CCRU Preview round 14 - 17/07/2021
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY,17th JULY, 2021
One can always live in hope that the Swietelsky Premier 1 2021 competitionrecommences next Saturday.
Although it seems very, very unlikely, we are hoping that the covid lockdown is undone this Friday and that rugby can go ahead.
The Match of the Day is the seaside derby at The Haven Oval between Terrigal and Avoca Beach. This is always one of the highlight matches of the season and this year will be even more intense because of the currentcompetitive struggle on the competition ladder.This match is always acontest to be savoured simply because of the rivalry on the paddock between these clubs. However this year the result will have such a bearing on the competition itself. These two teamsare coming off great wins in their last fixtures so both are in great form and ready to go.
Another match theycouldeasily be a ‘Match of the Day’ is the clash at Ourimbah Rugby Park between the Razorbacks and Hornsby.It is another must win game for both teams if they are to keep their positions in the Top Five. There is not too much between these two teams – one is 2nd and one is 5th so both teams are fully aware of the pressures of maintaining their current positions on the ladder. The Razorbacks have the home ground advantage and this may be the only difference between these two highly credentialed teams.
The local derby at Slade Park between The Lakes and Warnervale should be a beauty. There is an intense rivalry between these two teams at any time and both would vey much enjoy to defeat the other. The Lakes need a victory to possibly get themselves back into the Top Five, while Warnervale will be most keen to get their first win of the season.
The Bay will play Kariong in President’s Cup this coming Saturday at Joseph Banks Oval.
Woy Woy and Karionghave byes in Premier 1 and 2 this Saturday.
Saturday also sees the continuance of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition.This weekend will see Warnervale favoured to defeat The Lakes,the Razorbackswill host Hornsby in what should be a tight tussle, and Avoca Beach will travel to The Haven Oval to meet Terrigal in the ‘Match of the Day
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CCRU Preview Round 11 - 10/07/2021
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SATURDAY, 10th JULY, 2021
The Swietelsky Premier 1 2021 competition recommences next Saturday.
We are hoping that the covid lockdown is undone this Friday and that rugby can go ahead.
There is no obvious ‘Match of the Day’ as all matches are equally significant in terms of the competition ladder.
One of the very important matches is the clash at Kariong Oval between Kariong and Hornsby. These neighbouring clubs do enjoy playing each other and both will be most keen to get into the winners circle. Much will depend on how the clubs have handled the 2 week lockdown and how they have come out of it. All teams are in the same position. Kariong are coming off a wonderful victory two weeks ago and they would very much like that winning form to continue. Hornsby, on the other hand, had a last minute loss to Avoca Beach, so will be most keen to quickly turn that around. There is not too much between these two teams, both on the paddock and on the competition ladder, so this makes this match so significant for both teams. This will be desperate battle for the entire 80 minutes.
The Razorbacks will host Avoca Beach at Ourimbah Rugby Park in a contest that is also so important in terms of the competition ladder. This match is in exactly the same position as the match described above. Both teams are currently in the Top Five but have teams coming close behind them. It is a desperate race to the Finals. The Razorbacks have the home ground advantage and that may be the only difference in this clash. Avoca Beach came back to good form in their last match where they able to defeat Hornsby so they know they can play the rugby needed to defeat the Razorbacks. The home team have great depth and have shown excellent form, especially at home, so this match will be a battle from start to finish.
The Lakes travel to Woy Woy Oval to play Woy Woy in what is a must win game for the visitors. It is also a must win game for Woy Woy if they are to give themselves a chance of making the Top Five. In fact it could be their last chance. The Lakes know they are currently out of that to Top Five so these are matches they must win if they are to get themselves being into the top echelon of teams. So like the two games described above, this is another very important game of rugby and one which will also have a huge bearing on the competition ladder,
The Bay will play Terrigal Blue in President’s Cup this coming Saturday.
Terrigal and Warnervale have byes in Premier 1 and 2 this Saturday.
Saturday also sees the continuance of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. This weekend will see the clubs continue with 10-a-side rugby and there will three (3) exciting matches across the Coast this Saturday. Gosford/Woy Woy will be favoured to defeat The Lakes, Kariong will host Hornsby in what should be a tight tussle, and Avoca Beach will travel to Ourimbah Rugby Park to meet the Razorbacks.
CCRU Preview Round 9 - 5/06/2021
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 5th JUNE, 2021
The Swietelsky Premier 1 2021 competition reaches the halfway point of the 2021 season next Saturday. Because of the byes each Saturday, it is only at the end of this Round 9 next weekend that we can see exactly where the teams are positioned on the ladder with equal matches.
