CCRU Round 9 Results

Central Coast Rugby Union

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 15th JUNE, 2019
ROUND 9

PREMIER 1
Ourimbah 37 Josefa Biu 3, Mavae Muru-Teutau, Dan Jones tries;
Tyron Davies 3 conversions, 2 penalty goals
defeated
Gosford 17 Lepani Nabaliwaqa, Lenny Van der Velde tries;
Cullum Simpson 2 penalty goals;
Damien Montgomery 1 conversion

Terrigal 26 Sam Kenny, Dylon Calabria tries;
Frankie Webber 2 conversions, 4 penalty goals
defeated
The Lakes 21 Macui Raulini, Ben Kaifa tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 conversion, 3 penalty goals

Woy Woy 23 Matt Graham, Luke McIntyre, Jack Fletcher tries;
Damon Boxsell 1 conversions;
Alex Moore 2 penalty goals
defeated
Kariong 20 Adam Peruch, Kyle Sabroe, Jai Clack tries;
Scott Hanley 1 penalty goal, 1 conversion

Hornsby 34 Tim Graham-Robinson 2, Jack Van der Steen, Wes Faufula, Mitch Fullager tries;
Sam White 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Warnervale 14 Harry Sexton, Dean Crofskey tries;
Cameron McNamara 2 conversions

POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 39
Terrigal 34
Gosford 28
The Lakes 22
Avoca Beach 18
Kariong 15
Hornsby 14
Warnervale 9
Woy Woy 5

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 34 Gosford 21
Terrigal 17 The lakes 8
Woy Woy 25 Kariong 21
Warnervale 19 Hornsby 5

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 66 Gosford 0
Terrigal 24 The Lakes 3
Kariong 20 Woy Woy 0
Avoca Beach 19 The Entrance 12

COLTS

Kariong 40 Gosford 12
Avoca Beach 25 Terrigal 24

WOMEN
Terrigal 36 The Lakes 5
Terrigal 33 The Lakes 0
Hornsby 24 Warnervale 5
Hornsby 20 Warnervale 0
Woy Woy 34 Kariong 0
Woy Woy 22 Kariong 0

REPORT :
The Central Coast Rugby Union competition resumed yesterday after the break for the NSW Country Championships. This round also marks the completion of the halfway mark of the season. The competition table sees a clear Top Four but with several teams looming just behind. It all makes for a very interesting second half of the season.
The Match of the Day between Ourimbah and Gosford at Ourimbah Rugby Park saw Ourimbah maintain their undefeated record when they defeated Gosford by 37 points to 17. The first half saw Gosford play the better rugby. They were far more dangerous with the ball and Ourimbah struggled to halt their attack. Adding to Gosford’s control in the first 40 minutes was the fact that the home side were not playing well. Gosford went to the halftime break leading by 10 points to nil. They had scored a converted try and just before the break had kicked a penalty goal to go to the break with the lead. However things changed radically in the final 40 minutes. In fact this period was all Ourimbah. The match had swung around totally. In the second half Ourimbah outscored Gosford to the tune of 37 points to 7. Gosford simply had no answer to this second half onslaught. Best players for Ourimbah were lock Josefa Biu, who crossed for three individual tries, back Tyron Davies, who kicked a tally of 12 points, and winger Daniel Ford. Gosford were best served by flankers Sean Anzelark and Lepani Nabaliwaqa, and centre Lenny Van der Velde. The win sees Ourimbah positioned at the top of the ladder and appear certain of heading to the finals series this year. Gosford are in the current top Four but will need to get quickly back on track as there are teams close behind them on the ladder.

