CCRU Round 13 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 14th JULY, 2018
ROUND 13

PREMIER 1
Woy Woy 49
Blake Arahill 4, Wes Black 2, Wade Hannell, Aroni Rewlew tries;
Dante Otto 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
The Lakes 22
Eddie Uniwawa, Peni Raulini, Harry Pirini tries;
Fillimona Seru 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Ourimbah 41
Will Fraser 2, Owen Turner 2, Jonte Witt, Josefa Biu, Jarrod Grange tries;
Jarrod Grange 3 conversions
defeated
Avoca Beach 18
Harrison Bowcock, Mitchell Jacob tries;
Shaun Townsend 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals

Terrigal 43
Dan Sargeant 2, Brent Merritt 2, Mike Osdilli, Frankie Webber, Vaughan Kernan tries;
Conor Lowndes 1 conversion;
Mark Koteczky 3 conversions
defeated
Gosford 12
Sean Anlezark, Jackson Steinbeck tries;
Michael Jones 1 conversion

Kariong 64
Blake Silvester 4, Mitchell Clay 2, Henry Ahevelo, Josh Bottero, Reece Clay, Jake Holwill tries;
Scott Hanley 7 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 27
Chris O’Rourke, Tim Graham-Robinson, Ben Toga, Jack Vandersteen, Harry Fox tries;
Sam White 1 conversion

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 54
2 Terrigal 38
3 Kariong 36
4 Woy Woy 34
5 The Lakes 29
6 Avoca Beach 27
7 Warnervale 22
8 Hornsby 22
9 Gosford 13

PREMIER 2
The Lakes 57 Woy Woy 0
Avoca Beach 30 Ourimbah 26
Hornsby 25 Kariong 20
Gosford 25 Terrigal 14

PRESIDENTS CUP
The Lakes 36 Woy Woy 3
Ourimbah 40 Avoca Beach 0
Terrigal 47 Gosford 12

COLTS
Terrigal 50 Ourimbah 0
Avoca Beach 20 Woy Woy 10

WOMEN
Avoca Beach 12 Ourimbah 0
Avoca Beach 14 Ourimbah 0
Warnervale 22 Hornsby 5
Warnervale 24 Hornsby 10

REPORT :
The Central Coast Rugby Union competition continues to tighten as the season enters the last 5 rounds of the season. The results yesterday saw a distinct Top Four develop; however there are a couple of teams looming just behind them on the competition ladder.
The Match of the Day saw Woy Woy storm home to defeat The Lakes by 49 points to 22 at Slade Park. The first half was a very even affair with both teams giving their all. There was absolutely nothing between the two teams as both teams went to the halftime break locked at 10 points apiece. It appeared at that stage that the match would go right down to the wire. However the second hall was a whole different matter. The second half was all Woy Woy. They were able to post 39 points to 12 in what was a most dominant performance. The Lakes tried everything to get back into the match but things simply did not go their way on the day. The harder they tried the less likely things were going to work out. The outstanding individual performance was by Woy Woy back Blake Arahill who crossed for 4 personal tries in what was his best effort this year. He very well supported by centre Wade Hannell and forward Nick Garnett. Others to play well included Wes Black, who crossed for 2 tries, and Adam McVean The win was so important for Woy Woy as it places them in fourth position, with a small gap to the following teams. They have some breathing space, at least for a few weeks. Best players for the home side were forwards James McCombie and Harry Pirini, while winger Eddie Uniwawa was dangerous with the ball in hand. The Lakes would be most disappointed with their second half effort. They are so close to the Finals but will now need to get some crucial wins over the remaining 5 weeks of the competition.

Ourimbah confirmed their favouritism for the Premiership when they came from behind to defeat Avoca Beach by 41 points to 18 at Heazlett Park. The first half was a very even struggle but it was Avoca Beach who went to the break with the lead. The home side played very well in the first 40 minutes and their lead of 18 points to 12 at the halftime break was very well deserved. They worked hard for their lead and they had Ourimbah a little frustrated at that stage. The second half saw things change completely. Ourimbah came storming out after the break and they were able to post 29 unanswered points in the second half. It was such a turnaround. Avoca Beach had no answer to this onslaught. Ourimbah were too big and too strong during this period, and Avoca Beach’s youthful teams had no answer. Best players for Ourimbah, especially in the second half, were prop Brett Cunningham, forward Keegan Evans, back Owen Turner and Will Fraser. The score line of 7 tries to 2 gives a fair indication of the flow of the match. Best players for the home side were centre Mitch Jacob, who was well supported by flankers Harrison Bowcock and Liam Donsworth. The loss leaves Avoca Beach in a vulnerable position in terms of the Top Four and the next few weeks will be vital.

