CCRU Round 2 Results

There are no matches next Saturday 20th April due to the Easter break. Round 3 is on Saturday, 27th April.


SATURDAY, 13th APRIL, 2019

Terrigal 26
Josh Vainikolo 2, Jayden Woolley tries;
Jayden Woolley 1 conversion, 3 penalty goals
Kariong 10
Sean Peruch, Kyle Saroe tries

Gosford 22
Jackson Steinbeck, Josh McGlynn, Drew Neist tries;
Damien Montgomery 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 18
Blake Dinham, Epi Verle, Blake Moroney tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 penalty goal

Avoca Beach 32
Jake McPhee 2, Julian Bacigalupo,
Liam Donsworth;
Mitchell Jacob 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals
Woy Woy 20
Joseva Kunawave, Edward Kelly, Tyrone Fleming try;
Damon Boxsell 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

Ourimbah 33
Josefa Biu 2, Daniel Ford, Ross McKean, Kaitua Kantana tries;
Tyrone Davies 4 conversions
Hornsby 10
Leonie Naisovotaha try;
Sam White 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

Ourimbah 10
Terrigal 9
Gosford 9
Avoca Beach 7
The Lakes 3
Warnervale 2
Hornsby 0
Woy Woy 0
Kariong 0

Terrigal 24 Kariong 17
Gosford 17 The Lakes 15
Woy Woy 20 Avoca Beach 17
Ourimbah 104 Hornsby 0

Terrigal 34 Kariong 7
The Lakes 20 Gosford 0
Woy Woy 36 Avoca Beach 0
Ourimbah 20 Hornsby 0
Warnervale 13 The Entrance 10

Terrigal 32 Kariong 19
Gosford 19 Avoca Beach 15

Terrigal 34 Kariong 0
Terrigal 39 Kariong 0
Hornsby 17 Ourimbah 10
Ourimbah 10 Hornsby 10
Avoca Beach 17 Woy Woy 10
Avoca Beach 22 Woy Woy 5


The 2019 Central Coast Rugby season continued with some very exciting matches. All matches were relatively close with the final result still being very much up for grabs at the respective halftime breaks.

In the Match of the Round at Kariong Oval, Terrigal defeated Kariong by 26 points to 10. This match was fast flowing, with play going from one end of the field to the other yet at the same time the physical contact was not to be denied. It was a very good exhibition of rugby. The opening stages of the clash were very even. Both teams had periods of attack followed by some intense defensive work. However neither side was able to make a breakthrough on the scoreboard. Both teams went close to scoring but both were denied by some hard physical defence. Terrigal did open the scoring in the 22nd minute with a penalty goal to fullback Jayden Woolley. This penalty goal was quickly followed by the first try of the match 3 minutes later. This Terrigal try resulted from some sustained forward pressure which saw Josh Vainikolo crash over for the first of his two tries. Suddenly, after a very intense and hard fought opening 20 odd minutes, Terrigal had jumped to a handy 10 points to nil lead. A further penalty right on halftime saw the visitors increase their lead to 13 points to nil. The first half was quite even on the paddock but it was Terrigal who had the advantage on the scoreboard. Terrigal went further ahead after just a few minutes at the start of the second half. They had jumped to a 18 points to nil lead with most of the second half to go. It did seem quite ominous for Kariong at that stage. However the home side did not surrender. Kariong played some very good rugby in that final quarter of the match. They went close to scoring on a couple of occasions, and on occasions turned down some shots at goal. A further try and penalty saw Terrigal all but secure the match when they led by 26 points to nil with about 15 minutes to go. Terrigal has some very good players in the match. Best for them were forward Josh Vainikolo, who scored 2 tries, fullback Jayden Woolley, hooker Ethan McInnes, and flanker Sam Kenny. However it was to prove a very good all round team performance. Kariong were rewarded in the final 10 minutes with two pleasing tries. This made the final score 26-10. Kariong were best served by No.8 Phil Brown, flanker Brent Bovis, and five-eight Mitch Clay. Both teams will take a lot from this match. Terrigal had secured two wins in the first two rounds, while Kariong, in their first hit out of the season, know they will get stronger and more than likely will be a major force this year in the competition.

Gosford also secured their second win of the season when they defeated The Lakes by 22 points to 18 at Woongarrah Oval. Gosford got away to the better start and at the halfway break had cemented a 17 points to 5 lead. This seemed almost enough to get them the win but the second half was to prove a real nail biter. Whereas Gosford controlled much of the first half it was The Lakes who stormed back into the match for much of the second half. The Gosford backline did play very well in the first half and it due much to their play that the team were able to post 17 points. However the start of the second half saw The Lakes play some good rugby. They actually worked themselves back into the lead and with ten minutes to go had taken the lead by 18 points to 17. The match was certainly up for grabs. However it was Gosford who secured the match winner with about 5 minutes to go when Jackson Steinbeck crossed for the vital try. It was an exciting match throughout and both sides know they could have won this match. But it was Gosford who have now recorded two out of two wins to have a very good start to the season. Best for Gosford were Josh Reid, Alec Corcoran and Jonah Manuauo. The Lakes were best served by Paul Wilson, lock Peni Raulini and Blake Dinham, who crossed for a try.

