CCRU Preview Round 8
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 28th MAY, 2022
There is much hope that this present wet weather will soon cease. There are some great matches on offer this Saturday in Central Coast Rugby Union, and hopefully things will improve so that they can all go ahead.
The Match of the Day next Saturday in Round 8 will be the clash at Ourimbah Rugby Park when the Razorbacks take on Warnervale. There are some great games of rugby this coming weekend and several could have been given “Match of the Day” status. Both teams are placed near the top of the table and both will be keen to stay there. The Razorbacks are coming off a great win against Terrigal last Saturday so are in good form. They are at home again this Saturday so this places another factor in their favour. Warnervale had their first loss of the season last weekend and will be most keen to get back onto the winner’s dais as soon as possible. Warnervale have shown this year that they are a real threat in this competition. But so are the Razorbacks. This will be a most interesting contest and the result will not be known until close to that final whistle in the match.
The Lakes will host Avoca Beach at Slade Park on Saturday, and this match will be as close and as significant as the match described above. The Lakes will be so keen to have a match at home, as so far this year, this has not happened. It is proving so frustrating, and so costly. Avoca Beach is in great form and is taking all before them this year. Avoca Beach had a pleasing win last Saturday against Warnervale away from home so this trip north to Budgewoi will not be a concern for them. The Lakes will be so keen to get the win. They played well last week against Kariong but did not do enough to get the win then but will be seeking to do that this Saturday. Like the game described above, this match will go right down to the wire.
Woy Woy will be home against Terrigal at Woy Woy Oval on Saturday. Terrigal will go into this match as very firm favourites. Both teams are coming off a loss last week so both will be keen to win. However Terrigal have shown much better form this year and should win this clash. Woy Woy are yet to win a game this year but did show last week, in the final 40 minutes, a far better commitment and were able to cross for 4 tries in that period. They will need to play like that for the full 80 minutes on Saturday to have any chance of troubling Terrigal.
Kariong travel to Gosford Showground on Saturday to meet Gosford. Gosford are like The Lakes as they have not had a game at home yet because of the prevailing damp conditions. Things do not look good for this weekend either. Kariong will go into this contest as firm favourites. Kariong are travelling very well at present and are taking all before them. They have some great wins in recent weeks and are one of the form teams in the competition so far this year. Gosford have been much improved in their last two outings, with a win and loss, but they will need to play very well on Saturday if they are to trouble the visiting Kariong.
This coming weekend The Bay Rugby Club will travel to Hornsby to meet the home side in an important clash in the President’s Cup.
The Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition continues next Saturday. Saturday will see all teams in action – Terrigal will play Hornsby in the ‘Match of the Day’, Warnervale will meet Kariong/Razorbacks, while The Lakes are at home to Avoca Beach.
CCRU Preview Round 7
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 21st MAY, 2022
The Match of the Day next Saturday in Round 7 will be the clash at Woongarrah Oval when Warnervale take on Avoca Beach. There are some great games of rugby this coming weekend and several could have been given “Match of the Day” status. However these two teams are at the top of the competition table presently and are both coming off very good wins last week. This match could go either way. The results will tell us a lot about their credentials this season. Both teams have been playing some very effective rugby and both have had their best starts to the competition for many years. Warnervale do have the home ground advantage but Avoca Beach have proved they can perform everywhere this year. Both coaches will have their teams fully prepared for this clash and both realise that a win will see their team go to the top of the competition ladder - Warnervale will stay there or Avoca Beach will overtake them. It makes for a very gripping afternoon at Woongarrah on Saturday.
The Razorbacks will host Terrigal at Ourimbah Rugby Park on Saturday in a clash that, in recent years, would definitely have rated ‘Match of the Day’. It is still such a major matchup. Terrigal will go into this clash as very, very slight favourites, although the home ground advantage for the Razorbacks may negate that advantage. Terrigal have had such a stop start commencement to the season due to byes, a big win, and games called off. It has been frustrating start for them this season. The Razorbacks faded against Kariong last Saturday in the latter stages of the match and that would be a concern for the coaching staff. Terrigal also faced an onslaught from Avoca Beach in the dying stages of their last match. This match will go for the full 80 minutes and both teams know they have the players, the will and the skill level to get the win on Saturday.
