughout. It went point for point for the entire 80 minutes and neither team was able to take a decisive break on the other team on the scoreboard. Terrigal opened the scoring with an early penalty goal but it was to be The Lakes who crossed for the first try in the 10th minute of the match. The conversion of this try and a penalty goal in the 15th minute had The Lakes with a handy early lead of 10 points to 3. However this was to be short-lived. Terrigal quickly responded with their first try to square up the match at 10 points apiece at the 20 minute mark of the first half. This try for Terrigal was an intercept by winger Dylon Calabria, in his 100th game for the club, and he raced 60 metres to score under the posts. The match was proving to be a very exciting affair to say the least. It was hard rugby but a match which was seeing plenty of action right across the paddock. The Lakes regained the lead 13-10 with a further penalty goal but it was Terrigal who took the lead in the 30th minute when their centre Arana Taumata crossed wide out to make the score 15-13. It was at the 35th minute of the match that Terrigal grabbed the biggest lead in the match. Winger Dan Sargeant crossed for the team’s third try to make the score Terrigal 22 The Lakes 13 at the halftime break. It was definitely a handy lead but one that was going to make the second half quite exciting. The Lakes commenced the second half brilliantly. They crossed for a try in the second minute of the half when their mercurial fullback Macui Raulini crossed for a try and then they went over for their third try in the 8th minute of the half. So suddenly they were back into the lead by 25 points to 22. The Lakes had posted 2 tries and 12 points in just 8 minutes and the match was suddenly opened up and developing into a classic Grand Final. Terrigal was not able to score a try in the second half because of great The Lakes defence and The Lakes were not able also to cross for any further tries. Even though no tries were scored by either team in the final 32 minutes, the match was still proving an exciting, nerve wracking event for both groups of supporters. Play went from one end of the field to the other. The last quarter of the match saw Terrigal kick two penalty goals to The Lakes’ one, and the scored was locked at 28 points apiece with time running out. It was going to be anyone’s Grand Final. However, a field goal in the last few minutes to Terrigal’s’ five-eight Adam Danckert broke the deadlock, and enabled Terrigal to secure the victory by 31 points to 28. It was a great Grand Final, with another Premiership to Terrigal and with The Lakes going so close. Terrigal had several excellent players in the match. None were better than No.8 Josh Vainikolo, five-eighth Adam Danckert, lock Will McDonald and centre Arana Taumata. Best for The Lakes were lock Matt Lanzini, prop Tim Poese, No.8 Va Talaileva and halfback Logan Hemopo. Both teams scored three tries in the match and this fact alone shows just how close this match was. The Premier 1 Grand Final proved a fitting way to conclude the 2020 Central Coast Rugby Union season.

Terrigal recorded the closest of wins in the Premier 2 Grand Final when they defeated The Lakes by 24 points to 23. There was absolutely nothing in this match throughout. In fact the first half went point for point until The Lakes grabbed a break late in the first half. The Lakes went to the halftime break leading by 20 points to 10. While The Lakes had the slightly better first half it was Terrigal who proved the stronger in the second half. Terrigal crossed for a try early in the second half and with The Lakes having kicked a penalty goal, The Lakes led in the match by 23 points 17 with time running out. Best players for Terrigal were five-eight Harry Hughes and flanker Ryan Metcalfe, while for The Lakes the best on the paddock were lock Chad Goodhand and halfback Liam Baker. Just when it seemed The Lakes would hang on for victory, Terrigal crossed over for try in the corner right on the fulltime siren to make the score 23-22. A conversion from the sideline say Terrigal take the Premiership after fulltime. It proved to be another extremely close and hard fought Grand Final.

In another one point victory, Avoca Beach was able to win the President’s Cup Grand Final defeating Terrigal by 22 points to 21. Terrigal opened the scoring with a penalty goal before Avoca Beach scored early in the match with a try, to see them lead early by 5 points to 3. However the remainder of the first half was dominated by Terrigal and they went to the halftime break leading by 18 points to 5. It seemed a handy lead but it proved not to be. The second half saw an Avoca Beach revival with two tries being posted to a lone penalty goal to Terrigal. Best players for Avoca Beach were prop Josh Meadham and hooker Tim Newton, while the best performers for Terrigal were centre Stephen Bright and lock Blake Cavanagh.

In what proved another enthralling Grand Final, The Lakes Maroon defeated Avoca Beach in the Under 19 Colts Grand Final by 23 pints to 14. In what proved a turnaround from the Major Semi-final it was The Lakes Maroon team that proved the stronger on the day but there was never too much in it. The first half was an arm wrestle with The Lakes Maroon leading by the slender margin of 8 points to 7 so anything was up for grabs in the second stanza. The match continued to go point for point and with time almost up The Lakes Maroon team led by the very narrow margin of 16 points to 14. The victory was cemented as the fulltime siren went when they crossed for a converted try to record a 23 points to 14 victory.

The Women’s 10’s Grand Final saw Terrigal record a narrow 22 points to 17 victory over Avoca Beach. This encounter was even throughout. Scores were locked at 5 points apiece at the halftime break and even very late in the match scores were still squared up, at 17 points each. It was proving a nerve wracking and enthralling game of rugby. It was only late in the match that Terrigal broke the deadlock to score the match winning try. Terrigal scored 4 tries to 3 and that was the difference in the match.

