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.