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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
PREVIEW
SATURDAY, 5th SEPTEMBER, 2020
ROUND 8

CCRU

This Saturday is the penultimate round in Central Coast Rugby Union in what has been a shortened rugby season in 2020. The Top 5 in Premier 1 is all but sorted but the actual ranking of these teams within that Top 5 are far from settled. This round, and the final one next week, will decide all that.

The Match of the Day on Saturday will be the top of the table clash between Ourimbah and Terrigal at Ourimbah Rugby Park and this should be a blockbuster. Ourimbah are yet to lose a game this season while Terrigal have had only the one close loss this season. It all makes for an extremely exciting clash and may go a long way to see who takes out the Minor Premiership spot this year and to get that coveted top position on the competition table going into the Final Series. There is absolutely nothing between these two teams. Both had good wins last week so they are coming into this clash in the right type of form. The home ground advantage will be a factor in the match but with so much to play for, the result in this encounter will not be determined until those last few minutes. Both teams have solid forward packs, and also backlines that can cause much damage on the scoreboard. The two teams also have very good goal kickers in Daniel Ford for Ourimbah and Adam Danckert for Terrigal, and this can be a crucial factor in these tight matches. This is a significant clash in terms of the makeup of the Finals Series.

Hornsby travels to Woy Woy Oval to meet Woy Woy in what could also prove an interesting game of rugby. Hornsby have had a great year this year and are in top form at present. They are coming off two great wins recently against Terrigal and Avoca Beach. However Woy Woy last week proved they are getting stronger and stronger and really did push Ourimbah all the way last Saturday. Hornsby will have to be on their guard against a team that cause a surprise. It is Woy Woy’s last game of the season as they have the bye in the final round so coaches Paul Gooley and Mitch Hyde would love nothing less then to finish on a high. This should bring the best out in them. Hornsby will be favourites in this match but it should be a match that will be closer than many people think.

The local derby in the north sees Warnervale at home to The Lakes at Woongarrah Oval in a match which always sees both teams very keen to get the victory. The Lakes have a lot to play for and would see a win as necessary to order to cement a good position in the Final Series. The Lakes are coming off the bye so will be freshened up and ready to go. Warnervale will be keen get home to Woongarrah after their loss last week and also keen to push The Lakes team for the entire 80 minutes. The Lakes will be slightly favoured to get the victory in this encounter but these local derbies often result in a close and hard fought match.

Kariong will host Avoca Beach at Kariong Oval next weekend. Both these two teams are coming off a loss from last week and both will be keen to get quickly back into the winner’s circle. Kariong are yet to get that first win of the season and they know time is running out to do so. Avoca Beach know a win can greatly improve their competition ladder position and thus place themselves well in the Final Series. This is a most exciting clash up on the hill next Saturday.

Women’s 10’s rugby continues next Saturday. There are three games in this weekend and all 3 matches could be close and hard fought. This competition is developing into a very even affair, and there is a definite close run into the Finals.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SATURDAY ………..

PREMIER 1

VENUE

KICKOFF

Ourimbah v. Terrigal

Ourimbah Rugby Park

3 pm

Warnervale v. The Lakes

Woongarrah Oval

3 pm

Kariong v. Avoca Beach

Kariong Oval

3 pm

Woy Woy v. Hornsby

Woy Woy Oval

3 pm

Gosford

Bye

 

PREMIER 2

   

Ourimbah v. Terrigal

Ourimbah Rugby Park

1.00 pm

Kariong v. Avoca Beach

Kariong Oval

1.00 pm

Woy Woy v. Hornsby

Woy Woy Oval

1.00 pm

Gosford

Bye

 

The Lakes

Bye

 

PRESIDENT CUP

   

Ourimbah v. Terrigal

Ourimbah Rugby Park

11.50 am

Warnervale v. The Lakes

Woongarrah Oval

1.40 pm

Kariong v. Avoca Beach

Kariong Oval

11.50 am

Woy Woy v. Hornsby

Woy Woy Oval

11.50 am

Gosford

Bye

 

WOMENS 10’s

   

Ourimbah v. Terrigal

Ourimbah Rugby Park

2.20 pm

Kariong v. Avoca Beach

Kariong Oval

2.20 pm

Woy Woy v. Hornsby

Woy Woy Oval

2.20 pm

Warnervale

Bye

 

UNDER 19 COLTS

 

 

Avoca Beach v, The Lakes Gold

Kariong Oval

10.40 am

Woy Woy v. Hornsby

Woy Woy Oval

10.40 am

The Lakes Maroon v. Gosford

Woongarrah 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, 29th AUGUST, 2020
ROUND 7

CCRU

The Central Coast Rugby Union season enters the busy part of the season where all matches become crucial in the race to the Finals. It all makes for a most enthralling series of contests this coming weekend.
The Match of the Day will be at Mark Taylor Oval where the home team Hornsby take on Avoca Beach. This is such a crucial match in terms of positions at the Finals Series and both teams will be keen and desperate to win. This match is very much even stevens. Both teams are coming off great wins last weekend – Hornsby defeated the previously undefeated Terrigal while Avoca Beach had a resounding victory over Warnervale last Saturday. Both teams play an expansive style of rugby so there should be plenty of points on offer. It should be a free-flowing match as both teams have very good backs. The home ground advantage may be the only deciding factor in this match but both teams have proved they can win both at home and away. The Challenge Shield is also up for gabs, with Hornsby having wrestled that Shield way from Terrigal last Saturday.