Due to the cancellation of the annual Presentation Evening this year due to covid restrictions, the CCRU Award Winners were announced during the Grand Final at Central Coast Stadium yesterday listed below:

Central Coast Rugby Union
Award Winners 2020

Club Person of the Year
Dee CARROLL (Hornsby)

Coach of the Year:
Michael FARRELLY } (Terrigal)
Jonathan BELL }
Al GAFFNEY }

Terry Woodward Award for Service
Tony RUDD

Club of the Year
AVOCA BEACH (President’s Award)

Highest Pointscorer
Daniel JONES (Ourimbah) (92 points)

Syd Noble Medal
‘PLAYER OF THE YEAR’
Sam KENNY (Terrigal)

NSW COUNTRY 7’s CHAMPIONSHIPS (Woy Woy Oval – March, 2020)

WOMEN 7’s Representative
Player of the Year – Elise Connolly
WOMEN 7’s
Coaches Award – Prue Bright

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
PRELIMINARY FINAL
WOY WOY OVAL
SATURDAY, 3rd OCTOBER, 2020

PREMIER 1
The Lakes 32
Macui Rauluni 2, Va Talaileva, Tim Poese tries;
Logan Hemopo 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals
defeated
Ourimbah 29
Sam Kearney, James Blanch, Brayden Mead, Jarrod Grange tries;
Daniel Jones 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 27
Luke Hourigan, Ulisese Tagiilima Esene, Richard Hooper tries;
Penalty Try;
Blake Irwin 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Avoca beach 25
Cameron Steer, Fletcher Berry, Joshua Paris tries;
Matthew Kiddle 2 penalty goals, 2 conversions

PRESIDENT’S CUP
Terrigal 31
Jono Small, Ben Issott, Harrison Dickson, Metuisela Mapili tries;
Nick Armstrong 4 conversions
Aaron Tait 1 penalty goal
defeated
The Lakes 15
Ben Kaifa, Harry Pirini tries;
Eti Ng Lam 1 penalty, 1 conversion

UNDER 19 COLTS
The Lakes Maroon 25
Malie-J Townsend 2, Sione Vaenuku, Nathan Kegg tries;
Lathan Hutchinson-Walters 1 conversion,
1 penalty goal
defeated
The Lakes Yellow 23
Kyle Tindale, Noah Lyons, Jackson Handley try;
Kyle McLean 2 penalty goals, 1 conversion

WOMEN’S 10’s
Avoca Beach 34
Ella Buteux 3, Renee Staben, Taylah Welsh, Kyhamoana Tevi-Fuimaono tries;
Sharni Waters 1conversion;
Taylah Welsh 1 conversion
defeated
Hornsby 10
Sally Hawkins 2 tries

REPORT :

The Premier 1 Preliminary Final saw The Lakes defeat Ourimbah by 32 points to 29 at Woy Woy Oval. In what proved an enthralling match, especially in the latter stages of the contest, it was The Lakes who outlasted Ourimbah to hang on for the victory. The opening 10 minutes was a very even affair. The match was played in very warm conditions and the game was certainly going to be battle of the fittest. Ourimbah opened the scoring in the 9th minute when they kicked a penalty goal but it did not take long for The Lakes to respond. In fact two tries in the next 10 minutes saw The Lakes jump to a handy 12 points to 3 lead. The Lakes were playing some excellent attacking rugby and most things seemed to be working for them. Both teams were having their chances and there were opportunities to post further points. It was Ourimbah who scored next when they crossed for a try to reduce the lead to The Lakes 12 Ourimbah 8. The match was proving to be a real arm wrestle at this stage despite the occasional incisive run by both teams. In the last 5 minutes of the first half, a penalty goal and a converted try right on halftime to The Lakes, certainly was a turning point in the match. Suddenly The Lakes had jumped to a 22 points to 8 lead and that remained the score at halftime. The Lakes did deserve their lead at the break and were playing some adventuresome rugby. Once again Ourimbah had let the opposition get away on them in that first 40 minutes. The second half continued in a similar way. The Lakes continued to attack right from the start of this half and with a further penalty goal and another converted try, The Lakes had taken a very commanding 32 points to 8 lead after only 10 minutes of the second half. It appeared at that stage that The Lakes were safely home but once again, for the third week in a row, Ourimbah commenced their fight back. They crossed for a try to make the score 32-15 but it was not until the last 5 or so minutes of the match that they really made their move. They crossed for two late converted tries to bring the scores so close, at 32 points to 29. The Lakes however held in those last few tense moments to record a very meritorious victory. Ourimbah would be most disappointed with the result and would once again be upset at the fact that they let The Lakes take such a handy lead before they got fully into gear. Best players for The Lakes were fullback Macui Rauluni, who scored one of the best individual tries seen this year, No.8 Va Talaileva and lock Matt Lanzini. Best for Ourimbah were No.8 Rob Peden, centre Owen Turner and halfback Matt King.. The win sees The Lakes progress to the Grand Final at Central Coast Stadium next Saturday where they meet Terrigal in what should prove a gripping Grand Final. 

