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Central Coast Rugby Union

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
PREVIEW
SATURDAY, 23rd APRIL, 2022
ROUND 3

The 2022 Central Coast Rugby Union season hopefully will commence next Saturday.
The first two rounds have been postponed due to the very wet weather and these two rounds will be played later in the year.
Everyone is hoping that the season will finally commence next Saturday.

Round 2 sees four (4) Swietelsky Premier 1 matches – in fact this round will be very close in all four matches.
Another feature of this year will be the company SWIETELSKY continuing as a major sponsor of Central Coast Rugby Union. The Premier 1 competition will be known as the Swietelsky Premier 1 competition.

The Match of the Day in Round 3 will be the clash at Slade Park when The Lakes will host the Razorbacks. The Razorbacks will go into this clash as very slight favourites. This is based on the fact of their good performances last year. The Lakes do have the home ground advantage to offset this, so this match will go right down to the wire. However, this match, like all the others, makes up for a very interesting series of clashes in this opening third round. The Razorbacks, like all teams, have found the pre-season so difficult because of the very wet conditions of late. Because of the extremely wet weather of late, teams have found it almost impossible to have a normal team training session. So all teams will be a little underdone in their preparation so upset results could easily result. The Lakes were having a wonderful year in 2021 and were right in the picture when the season was curtailed. They will be strong again in 2022 under Coach Marshall Hemopo. He has had a most successful couple of years and he will be hoping his team will go right through to the big ones this year. This will be a hard fought and exciting match at Budgewoi.

Heazlett Park will host an equally interesting clash on Saturday between Avoca Beach and Kariong. These two teams had very similar seasons last year with both well positioned when the season was cut short. However, this is a different and new year. Kariong seem to be well prepared under new Head Coach Louise Ferris. Like most teams so far this year, things have been kept very close to the chests so little is known of many of the club squads. A very wet preseason has limited the preparation of teams with many training sessions called off, and even some trial matches. So, the first few weeks will be very important in telling us the form and prospects of teams this year. Michael Burgess, the Avoca Beach coach, will also have his charges fully prepared for this clash. These two coaches would be just keen to get onto the paddock, and obviously would be hoping for a victory first up. It is very difficult to choose a winner in this clash because of so many unknown factors, and it may just be the home ground advantage for the Avoca Beach side that will see them in front at the 80 minute mark. Both teams know the Challenge Shield will be up for grabs in this match so that adds a little incentive to the game on Saturday.

Hornsby travel to Gosford Showground on Saturday to play Gosford. Hornsby is coached this year by Tristan Jones and Chris Woutersz, so the match sees many new faces both off the paddock as well as on the playing field. Hornsby will go into this clash as very clear favourites. They had a great season last year and have been preparing well for this season. There is also the factor that Gosford are coming back into the competition after a most difficult 2021. Gosford are back in the competition after having to withdraw from the season last year. They have a new coach in Jack Pike and, although, like other clubs, they have had a disjointed pre-season, they will be ready to go next Saturday. Gosford will go into the clash with a very inexperienced squad of players but a group that are determined to do well.

Woy Woy and Warnervale meet on Saturday at Woongarrah Oval. This is a mot difficult match in which to predict a winner. Both teams will want to have improved seasons this year. The two teams had their ups and downs last year but both will be keen to be in the big matches at the end of this season. Both teams have reportedly built up in the off season but it all becomes a reality on Saturday when they will see how much improvement has taken place. Warnervale do have the home ground advantage which is a huge plus. These two teams did meet in a trial match in the Swietelsky Shield in March and Warnervale prevailed in that clash. But this is a competition match and much more is at stake on Saturday.

The Bay Rugby Club will only be playing in the President’s Cup once again this year. On Saturday they will play Terrigal at home at Joseph Banks Oval in their first match and the result of this match is almost impossible to predict.

Saturday also sees the start of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. This year the clubs continue with 10-a-side rugby and there will be seven 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. This weekend will see Terrigal playing Warnervale, The Lakes will host the Razorbacks, and Avoca Beach will meet Kariong.

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Due to the very wet conditions of our grounds, CCRU have had to call off all the Round 2 games scheduled for this weekend - 9th April, 2022.

The comp will now start on 23rd April, 2022 (Round 3) and the draw will stay as it is. A decision on where & when the Round 2 games are played will be made in due course.

A reminder that the cancelled Round 1 games from 2/4/22 will be played on 27th August, with our comp pushed back a week for the Grand Final to now land on 24th September at Central Coast Stadium.