In a see sawing match at The Haven Oval, Terrigal outlasted The Lakes to record a tight 26 points to 21 victory. This match could have gone either way. It was a great spectacle with scores continually changing throughout the 80 minutes. It was an exciting and enthralling match which neither team really deserved to lose. However it was the home team that got the vital win. The Lakes went to the halftime break with a narrow 8 points to 6 lead and things did look promising for the visitors. They had scored the only try of the first half and were playing some inspiring rugby. The play continued in much the same vein in this second half. During the final 40 minutes the lead changed several times and both teams threw everything they had at each other. Both teams scored two tries apiece and this factor alone shows the closeness of the match. Terrigal were able to land a few more penalty goals to Frankie Webber to see them get the win. Best players for Terrigal were backs Frankie Webber and Dylon Calabria, and flanker Ethan McInnes. The Lakes were best served by fullback Macui Raulini, who score a try, halfback Logan Hemopo, who kicked a total of 11 points, and Ben Kaifa. The win sees Terrigal in second spot on the competition ladder while a vital bonus point sees The Lakes in fourth spot and will be most keen to stay there in the second half of the competition

Woy Woy secured their first win of the season when they held on to defeat Kariong at Kariong oval by 23 points to 20. This was a good game of rugby. Woy Woy had a great start to the match and led by 15 points to 3 early on. They maintained this lead, despite a Kariong comeback, and went to the halftime break leading by 15 points to 10. It was anyone’s game at that stage. Both teams crossed for 3 tries in this match such was the tightness of the clash. An intercept try to Woy Woy midway through the second half was a turning point. At that stage Kariong were clawing their way back into the match, but this try changed the complexion of the half. Best players for Woy Woy were five-eight Damon Boxsell, No.8 Luke Ingold, and lock Jack Dewar. Kariong had several good players but none were better than five-eight Kyle Sabroe, Jai Clack and Adam Peruch. Kariong would regard this match as one that got away. They had their chances to post further points but errors at the wrong time limited their chances. Woy Woy will take a lot from this match and they will trouble all teams in the second half of the season.

Hornsby recorded their second win in a row when they defeated Warnervale by 34 points to 14 at Mark Taylor Oval. Hornsby all but cemented the win with an excellent first half performance. They played the better rugby in that period and went to the halftime break leading by 26 points to 7. They continued in much the same vein in the second stanza to post a further 18 points to a single converted try by Warnervale. Warnervale never stopped trying throughout the clash but could not stop the Hornsby attack. Hornsby scored 5 tries to 2 and that was a fair indicator of the flow of the match. Best players for the home side were Tim Graham-Robinson, who crossed for 2 tries, hooker John King and back Mitch Fullager. Best for Warnervale were Dean Crofskey, who scored a try, Nathan Harrison and Harry Sexton.

Avoca Beach secured a vital win in President’s Cup when they defeated The Entrance by 19 points to 12 at Heazlett Park. This was a hard fought clash from start to finish and the win was not secured until right on fulltime.

Women’s 7’s rugby saw some hard fought clashes over the weekend. Wins to Terrigal, Hornsby and Woy Woy saw these three team secure spots in the Top Four at the halfway point of the season.

CCRU Round 8 Results

Central Coast Rugby Union

There is no local rugby next Saturday 8/06/19, as the CCRU Representative teams (Seniors, Colts and Women) are traveling to Tamworth for the NSW Country Championships.

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 1st JUNE, 2019
ROUND 8

PREMIER 1
Ourimbah 17
Daniel Ford, Viliami Muru-Teutau tries;
Tyrone Davies 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Terrigal 13
Elekana Laupola try;
Jayden Woolley 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals

Kariong 17
Josh Bottero try;
Lachlan Peruch 4 penalty goals
defeated
Avoca Beach 13
Matt Anderson try;
Mitch Jacob 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals

The Lakes 24
Michael Ferry, Chris Hitch, Epi Vure,
Daniel Alifaalogo tries;
Logan Hemopo 2 conversions
drew with
Warnervale 24
Matt Martin, Brennan Jaymz tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion,
4 penalty goals

Hornsby 26
Sam Saqiwa, Wes Faupula, Andrew Taylor,
Harry Fox tries;
Sam White 3 conversions
defeated
Woy Woy 14
Blake Arahill, Tyrone Fleming tries;
Damon Boxsell 2 conversions

POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 34
Terrigal 30
Gosford 28
The Lakes 21
Avoca Beach 18
Kariong 14
Warnervale 2
Hornsby 9
Woy Woy 1