The other two matches saw Top Four teams cement their positions with most dominate performances. Terrigal was able to defeat Gosford, while Kariong were far too strong for Hornsby.
At Gosford Showground Terrigal defeated Gosford by 43 points to 12. The first 20 minutes was quite an even struggle and no points were posted by either side during that period. However the match soon opened up and it was Terrigal who took control. Terrigal went to the break leading by 26 points to 5 so the visitors certainly took control in the period leading up to halftime. Terrigal were able to maintain control in the second period and were able to post a further 17 points in the final 40 minutes. Best players for Terrigal were flanker Ryan Metcalfe, while wingers Dan Sargeant and Brent Merritt were both able to cross for a double each. Forward Joe Taylor was also strong, as was centre Vaughan Kernan. Jackson Steinbeck never stopped for the home side, and was rewarded with a try. The win sees Terrigal hold their second spot on the ladder in what is developing into a close battle for the Finals. Gosford remain at the bottom of the table which will see them start preparing for 2019.

Kariong were far too strong for Hornsby at Kariong Oval, and ran out winners by 64 points to 27. In a match most thought may be quite a struggle, it proved to be a very one sided clash. Kariong went to the halftime break leading by 36 points to 10 and the match was all but over even at that stage. Kariong continued their good form into the second stanza and were able to post a further 28 points during that time. Best player for Kariong was Blake Silvester, who crossed for 4 personal tries, and he never stopped for the entire 80 minutes. He was well supported by forward Toutai Aho, and backs Henry Ahovelo and Mitch Clay. Hornsby were best served by flanker John King, Harry Fox and Chris O’Rourke. The win sees Kariong lock in third position on the competition ladder.

The Women’s 7’s competition yesterday saw Avoca Beach and Warnervale secure vital wins in their respective matches.

CCRU Round 12 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION RESULTS
SATURDAY, 7th JULY, 2018
ROUND 12

Central Coast Rugby Union

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 41
Dan Sargeant, Mitch Hirst, Brent Merritt, Sekope Maea, Salipopo Pamata tries;
Conor Lowndes 2 conversions, 4 penalty goals
defeated
The Lakes 17
Michael Ferry, Harry Pirini, Reihana Hemopo tries;
Fillimona Seru 1 conversion

Kariong 29
Adam Pearson 2, Henry Ahevelo, Ryan Wallbank, Tyson Potger tries;
Scott Hanley 2 conversions
defeated
Warnervale 21
Kevin McNamara, Mark Donald, Daniel Ford tries;
Cameron McNamara 3 conversions

Ourimbah 76
Jonte Witt 3, James Blanch 3, Will Fraser 2, Josefa Biu, Elekama Laupola, Jarrod Grange, Luke Brown tries;
Jarrod Grange 8 conversions
defeated
Gosford 12
Mitch Cornwell, Jackson Steinbeck tries;
Michael Jones 1 conversion

Hornsby 31
Lachlan Skulander, Chris O’Rourke, Daniel Arona, Harry Fox, Ivan Satu tries;
Sam White 3 conversions
defeated
Avoca Beach 19
Shaun Townsend, Mitchell Jacob Lenny Beckett tries;
Shaun Townsend 2 conversions

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 49
2 Terrigal 33
3 Kariong 31
4 The Lakes 29
4 Woy Woy 29
6 Avoca Beach 27
7 Warnervale 22
8 Hornsby 21
9 Gosford 13

PREMIER 2
The Lakes 22 Terrigal 19
Warnervale 29 Kariong 29
Gosford 20 Ourimbah 0
Avoca Beach 13 Hornsby 7

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 41 The Lakes 0
Ourimbah 74 Gosford 5
The Entrance 18 Woy Woy 17

COLTS
Warnervale 10 Terrigal 5
Ourimbah 14 Avoca Beach 3

WOMEN
Woy Woy 20 Ourimbah 0
Woy Woy 20 Ourimbah 0
Terrigal 15 Warnervale 12
Terrigal 21 Warnervale 5
Avoca Beach 34 Hornsby 5
Avoca Beach 31 Hornsby 5

REPORT :
Central Coast Rugby Union continued yesterday with some excellent games of rugby. Tension and excitement continues to build as we get closer to the Finals. There is still 6 weeks to go and anything can happen as teams are very close in all grades.