Terrigal recorded a very close win in the Premier 2 Preliminary Final when they also just held on to defeat Avoca Beach by 27 points to 25. There was absolutely nothing in this match throughout. It was a match of two halves. However it was Terrigal who had the better of the first half and they controlled proceedings for much of that period. They took a 19 points to nil lead well into the first half and it was a only late try to Avoca Beach that made the halftime score Terrigal 24 Avoca Beach 8. The second half was controlled by Avoca Beach. They gradually kept making inroads to reduce the lead and with scores 24- 22 with time running out, it was anyone’s match. But Terrigal held on with a late penalty goal to get the victory despite being outscored 17-3 in the second half. Terrigal move onto the Grand Final next Saturday where they will meet their Major Semi-final victors, The Lakes.

Terrigal was able to win the President’s Cup Preliminary Final defeating The Lakes by 31 points to 15. The first half was very much an even struggle with both teams giving it their all in an attempt to take control in the match. Terrigal took the early lead with a penalty goal but The Lakes were never far away on the scoreboard. In fact it was The Lakes who went to the halftime break leading by 10 points to 3. Terrigal quickly squared the scores early in the second half before gradually taking control of the match. Terrigal were able to outscore The Lakes by 28 points 5 in the second half. Terrigal continue on to the Grand Final where they will take on Avoca Beach in what will be another seaside derby.

In what proved to an evenly contested match throughout, where the scores were very even all day, The Lakes Maroon defeated The Lakes Yellow in the Under 19 Preliminary Final by 25 points to 23. This was a hard fought and tightly contested game of Colts rugby, which was played at a very high standard. The Lakes Maroon led by 17 points to 11 at the halftime break, having scored 3 great tries in that first half. However never team backed off in the second half, and the scoring remained close throughout. In some ways both teams may have deserved to win but it is The Lakes Maroon who will move to the Grand Final next week where they will take on Avoca Beach.

The Women’s 10’s Preliminary Final saw Avoca Beach prove too strong for Hornsby and they ran out winners by 34 points to 10. The match was almost won by Avoca Beach in the first half when they crossed for 3 tries to lead at the break by 17 points to 5. The second half continued in much the same vein and although Hornsby put everything into the match, they simply could not post the necessary points to bridge the gap. Avoca Beach now continues on and will meet Terrigal in the Grand Final next Saturday at Central Coast Stadium.

CCRU FINALS SERIES 2020
MATCH TIMES :

Grand Final
10th OCTOBER, 2020
CENTRAL COAST STADIUM,
GOSFORD

9.30 am Under 19’s Avoca Beach v. The Lakes Maroon
60 Minutes - 5 Minutes Each Way

11.10 am President’s Cup Avoca Beach v. Terrigal
60 Minutes - 10 Minutes Each Way

12.50 pm Premier 2 The Lakes v. Terrigal
70 Minutes - 10 Minutes Each Way

2.35 pm Women’s 10’s Terrigal v. Avoca Beach
30 Minutes - 5 Minutes only

3.25 pm Premier 1 Terrigal v. The Lakes
80 Minutes - 10 Minutes Each Way

• No injury time in any match, except Premier 1
• In the event that scores are level at the end of extra time in any match, both teams will be declared Joint Premiers.

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
MAJOR SEMIFINAL DAY
WOY WOY OVAL
SATURDAY, 26th SEPTEMBER, 2020

PREMIER 1 MAJOR SEMIFINAL
Terrigal 33
Jye Cornish 2, Will McDonald, Josh Vainikolo,
Adam Danckert 2 conversions, 3 penalty goals
defeated
The Lakes 14
Macui Rauluni, Epeli Vure tries;
Logan Hemopo 2 conversions

PREMIER 1 MINOR SEMIFINAL
Ourimbah 32
Matt King 3, Josefa Biu tries;
Daniel Jones 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals
defeated
Hornsby 26
Tuihakavalu Ika, Tevita Alipate tries;
Mark Roberts 2 conversions, 4 penalty goals

PREMIER 2
The Lakes 15
Alec Herridge 2, Liam Baker tries
defeated
Terrigal 10
Macklan Collins try;
Blake Irwin 1 penalty goal, 1 conversion

PRESIDENT’S CUP
Avoca Beach 26
Josh Paris, Matthew Hurd, Aaron Holder, Justin Staben tries;
Nathan Brown 3 conversions
defeated
The Lakes 10
Ben Kaifa, Jerry Tikolaempi tries

UNDER 19 COLTS
Avoca Beach 46
Liam Smith 2, Boston Passeri, Sandon Smith, Riley Stevenson, Liam Breen, Zade Besley tries;
Jack Birt 4 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
The Lakes Maroon 7
Lathan Hutchinson-Walters try;
Lathan Hutchinson-Walters 1 conversion

WOMEN’S 10’s
Terrigal 29
Sophie Dryden, Emily Lufe, Elise Conolly, Jade Sheridan, Madelein Robinson tries;
Jade Sheridan 2 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 15
Georgia Clements, Angela Marando, Amber Stevenson tries