Avoca Beach held on to record a pleasing win over Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval by 32 points to 20. In what proved quite an even battle throughout it was the Avoca Beach team who were always just in front on the scoreboard. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 12 and both sides knew they had real chances of victory at that stage. However it was Avoca Beach who maintained that lead and even increased it a little during the second stanza. Best player for Avoca Beach was halfback Julian Bacigalupo, who was everywhere in attack and defence, and who scored a great try. He was well supported by Mitch Jacob, and Jake McPhee, who crossed for two personal tries. Woy Woy were always in the match but were simply unable to bridge the gap. Best for the home side were Cameron Graham, Robert Kinley, and Jovesa Kunawave, who scored a very good try.

Ourimbah did enough to defeat Hornsby at Ourimbah Rugby Park by 33 points to 10. The first half saw a far better effort by Hornsby, and Ourimbah only led at the break by 14 points to 3. Ourimbah were always in control in this match but Hornsby did not make things easy for them. Ourimbah did score 5 tries to one and that was a fairly good indication of the flow of the match, but Hornsby would be pleased with their effort against last year’s Premiers, particularly after last week’s disappointing result. Best players for Ourimbah were No.8 Ross McKean, winger Daniel Ford and lock Josefa Biu who crossed for another 2 tries in the match. Hornsby put in a great effort and all players contributed for a good team effort.

In the President’s Cup, Warnervale hung on to defeat The Entrance by 13 points to 10 at Woongarrah Oval.

Women’s 7’s rugby continued with some great efforts by various teams. Terrigal and Avoca Beach remain undefeated in their matches. Hornsby got their first win of season against Ourimbah, while the Kariong team had their first ever matches in the competition. It is all building for a great season in Women’s 7’s rugby.

CCRU Round 1 Results



Ourimbah 29 Josefa Biu 2, Daniel Ford, Ross McKean, Josh Holman tries;
Jarrod Grange 2 conversions
The Lakes 27 Macui Raulini 3, Jack Akehurst tries;
Logan Hemopo 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Gosford 27 Josh Reid 2, Jordan Franklin, Alec Corcoran tries;
Josh Reid 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Woy Woy 13 Fokolulu Taumololo try;
Damon Boxsell 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals

Terrigal 73 Josh Vainikolo 2, Kevin McNamara 2, Elekana Laupola 2, Nathan Simpson, Sam Kenny, Vaughan Kernan, Mitch Johnson, Dylan Calabria tries;
Aaron Tait 7 conversions;
Cameron Strachan 2 conversions
Hornsby 0

Avoca Beach 10 Emile Thomas try;
Pat Wheatley 1 penalty goal;
Mitchell Jacob 1 conversion
drew with
Warnervale 10 Ben Butler try;
Atunaisha Turagaveci 1 conversion,
1 penalty goal

Terrigal 5
Gosford 5
Ourimbah 5
The Lakes 2
Warnervale 2
Avoca Beach 2
Hornsby 0
Woy Woy 0
Kariong 0

The Lakes 19 Ourimbah 12
Gosford 20 Woy Woy 7
Terrigal 52 Hornsby 0
Avoca Beach 26 Warnervale 14

Ourimbah 34 The Lakes 0
Woy Woy 39 Gosford 10
Terrigal 20 Hornsby 0
Avoca Beach 20 Warnervale 0
The Entrance 19 Kariong 17

Kariong 38 Gosford 0
Terrigal 36 Avoca Beach 10

Terrigal 43 Hornsby 0
Terrigal 46 Hornsby 0
Ourimbah 22 The Lakes 10
The Lakes 20 Ourimbah 7
Avoca Beach 47 Warnervale 5
Avoca Beach 22 Warnervale 0


The 2019 Central Coast Rugby season opened with some very interesting matches. There were some close matches, but all of the teams would have enjoyed their first competitive hit out of the season and certainly all teams will get stronger and stronger as the season continues as they get their combinations more settled.