In the Match of the Day, Terrigal had a very good second half to run out winners over The Lakes by 41 points to 17 at The Haven Oval. There was absolutely nothing between the two teams in the first 40 minutes, both teams went point for point and neither team was able to gain any ascendancy. Both teams were playing pleasing rugby and there were many opportunities for points scoring. It was The Lakes who scored a converted try right on halftime to enable them to go to the break leading by 12 points to 11. At that stage it appeared the match would go right down to the wire. However it was in that final 40 minutes that Terrigal were able to break away on the scoreboard. Terrigal were able to cross for several tries but at the same time were able to limit The Lakes to the single try. Terrigal posted 5 tries in the match to The Lakes’ 3 and that was a fair indication of the flow of the match. Best players for Terrigal were flankers Salipopo Pamata and Ryan Metcalfe, halfback Sekope Maea and hooker James Storey. A pleasing feature of the match were the tries scored by Terrigal’s outside backs, Brent Merritt, Dan Sargeant and Mitch Hirst. The Lakes were definitely in this match for much of it but it did get away from them in those final 15 minutes, The Lakes has several good players, and these included five-eight Fillimona Seru, and forwards Harry Pirini and James McCombie. The win sees Terrigal jump back into second spot on the competition ladder while The Lakes remain in the Top Four despite the loss.

Kariong secured a further victory when they defeated Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval by 29 points to 21. This was such a significant win for Kariong as it sees them go to third spot on the ladder. The win culminates in a significant comeback for Kariong after being far down the ladder earlier in the season. However they did not have it all their own way in this clash. The two teams alternated with the lead throughout the entire 80 minutes. Kariong only led by 5 points to nil at the halftime break so it is obvious the first stanza was such an even struggle. Most points were scored in the second half. Warnervale took the lead immediately after halftime with a converted try. After that the lead in the match chopped and changed. Kariong did score 5 tries to 3 in the match and that may be a fair indication of how the match panned out. Best performers for Kariong were lock Adam Pearson, who scored 2 tries, halfback Scott Hanley and five-eight Mitch Clay. Warnervale will be most disappointed with the result. It makes things difficult for the. Best for the home side on the day were the McNamara brothers, Kevin and Cameron, who both never stopped all day.

Ourimbah showed why they are at the top of the competition ladder when they blitzed Gosford by 76 points to 12 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. The match was never in doubt for the home side as went about their business. Ourimbah went to the halftime break leading by 33 points to 12. They maintained the performance in the second half when they were able to post a further 43 unanswered points. It was a most creditable performance to say the least. Best players for Ourimbah were prop Will Fraser and five-eight Jonte Witt, while flanker Jarod Grange was able to post 21 individual points with a try and 8 goals. Ourimbah are 16 points clear at the top of the competition ladder and appear almost certain of having secured the Minor Premiership at this stage of the season. Gosford were unable to make any impact on the home side. The visitor’s best players were Jackson Steinbeck, Sam Underwood and Isaac Steinbeck.

Hornsby scored an upset win over Avoca Beach at Mark Taylor Oval when they won by 31 points to 19. Hornsby got away to a great start and by halftime had jumped to a very handy 19 points to nil lead. During this first 40 minutes both teams probably had equal possession but it was Hornsby who took their chances and Avoca Beach did not. Avoca Beach attacked for lengthy periods but just could not get the points on the scoreboard. Hornsby were certainly playing well. Best players for the home side were outside centre Harry Fox, hooker John King and No.8 Lachlan Skulander. Hornsby continued the rage soon after the break and crossed for a further try. At that stage their lead seemed invincible. However Avoca Beach started to get going son after and made a resurgence. They were able to cross for three tries, but the early Hornsby lead was too large to overcome. Best players for Avoca Beach in their resurgence period were flanker Liam Donsworth and fullback Shaun Townsend. The loss for Avoca Beach sees hem positioned just out of the Top Four and the next few weeks will be most significant for them. Hornsby showed they will trouble all teams in the final 6 rounds and they will cause heartache for all opposition.

