Because of the lockdown covid restrictions introduced yesterday, the CCRU decision on next week's rugby will be made this week.
CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 26th JUNE, 2021
Terrigal24Elekana Laupola, Chad Shipton, Dan Sargeant,
Sam Kenny tries;
Adam Danckert 2 conversions
The Lakes20Macui Rauluni, Jaydan Nauluvula, Ray Kaati
Logan Hemopo 1 penalty goal;
Ray Kaati 1 conversion
Avoca Beach19Jake McPhie, Mitchell Briggs, Sam Evans tries;
Adam Carlisle 1 conversion;
Sam Evans 1 conversion
Hornsby15Jack Vandersteen, Tevita Faupula tries;
Sione Ala 1conversion, 1penalty goal
Kariong66Nick Outram, Richard Harvey, Sean Peruch,
Taylor Mildren, Josh Bottero, Kane Williams, Karl Verhoef, Lachlan Peruch, Jake Hubbard tries;
Lachlan Peruch6 conversions;
Logan Campbell 1 conversion
Warnervale15Lachlan Natapu, Nemani Rokodamitries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion, 1 pen. goal
Hornsby19Avoca Beach 7
The Lakes39Terrigal White29
Terrigal55The Lakes 5
Avoca Beach17Hornsby 7
The second half of the Central Coast Rugby Union season continued yesterday, with the Swietelsky Shield Premier 1 rugby competitiongaining in strengthand alsodeveloping into one of the closest and tightest races to the Final Series in many years.
The onset of covid restrictions changed the venuefor one matchyesterday, but it will also affect the upcoming fixtures over the next few weeks.
The Match of the Day at The Haven Oval saw Terrigal get home in a close one, winning by the narrow margin of 24 points to 20over The Lakes. The match was evenstevens from start to finishand it was anyone’s match for theentire 80 minutes. Both teams crossed for a try in theearlystagesand at themidway point of the first half Terrigalled by the narrow margin of 7 points to 5. The match see sawed from one end of the field to the other, and both teams had their chances to post further points. Terrigal didhowever cross for a second try late in thefirsthalf while The Lakes were onlyable to respond with a penalty goal. Terrigal thus went to thehalftime break leading by 12 points to 8. This 4 point margin also proved to be the differenceat fulltime. So obviously the secondhalfwas totally even. Both teams crossed for two tries each in the final 40 minutes. Best players for Terrigalwere lock Will McDonald, centre Harry Hughes, flanker Sam Kenny and winger Richard Hooper. The Lakes werebest served byfullback Macui Rauluni, winger JaydanNauluvula and flanker Ray Kaati, who all crossed foratry each.Both teams will be close to the action late in the season. Terrigal,with this win, cementtheir position at the top of the table, while The Lakes fall just out of the Top Five. It is such a tight race to the Finals.
The Hornsby versus Avoca Beachcontest had to be changedto Gosford ShowgroundfromMark Taylor Oval due to covidrestrictions being placed on the competition.Thisproved to beanother close contest throughout.Avoca Beachscored late in the match to secure the win over Hornsby by 19 points to 15.AvocaBeachgot the better of the startand it was not long before they led by 7 points to nil. Hornsby however then had thebetterof much of the remainder of the first half. This was certainly seen on the scoreboard as they were able to cross for 2 tries in this period of the half. These tries, and a penalty goal,gave Hornsbythe halftime lead of 15 points to 7 and it seemed they may go on with it at thatstage. The match was proving hard and physical and both teams were giving it their all.The early stages of the second half were dominated by grittydefence from both teams with neither team able to make any headway on the scoreboard. It was intense. It was Avoca Beach who broke the ice in the second half when they crossed for one try, andthen for anothervery late in the half. The secondhalfsaw AvocaBeach score 12 pointswhileHornsbywere unable to add to their halftimescore. That final try saw Avoca Beach hold on to win by 19 points to 15. Best players for Avoca Beach were prop Jake McPhee, flanker Eden McQueen and halfback Kye Blair, while Hornsby were best served by hooker John King, No.8 James McCarthy, and prop Cameron Lee. It was such a crucial win for Avoca Beach who now creep intotheTop Five at the expense ofThe Lakes. The competition is so close and the competition ladder continues to change each week.
At Woongarrah Oval, Kariong proved far too strong for Warnervaleand ran out winners by 66 points to 15.Warnervalestarted well and theycrossed for the first try, and then followedit up with a penalty goal. They led by 8 points to nilearly on and it seemed it was to be a good day for the home side. But Kariongwere able to quicklyturn this all around. Theyquickly took charge on the paddock and also on the scoreboard. By halftime,Kariong had raced to a 26 points to 8 lead, and then were able to post a further 40 points in the second half to record their biggest win of the season. It was a disappointing day for Warnervale who had no answerto what wasKariong’s best performance of the year. Best players for Kariongwerecentre Lachlan Peruch, prop Richard Harvey and flanker Hudson Browning, while for Warnervalecentre Moleni Soane, flanker Ethan Sant andNo.8 LachlanNatapu were their best.
The Bay had a bye in President’sCup rugby.
Women’s 10’s rugby saw three exciting matches, with all 6 teams putting in pleasing performancesWins were gained by Terrigal, Avoca Beach and Warnervale. These three winners certainlygreatly improved theirchances of reachingthe Top Fourthisyear