REPORT :
The Premier 1 Major Semi-final saw Terrigal defeat The Lakes by 33 points to 14. The match was played under lights at Woy Woy Oval and it proved to be typical Finals rugby. The first half was a dour battle with neither team willing to give any favours to the opposition. Terrigal did open the scoring very early on when they crossed for a try in the 4th minute of the match but for the next 20 minutes no further points were posted. Both teams had periods of attack while good defence seemed to be the operative format. However gradually it was Terrigal who were gaining the slight ascendancy. They scored their second try midway through the first half and then kicked a further two penalty goals to five-eight Adam Danckert to go to a very handy 18 points to nil lead late in the half. They had gained control of most territory and were being rewarded with points on the board. Things were certainly looking ominous for The Lakes team. However right on halftime they gave themselves some hope when they crossed for a converted try to make the halftime score Terrigal 18 The Lakes 7. The second half continued in much the same vein. However it was Terrigal who were playing the right style of Finals rugby and with a further penalty goal and then another try in the 14th minute, Terrigal had taken a lead of 26 points to 7. The Lakes still tried everything to get back into the match but it just was not to be. Terrigal cemented the win in the 20th minute of the second half when a further converted try had taken them to an unassailable lead of 33 points to 7. The Lakes, like the first half, scored right on the hooter to make the final score 33 points to 14. But the match had gone. Best players for Terrigal were lock Will McDonald, No.8 Josh Vainikolo and flanker Sam Kenny. The Lakes had several good performers but none were better than fullback Macui Rauluni and forward James McCombie. Terrigal continue on the Grand Final at Central Coast Stadium in two weeks time, while The Lakes get a second chance when they meet Ourimbah in the Preliminary Final next Saturday at Woy Woy Oval.

In the Premier 1 elimination Minor Semi-final at Woy Woy Oval, Ourimbah came from behind to defeat Hornsby by 32 points to 26. This proved to be an intense and very exciting game of rugby. Hornsby definitely had the better of the first half and they were able to take the early lead. Both teams had periods of attack but it was Hornsby who were putting the points on the board. An early try to the strong running centre Tuihakavalu Ika, and three very good penalty goals had taken Hornsby to a very handy 16 points to 0 lead late into the first half. It was windy and Hornsby did have the breeze behind them but their style of rugby was simply not allowing Ourimbah any leeway. Both teams had disallowed tries in the first half, and the match was one that went from one end of the field to the other. Ourimbah posted their first points right on halftime when they kicked a penalty goal to make the halftime score 16 to 3. Hornsby continued to control things early in the second half and in the 7th minute of this half they crossed for another converted try. The Hornsby lead of 23 points to 3 seemed comfortable and one that Ourimbah may have found insurmountable. However from the midway point of the second half Ourimbah suddenly started to find their legs. Whereas they were having trouble at scrum time early on, it was now becoming in strong point in their game. They scored a try to halfback Matt King and it was largely due to his penetrative runs that Ourimbah found themselves looking far more aggressive. Matt King did score three tries and was certainly the best player on the paddock. Ourimbah scored tries in the 11th, 25th, 30th and 34th minutes to suddenly change the match. That final try to lock Josefa Biu saw Ourimbah complete the comeback and take the lead by 29 points to 26. A late penalty sealed the victory for them. This match was certainly not for the faint hearted. Ourimbah had escaped with the win and will now continue on and will meet The Lakes next Saturday in the Preliminary Final to see who plays Terrigal in the Grand Final. Hornsby would be most disappointed. They gained a great lead but simply could not hang on for the victory on the day.

The Lakes recorded a very close win in the Premier 2 Major Semi-final when they defeated Terrigal by 15 points to 10. There was absolutely nothing in this match throughout. In fact the first half went point for point and the half time score was locked up at 10 points apiece. The Lakes then scored the only try in the second half to break that deadlock. It was a classical game of rugby and in some ways the most intense match of the day. The Lakes did score 3 tries to one and because of that deserved the win. But it would be Terrigal who would rue their chances late in the match they could have seen them take the match. The Lakes go straight to the Grand Final while Terrigal have to face Avoca Beach next Saturday in the Preliminary Final so see if they get another chance to take on The Lakes.

Avoca Beach was able to win the President’s Cup Major Semi-final defeating The Lakes by 26 points to 10. Avoca Beach scored early in the match with two tries and this lead of 12 points to nil early on held them in good stead for the remainder of the match. Avoca Beach went on to lead by 19 points to 0 at the halftime break so they obviously went into the second half full of confidence. The final half saw a real arm wrestle with The Lakes outscoring Avoca Beach by 10 points to 7 but it was all too late for them. Avoca Beach continues on to the Grand Final while The Lakes take on Terrigal next Saturday in the Preliminary Final to see who goes to the big one.

In what proved a one sided clash Avoca Beach defeated The Lakes Maroon in the Under 19 Major Semi-final by 46 points to 7. Avoca Beach scored their first try in the opening minutes before The Lakes Maroon responded with their one try in the match. From this point on however Avoca Beach quickly gained control in the match and went on to record a most convincing victory. Avoca Beach led by 26 point to 7 at halftime and then posted a further 20 points in the second half. The Lakes Maroon will need to play again next Saturday in the Preliminary Final to see if they get a chance to go through to the Grand Final. It is Avoca Beach who now continues on straight to the Grand Final.