The Entrance secured a vital win in President’s Cup when they defeated Woy Woy by 18 points to 17 at Ettalong Oval. There was absolutely nothing in this match and both sides felt victory was very possible for the entire match. For the second week in a row The Entrance was able to kick a penalty goal on the fulltime whistle to snatch the victory.

The Women’s 7’s competition yesterday witnessed some exciting results and some very good rugby. Woy Woy, Terrigal and Avoca Beach secured wins in their respective matches.

CCRU Round 11 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 30th June, 2018
ROUND 11

Central Coast Rugby Union

PREMIER 1
Ourimbah 22
Owen Turner, Josefa Biu, Tom Sheean tries;
Jarrod Grange 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
The Lakes 17
James McCombie, Paula Sautu, Eddie Vuniwawa tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 conversion

Kariong 28
Henry Ahevelo 2, Justin Walker, Blake Silvester tries;
Scott Hanley 4 conversions
defeated
Avoca Beach 14
Dylan Cadogan try;
Dylan Cadogan 3 penalty goals

Woy Woy 30
Sunita Fihaki 2, Fokolulu Taumalolo, Alifeleti Atiola, Alex Moore tries;
Alex Moore 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Warnervale 17
Cameron McNamara 2, Mitchell Johnson tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion

Gosford 33
Adam Carlisle, Mitch Cornwell, Jed Palmer, Josh McGlynn, Jackson Steinbeck tries;
Michael Jones 2 conversions;
Adam Carlisle 1 conversion;
Jed Palmer 1 conversion
defeated
Hornsby 26
Tim Graham-Robinson 2, Toby Forde, Ben Ui tries;
Sam White 3 conversions

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 44
2 The Lakes 29
3 Woy Woy 29
4 Terrigal 28
5 Avoca Beach 27
6 Kariong 26
7 Warnervale 22
8 Hornsby 16
9 Gosford 13

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 19 The Lakes 17
Avoca Beach 33 Kariong 15
Woy Woy 52 Warnervale 5
Gosford 45 Hornsby 0

PRESIDENTS CUP
The Lakes 10 Ourimbah 9
The Entrance 8 Terrigal 7

COLTS
Woy Woy 31 Warnervale 19
Avoca Beach 52 Ourimbah 21

WOMEN
Woy Woy 22 Warnervale 0
Woy Woy 24 Warnervale 5
Terrigal 20 Hornsby 0
Terrigal 20 Hornsby 0
Avoca Beach 22 Ourimbah 12
Avoca Beach 31 Ourimbah 12

REPORT :
Round 11 in Central Coast Rugby Union continued yesterday with some outstanding games of rugby.

The Match of the Day at Woongarrah Oval saw one of the best and most exciting games of rugby this season. Ourimbah were able to hang on for victory against a gallant The Lakes side, running out winners by 22 points to 17. There was very little in this match from start to finish and the result was not secured until the very final whistle. The first half was an arm wrestle with both teams having their chances of taking control of the match. Ourimbah went to the halftime break leading by only 12 points to 5 and it was obvious at that stage that the match would go right down to the wire. Ourimbah did grab a handy lead early in the second half however. Ourimbah led by 19 points to 10, then by 22 points to 10 and at the midway point of the second stanza things were looking good for them. However The Lakes were not to be denied. The Lakes did finish the stronger. They scored a converted try, and then finished the match on the attack and close to scoring. However excellent Ourimbah defence kept The Lakes from scoring. It was nail biting rugby. Ourimbah were able to hold the score at 22 points to 17 at the fulltime whistle, and this win maintained their position at the top of the competition ladder. Best players for Ourimbah were flanker Craig Thomas, props Will Fraser and Jordan Clark, while five-eight Jonte Witt played well. The Lakes showed they will be a force in the competition this year. They were best served by wingers Dylan Galvin and Eddie Vuniwawa, and inside centre Paula Sauta. Both teams will take a huge amount from this match, and both teams showed they should feature strongly in the end of year matches.

