CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 15th JUNE, 2019
Ourimbah 37 Josefa Biu 3, Mavae Muru-Teutau, Dan Jones tries;
Tyron Davies 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals
Gosford 17 Lepani Nabaliwaqa, Lenny Van der Velde tries;
Cullum Simpson 2 penalty goals;
Damien Montgomery 1 conversion
Terrigal 26 Sam Kenny, Dylon Calabria tries;
Frankie Webber 2 conversions, 4 penalty goals
The Lakes 21 Macui Raulini, Ben Kaifa tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 conversion, 3 penalty goals
Woy Woy 23 Matt Graham, Luke McIntyre, Jack Fletcher tries;
Damon Boxsell 1 conversions;
Alex Moore 2 penalty goals
Kariong 20 Adam Peruch, Kyle Sabroe, Jai Clack tries;
Scott Hanley 1 penalty goal, 1 conversion
Hornsby 34 Tim Graham-Robinson 2, Jack Van der Steen, Wes Faufula, Mitch Fullager tries;
Sam White 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Warnervale 14 Harry Sexton, Dean Crofskey tries;
Cameron McNamara 2 conversions
The Lakes 22
Avoca Beach 18
Woy Woy 5
Ourimbah 34 Gosford 21
Terrigal 17 The lakes 8
Woy Woy 25 Kariong 21
Warnervale 19 Hornsby 5
Ourimbah 66 Gosford 0
Terrigal 24 The Lakes 3
Kariong 20 Woy Woy 0
Avoca Beach 19 The Entrance 12
Kariong 40 Gosford 12
Avoca Beach 25 Terrigal 24
Terrigal 36 The Lakes 5
Terrigal 33 The Lakes 0
Hornsby 24 Warnervale 5
Hornsby 20 Warnervale 0
Woy Woy 34 Kariong 0
Woy Woy 22 Kariong 0
The Central Coast Rugby Union competition resumed yesterday after the break for the NSW Country Championships. This round also marks the completion of the halfway mark of the season. The competition table sees a clear Top Four but with several teams looming just behind. It all makes for a very interesting second half of the season.
The Match of the Day between Ourimbah and Gosford at Ourimbah Rugby Park saw Ourimbah maintain their undefeated record when they defeated Gosford by 37 points to 17. The first half saw Gosford play the better rugby. They were far more dangerous with the ball and Ourimbah struggled to halt their attack. Adding to Gosford’s control in the first 40 minutes was the fact that the home side were not playing well. Gosford went to the halftime break leading by 10 points to nil. They had scored a converted try and just before the break had kicked a penalty goal to go to the break with the lead. However things changed radically in the final 40 minutes. In fact this period was all Ourimbah. The match had swung around totally. In the second half Ourimbah outscored Gosford to the tune of 37 points to 7. Gosford simply had no answer to this second half onslaught. Best players for Ourimbah were lock Josefa Biu, who crossed for three individual tries, back Tyron Davies, who kicked a tally of 12 points, and winger Daniel Ford. Gosford were best served by flankers Sean Anzelark and Lepani Nabaliwaqa, and centre Lenny Van der Velde. The win sees Ourimbah positioned at the top of the ladder and appear certain of heading to the finals series this year. Gosford are in the current top Four but will need to get quickly back on track as there are teams close behind them on the ladder.
In a see sawing match at The Haven Oval, Terrigal outlasted The Lakes to record a tight 26 points to 21 victory. This match could have gone either way. It was a great spectacle with scores continually changing throughout the 80 minutes. It was an exciting and enthralling match which neither team really deserved to lose. However it was the home team that got the vital win. The Lakes went to the halftime break with a narrow 8 points to 6 lead and things did look promising for the visitors. They had scored the only try of the first half and were playing some inspiring rugby. The play continued in much the same vein in this second half. During the final 40 minutes the lead changed several times and both teams threw everything they had at each other. Both teams scored two tries apiece and this factor alone shows the closeness of the match. Terrigal were able to land a few more penalty goals to Frankie Webber to see them get the win. Best players for Terrigal were backs Frankie Webber and Dylon Calabria, and flanker Ethan McInnes. The Lakes were best served by fullback Macui Raulini, who score a try, halfback Logan Hemopo, who kicked a total of 11 points, and Ben Kaifa. The win sees Terrigal in second spot on the competition ladder while a vital bonus point sees The Lakes in fourth spot and will be most keen to stay there in the second half of the competition
Woy Woy secured their first win of the season when they held on to defeat Kariong at Kariong oval by 23 points to 20. This was a good game of rugby. Woy Woy had a great start to the match and led by 15 points to 3 early on. They maintained this lead, despite a Kariong comeback, and went to the halftime break leading by 15 points to 10. It was anyone’s game at that stage. Both teams crossed for 3 tries in this match such was the tightness of the clash. An intercept try to Woy Woy midway through the second half was a turning point. At that stage Kariong were clawing their way back into the match, but this try changed the complexion of the half. Best players for Woy Woy were five-eight Damon Boxsell, No.8 Luke Ingold, and lock Jack Dewar. Kariong had several good players but none were better than five-eight Kyle Sabroe, Jai Clack and Adam Peruch. Kariong would regard this match as one that got away. They had their chances to post further points but errors at the wrong time limited their chances. Woy Woy will take a lot from this match and they will trouble all teams in the second half of the season.
Hornsby recorded their second win in a row when they defeated Warnervale by 34 points to 14 at Mark Taylor Oval. Hornsby all but cemented the win with an excellent first half performance. They played the better rugby in that period and went to the halftime break leading by 26 points to 7. They continued in much the same vein in the second stanza to post a further 18 points to a single converted try by Warnervale. Warnervale never stopped trying throughout the clash but could not stop the Hornsby attack. Hornsby scored 5 tries to 2 and that was a fair indicator of the flow of the match. Best players for the home side were Tim Graham-Robinson, who crossed for 2 tries, hooker John King and back Mitch Fullager. Best for Warnervale were Dean Crofskey, who scored a try, Nathan Harrison and Harry Sexton.
Avoca Beach secured a vital win in President’s Cup when they defeated The Entrance by 19 points to 12 at Heazlett Park. This was a hard fought clash from start to finish and the win was not secured until right on fulltime.
Women’s 7’s rugby saw some hard fought clashes over the weekend. Wins to Terrigal, Hornsby and Woy Woy saw these three team secure spots in the Top Four at the halfway point of the season.