The Women’s 10’s Major Semi-final saw Terrigal prove too strong for Hornsby and ran out winners by 29 points to 15. The match was won by Terrigal in the first half when they crossed for 4 tries to lead at the break by 24 points to nil. The second half was far more even affair but all the damage had been done in the first half. Terrigal continue to the Grand Final while next Saturday Hornsby plays Avoca Beach in the Preliminary Final.

Preliminary Final next week …………………
Preliminary Final Woy Woy Oval 3rd October

9.30 am Under 19’s The Lakes Gold v. The Lakes Maroon
11.00 am President’s Cup Terrigal v. The Lakes
12.40 pm Premier 2 Avoca Beach v. Terrigal
2.25 pm Women’s 10’s Avoca Beach v. Hornsby
3.15 pm Premier 1 Ourimbah v. The Lakes

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
MINOR SEMIFINAL DAY
WOY WOY OVAL
SATURDAY, 19th SEPTEMBER, 2020

PREMIER 1 QUALIFYING FINAL
The Lakes 23
Laufiso Vaisagote, Tim Poese, Va Talaileva tries;
Lathan Hutchinson-Walters 1 conversion,
2 penalty goals
defeated
Ourimbah 17
Jack Stonestreet, Rob Peden tries,
Daniel Jones 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal

PREMIER 1 ELIMINATION FINAL
Hornsby 16
Leone Naisorotab try;
Mark Roberts 1 conversion, 3 penalty goals
defeated
Avoca Beach 6
Toby Marks 2 penalty goals

PREMIER 2
Avoca Beach 29
Josh Paris 2 tries;
Matthew Kiddle 2 conversions, 5 penalty goals
defeated
Ourimbah 24
Jaydn Pearson, Shaun Smith, Sam Kearney tries;
Jaydn Pearson 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal

PRESIDENT’S CUP
Terrigal 23
Marley Beavis, Todd Atkins, Jono Small tries;
Aaron Tait 1 penalty goal
Nick Armstrong 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Ourimbah 7
Josh Martin try;
Jim Holt 1 conversion

UNDER 19 COLTS
The Lakes Yellow 27
Riley Jones, Ben Wiseman, Noah Lyons, Kayden Wise, Kyle Mclean tries;
Kyle McLean 1 conversion
defeated
Gosford 17
Jonathon Boylan, Harrison Mogg tries;
Jonathon Boylan 2 conversions;
Liam Etherington 1 penalty goal

WOMEN’S 10’s
Avoca Beach 30
Taylah Welsh 2, Sharni Waters, Ella Buteux, Kyhamoana Tevi-Fuimaono, Priya Lama tries
defeated
Woy Woy 5
Ebony Carolyn Milgate try

REPORT :
In the Premier 1 Elimination Semi-final at Woy Woy Oval, Hornsby defeated Avoca Beach by 16 points to 6. In a match that was an arm wrestle from start to finish, the match developed into a war of attrition for large parts of the contest.
After a quite even opening few minutes it was Avoca Beach who opened the scoring in the 18th minute of play with a penalty goal. It did take almost a quarter of the match before these points were scored so this alone shows the evenness of the first half. Play went from end of the field to the other with neither team able to post points. Hornsby were soon to square up the scoring when they kicked a penalty goal to make the score 3 all. It was proving to be a physical clash and great defence was the order of the day. The final 10 minutes of the first half saw Hornsby kick two further penalty goals so they went to the halftime break leading by 9 points to 3. It was still very much anyone’s match. Both teams hade several good players, but Avoca Beach’s centre Mitch Jacob, flanker Brad Sheridan and prop Jake McPhie were leading from the front. Hornsby was being best served by flanker Tevita Piukala, halfback Jack Woodrow and hooker Hosea Fotukava. The second half opened up in much the same vein as the first. Both teams were throwing everything at each other but great defence was dominating the proceedings. In the 12th minute of the second half Avoca Beach narrowed the gap to 9 points to 6 with their second penalty goal to five-eight Toby Marks. Both teams had their chances. Hornsby were proving that little bit stronger at the breakdown and were taking a lot of ball when Avoca Beach appeared to be on the attack. The only try in the match was scored in the 26th minute of the second half. Avoca Beach was on the attack when Hornsby winger Leone Naisorotab took an intercept and raced 70 metres to score adjacent to the posts. The conversion of this try saw Hornsby go to a handy lead of 16 points to 6. This was the final score in the match but not after Avoca Beach tried everything to post points to get back into the match. They were even denied a try late in the match due to a knock-on. Hornsby move on further into the Finals and will play Ourimbah in the Minor Semi-final next week. Avoca Beach would be most disappointed with the result but this match was simply not their day.