Kariong continued their strong mid-season run with a good win over Avoca Beach by 28 points to 14 at Kariong Oval. The first half was an even battle on the field and on the scoreboard. The gusty wind was making things a little difficult but both teams really did have chances of scoring several tries in the first 40 minutes. However both teams were a little guilty of dropped ball at vital stages. It was an intense struggle with some very heavy defence. The two teams went to the halftime break locked at 14 points apiece, and the match was certainly up for grabs. Kariong took the lead early in the second half with a converted try and this lead of 21 points to 14 remained the status quo for much of the remainder of the match. Avoca Beach attacked incessantly for long periods in the second half but just could not break through. Strong Kariong defence kept them out. In fact Avoca Beach probably did more of the attacking in the second period but errors at vital stages and committed Kariong defence kept them scoreless in the final 40 minutes. Kariong sealed the win in the final minutes when winger Henry Ahevelo raced away to post his second try in the match. Best players for Kariong were hooker Justin Walker, No.8 Blake Silvester, and winger Henry Ahevelo. Avoca Beach were best served by fullback Shaun Townsend, flanker Liam Donsworth and five-eight Dylan Cadogan, who posted all of the visitor’s points. Both these teams are now just out of the Top Four but are so close - it all makes for a few very interesting weeks coming up.

Woy Woy came from behind to defeat Warnervale by 30 points to 17 at Woy Woy Oval. Warnervale had the better of the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 5. The visitors had played well in the first half and they deserved their lead. Cameron McNamara was strong for them and he was able to cross for two personal tries. The 3 tries scored by Warnervale in the first half appeared to suggest that they were more than likely to go on and get the win, but things certainly changed after the halftime break. Woy Woy came out a different team and started to play some impressive rugby. In fact in the final 40 minutes Woy Woy was able to score 25 unanswered points, a huge change from the first half where Warnervale did dominate. Best players for Woy Woy in their second half resurgence were inside centre Sunita Fihaki, who scored 2 tries, centre partner Wade Hannell, and five-eight Fokolulu Taumalolo. The Woy Woy backline certainly clicked into gear in the second half. Best for Warnervale were Cameron McNamara, halfback Brenton Acreman and back Mitch Johnson.

Gosford secured their first win in quite awhile when they defeated Hornsby by 33 points to 26 at Mark Taylor Oval. The match was a tight affair throughout with neither team able to make the complete break on the other on the scoreboard. Gosford did score 5 tries to 4 and that fact alone displays the closeness and intensity of the match. The two teams were locked at 12 points a piece at the halftime break and the second half continued in much the same vein. However Gosford were able to hang on to grab the win. Best players for Gosford were backs Josh McGlynn and Adam Carlisle, while forwards Ben Eccles and Mitch Cornwell were always in the midst of the action. Hornsby were best served by forwards Angus MacQueen and Toby Forde.

The Entrance secured a vital win in President’s Cup when they defeated Terrigal by 8 points to 7 at Joseph Banks Oval on Friday night. There was absolutely nothing in this match and both sides felt victory was very possible for the entire match. The win sees The Entrance sneak into fourth position on the competition ladder in what is proving a closely fought competition.

The Women’s 7’s competition yesterday witnessed some exciting results and some very good rugby. Woy Woy continued their winning ways while Terrigal and Avoca Beach both secured vital wins in their respective matches.

