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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
PREVIEW
SATURDAY, 7th MAY, 2022
ROUND 5

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.

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