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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION

PREVIEW

SATURDAY,17th JULY, 2021

ROUND 14

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 FiveThere 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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