In the Match of the Round at Slade Park, Ourimbah held on to defeat The Lakes by 29 points to 27 in what resulted in a very close contest. Played in quite damp conditions at Slade Park, it was Ourimbah who started the strongest. It only took 2 minutes before Ourimbah had crossed for their opening try. Lock Josefa Biu finished off an attacking move to cross for this opening 5 pointer. After that the match certainly evened out. For the next 30 minutes play went from one end of the field to the other but the very heavy conditions made it quite difficult to get any effective go forward. Both teams had their chances during this period however but there was no action on the scoreboard. Best players for The Lakes included five-eight Marshall Hemopo, halfback Logan Hemopo, fullback Macui Raulini and lock Reihana Hemopo. During this same period Ourimbah were best served by halfback Josh Holman, new player and No.8 Ross McKean, lock Josefa Biu, centre Brenton Law and flanker Jarrod Grange. At the 35th minute of this half Ourimbah were able to cross for their second try to go to a handy 10 points to nil lead close to halftime. However there was to be plenty of action in the final 5 minutes of the first half. The Lakes did respond with their own penalty goal to reduce the gap to 10-3. In the final few minutes both teams were able to cross for a further try each. Ourimbah scored first to lead by 15 points to 3 before The Lakes scored an important try right on halftime. This made the scoreline Ourimbah 15 The Lakes 8. No team were able to convert any of the tries in the first stanza. Despite Ourimbah scoring 3 tries to one in the first half, the match was still very much up for grabs. The opening 20 minutes of the second half was dominated by Ourimbah. They were winning the set pieces and also controlling much of the activity on the paddock. This dominance saw them cross for two converted tries and took them to a very handy 29 points to 8 lead. At that stage it seemed the match was well and truly over. However the home team were not going to accept this situation. In the final 15 minutes of the match the home side played some exceptional rugby. Fullback Macui Raulini was able to cross for a total of 3 tries in the match and was outstanding. His final couple of tries in the final stages of the match almost saw The Lakes grab the win. It was an excellent game of rugby to start the 2019 season. The result showed that both teams will have a good year and have much to look forward to this year.

Gosford were able to record a pleasing win over Woy Woy at Gosford Showground when they ran out winners by 27 points to 13. It was a quite even encounter throughout but Gosford just always had their nose in front. Gosford led by 12 points to 6 at halftime and maintained that lead for the remainder of the match. Best for Gosford was Josh Reid, who posted 17 individual points in the match. However it was a good team effort and coach Adam Beavis would have been most pleased with their opening performance of the year. Woy Woy gave it their all but just never got a roll on. Beast players for the visitors were back Fokolulu Taumololo, who scored their lone try, and halfback Damon Boxsell. The win by Gosford got them the start they needed this year after a most disappointing year in 2018 while Woy Woy know they can play much better than what this result indicates.

In a tough, hard fought encounter at Heazlett Park, Avoca Beach and Warnervale played out a 10 all draw. This low scoring match saw both teams have their chances but at the end of the day they had to settle on the draw. Avoca Beach scored the only points of the first half and led by the single penalty goal at the break. Warnervale scored soon after the break and took the lead by 7 points to 3. This was a brilliant try by their fullback Ben Butler which saw them right back into the match. Avoca Beach regained the lead soon after when they scored their only try of the match. Veteran prop Emile Thomas crossed wide out to take the lead by 10 points to 7. However Warnervale were not to be denied. They kicked a late penalty goal to square the match. Best players for Avoca Beach were hooker Fion Henderson-Foley and Blake Jacob. Best for the visitors were centre Jacob Griffin and fullback Ben butler. Both teams can take a lot from this result. They both know they can improve on this performance and they both expect to have good seasons.

Terrigal proved far too strong for Hornsby at The Haven Oval and ran out winners by 73 points to nil. It was one way traffic for the entire match. Terrigal led by 45 points to nil at the halftime break and never looked in danger. They continued the onslaught in the second half. It was not a good day for Hornsby and they will be hoping to turn things around in the coming weeks. Best players for Terrigal were prop Nathan Simpson, lock Josh Vainikolo, and backs Vaughan Kernan, Mitch Johnson and Dylan Calabria. However it was an excellent all round team performance and was certainly the start to 2019 that the home team desired. Hornsby were best served by centres Nathan Webb and Andrew Taylor.

In the President’s Cup, The Entrance proved too strong on the day when they held on to defeat Kariong by 19 points to 17. It was a good game of rugby and both teams gave it their all. It was hard fought and great opening game for both teams to commence the 2019 season. The Entrance jumped to a handy lead and Kariong fought back to almost grab the win.

Women’s 7’s rugby got under way again on the Central Coast when teams competed in their first matches of the season. Avoca Beach proved they will again be a force this year when they had two easy wins over Warnervale, while Terrigal demonstrated the same when they proved too strong for Hornsby in their two clashes. The Lakes proved they will be a force when they recorded a win and a loss against Ourimbah.