The Lakes will host Kariong at Slade Park on Saturday, and this match will be as close and as significant as the two matches described above. It all makes for a great round of Central Coast Rugby this coming weekend. It is probably the most exiting series of matches this season so far. Based on recent form, Kariong would go into this match as slight favourites despite The Lakes being at home. The Lakes are coming off the bye, and their match before that saw them come off second best. Kariong have been in such great form, and have recorded big wins over their last 2 matches, defeating both Hornsby and the Razorbacks. Like the two matches above, this contest could go either way.
Hornsby will travel to Woy Woy Oval to take on Woy Woy on Saturday. Hornsby will go into this clash as slight favourites. Neither team has set the world on fire this year. Hornsby has only had the one win while Woy Woy are yet to record a victory. Both teams will see this as a great chance to get that win. Woy Woy have players to cause damage but it just has not occurred this year. They are at home but it will take a mighty effort by Woy Woy to defeat Hornsby who will be desperate to get back to form and to get further points on the competition ladder. Both teams have a lot to play for on Saturday.
This coming weekend The Bay Rugby Club will have the bye in President’s Cup.
The Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition continues next Saturday. Saturday will see two matches – Terrigal will play the combined Kariong/Razorbacks team, while Warnervale will host Avoca Beach.
CCRU Preview Round 6
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 14th MAY, 2022
The 2022 Central Coast Rugby Union season continues next Saturday with Round 6.
The Match of the Day will be the clash at Kariong Oval when Kariong take on the Razorbacks. These two teams are coming off a win each last week, although Kariong’s victory was two weeks ago because of their last week’s bye. This will be a close one. Both teams are coming into form after what was a relatively slow start to the season. Kariong showed they are in form when they easily accounted for Hornsby in their last outing. Kariong are always very strong at home but the Razorbacks have proved they play well away from home - they have not had a match at home yet this season but have still played some very constructive rugby. Both teams are currently positioned high on the competition ladder and both will be most keen to keep their position there. It all makes for an interesting game of rugby on the hill next weekend.
Terrigal have their first trip away from home this coming Saturday when they travel to Pennant Hills Oval No.1 to take on home team Hornsby. Terrigal will go in this clash as quite firm favourites. Hornsby have not performed that well over the last two Saturdays and have had two losses in a row now and will be keen to get back to form and upset the Terrigal team who still remain undefeated this season. Hornsby must play out the full 80 minutes if they are to overcome Terrigal. Terrigal will be even stronger this Saturday after what was such a hard workout against Avoca Beach last weekend. They will be much better for that run.
Gosford will be at home next Saturday when they host Warnervale at Gosford Showground. Both teams are coming off very pleasing wins last weekend so both teams will be most keen to keep that form going. Warnervale had a highly meritorious win after the previously undefeated The Lakes so they are one of the form teams in the competition at present. They will be very difficult to defeat. Gosford got their first win of the season last Saturday after two losses. They enjoyed that win and would be most keen to experience that feeling again. However Warnervale will be favoured to win this match based on the results and form seen from both teams so far this year.
Avoca Beach are at home to Woy Woy on Saturday at Heazlett Park. Avoca Beach will go into this clash as firm favourites. Avoca Beach has had a great start to the season with 2 wins and a close loss while Woy Woy are yet to get that first victory. Avoca Beach are also at home which is a huge bonus for them. Woy Woy have the individual players and they will get stronger as a group as the year goes on. But they do face a tough uphill battle this coning Saturday against a team which has been one of the form sides in the competition so far this year.
This coming weekend The Bay Rugby Club will take on The Lakes at Josepha Banks Oval in the President’s Cup clash.
The Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition continues next Saturday. Saturday will see Terrigal travel to Hornsby in a clash between the two undefeated teams in this competition. This should be a great game of rugby. The combined Kariong/Razorbacks team will play The Lakes at Kariong Oval in what should also be another close tussle.
CCRU Preview Round 5
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 7th MAY, 2022
The 2022 Central Coast Rugby Union season continues next Saturday with Round 5.
The Premier 1 competition is known as the Swietelsky Premier 1 competition.
The Match of the Day in Round 5 will be the seaside derby at The Haven Oval when Terrigal will host Avoca Beach. This match will be played under lights at 6 pm at The Haven Oval. These two teams are yet to lose a match this year so both teams will be most keen to maintain that record. Both teams could not have hoped for a better start to season results wise, especially Avoca Beach, who have had two great wins against top teams in Kariong and Hornsby. This match is always one of the highlight matches of the season no matter the positioning of the two teams on the competition ladder. With these two teams having such good starts to the season, there is so much expected from the clash. Terrigal are at home and the current Premiers, but meet a team in Avoca Beach who have had two tough matches and have recorded two great wins. It all makes for a great event on Saturday night.