Terrigal will host Warnervale at The Haven Oval next Saturday and the home team will be most keen to get quickly back into the winner’s circle. Terrigal’s loss last week would have hurt and they will be doing everything at training to get back on track as soon as possible. Warnervale will also be most keen to get a win after a disappointing result last Saturday but they do meet a Terrigal side at a bad time. Warnervale know they must win this game if they are to give themselves a remote chance of making the Finals. It should be a good game of rugby but Terrigal will go into the clash as favourites.

Gosford and Kariong meet at Gosford Showground and both these teams will be most keen to get the victory over the other. There is a friendly rivalry between these two clubs. Gosford have only had the one win this season despite playing some very pleasing rugby while Kariong are yet to get that first win. This match will be close and will go right down to the wire. Gosford will see this contest as a great chance to increase their odds of a second win but on the other hand Kariong will definitely see this as a wonderful opportunity to get their first win of the year.

Ourimbah travel to Woy Woy Oval to meet Woy Woy and the visiting team would be favoured to win this clash. However, they will definitely not have it all their own way. Woy Woy at home this year have played well. They do however meet Ourimbah who are one of the main Premiership contenders this year. It is a very tight race at the top of the competition ladder and no team can afford to drop a match. So this makes it very difficult for the Woy Woy team. They would like to put a dent in Ourimbah’s race to the Finals and this is why this clash could prove an interesting tussle at Woy Woy Oval.

Women’s 10’s rugby continues next Saturday. There are three games in this competition and all 3 matches could be close and hard fought. This competition is developing into a very even affair.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SATURDAY ………..

PREMIER 1

VENUE

KICKOFF

Hornsby v. Avoca Beach

Mark Taylor Oval

3 pm

Terrigal v. Warnervale

The Haven Oval

3 pm

Gosford v. Kariong

Gosford Showground

3 pm

Woy Woy v. Ourimbah

Woy Woy Oval

3 pm

The Lakes

Bye

 

PREMIER 2

   

Hornsby v. Avoca Beach

Mark Taylor Oval

1.00 pm

Woy Woy v. Ourimbah

Woy Woy Oval

1.00 pm

 Terrigal

Bye

 

Kariong

Bye

 

The Lakes

Bye

 

PRESIDENT CUP

   

Hornsby v. Avoca Beach

Mark Taylor Oval

11.50 am

Terrigal v. Warnervale

The Haven Oval

12.30 pm

Gosford v. Kariong

Gosford Showground

12.30 pm

Woy Woy v. Ourimbah

Woy Woy Oval

11.50 am

The Lakes

Bye

 

WOMENS 10’s

   

Hornsby v. Avoca Beach

Mark Taylor Oval

2.20 pm

Terrigal v. Warnervale

The Haven Oval

2.20 pm

Woy Woy v. Ourimbah

Woy Woy Oval

2.20 pm

Kariong

Bye

 

UNDER 19 COLTS

 

 

Hornsby v. Avoca Beach

Mark Taylor Oval

10.40 am

Woy Woy v. The Lakes Maroon

Woy Woy Oval

10.40 am

Gosford v. The Lakes Gold

Gosford Showground

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, 22nd AUGUST, 2020
ROUND 6

CCRU

The Central Coast Rugby season hots up again next weekend when several of the matches will determine where many of the teams will finish up this season. On a Saturday which would have been the final round of the pre-Covid Draw, we are now heading into Round 6.

The Match of the Day is at Slade Park where The Lakes will host Ourimbah in what should prove a mighty clash. Both teams are coming off wins from last weekend and both are in the right form to put in a good performance this coming Saturday. Ourimbah were most convincing in their win over Hornsby yesterday and with their current undefeated form would probably go into this clash as slight favourites. But they are playing The Lakes at home and they are much stronger on their home paddock. The Lakes have only had the one loss this season and although they just defeated Gosford last week, they do go into this match with high hopes. These two teams are only the single point apart on the competition ladder and they both know a victory on Saturday would give them a chance at the Minor Premiership but also go a long way towards securing a Finals berth even at this stage. There is much to play for in this encounter on Saturday.