CCRU Round 10 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 23rd June, 2018
ROUND 10

PREMIER 1
Ourimbah 78
Owen Turner 2, Jarrod Grange 2, Will Fraser, Josefa Biu, Elekana Laupola, Toby Carver, Corban Walters, Jack Stonestreet, Tyler Jones, Penalty Try;
Jarrod Grange 8 conversions
defeated
Woy Woy 5
Fokolulu Taumalolo try

Kariong 29
Jake Holwill 2, Ryan Wallbank 2 tries;
Scott Hanley 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Terrigal 5
Brent Merritt try

The Lakes 45
Macui Raulini 3, Paul Satu 2, Pio Seru, Logan Hemopo tries;
Logan Hemopo 5 conversions
defeated
Gosford 15
Sam Underwood, Josh Reid tries;
Jed Palmer 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

Hornsby 27
Lachlan Skulander, Mitch Fullager, Harry Fox, Malani Soni tries;
Sam White 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Warnervale 22
Jake Marlow 2, Daniel Ford, Kevin McNamara tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 40
2 Terrigal 28
2 The Lakes 28
4 Avoca Beach 27
5 Woy Woy 24
6 Warnervale 22
7 Kariong 21
8 Hornsby 14
9 Gosford 8

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 29 Woy Woy 10
Terrigal 46 Kariong 19
Gosford 15 The Lakes 14
Warnervale 24 Hornsby 0

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 40 Woy Woy 13
The Lakes 12 Gosford 5
The Entrance 23 Avoca Beach 19

COLTS
Woy Woy 17 Ourimbah 15
Avoca Beach 14 Terrigal 13

WOMEN
Woy Woy 20 Ourimbah 0
Woy Woy 27 Ourimbah 0
Hornsby 15 Warnervale 0
Warnervale 24 Hornsby 5
Avoca Beach 10 Terrigal 5
Terrigal 12 Avoca Beach 7

REPORT :
The start of the second half of the Central Coast Rugby Union season saw several upset results and some quite surprising scores. It is building into a very interesting competition and the race to the Finals is on for young and all.

The Match of the Day saw Ourimbah defeat Woy Woy by 78 points to 5 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. Ourimbah winning may have not been a surprise but the size of the victory was certainly a major surprise. The match was all Ourimbah from start to finish. Woy Woy simply had no answer to the onslaught. Ourimbah have definitely placed themselves as the premiership favourites at this stage of the season. Ourimbah controlled everything from the very start. They went to the halftime break leading by 22 points to nil and even at the that stage it seemed that the match was all but over. The second half was an even a far more one sided situation. Ourimbah continued their attack and were able to post a further 56 points. Best players for Ourimbah were halfback Matt King and lock Josefa Biu, while Owen Turner, Jarrod Grange and Toby Carver contributed greatly towards the victory. Woy Woy were simply outplayed. Their best players were Luke Ingold, Max Edwards and Fokolulu Taumalolo, who scored their only points. The win sees Ourimbah well and truly entrenched at the top of the competition table, while the loss sees Woy Woy drop out of the Top Four.

In an upset Kariong proved too strong for Terrigal at The Haven Oval and ran out winners by 29 points to 5. Kariong were the far better team on the day and fully deserved the win. They controlled proceedings from the kick-off and went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to nil. It was an excellent first half of rugby. Kariong had definitely come to play rugby and they did. Best performers for them at that stage were hooker Justin Walker, who was everywhere, five-eight Mitch Clay, who had one of his best games this season, and halfback Scott Hanley. Terrigal tried to get back into the match in the second period but simply were unable to do so. They were only able to respond with a lone try to winger Brent Merritt while Kariong were able to secure the victory but posting a further 12 points. Best players for Terrigal were Merritt, halfback Sekope Maea and Alex Brewin. Terrigal stay in the Top Four despite the loss but the teams are certainly bunching up, and this group includes Kariong. The win by Kariong makes a semi-final position almost a reality this year.

Hornsby caused another minor upset when they defeated Warnervale at Mark Taylor Oval by 27 points to 22. This match went point for point for the entire 80 minutes and it was only in the final 15 minutes that Hornsby were able to make the break and establish a handy lead. Hornsby held a tight lead of 15 points to 12 at the halftime break. Warnervale actually took the lead early in the second half when trey scored a try in the opening few minutes of that half. This lead of 17 points to 15 was quickly responded to by Hornsby. They scored their own try to take the lead 22 points to 17, and then followed this up soon after with another to lead 27 points to 17 with time running out. Warnervale scored a late try to create a spirited and exciting final few minutes. Hornsby was able to hang on for victory in what was a most emotional day. Best players for Hornsby were five-eighth Mitch Fullager, flanker Petty Latu, No.8 Lachlan Skulander and fullback Sam White, Warnervale were best served by flanker Cameron McNamara, Jake Marlow, Kevin McNamara and Daniel Ford