The Lakes will host Warnervale at Slade Park in what is another very exciting clash. This clash is also a local derby and this brings the very best standard of rugby out in both teams. This contest is also a night game, and play commences at 6 pm at Slade Park. Both these teams, like the teams discussed above, are yet to lose a match. So, both would be most pleased with their start to the season. However, this match will be close. Both teams have had very comfortable wins against Woy Woy so this fact alone suggests the match next Saturday at Budgewoi will be a cliff hanger. The Lakes are at home which is a massive plus for them. However, Warnervale have built up for this season and were most impressive in their first hit out of the season two weeks ago. This contest will go right down to the wire and the result will not be known until very late into the evening on Saturday night.
Hornsby will host the Razorbacks at Pennant Hills Oval No.1 on Saturday. This is an important clash for both teams. They are both coming off a loss from last weekend and will be most keen to get quickly back onto the winning track as soon as possible. The match will be played at a new venue for both teams so Hornsby really does not have any distinct home ground advantage. The Razorbacks played well last week but could not get that win. They will be keen to do so on Saturday. Hornsby will be keen to forget last week’s effort after what was a disappointing loss to Kariong. It all makes for an intense and exciting game of rugby this coming weekend.
Woy Woy and Gosford meet on Saturday at Woy Woy Oval. Neither of these teams has recorded a win this season so both will be most keen to get that first win on Saturday. Both teams have shown patches of good form but neither has done enough over the 80 minutes period for the last two Saturdays. Both teams will see this clash as a great chance to turn their season around and to finally get those points on the competition ladder. Woy Woy have the home ground advantage but Gosford have shown a real determination on the paddock despite their two losses this year.
This Saturday, The Bay Rugby Club will have a bye in President’s Cup.
The Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition continues next Saturday. This year the clubs continue with 10-a-side rugby and there will be six teams in this year’s competition. All 6 teams are in action on Saturday. Hornsby will meet Kariong/Razorbacks, Terrigal play Avoca Beach and Warnervale meet The Lakes in the local derby. The last two matches will be played under lights prior to the evening Premier 1 matches.
CCRU Preview Round 4
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 30th APRIL, 2022
The 2022 Central Coast Rugby Union season continues next Saturday with some very exciting clashes.
The Match of the Day in Round 4 will be the clash at Ourimbah Rugby Park when the Razorbacks will host Avoca Beach. Both teams performed very well last week with Avoca Beach getting a close win and the Razorbacks playing out an exciting draw with The Lakes. So both teams have started the season in fine form and will very much like that to continue this form this coming weekend. There is absolutely nothing between these two teams, and the match will play out the full 80 minutes. The home ground advantage to the Razorbacks may be the only difference, in what will be a closely fought struggle.
Kariong Oval will host another exciting clash when Kariong meet Hornsby. This is a local derby and both teams are always so keen to get the victory over the other. Hornsby are coming off a great win last Saturday, while Kariong had a very close loss even though they scored two tries to one last week. Kariong know they can win this clash, but the visiting Hornsby team will also have that same feeling. This is another game of rugby where it is almost impossible to pick a winner.
Terrigal will finally commence their season on Saturday when the play Gosford at The Haven Oval. Terrigal had the bye last Saturday so they will be keen to go. Gosford played quite well last week despite the loss and they will improve as the season goes on. Terrigal will go into the match as favourites based simply on the fact that they are at home and also that they are the reigning Premiers. Gosford have nothing to lose on Saturday and they will push Terrigal for the 80 minutes in this encounter.
Woy Woy will host The Lakes at Woy Woy Oval this coming Saturday. The Lakes will go in this clash as firm favourites based on the results from last weekend. However Woy Woy at home will be much stronger and they will be most keen to make improvements on their efforts from last Saturday. The Lakes were strong in their draw last Saturday and will be keen to secure their first win in this match. This will be an exciting clash. It will be high scoring match as both teams like to spread the ball and this could result in many tries on the day.
The Bay Rugby Club will be playing in the President’s Cup once again this year. On Saturday they will play Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval.
Saturday also sees the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition continuing. This year the clubs continue with 10-a-side rugby and there will be seven teams in this year’s competition. Unfortunately the Razorbacks and Kariong have combined for the rest of the season. This weekend will see Hornsby play The Lakes, while the combined Razorbacks/ Kariong team are up against Avoca Beach.