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 19 Terrigal 7
Avoca Beach 15 Kariong 12
Woy Woy 31 Hornsby 21
The Lakes 71 Warnervale 0

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 6 Ourimbah 5
Avoca Beach 49 Kariong 7
The Lakes 20 Warnervale 0
The Entrance 12 Gosford 7

COLTS
Kariong 38 Avoca Beach 7
Terrigal 31 Gosford 7

WOMEN
Terrigal 50 Ourimbah 0
Terrigal 36 Ourimbah 0
The Lakes 17 Warnervale 12
The Lakes 24 Warnervale 5
Avoca Beach 31 Kariong 0
Avoca Beach 26 Kariong 0
Woy Woy 17 Hornsby 7
Woy Woy 17 Hornsby 17

REPORT :
The Match of the Day between Ourimbah and Terrigal at Ourimbah Rugby Park certainly lived up to all expectations. In a hugely tight and hard fought encounter Ourimbah held on to win by 17 points to 13. The win sees Ourimbah cement their position at the top of the competition ladder. There was nothing in this match for the entire 80 minutes. It was an intense clash but also at times very stop start. Ourimbah went to the halftime beak leading by the narrow margin of 10 points to 6 so both teams knew they were very much in this match. The physical toll from the match resulted from the hard defensive play of both teams. Both teams had their chances of further scoring but strong and effective defence prevented this. The whole Ourimbah team, like Terrigal, put in totally whole hearted performances and no player left anything on the paddock. The best of a very good group of players for Ourimbah were flanker Jack Sheean, prop Brett Cunningham and replacement player Viliami Muru-Teutau. Terrigal also played extremely well. Their best players included back Frankie Webber, forward Ethan McInnes and Nathan Simpson up front. But the whole team put in a wonderful effort. Ourimbah did score two tries to one and that alone shows the closeness of the contest. Both teams were only able to post a converted try each in the second half to cancel each other out. Both Ourimbah and Terrigal will take a lot from this match. Ourimbah confirmed their spot at the top of the competition ladder but obviously both teams now know a little more about each other for their future clashes this year, and there will be several.

Hornsby recorded their first win of the season with a meritorious victory over Woy Woy at Mark Taylor Oval, running out winners by 26 points to 14. Hornsby had the better of the first half and went to the halftime break with a well deserved 12 points to nil lead. In fact that was the difference in the match as both teams scored two converted tries in the second half to cancel each other out at 14 points apiece. It was that first half effort that got the home team the win. Best players for Hornsby were No.8 Wes Faupola, back Harry Fox and Sam White, in his 100th First Grade game for the club. The win confirms a steady improvement this season for Hornsby as the team has steadily improved throughout the year. Woy Woy gave it their all for the 80 minutes. They tried everything to bridge the gap in the second half but were unable to do so. Best for Woy Woy were fullback Sunita Fihaki, lock Jack Dewar and winger Blake Arahill. Woy Woy are very close to their first win of the season.

An exciting game at Woongarrah Oval saw The Lakes and Warnervale played out a 24 all draw. In some ways it was probably an appropriate result although neither side would agree on that. The Lakes did score 4 tries to 2, but Warnervale did control large parts of the oval for long periods. It was a good game to watch. Play went from one end of the field to the other and there were many lengthy periods of attack by the backs on both teams. The only problem for both teams at times was the amount of turnovers at vital times. Warnervale had the better of the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 13 points to nil. They actually went further ahead early in the second half with a further penalty goal to hooker Cameron McNamara and they led by 16 points to nil It was then that The Lakes got themselves into action. Very soon the score was 16-12 with still a quarter of the match to go. It all made for a very exciting final 20 minutes. However, despite several tries being scored during that period, the score was locked at 24 all at the 80 minute mark. Best for Warnervale were outside centre Ben Butler, who continues his outstanding form, hooker Cameron McNamara and centre Jacob Griffin. Best for The Lakes were No.8 Chris Hitch, prop Michael Ferry and fullback Macui Raulini. The draw sees The Lakes maintain their spot in the Top four, while Warnervale showed they will trouble all teams for the reminder of the year.