In the Premier 1 Qualifying Elimination Semi-final at Woy Woy Oval, The Lakes defeated Ourimbah in a cliff hanger by 23 points to 17. This match was also proving an arm wrestle early on but as the match developed it became a free flowing spectacle with plenty of action from one end of the field to the other. The Lakes posted the first points in the match. They kicked a penalty goal and then followed this up with a try to winger Laufiso Vaisagote. Ourimbah then responded with their own penalty goal to make the score 8-3. The Lakes were certainly having a great half. They were playing well and having the territorial advantage in the match. They were rewarded with their second try in the 29th minute when prop Tim Poese crashed over for a converted try. They were played the better rugby as this stage and were gaining the rewards on the scoreboard. The Lakes kicked a further penalty just prior to halftime and they went to the break holding a very handy 18 points to 3 lead. Best players for The Lakes were fullback Macui Raulini, No.8 Va Talaileva and prop Tim Poese. Ourimbah were best served by No.8 Rob Peden, and forwards Josefa Biu and Jordan Clarke. The Lakes continued to play well in the early stages of the second half. They probably failed to take all their opportunities and on numerous occasions wrong options and errors cost them further tries. The first 20 minutes of the second half remained scoreless for both teams. In the 23rd minute of this half The Lakes scored their final try to take them to 23 points and their 20 point lead over Ourimbah seemed to be the end for Ourimbah. But it was not to be. Ourimbah, in the final 15 minutes, suddenly cranked into gear and commenced playing some pleasing rugby. In this period of time Ourimbah were able to score two converted tries and suddenly had made the score The Lakes 23 Ourimbah 17. They were suddenly within a converted try from The Lakes with 5 minutes of the match remaining. Ourimbah continued to attack for that 5 minutes and went so close to scoring to snatch the victory. But the Lakes held on to move into the Major Semi-final next Saturday against Terrigal. It was a great match to watch. The final stages of the match were gripping. Ourimbah would rue their slow start but they do get another chance next week when they take on Hornsby in the elimination Minor Semi-final.

Avoca Beach recorded a tight win in the Premier 2 Minor Semi-final when they defeated Ourimbah by 29 points to 24. There was nothing in this match throughout. The match could have gone either way, with point scoring going hand in hand for the entire match. At halftime Ourimbah led by the single point, by 17 points to 16 so it was definitely anyone’s match at that stage. Ourimbah continued to lead late into the match, and led by 24 points to 19 with time running out. But a late try and penalty goal saw Avoca Beach take the lead and hang on for the win. Best for Avoca Beach was centre Josh Paris who scored both tries for his team but it was the goal kicking of their five-eight Matt Kiddle that saw them home. Ourimbah would be disappointed. They scored 3 tries to 2 on the day but it was just not enough. Best for Ourimbah were five-eight Jaydn Pearson and No.8 Sam Kearney. Avoca Beach continues on and will play in the Preliminary Final in 2 weeks time.

Terrigal was able to win the President’s Cup Minor Semi-final defeating Ourimbah by 23 points to 7. Terrigal scored early in the match with a penalty goal and a try and this lead of 8 points to nil early on held them in good stead for the remainder of the match. This lead was the situation at halftime. Terrigal went on to lead by 16 points to 7 at the midway point of the second half so they obviously were in control of the match. Terrigal scored a late try to five-eight Jono Small to see them continue on in the Finals while Ourimbah hang up their boots for another season. Terrigal will play in the Preliminary Final in 2 weeks time.

In what proved an exciting clash The Lakes Yellow defeated Gosford in the Under 19 Minor Semi-final by 27 points to 17. This match was played in two halves. Gosford had the far better of proceedings in the first half and went to the halftime break leading 14 points to 5. They were playing structured rugby and were definitely the better team. But for whatever reason this all changed in the second half. The Lakes Yellow started to play well and their confidence grew as the match went on. The Lakes Yellow were able to post 22 points to Gosford’s 3 in the second half and was getting stronger as the match went on. Gosford never stopped trying but it was all in vain. It is The Lakes Yellow who continues on to the Preliminary Final.

The Women’s 10’s Minor Semi-final saw Avoca Beach prove too strong for Woy Woy and they ran out winners by 30 points to 5. Avoca Beach ran in 5 tries to one and were the stronger team on the day. Best player for Avoca Beach was Taylah Welsh, who scored two tries, while Woy Woy was best served by Stacey Markham. It is Avoca Beach who move on into the Preliminary Final in 2 weeks time.

Major Semifinal next week …………………
Major Semi Final Woy Woy Oval 26 September

10.10 am Under 19’s The Lakes Maroon v. Avoca Beach
11.40 am President’s Cup Avoca Beach v. The Lakes
1.20 pm Premier 2 Terrigal v. The Lakes
3.05 pm Women’s 10’s Hornsby v. Terrigal
3.55 pm Premier 1 Ourimbah v. Hornsby (Minor Semi-final)
6.00 pm Premier 1 Terrigal v. The Lakes (Major Semi-final)

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS (TEAMS and KICKOFF TIMES for ALL MATCHES for the next 2 WEEKS below report)
SATURDAY, 12th SEPTEMBER, 2020
ROUND 9