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
PREVIEW
SATURDAY, 9th APRIL, 2022
ROUND 2

The 2022 Central Coast Rugby Union season hopefully will commence next Saturday. After a false start last Saturday, when all grounds were closed by Central Coast Council, there is hope that the season will commence next Saturday with Round 2.
A decision about Round 1 will be made this week by the CCRU Board.

Last season was a season that was extremely different, with many new experiences brought upon local rugby due to the Covid pandemic. The fact that the 2021 season finished in June was a massive disappointment to all concerned. We are hoping this season will be a much more normal one.

Round 2 sees four (4) Swietelsky Premier 1 matches – in fact this round will be very close in all four matches.

Another feature of this year will be the company SWIETELSKY continuing as a major sponsor of Central Coast Rugby Union. The Premier 1 competition will be known as the Swietelsky Premier 1 competition.

The Match of the Day in Round 1will be the clash at The Haven Oval when Terrigal will host The Lakes. Terrigal will be slightly favoured to win this clash but The Lakes will be intent to make sure that this slight favouritism is unwarranted. Terrigal are the reigning Premiers and will be ready to go. Terrigal also have great depth and experience. Terrigal this year will be coached by Michael Farrelly again and his experience alone should see their team fully prepared for this match. This match, like all the others, makes up for a very interesting series of clashes in this opening round. Because of the extremely wet weather of late, teams have found it almost impossible to have a normal team training session. So all teams will be a little underdone in their preparation so upset results could easily result. The Lakes were having a wonderful year in 2021 and were right in the picture when the season was curtailed. They will be strong again in 2022 under Coach Marshall Hemopo. He has had a most successful couple of years and he will be hoping his team will go right through to the big ones this year. This will be a hard fought and exciting match at The Haven.

Kariong Oval will host an equally interesting clash on Saturday between Warnervale and Kariong. These two teams had differing seasons last year with Kariong well positioned when the season was cut short while Warnervale had yet to get a win in 2021 despite several very close results. However, this is a different and new year. Kariong seem to be well prepared under new Head Coach Louise Ferris. Like most teams so far this year, things have been kept very close to the chests so little is known of many of the club squads. Warnervale have Glen Gallagher in charge as Club Coach and he will be looking for a good start to the season. A very wet preseason has limited the preparation of teams with many training sessions called off, and even some trial matches. So, the first few weeks will be very important in telling us the form and prospects of teams this year. These two coaches would be just keen to get onto the paddock, and obviously would be hoping for a victory first up. It is very difficult to choose a winner in this clash because of so many unknown factors, and the fact that, from all reports, Warnervale have strengthened their roster this year.

Hornsby travel to Heazlett Park on Saturday to play Avoca Beach. This match will be played under lights, kicking off at 6 pm. The match sees the first night game at Heazlett with the new lights. It is very difficult to choose a winner in this clash. Avoca Beach may go into her match as slight favourites because of the home ground advantage but there appears to be absolutely nothing between these two teams. Avoca Beach has a new coach this year, and Michael Burgess comes with a huge amount of rugby experience. He brings to the club much rugby knowledge and should have the team primed for this clash. Hornsby is coached this year by Tristan Jones and Chris Woutersz, so the match sees many new faces both off the paddock as well as on the playing field. This makes it quite difficult to predict the winner, and should make for a most exciting game at Heazlett on Saturday evening.

Gosford and the Razorbacks meet at Gosford Showground in what should prove an exciting clash. The Razorbacks will go into this clash as firm favourites. This is based on the fact of the very good performances of the home side last year, and the fact that Gosford are coming back into the competition after a most difficult 2021. Gosford are back in the competition after having to withdraw from the season last year. They have a new coach in Jack Pike and, although, like other clubs, they have had a disjointed pre-season, they will be ready to go next Saturday. Gosford will go into the clash with a very inexperienced squad of players but a group that are determined to do well. The Razorbacks will be well prepared for this clash, but, like all teams, have found the pre-season so difficult because of the very wet conditions of late.

The Bay Rugby Club will only be playing in the President’s Cup once again this year. On Saturday they will play Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval in their first match and the result of this match is almost impossible to predict.

Saturday also sees the start of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. This year the clubs continue with 10-a-side rugby and there will be seven 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. This weekend will see Hornsby play two matches, against Avoca Beach and the Razorbacks, Terrigal will play The Lakes, and Kariong will host Warnervale.

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Central Coast Rugby Union
NO RUGBY THIS COMING SATURDAY ...................
 
Central Coast Council have made a very rare decision to close all grounds for this weekend's sport. Therefore, no rugby will be played this weekend. 
 