The Lakes leapt into the Top Four when they defeated Gosford by 45 points to 15 at Gosford Showground. The first half was a very even affair with nothing between the two teams. The Lakes went to the halftime break leading by only 12 points to 10 so both teams saw themselves with a great chance of securing the win. However the second half saw The Lakes take control and they won this half by 33 points to 5. It was a most convincing last 40 minutes. Fullback Macai Raulini continued his wonderful form for The Lakes and was able to cross for 3 great tries. He has scored many tries in recent weeks and has been one of the form players in the competition this year. His elusive running has proved almost unstoppable. He was well supported by centre Paul Satu and halfback Logan Hemopo. Gosford played quite well early on but just could not stop The Lakes’ attack in the second half. Best players for the home team were Sean Anzelark, Sam Underwood and Ben Eccles. The win sees The Lakes move into the Top Four in what is proving their best season in many years.

The Entrance secured a vital win in President’s Cup when they defeated Avoca Beach by 23 points to 19 at Heazlett Park. There was absolutely nothing in this match and both sides felt victory was very possible for the entire match.

The Women’s 7’s competition yesterday saw some exciting results and some very good rugby. Woy Woy continued their winning ways while Terrigal, Avoca Beach, Warnervale and Hornsby all secured a win each.

CCRU Round 9 results & report.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 16th June, 2018
ROUND 9

Central Coast Rugby Union

PREMIER 1
Woy Woy 26
Blake Arahill 2, Matt Graham, Wade Hannell tries;
Alex Moore 3 conversions
defeated
Terrigal 23
Brent Merritt 2, Salipopo Pamata 2 tries;
Sekope Maea 1 penalty goal

The Lakes 46
Jerry Tikomailepanoni 2, Tom Cleary, Macui Raulini, Harry Pirini, Reihana Hemopo, James McCombie, Logan Hemopo tries;
Logan Hemopo 3 conversions
defeated
Avoca Beach 31
Patrick Wheatley, Mitch Jacob, Adam Chettle tries;
Penalty try;
Dylan Cadogan 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Ourimbah 43
James Blanch 2, Brett Cunningham, Matt King, Jarrod Grange, Steven Pike, Messa Collata tries;
Jarrod Grange 4 conversions
defeated
Warnervale 26
Daniel Ford 2, Jacob Griffin, Cameron McNamara tries;
Cameron McNamara 3 conversions

Kariong 36
Justin Walker 2, Henry Ahovelo 2, Reece Clay, Jake Holwill tries;
Scott Hanley 3 conversions
defeated
Gosford 10
Brendon Montgomery, Jackson Steinbeck tries

Premier 1 Points
1 Ourimbah 35
2 Terrigal 28
3 Avoca Beach 27
4 Woy Woy 24
5 The Lakes 23
6 Warnervale 20
7 Kariong 16
8 Hornsby 9
9 Gosford 8

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 26 Woy Woy 7
Gosford 22 Kariong 7
The Lakes 31 Avoca Beach 20
Ourimbah 71 Warnervale 5

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 15 Woy Woy 7
The Lakes 12 Avoca Beach 7

COLTS
Warnervale 34 Ourimbah 19
Woy Woy 22 Terrigal 5

WOMEN
Warnervale 34 Ourimbah 0
Woy Woy 22 Terrigal 7
Avoca Beach 32 Hornsby 5
Warnervale 20 Ourimbah 0
Terrigal 15 Woy Woy 0
Avoca Beach 19 Hornsby 10