Another equally interesting clash on Saturday will be the clash between Terrigal and Hornsby at The Haven Oval. It is similar to the match above in that one team, Terrigal, remain undefeated, while the other, Hornsby, have only had the one loss. A win to either team should see them into the Finals but there are still several weeks to go and anything could happen. Terrigal will go into this match as favourites, largely because of their undefeated record so far this season but also because of the home ground advantage. Hornsby will however be a problem for them. The visitors are playing well but need to play for the full 80 minutes if they are to challenge this Terrigal outfit. This will be a good game of rugby and will tell us all about the Premiership prospects of both teams for this year.

The match between Avoca Beach and Warnervale at Heazlett Park is in many ways the most important clash of the weekend. These two teams are currently fighting for that fifth spot so it is such an important match. The winner will get a small break on the other team in this race. This will bring the best out in both teams. Avoca Beach is at home which is a huge advantage for them. They are playing well as was seen in their very effective win last Saturday against Woy Woy. Warnervale are coming off the bye so players should be freshened up, sorted out some injuries and be ready to go. This will prove an exciting match which will go down to those final few minutes.

Gosford will host Woy Woy at Gosford Showground in what is shaping up to be an interesting tussle. There have not been many wins between these two teams this season and both will be keen to get a victory on Saturday. Gosford have played well all year and have pushed all teams but are yet to get that first win. Woy Woy have had the one win but will need to play the full 80 minutes on Saturday if they to get their second victory.

Women’s 10’s rugby continues next Saturday. Avoca Beach and Terrigal would be expected to win their matches on Saturday but they will not have it all their own ways in their respective matches.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY ………..

PREMIER 1

VENUE

KICKOFF

Terrigal v. Hornsby

The Haven Oval

3 pm

Avoca Beach v. Warnervale

Heazlett Park

3 pm

The Lakes v. Ourimbah

Slade Park

3 pm

Gosford v. Woy Woy

Gosford Showground

3 pm

Kariong

Bye

 

PREMIER 2

   

Terrigal v. Hornsby

The Haven Oval

1 pm

The Lakes v. Ourimbah

Slade Park

1 pm

 Avoca Beach

Bye

 

Woy Woy

Bye

 

PRESIDENT CUP

   

Terrigal v. Hornsby

The Haven Oval

11.50 am

Avoca Beach v. Warnervale

Heazlett Park

12.30 pm

The Lakes v. Ourimbah

Slade Park

11.50 am

Gosford v. Woy Woy

Gosford Showground

12.30 pm

Kariong

Bye

 

WOMENS 10’s

   

Terrigal v. Hornsby

The Haven Oval

2.20 pm

Avoca Beach v. Warnervale

Heazlett Park

2.20 pm

 Ourimbah

Bye

 

Woy Woy

Bye

 

UNDER 19 COLTS

22nd AUGUST

 

Avoca Beach v. Hornsby

Heazlett Park

10.40 am

Gosford v. Woy Woy

Gosford Showground

10.40 am

T.Lakes Maroon v. T.Lakes Gold

Slade Park

10.40 am

UNDER 19 COLTS

WED., 19th AUGUST

Woy Woy v. The Lakes Gold

Woy Woy Oval

6.00 pm

Gosford v. Hornsby

Woy Woy Oval

7.00pm

Avoca Beach   v.

The Lakes Maroon

Woy Woy Oval

8.00 pm

 

** 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, 15th AUGUST, 2020
ROUND 5

CCRU

The Central Coast Rugby season reaches the halfway point of this shortened 2020 season with some significant matches on display this coming Saturday.
The Match of the Day in Round 5 will be the clash at Mark Taylor Oval between Hornsby and Ourimbah. This match should prove a beauty. Both teams have won all their matches this season and they are two of the form teams in this competition at present. This match will tell us lot about their respective seasons for the coming weeks. Both teams have strength right across the paddock. They have strong forward packs and backlines that can take real advantage of any good ball they receive. Their respective set pieces are also strong. Hornsby are having their best season since they entered the Central Coast competition. The Hornsby team will rely on their experienced players, players such as Sione Ala, Hosea Fotukava, Leone Naisorotab,
Ivanho Satuala and James McCarthy. However it is their combination right across the board which is their main strength. Ourimbah showed last week that they can grind a win out, and with their combination of youth and experience will be very difficult to defeat. The standout players for Ourimbah this season will need to continue their form in this match and lead from the front - players such as lock Josefa Biu, No.8 Rob Peden, and five-eight Daniel Jones. The home ground advantage will work in Hornsby’s favour and in this match that could be the only difference between these two teams. This will be one of the highlight matches of the season so far.