The CCRU Board has a meeting on Monday night when we will determine what happens to the Round 1 games. There are many options - extend the comp, use a wet weather weekend, deem all games a draw, etc. 
 
Assuming Council reopens the grounds, Round 2 will go ahead as per the Draw on Saturday, 9th April. 
 
Not the start anyone wanted, but Council made the call. 
 
Larry Thomson.
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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
PREVIEW
SATURDAY, 2nd APRIL, 2022
ROUND 1

The 2021 Central Coast Rugby Union season commences next Saturday. Last season was a season that was extremely different, with many new experiences brought upon local rugby due to the Covid pandemic. The fact that the 2021 season finished in June was a massive disappointment to all concerned. We are hoping this season will be a much more normal one.

The opening round sees four (4) Swietelsky Premier 1 matches – in fact the first round will be very close in all four matches.

Another feature of this year will be the company SWIETELSKY continuing as a major sponsor of Central Coast Rugby Union. The Premier 1 competition will be known as the Swietelsky Premier 1 competition.

The Match of the Day in Round 1will be the clash at Kariong Oval when Kariong will host Terrigal. Terrigal will be slightly favoured to win this clash but Kariong under new coach Louise Ferris will be keen to change that opinion. Kariong were having a pleasing season last year before it was all cut short. Terrigal are the reigning Premiers and will be ready to go. Terrigal also have great depth and experience. Terrigal this year will be coached by Michael Farrelly again and his experience alone should see their team fully prepared for this match. This match, like all the others, makes up for a very interesting series of clashes in this opening round. Because of the extremely wet weather of late, teams have found it almost impossible to have a normal team training session. So all teams will be a little underdone in their preparation so upset results could easily result. This will be a hard fought and exciting match at the top of the hill at Kariong.

Woongarrah Oval will host an equally interesting clash on Saturday between Warnervale and Hornsby. These two teams had differing seasons last year with Hornsby well positioned when the season was cut short while Warnervale had yet to get a win in 2021 despite several very close results. However, this is a different and new year. Hornsby seems to be very settled with coaches Tristan Jones and Chris Woutersz in charge this year. Like most teams so far this year, things have been kept very close to the chests so little is known of many of the club squads. Warnervale are at home which is a huge advantage for them. Warnervale have Glen Gallagher in charge as Club Coach and he will be looking for a good start to the season. A very wet preseason has limited the preparation of teams with many training sessions called of and even some trial matches. So, the first few weeks will be very important in telling us the form and prospects of teams this year. These two coaches would be just keen to get onto the paddock, and obviously would be hoping for a victory first up. Although Hornsby would go into this match as slight favourites based on last year’s performances, it is very difficult to choose a winner in this clash because of so many unknown factors, and the fact that, from all reports, Warnervale have strengthened their roster this year.

Woy Woy travel to Ourimbah Rugby Park to play the Razorbacks. The Razorbacks will go into this match as favourites based on performances from last year. However, anything could happen in this match. There are many unknowns about this match because of the numerous player movements in the off season. Woy Woy had a difficult, but improving, season last year, so hopefully for them, things have steadied and they can have a much improved year in 2022. The Razorbacks are at home and are always difficult there and will prove a real obstacle for Woy Woy. Woy Woy have the same coach this year in Wais Qalulu. Ourimbah have appointed Nick Meyer as coach this year and he would have left nothing to chance in his efforts to get a great start to the season for his team.

Gosford and The Lakes meet at Tuggerah Sports Complex in what should prove an exciting clash. The Lakes were having a wonderful year in 2021 and were right in the picture when the season was curtailed. They will be strong again in 2022 under Coach Marshall Hemopo. He has had a most successful couple of years and he will be hoping his team will go right through to the big ones this year. Gosford are back in the competition after having to withdraw from the season last year. They have a new coach in Jack Pike and, although, like other clubs, they have had a disjointed pre-season, they will be ready to go next Saturday. Gosford did get a trial match in however. The Lakes will be favourites in this clash because Gosford will go into the clash with a very inexperienced squad of players but a group that are determined to do well.

The Bay Rugby Club will only be playing in the President’s Cup once again this year. On Saturday they will play Avoca Beach in their first match and the result of this match is almost impossible to predict.

Saturday also sees the start of the Central Coast Women’s 10’s competition. This year the clubs continue with 10-a-side rugby and there will be seven 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. Because of the nature of the Draw, there are only two matches this coming Saturday – the Kariong team is at home to Terrigal, while Warnervale will host Hornsby. The other teams will have a bye.

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