REPORT :
Round 9 saw some apparent upsets in a season which is developing into the most interesting in many seasons. The competition is so close and positions on the competition table are changing week by week.
In the Match of the Day, Woy Woy scored one of their best wins of the season when they defeated Premiers Terrigal by 26 points to 23 at The Haven Oval. There was absolutely nothing between these two sides for the entire match but it was Woy Woy who seemed to always have their nose in front. Woy Woy led by the closest of margins at the half way mark, by 21 points to 18 and that was a great indicator of the closeness of the scores. Woy Woy got away to a great start and they were able to lead by 21 points to 8 well into the first half. Things were certainly looking very rosy for them. Terrigal did hit back with some very good rugby late in the first half, and were able to cross for 2 quick tries to tighten the gap. Goal kicking was an issue for Terrigal as they only able to land one during the entire match. The second half continued in the same vein. It was a very even last 40 minutes with both sides only able to cross for the single try. Defence was the feature of the half with neither team able to gain very much in attack. Woy Woy were able to hang for the narrow win. It was a great boost for them, as the win sees them cling on to 4th spot on the ladder in what is developing into a very tight race to the Finals. We are at the midway point of the season and it will be most interesting to see if these four leading teams will make up the Top Four this year. It is a question to be answered. Best players for Woy Woy were back Blake Arahill, who crossed for 2 tries, halfback Mitch Hyde and forward Tyrone Fleming. Best for the home side were winger Brent Merritt, who also crossed for 2 tries, lock Joe Taylor and Sekope Maea.

At Slade Park, The Lakes won a classic match by 46 points to 31 over Avoca Beach. The Lakes got off to a great start and were never behind on the scoreboard from that point on. It was a scrappy start as the wind affected play and the teams worked hard to work each other out but it was The Lakes who ran in the first try when their five-eight Fillimoni Seru made a break to score adjacent to the posts. The Lakes followed this up with two more tries and a conversion to be up 19-0 on the scoreboard after only 25 minutes. They knew however that Avoca Beach would fight to the end and they had to keep the scoreboard ticking over, which they did with a try out wide before Avoca Beach crossed for their first try of the game. A further penalty goal to the Sharks on half-time made the score 24-10 at the halftime break. This was definitely a good indication of the flow of the match as The Lakes looked dangerous every time they touched the ball and Avoca Beach just had no answer at this stage for their running rugby. Best for The Lakes was their fullback Macui Rauluni, whose elusive running style was proving impossible to stop. He continued this form in the second half with an early length of the field try running through the entire Sharks team to score under the posts. This try plus two more just after half-time saw The Lakes jump out to a huge lead and it was only then that Avoca Beach started to take some chances and put some points on the board but it was all too late. Other god players for The Lakes were forward Harry Pirini, lock James McCombie and halfback Logan Hemopo. Avoca Beach never stopped trying and they were best served by five-eight Dylan Cadogan, fullback Shaun Townsend and debutante Adam Chettle. The win sees The Lakes in 5th spot on the ladder with a very good chance of reaching the Top Four this year.

Ourimbah cemented their position at the top of the competition ladder with a strong win over Warnervale by 43 points to 26 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. Ourimbah got away to a wonderful start and they were able to post 31 unanswered points in the first half. The first 40 minutes was all Ourimbah and Warnervale had no answer. This period showed why Ourimbah have jumped to favouritism in the race to the Premiership this year, as they played some exceptional rugby. The second half was a far more even affair. Warnervale finally kicked into gear and were able to put the points on the board. In fact the second half saw Warnervale outscore Ourimbah by 26 points to 12 and really made everyone sit up and take notice during this period. But the first half had secured the win for the home team. However both teams showed they will be a threat this year. Ourimbah will be a potent force this year. Warnervale will definitely trouble teams and will push for a semi-final spot if the wins come their way. Best for Ourimbah were lock Matt Hopkins, halfback Matt King and flanker James Blanch, who crossed for 2 tries. Warnervale never gave up and their best players were Jack Gray, Brenton Acreman, and Daniel Ford, who also crossed for two personal tries.

Kariong kept their Finals chances alive with a convincing win over Gosford at Kariong Oval, winning by 36 points to 10. Kariong were always in control on the paddock and on the scoreboard, and they led by 19 points to 5 at the halftime break. The second half went much the same way with Kariong winning that half by 17 points to 5. So it was a most consistent performance by Kariong and they certainly showed they will trouble all teams this year. They would be regretting those close losses they had earlier in the season. It was a tough day for Gosford and they were only able to cross for the 2 tries. Best players for Kariong were No.8 Blake Silvester, flanker Josh Bottero and hooker Justin Walker. Walker capped off a fine game with 2 tries. Gosford were best served by forwards Ben Eccles and Jackson Steinbeck, as well back Josh McGlynn.