The ‘Match of the Day’ on Saturday is the crucial clash at Heazlett Park between Avoca Beach and The Lakes. These two teams are only separated by the single point on the competition ladder so this match up on Saturday is so crucial. The winner of this match will secure fifth position on the ladder so both coaches, and their respective teams, know the importance of the game. It is so difficult to choose a winner in this clash. The Lakes lost their match at home last Saturday so they would be most disappointed with that, and they know any trip to Avoca Beach is tough. Avoca Beach are coming off the bye so will be freshened up and ready to go. They are also at home which is a huge plus for them. Both teams have been a little up and down this season so much will depend on what team comes out for each club on Saturday. This match will go the full 80 minutes and the result will not be known until very close to the full time whistle. Justin Staben will have has Avoca Beach team fully prepared for the match, while Marshall Hemopo will stress to his players how important the match is. Neither team will need much convincing of that. There is so much to play for in this contest and there should be a good crowd on deck on Saturday to view this match.
Woy Woy will travel to The Haven Oval to meet rivals Terrigal. Terrigal recorded a huge win last Saturday so they are in the correct form while Woy Woy are coming off two high scoring losses in recent weeks. Woy Woy could be a threat in this match. They know how to score points but they must defend for the entire 80 minutes. Terrigal are on top of the ladder at present and they know a win in this match will see them stay them on top at the halfway point of the season. This game will be close fought but on current form one would think Terrigal, at home, should be too strong. Woy Woy will be most keen, however, to prove this wrong.
The Razorbacks host Warnervale at Ourimbah Rugby Park in a clash that could prove interesting. Like the match described above, one would think the Razorbacks would win this match but Warnervale, like Woy Woy, are the type of the team that can provide an upset result. Razorbacks are so close to the top of the ladder and will be most keen to stay there. There is a distinct rivalry between these two teams and the Warnervale team would very much like to upset the Razorbacks on Saturday. On would think the Razorbacks would sure the victory in this match but the contest will be intense and hard fought.
Kariong and Hornsby have the Premier 1 bye this coming Saturday.
PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Avoca Beach 15
The Lakes 14
Woy Woy 12
The Bay President’s Cup team will travel to Mark Taylor Oval for their clash with Hornsby.
It should also be noted that the Kariong v. Terrigal White President’s Cup match is now at Gosford Rugby Field.
Saturday also sees the continuance of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. This weekend will see the clubs continue with 10-a-side rugby matches with some great clashes across the Coast. Terrigal host Gosford/Woy Woy, which will one of the highlight matches of the season, the Razorbacks meet Warnervale, and The Lakes travel to Avoca Beach.
CCRU Preview Round 8 29/05/2021
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 29th MAY, 2021
The Swietelsky Premier 1 2021 competition is tightening up and positions on the ladder are changing weekly. This coming weekend sees matches which may throw further light on the competition ladder. At present, only 9 competition points on the Premier 1 ladder separate the top 7 teams.
The Match of the Day is the crucial clash at Slade Park between The Lakes and Hornsby. Both of these teams are coming off pleasing victories last Saturday so are obviously in good form leading into this clash. There is so much to play for in this match. Both teams are just below the leading couple of teams on the competition ladder and they know, because the ladder is so bunched, every point is so vital. Both coaches will work hard this week to get their squads primed for this encounter. Both Tristan Jones (Hornsby) and Marshall Hemopo (The Lakes) will be working overtime to prepare for this match. Both teams can score tries from anywhere on the paddock so defence will be the key. The team that plays out the full 80 minutes, that starts strongly and continues to maintain the concentration right to the fulltime whistle, will win this match. The home ground advantage is a plus for The Lakes but Hornsby will be prepared for this. This will be exciting game of rugby, and one that should attract a good crowd.
Woy Woy will host Kariong at Woy Woy Oval in what is a must win game for both teams These two teams have been in great early season form but do need to a win to stay in touch with the leading teams in the competition. Both teams had a loss last Saturday so both know they must try to get this victory this weekend. Both teams are playing well and both teams are scoring points, but both know they must play out the full 80 minutes. Kariong have had two very close losses over the last two Saturdays so will be keen to get out of this pattern of results quickly. Woy Woy however will be a very tough team to overcome. They are at home and at their last home match were victorious over Avoca Beach. These two neighbouring clubs always like to defeat each other and because of the closeness of the competition this year, this matchup will be especially no different. This is a most interesting contest.
Terrigal will travel to meet Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval in a clash that both teams also need to win. Terrigal need to quickly get back into the winner’s circle after losing last week to the Razorbacks, while Warnervale showed last week they cannot be taken lightly. This match will be closer than many people think. Warnervale have troubled all teams this year but have just failed to get that win. Terrigal have had some injury concerns and Warnervale might just take advantage of that. Warnervale are back home and they are always a much stronger team at their home base. On paper one would expect the visitors to get the victory on Saturday but Warnervale will be out to prove everyone wrong.
Avoca Beach and the Razorbacks have the Premier 1 bye this coming Saturday.
PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Avoca Beach 15
The Lakes 14
Woy Woy 12
The Bay President’s Cup team will meet the Razorbacks and this match will be played on Friday night at Joseph Banks Oval.
Saturday also sees the continuance of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. This weekend will see the clubs continue with 10-a-side rugby matches with some great clashes across the Coast. Warnervale host Terrigal, Gosford/Woy Woy play Kariong, and The Lakes meet Hornsby.