In a dour and hard fought clash at Heazlett Park, Kariong were able to outlast Avoca Beach by 17 points to 13. There was absolutely nothing in this match throughout, and both teams could have secured a win in this match. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by 13 points to 11 and that scoreline alone showed how tight the struggle was in the first 40 minutes. However Avoca Beach were unable to post any further points in the second half while Kariong were able to respond with two penalty goals to take the lead and the win. It was certainly an arm wrestle in that final 40 minutes with both sides struggling to move the scoreboard. In fact only the two penalty goals to Kariong’s Lachlan Peruch were the only advancement on the scoreboard in that period. Best for Kariong were lock Jackson Beresfield, flanker Lachlan Peruch and tryscorer Josh Bottero. The home team were best served by tryscorer and centre Matt Anderson and five eight Mitch Jacob. Both teams are just out of the Top Four and the next few weeks are crucial for their Finals’ aspirations.

The Entrance secured a vital win in President’s Cup when they defeated Gosford by 12 points to 7 at Joseph Banks Oval.

Women’s 7’s rugby saw some exciting clashes over the weekend. With all eight teams in action, there were wins to Terrigal, Avoca Beach, Woy Woy, and an important draw for Hornsby.

CCRU Round 7 Results

CCRU

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 25th MAY, 2019
ROUND 7

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 39
Sekope Maea, Nathan Simpson, Ethan McInnes, Dan Sargeant, Jayden Woolley, Frankie Webber tries;
Jayden Woolley 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Avoca Beach 0

Ourimbah 36
Daniel Ford 2, Brett Cunningham, Tyrone Davies, Viliami Muru-Teutau, Messa Collata tries;
Tyrone Davies 3 conversions
defeated
Kariong 10
Adam Peruch try;
Lachlan Peruch 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal

Gosford 32
Michael Jones 3, Shay Neist, Vince Stewar tries;
Damien Montgomery 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal;
Michael Jones 1 conversion
defeated
Warnervale 7
Brenton Acreman try;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion

The Lakes 27
Blake Dinham, Peni Raulini, Macui Raulini, Eddie Vuniwawa tries;
Logan Hemopo 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Hornsby 26
Tim Graham-Robinson, Leone Naisaorotaboa, Mitch Fullager, Nate Webb tries;
Sam White 3 conversions

POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 30
Terrigal 29
Gosford 28
The Lakes 18
Avoca Beach 17
Kariong 10
Warnervale 7
Hornsby 4
Woy Woy 1

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 29 Avoca Beach 20
Ourimbah 51 Kariong 12
Gosford 31 Warnervale 17
The Lakes 45 Hornsby 3

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 24 Avoca Beach 22
Gosford 20 Warnervale 0
Ourimbah 59 Kariong 0
Woy Woy 20 The Entrance 0

COLTS
Kariong 34 Gosford 0
Avoca Beach 27 Terrigal 17

WOMEN
Terrigal 26 Avoca Beach 5
Terrigal 29 Avoca Beach 0
The Lakes 10 Hornsby 10
Hornsby 17 The Lakes 15
Ourimbah 12 Kariong 5
Ourimbah 22 Kariong 0

REPORT :
Saturday saw some enthralling games of rugby highlighted by the ‘match under the stars’ at The Haven Oval, where Terrigal defeated Avoca Beach by 39 points to 0. The score indicates an easy victory for Terrigal but they certainly did not get it easy. It was a hard fought and physical clash throughout with many players taking some knocks and bruises throughout the 80 minutes.
The match was played before a huge crowd at Terrigal and the pleasant evening conditions made viewing very comfortable for all concerned. Terrigal took the lead early on and were never headed in the match but Avoca Beach did make them work for every point. Terrigal did score 6 tries to nil and in reality that was a well deserved victory and ensured that they remained undefeated this season. Terrigal led by 15 points to nil at the halftime break and even at that stage the home side were in control, both on the paddock k and on the scoreboard. The Terrigal forward pack was winning good possession and their backline was converting this possession into points on a regular basis. Terrigal continued their control into the second stanza and were able to post a further 24 points in that final 40 minutes. The 39 points scored demonstrated and confirmed that Terrigal are definitely a force to be reckoned with this year but the dogged resistance by Avoca Beach also showed they will be a threat in this competition all season. Best players for Terrigal were prop Kevin McNamara, loose forward Josh Vainikolo, while backs Sekope Maea, Jayden Woolley and Dan Sargeant were always dangerous with the ball in hand. Avoca Beach were best served by halfback Julian Bacigalupo, who never stopped trying all day, centre Matt Anderson and fullback Reece Piper, who came on as replacement early on to put in a very good performance. It was a most successful night game of rugby before a huge crowd, but it was Terrigal who continued on their undefeated run.