CCRU

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 36
Richard Hooper 2, Arana Taumata, Elekana Laupola, Dan Sargeant tries;
Adam Danckert 4 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Avoca Beach 19
Alex Halls, Toby Marks, Levi Kasun tries;
Shaun Townsend 2 conversions

The Lakes 23
Macui Rauluni, Zac McGuinness, Barcelona Lupematasila tries;
Lathan Hutchinson-Walters 1 conversion,
2 penalty goals
defeated
Hornsby 5
Brad Dixon try

Gosford 29
Sam Underwood, Karl Verhoef, Cullum Simpson, Vince Stewart tries;
Penalty Try;
Ben Shelley 1 conversion
defeated
Warnervale 19
Jorrel Burazer, Chris Baird, Atunaisa Turagabeci tries;
Cameron McNamara 2 conversions

Ourimbah 66
Rob Peden 3, James Blanch 2, Tarnae Mahon, Ryan Bender, Daniel Jones, Jarrod Grange, Toby Carver tries;
Daniel Jones 8 conversions
defeated
Kariong 14
Mitch Clay 2, Sean Peruch tries;
Nick Outram 2 conversions

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Terrigal 35
Ourimbah 33
The Lakes 30
Hornsby 24
Avoca Beach 23
Gosford 16
Woy Woy 10
Warnervale 9
Kariong 3

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 27 Avoca Beach 11
The Lakes 42 Hornsby 0
Ourimbah 41 Kariong 19

PRESIDENTS CUP
Avoca Beach 30 Terrigal 12
The Lakes 29 Hornsby 0
Warnervale 22 Gosford 5
Ourimbah 20 Kariong 0

COLTS
Gosford 17 The Lakes Gold 12
The Lakes Maroon 40 Hornsby 21
Avoca Beach 20 Woy Woy 0

WOMEN
Terrigal 29 Avoca Beach 12
Kariong 17 Ourimbah 0

REPORT :
The final round in Central Coast Rugby Union competition for 2020 saw the Top 5 in Premier 1 finally settled. The semi-finalists for this year were only finally sorted out in the final matches of the season.
The Match of the Day at Woy Woy Oval saw Terrigal cement the Minor Premiership when they defeated Avoca Beach by 36 points to 19. It was a hard fought and physical encounter throughout and neither team backed off for the entire 80 minutes. Terrigal opened the scoring with a penalty goal to five-eight Adam Danckert, and then soon after increased their lead to 10 points to nil when winger Dan Sargeant crossed for a converted try. It was Terrigal who were dominating the early stages of the match. Terrigal went further ahead on the scoreboard when centre Arana Taumata crossed for his team’s second try and the 15 points to nil lead to Terrigal was certainly the start they wanted. However Avoca Beach was not to be thwarted. They scored their first try close to halftime for the halftime score to be Terrigal 15 Avoca Beach 5. Terrigal continued to control things in the early parts of the second half. They were able to cross for further tries in the early part of that half and their lead of 36 points to 5, well into the second half, was enough to secure them the victory. However Avoca Beach never gave up. They continued to fight hard and were able to post two late tries in an attempt to grab a bonus point. Terrigal had several very good players but none were better than five-eight Adam Danckert, centre Arana Taumata, No.8 Josh Vainikolo and winger Richard Hooper, who crossed for 2 tries. Terrigal, with this vital win, secured the Minor Premiership and now have a week’s rest in the first week of the Final Series. Avoca Beach gave their all but it was not enough on the day. They finished fifth on the competition ladder and will now face Hornsby in next week’s elimination semi-final. Best players for Avoca Beach were five-eight Toby Marks, hooker Fionn Henderson-Foley, and centre Josh Montgomery.

In the other highlight ‘Match of the Day’, The Lakes proved too strong for Hornsby at Slade Park, running out winners by 23 points to 5. This match was won in the first half. It was The Lakes team that dominated the first 40 minutes and they went to the halftime break leading by 20 points to nil. It was certainly the half that the home side wanted but definitely not the first 40 minutes that Hornsby needed. The Lakes were able to cross for three tries in that first half while Hornsby were simply unable to secure any points. Best players for The Lakes in the match up to this stage were fullback Macui Rauluni, hooker Tyson Watene and winger Laufiso Vaisagote – but generally the whole team played in that first 40 minutes. The second half was a far more even affair. In fact the Hornsby team outscored The Lakes by 5 points to 3 in that final 40 minutes but all the damage for the visitors had been done in that first half. However it was a far better effort by Hornsby in the second half and will hold them in good stead for their elimination semi-final next week against Avoca Beach. Best players for Hornsby were flanker Sau Faupola, fullback Mark Roberts and lock Wes Faupola. The Lakes now play Ourimbah next Saturday to see who meets Terrigal the following week in the Major Semi-final. It should be noted that this win contributed to The Lakes winning this year’s Club Championships.

