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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
PREVIEW
SATURDAY, 1st AUGUST, 2020
ROUND 3

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION

The Match of the Day in Round 3 will be the clash at The Haven Oval between Terrigal and The Lakes. Both teams are coming off wins in the first two rounds of the competition so have been the two form teams in the competition so far. Terrigal has had two comfortable victories while The Lakes had a big win and a close one. It all makes for an extremely exciting game of rugby on Saturday. Both teams have strengths rights across the paddock. The Lakes’ pack of forwards has been strong this year but they will be fully tested this Saturday by the established Terrigal pack of forwards. Both teams have pace and flair in their respective backlines so quite a few five pointers should be on offer. Terrigal do have the home ground advantage and that could prove the only difference between these two teams. Terrigal will go into the contest as the favourites but the form of these two teams over the last two weeks does show anything could happen.

Hornsby travel to Woongarrah Oval to meet the home side Warnervale in a match that will tell us much about the Finals prospects of both teams this year. Both teams are coming off good wins last week so they go into the match with the right type of form. Hornsby had a big win last Saturday and they showed they have the ability to post points from anywhere on the field. This match will be a test for them as Warnervale showed they are a determined squad of forwards and backs and can grind out the entire 80 minutes. Warnervale have had a close loss and a close win this year but always are that little bit stronger at home. Hornsby may go into this match as slight favourites simply based on the size of their victory last week and how they achieved it. This is a most interesting game of rugby coming up on Saturday.

Gosford and Ourimbah do battle at Gosford Showground Field in what should also prove an interesting matchup. Gosford proved last week that will trouble all teams this year when they pushed Terrigal for the first 60 minutes before fading late in that match. Ourimbah are coming off the bye so they will be ready to go. Ourimbah had a pleasing win in Round 1 so will be keen to keep those victories coming. There is always a real rivalry between these clubs and it will be no different this weekend. Gosford know they need to get their first win of the season while Ourimbah will be most keen to avenge their surprise loss to Gosford in last year’s Preliminary Final. There is much to be gained by a victory for both teams in the game next Saturday.

Woy Woy are at home to Kariong on Saturday in what is essentially another local derby. Both teams have not had the start to the season they would have hoped for with two losses on the board so at least one of the two teams will get their first win on Saturday. Kariong had a tough day last Saturday when Hornsby proved too good for them while Woy Woy showed they will get stronger when they really did make Warnervale earn their stripes last Saturday. The home ground advantage may be the only difference also in this match but both teams know they have a lot to play for in this encounter.

Saturday also sees the continuance of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. Woy Woy will host Kariong while Hornsby travels to Warnervale to do battle.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SATURDAY ………..

PREMIER 1

VENUE

KICKOFF

Warnervale v. Hornsby

Woongarrah oval

3 pm

Avoca Beach

Bye

 

Woy Woy v. Kariong

Woy Woy Oval

3 pm

Terrigal v. The Lakes

The Haven Oval

3 pm

Gosford v. Ourimbah

Showground Field

3 pm

PREMIER 2

   

Terrigal v. The Lakes

The Haven Oval

1 pm

Woy Woy v. Kariong

Woy Woy Oval

1 pm

Avoca Beach

Bye

 

Ourimbah

Bye

 

Hornsby

Bye

 

PRESIDENT CUP

   

Warnervale v. Hornsby

Woongarrah Oval

11.50 am

Terrigal v. The Lakes

The Haven Oval

11.50 pm

Woy Woy v. Kariong

Woy Woy Oval

11.50 am

Gosford v. Ourimbah

Showground Field

12.30 pm

Avoca Beach

Bye

 

WOMENS 10’s

   

Warnervale v. Hornsby

Woongarrah Oval

2.20 pm

Woy Woy v. Kariong

Woy Woy Oval

2.20 pm

Avoca Beach

Bye

 

Terrigal

Bye

 

Ourimbah

Bye

 

UNDER 19 COLTS

   

Gosford v. Avoca Beach

Showground Field

10.40 am

Hornsby v. The Lakes Maroon

Woongarrah Field

10.40 am

Woy Woy v. The Lakes Gold

Woy Woy Oval

10.40 am


** if clubs agree to change kickoff times, because of gaps in the draw, you let Kate Thomson know asap.

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION (UPDATED)
PREVIEW
SATURDAY, 25th JULY, 2020
ROUND 2

The Match of the Day in Round 2 will be the clash at Slade Park between The Lakes and Avoca Beach. The Lakes were most impressive last Saturday in their win over Kariong so will go into this week’s clash with huge confidence. The Lakes did win easily but would be a little concerned by allowing Kariong to post some four tries in the second half against them. Avoca Beach are coming off a bye so little is known about their team structure. We do know that the Avoca Beach team will be raring to go having had to sit out last week. The Lakes are always strong at home but Avoca Beach coach, Justin Staben, will have his troops fired up for this clash. Avoca Beach missed the Finals last year and they will be most keen to get off to a good start to their season to give themselves a chance to go one better than last year and to make the Finals this year. This will be a close tussle from start to finish on Saturday and should prove an entertaining game of rugby.

Hornsby also kick off their season when they host Kariong at Mark Taylor Oval in Round 2. These two neighbouring teams will be most keen to get their first victory of the season. Hornsby are like Avoca Beach and coming off a bye, little is also known of the structure of their team from Saturday. From all reports the team has trained well and are strengthened for this year. The Hornsby coach, Chip Carroll, is in his second year with the club and will have squad fully prepared for this clash. Kariong will take a lot of heart from their second half performance last Saturday. Although defeated by The Lakes, the Kariong team put in a far better effort in the final 40 minutes and they proved to themselves that they can score tries. This will be another close match up next Saturday and both teams will be most keen to get that first win.

