CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 19th JUNE, 2021
Terrigal34Richard Hooper 2, Harry Hughes,
Will McDonald, Dylon Calabria tries;
Adam Danckert 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Kariong29CJ Fonoti, Scott Hanley, Jake Hubbard tries;
Scott Hanley 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Razorbacks29Connor Peden 2, Josefa Biu,Sam Kearney tries;
Jarrod Grange 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Woy Woy22Jazper Doak-Stride, Unaloto Tupou,
Josh Haskins, Scott Ofahengauetries;
Ratu Nagwaru 1 conversion
Hornsby37Malama Ala 2, Mitchell MacDonald 2,
Mitch Fullager,Tuihakavalua Hika tries;
Sione Ala 2conversions, 1penalty goal
Warnervale22Cameron McNamara, Ben Butler,
Lachlan Natapu, Ketoni Toutai tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion
Razorbacks54Woy Woy 0
Avoca Beach41The Bay 0
Entering the second half of the Central Coast Rugby Union season, the Swietelsky Shield Premier 1 rugby competition is certainly developing into one of the closest and tightest races to the Final Series in many years. All matches yesterday were so close and so tight on the scoreboard.
The Match of the Day at Kariong Oval saw Terrigal came from behind to defeat Kariong by 34 points to29. There was nothing in this match.Kariong started the match very well and went to an early lead of 17 points to 5 lead. It was just the start that the home siderequired.The home side wereplaying very good rugbyand were setting theplatform fora very good day at KariongOval. However,it did nottakelong forTerrigalto get back on trackboth on thepaddock and on the scoreboard. Terrigal gradually got back into the match and by halftime only trailed Kariong by15 points t0 Kariong’s 17. There was nothing in this match at this stage. Terrigal took the lead early in the second half and by midway through the second stanza had jumped to a very handy 34 points to 17 lead. It seemed at that stage that they would go onwith it and record a big victory. However, in the latter stages of the match, Kariong came right back into the picture withsome vital tries. There was only the 5 point difference between the two teams at the conclusion of the match. Best players on the day for Terrigal were propNathan Simpson, lock Joe Taylor, five-eight Adam Danckert and fullback Dan Sargeant. Best for the hometeam were halfback Scott Hanley, who posted a personal tally of 12 points, forward Karl Verhoef, flanker Mitch Parker and centre Kane Williams. The win sees Terrigal remainat the top of the table, and the 2 bonus points for Kariong certainly keeps them right in the picture.
Razorbacksrecorded a 29 points to 22 victory overWoyWoyat Ourimbah Rugby Park in what was another tight tussle.The first half of this match was very evenly fought and there was nothing between the two teams at the halftime break. This clash was very tight throughout. The Razorbacks went to the early lead and led by 10 points to 5 midway throughthe firsthalf. Woy Woy came right back onto the scene with two late tries in the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 10. The match was being played in cold conditionsbut the rugby was certainly keeping the spectators on the edge of anticipation. It was the Razorbacks who took control on the scoreboard early in the second half and it was not long before they had taken the lead in the match and they had raced to a handy 29 points to 17 lead. Woy Woy were not to be outdone and a late try to them saw a close race to the finish. However it was the Razorbackswho were able to hang on for the importantvictory. The win sees them remain in secondspot on the competitionladder. Best players for the Razorbacks were flanker Jarrod Grange, Dan Jones and No.8 Matt Martin, while for Woy Woy their best performances came from flanker Jaz Doak-Stride, halfback Zac Doak-Stride, wingerMitieli Tamani and No.8 PhilShaw.
Hornbycontinuedtheir great formto defeatWarnervale by 37 points to22 at Mark Taylor Oval.It wasanother close contest throughout. Warnervale got the better of the startand it was not long before they had raced to 12 points to 5 lead. Hornsby certainly were placed on the back foot early in this clash. Byhalftimehowever the match had been all squaredup and the two teams went to the break locked up at 12 points apiece. It was anyone’s match at that stage as both teams were playing very effective rugby. Hornsby were being best served by No.8 James McCarthy,hooker Hosea Fotukava and winger Mitch MacDonald. Best for the visitors were No.8 Vakacegu Vuibau, flanker Hunter Jackson-Sullivan and hooker Cameron McNamara. The second half saw Hornsby quickly jump to a very handy 34 points to 17 lead and they controlled proceedings in that earlyperiod in the second half. Warnervale never gave up however and were able to cross late in the half for their fourth try to grab a bonus point. The win cementsHornsby in the Top Five at this stage of the season.
Avoca Beach proved too strong for The Bay in President’s Cup at Heazlett Park,running out winners by 41 points to 0.
Women’s 10’s rugby saw three competitive matches, with all teams aiming to get that vital win so they reach the Finals in 2021.Wins were gained by Terrigal, Gosford/Woy Woy and Hornsby. This competition is certainly hotting up and it seems there is a real race to make the Finals this year