Ourimbah also maintained their undefeated record this season when they defeated Kariong by 36 points to 10 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. This was also a very good game of rugby. It was Ourimbah who got away to the better start and early on led by 14 points to nil. However later in the first half the match did even out on the scoreboard but Ourimbah did still go to the halftime break leading by 19 points to 10. It was a deserved lead but one that really gave neither team any real confidence of victory at that stage. However Ourimbah quickly asserted itself in the second half. After scoring an early try to increase their lead to 24 points to 10, they continued on for the remainder of the half to post a further 12 points. It was a strong performance by Ourimbah and a deserved win. Best for Ourimbah were No.8 Jarrod Grange, halfback Josh Holman, and fellow locks Josefa Biu and Messa Collata. Kariong never gave up. With several players out, they pushed Ourimbah for long periods in the match. Their best players were flanker Lachlan Peruch, hooker Justin Walker and Adam Peruch, who was rewarded with their only try. The victory by Ourimbah leads into the big clash next week when the two undefeated teams in the competition, Ourimbah and Terrigal, meet in a blockbuster at Ourimbah.

In a cliff hanger at Slade Park, The Lakes snuck home right on fulltime to defeat Hornsby by 27 points to 26. This was an evenly fought clash from start to finish, with neither side able to get away on the scoreboard and neither side were able to take complete control at any stage. The first half saw Hornsby go to the halftime break with a narrow lead of 14 points to 12 so the result at that stage was still very much up for grabs. The second half was very topsy turvy. The Lakes got away to a handy lead of 24 points to 14 midway through the half and things seemed safe for them. But then Hornsby fought back and took the lead by 26 points to 24 with time running out. However right on fulltime a penalty goal to the home side saw The Lakes snatch the victory. Best players for The Lakes were lock James McCombie, centre Peni Raulini, and halfback Logan Hemopo. Hornsby almost got their first win of the season and the players most contributing towards that were hooker John King, Tim Graham-Robinson, and Leone Naisaorotaboa. It was an enthralling and exciting match throughout and both teams could have achieved this victory. However it was to be The Lakes and the win jumps them into fourth spot on the ladder. It all makes for an exciting next few weeks of matches.

Gosford continued their very good season with a pleasing victory over Warnervale by 32 points to 7 at Gosford Showground. Gosford were always in control in this match. They went to the halftime break leading by 15 points to 7 and maintained their grip on the match in the second half. In that second period they were able to score a further 17 points and at the same time were able to keep Warnervale scoreless. It was a strong and confident performance by the home team and one that maintained their spot in third position on the competition table. Gosford had several good players on the day but none were better than forward Alec Corcoran, centre Lenny van der Veld and Michael Jones. Warnervale were best served by Matt Martin, Kye Haslem, Richie Houston and Ben Butler.

Women’s 7’s rugby continued on with Terrigal confirming their Premiership favouritism with two very good wins over last season’s Premiers Avoca Beach. Other matches saw Hornsby and Ourimbah secure important victories.