Gosford and Warnervale played out an exciting and pleasing game of rugby at Gosford Showground. Gosford won the match by 29 points to 19, but with both teams have nothing to lose, they put on a display of running rugby. Warnervale opened the scoring with a good try but it was Gosford who hit back with two quick tries. By halftime Gosford had jumped to a handy 17 points to 5 lead and things were looking good for them. Gosford did hang on for the win but it was Warnervale who outscored Gosford in the second half by 14 points to 12. There were plenty of excellent tries on offer in the match and the match was proving a real spectacle for all at the ground. Gosford finish just out of the Top Five and would rue some results earlier in the season. Best players for Gosford were No.8 Sean Anlezark, hooker Vince Stewart, fullback Cullum Simpson and centre Sam Underwood. Warnervale were best served by flankers Harry Sexton and Dean Crofskey, centre Atunaisa Turagabeci and No.8 Cameron McNamara.

Ourimbah cruised to a victory over Kariong at Ourimbah Rugby Park, running out winners by 66 points to 19. Ourimbah were always in control although it was Kariong who opened the scoring with the first try in the match. However this early lead was not to last very long. Kariong were hit hard with injuries for this encounter and it was always going to be a difficult day. However they did not stop and were able to post three tries in the match. However it was Ourimbah team who were able to cross for 10 tries and thus were able to secure the victory. Best players for Ourimbah were flanker Jarrod Grange, prop Bret Cunningham and winger Ryan Bender, while for Kariong lock Nic Outram, fullback Jye Clack and prop Richard Harvey never stopped for the whole match. Ourimbah finish second on the competition ladder and next week meet The Lakes in what will be an exciting clash.

The Women’s 10’s rugby season concluded yesterday with two very good matches. Terrigal confirmed their Finals spot were a hard fought win over rivals Avoca Beach while Kariong got their first win of the season when they upset Ourimbah.

TEAM LINEUPS ON SATURDAY :

Minor Semi Final Woy Woy Oval 19 September

10.10 am Under 19’s The Lakes Gold v. Gosford
11.40 am President’s Cup Terrigal v. Ourimbah
1.20 pm Premier 2 Avoca Beach v. Ourimbah
3.05 pm Women’s 10’s Avoca Beach v. Woy Woy
3.55 pm Premier 1 Hornsby v. Avoca Beach (4th v. 5th) (Elimination Semi-final)
6.00 pm Premier 1 Ourimbah v. The Lakes
(2nd v. 3rd)

CCRU FINALS SERIES 2020
MATCH TIMES :

Minor Semi Final Woy Woy Oval 19 SEPTEMBER
                                                                                            Extra time
10.10 am Under 19’s The Lakes Gold v. Gosford 60 Mins 5 Mins E/W
11.40 am President’s Cup Terrigal v. Ourimbah 60 Mins 10 Mins E/W
1.20 pm Premier 2 Avoca Beach v. Ourimbah 70 Mins 10 Mins E/W
3.05 pm Women’s 10’s Avoca Beach v. Woy Woy 30 Mins 5 Mins only
3.55 pm Premier 1 Hornsby v. Avoca Beach 80 Mins 10 Mins E/W
(Match F1)
6.00 pm Premier 1 Ourimbah v. The Lakes 80 Mins 10 Mins E/W
(Match F2)

Major Semi Final Woy Woy Oval 26 SEPTEMBER
                                                                                                         Extra time
10.10 am Under 19’s The Lakes Maroon v. Avoca Beach 60 Mins 5 Mins E/W
11.40 am President’s Cup Avoca Beach v. The Lakes 60 Mins 10 Mins E/W
1.20 pm Premier 2 Terrigal v. The Lakes 70 Mins 10 Mins E/W
3.05 pm Women’s 10’s Hornsby v. Terrigal 30 Mins 5 Mins only
3.55 pm Premier 1 Loser F2 v. Winner F1 80 Mins 10 Mins E/W
(Match F3)
6.00 pm Premier 1 Terrigal v. Winner F2 80 Mins 10 Mins E/W
(Match F4)

Preliminary Final Woy Woy Oval 3 OCTOBER

                                                                                                       Extra time
9.30 am Under 19’s Loser Major v. Winner Minor 60 Mins 5 Mins Each way
11.00 am President’s Cup Loser Major v. Winner Minor 60 Mins 10 Mins Each way
2.40 pm Premier 2 Loser Major v. Winner Minor 70 Mins 10 Mins Each way
2.25 pm Women’s 10’s Loser Major v. Winner Minor 30 Mins 5 Minutes only
3.15 pm Premier 1 Loser F4 v. Winner F3 80 Mins 10 Mins E/W (F5)
** In all matches above, if the scores are level at the end of extra time, the team that finished higher on the table shall be deemed the winner.

Grand Final Day
10th OCTOBER, 2020
CENTRAL COAST STADIUM,
GOSFORD

                                                                                                         Extra time
9.30 am Under 19’s Winner Major v. Winner Prelim. 60 Min 5 Mins Each Way
11.10 am President’s Cup Winner Major v. Winner Prelim. 60 Min 10 Min Each Way
12.50 pm Premier 2 Winner Major v. Winner Prelim. 70 Min 10 Min Each Way
2.35 pm Women’s 10’s Winner Major v. Winner Prelim. 30 Mins 5 Minutes only
3.25 pm Premier 1 Winner F4 v. Winner F5 80 Min 10 Min Each Way
** In the event that scores are level at the end of extra time, both teams will be declared Joint Premiers.

 

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