The Lakes travel to Gosford Rugby Field to meet Gosford. One would think the Lakes would be clear favourites to win this match as they are sitting on 14 competition points and Gosford are to open their account. But it may not be like that. Gosford have played well with no luck recently and have pushed all teams to the limit in their three matches so far this season. As well, Gosford are at home so The Lakes will find this a difficult hurdle. The Lakes will be favourites to win this match but there is a most interesting game of rugby on hand in this clash. Gosford know this is their last chance if they are to make any impact this season. The Lakes have been most impressive this season with only the one loss to Terrigal and several very strong wins. They are playing very exciting rugby at present.

Woy Woy will host Avoca Beach at Woy Woy Oval in another very important contest. Both teams are coming off losses last week, and both teams know they must win this coming Saturday if they are to reach the Finals. Avoca Beach were very much in the match last weekend against Ourimbah and feel they could have got the win then. Woy Woy had a win at their last outing on Woy Woy Oval and would like that to happen again. Avoca Beach will go into this match as favourites but Woy Woy will definitely make it difficult for them.

Kariong are at home to Terrigal at Kariong Oval and they will face a tough battle if they are to get their first win of the season. Kariong are yet to get that first win and meeting Terrigal makes that aim very difficult. Kariong are at home which will help but Terrigal are one of the benchmarks of this year’s season in terms of the Premiership race so they will be hard to overcome. Terrigal are coming off the bye so will be freshened up and ready to go. Kariong always give Terrigal a tough battle at home and they will be hoping to do the same next Saturday. Terrigal will be expected to win this clash but Kariong will be most keen to cause an upset.

Women’s 10’s rugby continues next Saturday. Hornsby and Terrigal would be expected to win their matches on Saturday while the ‘match of the day’ would be the clash at Woy Woy Oval between the home side and Avoca Beach.

SCHEDULE FOR NEXT SATURDAY ………..

PREMIER 1

VENUE

KICKOFF

Kariong v. Terrigal

Kariong Oval

3 pm

Woy Woy v. Avoca Beach

Woy Woy Oval

3 pm

Gosford v. The Lakes

Gosford Showground

3 pm

 Hornsby v. Ourimbah

Mark Taylor Oval

3 pm

Warnervale

Bye

 

PREMIER 2

   

Kariong v. Terrigal

Kariong Oval

1 pm

Woy Woy v. Avoca Beach

Woy Woy Oval

1 pm

 Hornsby v. Ourimbah

Mark Taylor Oval

1 pm

The Lakes

Bye

 

PRESIDENT CUP

   

Kariong v. Terrigal

Kariong Oval

11.50 am

Woy Woy v. Avoca Beach

Woy Woy Oval

11.50 am

Gosford v. The Lakes

Gosford Showground

12.30 pm

 Hornsby v. Ourimbah

Mark Taylor Oval

11.50 am

Terrigal

Bye

 

WOMENS 10’s

   

Kariong v. Terrigal

Kariong Oval

2.20 pm

Woy Woy v. Avoca Beach

Woy Woy Oval

2.20 pm

 Hornsby v. Ourimbah

Mark Taylor Oval

2.20 pm

Warnervale

Bye

 

UNDER 19 COLTS

   

Hornsby v. The Lakes Gold

Mark Taylor Oval

10.40 am

Woy Woy v. Avoca Beach

Woy Woy Oval

10.40 am

Gosford v. The Lakes Maroon

Gosford Showground

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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CCRU

Due to a little bit of rain yesterday, there are some changes for today :

The Lakes v Woy Woy
HAS BEEN MOVED TO WOONGARRAH SPORTS FIELD #1

3pm – Premier 1
1:40pm – Premier 2
12:30pm – President’s Cup
11:20am – U/19’s

Hornsby v Gosford
HAS BEEN MOVED TO WOONGARRAH SPORTS FIELD #2

3pm – Premier 1
1:40pm – President’s Cup
12:30pm - U/19’s

OURIMBAH RUGBY PARK: Ourimbah v Avoca Beach - no changes

3pm – Premier 1
2:20pm – Women’s 10’s
1pm – Premier 2
11:50am – President’s Cup
10:40am – U/19’s (Avoca Beach v The Lakes Yellow)

KARIONG OVAL: Kariong v Warnervale - no changes

3pm – Premier 1
2:20pm – Women’s 10’s
1pm – President’s Cup

Please advise all involved, and remember to register when you arrive at the ground, wash your hands regularly & keep socially distant from others at the ground.

Note that The Lakes are in charge of the COVID Safety Plan for Woongarrah #1 and Hornsby are in charge of the COVID Safety Plan for Woongarrah #2. We will endeavour to keep the area between the fields clear of people to ensure social distancing and have teams and supporters set up at either end of each field with team officials and reserves set up on the same side on half way, socially distantly.
We trust the four clubs involved at Woongarrah will adhere to the COVID Safety Plan, as well as all the Clubs at all grounds.

Have a great day of rugby,

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