Woy Woy travel to Woongarrah Oval to take on the home team Warnervale. Woy Woy had a tough day at the office last Saturday and will not find Warnervale any easier. Woy Woy will be stronger for their efforts last Saturday and will be most keen to put in a far greater effort next Saturday. Warnervale went close to victory last Saturday against Ourimbah but still need to get that first victory of the season. Like the two matches described above, this encounter should be a close struggle from start to finish.

UPDATE :
Gosford travel to The Haven Oval to take in Terrigal in Premier1. A decision by the Gosford Rugby Club last night saw Gosford re-enter the Premier 1 competition. They do play the reigning Premiers Terrigal in their first match. It will be a very tough encounter especially considering Terrigal last week easily accounted for Woy Woy in the opening round. Gosford will be committed on Saturday and will put in a great effort. Clashes between these two foundation clubs have always been one of the highlight matches of any season. It is very pleasing to see Gosford stay in Premier 1.

Saturday also sees the continuance of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. Warnervale will host Woy Woy while Kariong travel to Hornsby to do battle.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SATURDAY ………..

PREMIER 1

VENUE

KICKOFF

Warnervale v. Woy Woy

Woongarrah oval

3 pm

The Lakes v. Avoca Beach

Slade Park

3 pm

Hornsby v. Kariong

Mark Taylor Oval

3 pm

Terrigal v. Gosford

The Haven Oval

3 pm

Ourimbah

Bye

 

PREMIER 2

   

The Lakes v. Avoca Beach

Slade Park

1.40 pm

Hornsby v. Kariong

Mark Taylor Oval

1 pm

Terrigal

Bye

 

Woy Woy

Bye

 

Ourimbah

Bye

 

PRESIDENT CUP

   

Warnervale v. Woy Woy

Woongarrah Oval

11.50 am

The Lakes v. Avoca Beach

Slade Park

12.30 pm

Hornsby v. Kariong

Mark Taylor Oval

11.50 am

Terrigal v. Gosford

The Haven Oval

1.40 pm

Ourimbah

Bye

 

WOMENS 10’s

   

Warnervale v. Woy Woy

Woongarrah Oval

2.20 pm

Hornsby v. Kariong

Mark Taylor Oval

2.20 pm

Avoca Beach

Bye

 

Terrigal

Bye

 

Ourimbah

Bye

 

UNDER 19 COLTS

   

Woy Woy v. Gosford

Woongarrah Oval

10.40 am

The Lakes Maroon v. Avoca

Slade Park

10.40 am

Hornsby v. The Lakes Gold

Mark Taylor Oval

10.40 am


** if clubs agree to change kickoff times, because of gaps in the draw, you let Kate Thomson know asap.

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
PREVIEW
SATURDAY, 18th JULY, 2020
ROUND 1

After what has been a most tumultuous period, the local Central Coast Rugby Union competition is finally set to start. It has been a most difficult time for clubs and administrators to get a competition up and running in this covid pandemic era. All clubs have been affected in varying ways, and some far more than others.
Unfortunately, The Bay Rugby Club (formerly The Entrance Rugby Club) have decided not to compete this year. Their seniors will not be playing however their juniors will be. Two other clubs have also been adversely affected. Warnervale will not be fielding a Premier 2 team this year, while Gosford will not take the field this year with a Premier 1 team. 2020 has been very different year to say the least, and the CCRU have taken everything into consideration to get a competition up and running and to also meet the need of all clubs.

The Mach of the Day in Round 1will be clash at Kariong Oval between Kariong and The Lakes. These two teams had promising seasons last year but faded towards the end of the year. The Lakes made the Finals last year but were defeated in the Minor Semi-final by Gosford and will be hoping to go further than that this year. However on Saturday they meet a team who have a new coach and will be fully prepared for the match. All clubs this season have had very difficult lead ups to this season so there are so many unknowns in these first few matches. In fact both teams have new coaches. At The Lakes there is Marshall Hemopo in charge while Max Malkin will be steering the ship at Kariong. These two coaches would be just keen to get onto the paddock, and obviously would be hoping for a victory first up. It is impossible to choose winner in this clash because of so many unknown factors.

Ourimbah travel to Woongarrah Oval to play Warnervale. Ourimbah will go into this match as favourites based on performances from last year. However anything could happen in this match. Ourimbah had a most disappointing end to last season when they were eliminated in the Finals by Gosford in what was a huge upset on the day. Warnervale had an up and down season last year, so hopefully for them things have steadied and they can have a pleasing year in 2020. Warnervale at home are always difficult and will prove a real obstacle for Ourimbah. Warnervale have kept their coach from last year - Jake Holman will be all that more experienced after his efforts last year. Ourimbah have a new coach also in Matt Hopkins and he has left nothing to chance in his efforts to get a great start to the season for his team.

Woy Woy will host Terrigal at Woy Woy Oval. Terrigal will be favoured to win this clash but Woy Woy under new coach Paul Gooley will be keen to change all that. Gooley coached Woy Woy several years ago so his return to coaching, with co-coach Mitch Hyde, will bring a lot of enthusiasm back to the club. Terrigal are the reigning Premiers and have trained well in the lead up to the season. Terrigal have great depth and experience and despite playing away from home on Saturday should win this match. Terrigal this year will be coached by Michael Farrelly and Alan Gaffney and their experience alone should see their team fully prepared for this match. This match, with all the others, makes up for a very interesting round of rugby in the opening round.

Saturday also sees the start of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. This year the clubs decided to go with 10-a-side rugby and there will be eight teams in this year’s competition. It will take several weeks before these teams sort themselves out but it all makes for some interesting rugby in the opening rounds of this year’s competition.

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