CCRU Round 6 Results

CCRU

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 18th MAY, 2019
ROUND 6

PREMIER 1
Ourimbah 48 Jarrod Grange 3, Kaituw Kausana 2, Josefa Biu, Messa Collata, James Blanch tries;
Tyrone Davies 4 conversions
defeated
Warnervale 12 Brenna Jaymz, Deahn Wanstall tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion

Gosford 22 Drew Neist 2, Adam Carlisle, Sam Underwood tries;
Adam Carlisle 1 conversion
defeated
Avoca Beach 17 Mitch Jacob, Jake McPhie, Tom Monteith tries;
Mitchell Jacob 1 conversion

Terrigal 38 Sekope Maea 3, Jye Cornish, Dylon Calabria, Kevin McNamara tries;
Jye Cornish 3 conversions;
Sekope Maea 1 conversion
defeated
Woy Woy 22 Fokolulu Taumalolo 2, Damon Boxsell tries;
Damon Boxsell 1 penalty goal, 2 conversions

The Lakes 24 Blake Dinham, Jerry Tikomailapomoi, Macui Raulini tries;
Logan Hemopo 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Kariong 19 Josh Bottero, Cameron Phillips, Sean Peruch tries;
Lachlan Peruch 2 conversions

POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 25
Terrigal 24
Gosford 23
Avoca Beach 17
The Lakes 13
Kariong 10
Warnervale 7
Hornsby 2
Woy Woy 1

PREMIER 2
Ourimbah 66 Warnervale 0
Avoca Beach 3 Gosford 3
The Lakes 39 Kariong 5
Terrigal 43 Woy Woy 10

PRESIDENTS CUP
Ourimbah 20 Warnervale 0
Avoca Beach 33 Gosford 17
The Lakes 17 Kariong 0
Terrigal 47 Woy Woy 5

COLTS
Kariong 12 Terrigal 10
Avoca Beach 48 Gosford 7

WOMEN
Terrigal 24 Woy Woy 10
Terrigal 20 Woy Woy 0
The Lakes 5 Kariong 5
The Lakes 17 Kariong 10
Ourimbah 24 Warnervale 21
Ourimbah 27 Warnervale 14

REPORT :

Round 6 saw some enthralling rugby around the Central Coast on Saturday. The Match of the Day at Woongarrah Oval saw Ourimbah defeat Warnervale by 48 points to 12. Ourimbah got away to a good start and were always in control on the scoreboard. They took the lead from the start and early in the first half had jumped to a 15 points to 5 lead. Both teams were definitely playing well and taking the game to the opposition but it was Ourimbah ahead on the scoreboard. Ourimbah maintained the attack and lead and by halftime had increased their lead to 28 points to 12. Warnervale were however making them work hard and the home team had made their mark on the match by crossing for 2 tries in the first 40 minutes. But the second stanza was all Ourimbah and Warnervale just had no answer. Ourimbah were able to post a further 20 points in the final 40 minutes and the home team were unable to respond with any points. The result sees Ourimbah maintain their undefeated record and they are winning all their matches quite comfortably. Warnervale gave it their all. They will trouble all teams this year but this match was not just their day. Ourimbah had several star performers and these were headed by props Brett Cunningham and Jordan Clark, while flanker Jarrod Grange capped off a great match by crossing for three individual tries. Best for Warnervale were back Ben Butler, who continues to play great rugby for his team, Kye Haslem and Harry Sexton.

The Lakes secured a narrow victory at Kariong Oval when they defeated Kariong by 24 points to 19. There was absolutely nothing in this match from start to finish. In fact, the score was only 7-3 in Kariong’s favour at the halftime break and there was only 5 points separating the two teams at the fulltime whistle. The Lakes did get away early in the second half and had a handy lead. While Kariong tried to peg back the score late in the match it was The Lakes who held on for the narrow win. It was yet another very close result for The Lakes team but it was such an important one for them. Best players for The Lakes were Jason Kakato, Harry Pirini and Paul Wilson. However a feature of the match was the all round performance of the whole team. The win keeps The Lakes just in touch with Top Four with some important weeks coming up. Kariong also played well. They went so close but it was just not to be. Best for the home team were No. 8 Lachlan Peruch, prop Ricky Walker and flanker Josh Bottero, who crossed for another try this week. Like The Lakes, Kariong have some important matches coming up in the next few weeks and need to secure some key wins in these matches.

Another tightly fought fixture saw Gosford outlast Avoca Beach at Heazlett Park and ran out winners by 22 points to 17. This was an even struggle throughout. The first half was a very hard fought and tight match and a try on halftime to Avoca Beach levelled the scores at 12 points apiece. So at that stage both teams knew they could win and that the match was certainly very much up for grabs. Gosford scored 4 tries to 3 and that fact alone demonstrated the evenness of the clash. Perhaps Avoca Beach did not take all their chances with some dropped ball but it was Gosford who were able to hang on for victory. Best players for Gosford were inside centre Lenny Vander Velde, halfback Sam Underwood and Jackson Steinbeck. Avoca Beach were best served by halfback Julian Bacilgalupo and five-eight Mitch Jacob. These two teams remain in third and fourth positions on the competition ladder but are fully aware that, despite the gap, that there are teams threatening from behind. It all makes for some exciting clashes in the coming weeks.

In a very good game of rugby at Woy Woy Oval, Terrigal were able to outlast Woy Woy to the tune of 38 points to 22. It was a free flowing, yet tough game of rugby. It was Woy Woy’s best performance of the year despite their loss, but the undefeated Terrigal were able to stave them off. However for much of the first half, and well into the second half, it was Woy Woy who were doing most of the attacking, having received a steady flow of good ball. However some dropped passes at vital time did prove costly for the home side during this period. However, as the match went on, Terrigal steadily gained control and were able to take the lead in the second half and hang on for victory. Woy Woy did lead at the halftime break by 15 points to 12 and an upset did loom. A feature of the match were the three tries to Terrigal half back Sekope Maea, and his two successive tries midway through the second half were the difference between the two teams. Others to play well for Terrigal were prop Kevin McNamara, flanker Sam Kenny and winger Dan Sargeant. Woy Woy played well and will take a lot from this match. Their best players included five-eight Wade Hannell, fullback Fokolulu Taumalolo, who crossed for 2 tries, and halfback Damon Boxsell.

Women’s 7’s rugby saw Terrigal, The Lakes and Ourimbah secure vital wins. Terrigal were most impressive in their twin victories over Woy Woy and are shaping as possible Premiership candidates.

CCRU Round 5 Results

CCRU

CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 11th MAY, 2019
ROUND 5

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 45
Sekope Maea 2, Jim Storey, Nathan Simpson, Dylon Calabria, Dan Sargeant tries;
Jayden Woolley 6 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Gosford 8
Drew Neist try;
Jed Palmer 1 penalty goal;

Avoca Beach 18
Blake Jacob, Tom Wood tries;
Mitchell Jacob 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals
defeated
The Lakes 17
Epi Vure, Brent Gilmore, Toga Maitaibatu tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 conversion

Warnervale 48
Jacob Griffin 2, Matt Martin 2, Henry Fui, Atunisia Turagabeci, Brenna Jamyz, Dean Crofskey tries;
Cameron McNamara 4 conversions
defeated
Woy Woy 10
Terry French, Zane Ririnui tries

Kariong 21
Scott Hanley, Josh Bottero, Salesi Manakafoa tries;
Lachlan Peruch 3 conversions
defeated
Hornsby 14
Leone Naisaorotaboa, Andrew Taylor tries;
Sam White 2 conversions

POINTS TABLE
Ourimbah 20
Terrigal 19
Gosford 18
Avoca Beach 16
The Lakes 9
Kariong 9
Warnervale 7
Hornsby 2
Woy Woy 1

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 38 Gosford 3
The Lakes 24 Avoca Beach 15
Warnervale 17 Woy woy 14
Hornsby 21 Kariong 17

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal 20 Gosford 0
Avoca Beach 22 The Lakes 19
Woy Woy 20 Warnervale 0
Ourimbah 28 The Entrance 5

COLTS
Terrigal 45 Gosford 12
Kariong 21 Avoca Beach 15

WOMEN
Woy Woy 37 Warnervale 5
Woy Woy 10 Warnervale 0
Hornsby 27 Kariong 22
Hornsby 22 Kariong 7
Avoca Beach 36 The Lakes 17
Avoca Beach 24 The Lakes 5

REPORT :

The Central Coast Rugby Union competition is starting to heat up with some interesting results yesterday in Round 5.
The Match of the Day at The Haven Oval on Saturday saw Terrigal prove too strong for Gosford running out winners by 45 points to 8. The first 20 minutes in the match saw some excellent running rugby interspersed with some strong defence. Gosford were first to open the scoring when, after some sustained pressure, they crossed in the corner. This try to Drew Neist in the 8th minute took Gosford to an early 5 points to nil lead. However it was not too long before Terrigal levelled the scores and took the lead when their halfback Sekope Maea crossed for the first of his two tries in the match. The conversion of this try took the home side to the lead by 7 points to 5 in the 16th minute. Gosford soon regained the lead through a penalty goal in the 24th minute and this lead of 8 points to 7 was deserved at that stage. But it was from then on that Terrigal gradually gained the ascendancy through some very pleasing rugby. They crossed for two further converted tries before halftime to go to the break leading by 21 points to 8. They had very quickly turned the match around and taken control in the encounter. Terrigal kicked a penalty goal and scored a further try in the 15th minute of the second half to lead by 31 points to 8. Gosford had very little answer at this stage to the Terrigal attack. Two late tries saw Terrigal secure a handsome victory. Gosford had their chances to post points in that final 60 minutes but it was not to be. Terrigal were able to keep Gosford scoreless in the second half while they themselves were able to post 24 unanswered points. Best for Terrigal were their front row. Props Nathan Simpson and Kevin McNamara played exceedingly well while hooker Jim Storey had one of his beast games of the season. Others to play well were flankers Sam Kenny and Ethan McInnes, and fullback Jayden Woolley. Gosford had several very good performers, and these included flanker Sean Anzelark, who never stopped all day, centre Josh McGlynn, and five-eight Jed Palmer. Terrigal retain their undefeated record for this season, while Gosford will need to regroup after suffering their first loss of the season.

Avoca Beach came from behind to defeat The Lakes by 18 points to 17 at Slade Park. There was absolutely nothing in this match, and the first half saw the scoreline ending up Avoca Beach 6 The Lakes 5 at the halftime break. Both teams would rue their chances in the first half but both teams knew victory was in sight. The Lakes actually played some very good rugby early in the second half and were able to establish a quite handy lead of 17 points to 6 and appeared to be travelling well. But Avoca Beach were not to be denied and they came storming home to take the lead and claim the win. Best for Avoca Beach were halfback Julian Bacigalupo, Mitch Jacob and Blake Jacob. This was a very significant win for Avoca Beach and keeps them comfortably in fourth position on the competition table. The Lakes know they could have won this game but it was not to be.

Kariong won their second match on the trot when they accounted for Hornsby at Mark Taylor Oval by 21 points to 14. This match was a struggle throughout. Kariong went to the halftime break only leading by 7 points to nil so both teams knew they were definitely well and truly in this clash. The second half saw the match follow in much the same vein with neither team giving an ounce. Kariong scored 3 tries to 2 in the match and this fact alone showed the tightness and intensity of this match. Best players for Kariong were Justin Walker and Josh Bottero while Hornsby were best served by Angus McQueen and Sam White.

Warnervale had their best win of the season when they defeated Woy Woy by 48 points to 10 at Woongarrah Oval. Warnervale played their best rugby of the season and took control of this match almost from the very start. Warnervale went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 5, and in the second half they continued on in much the same fashion. They were able to score a further 31 pointas to 5 in the final 40 minutes to record their first win of the season. Warnervale played well, and their best players were Jacob Griffin and Matt Martin, who both crossed for 2 tries apiece, Cameron McNamara and Atu Turagabeci. This win really does open up their season and should lead to bigger things in the future. It simply was not Woy Woy’s day. They tried their hard but just could not make any significant inroads. Best for Woy were Luke McIntyre, Wade Hannell, and Jack Dewar.

In the President’s Cup, Ourimbah defeated The Entrance by 28 points to 5 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. This was a very solid win by Ourimbah and maintains their position at the top of the competition ladder.

Women’s 7’s rugby saw Avoca Beach, Hornsby and Woy Woy secure very good victories in their respective matches on Saturday.