CCRU results round 8
CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 5th SEPTEMBER, 2020
Arana Taumata, Dylon Calabria,Ethan McInnes, Dan Sargeant tries;
Adam Danckert 3 conversions
Ourimbah 20 Daniel Jones, Josefa Biu tries;
Daniel Jones 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals
Woy Woy 27
Zac Stride, Corey Fleming, Joe Williams, Hesekaia Pola’Ulu, Veipueki Siale tries;
Alex Moore 1 conversion
Tui Hakavalu Ika 2, Mark Roberts tries;
Sione Ala 1 penalty goal;
Mark Roberts 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 47
Macui Rauluni 2, Ishaq Kali Meehan, Tom Kaati, Noah Haliapiapi, Fillimoni Seru, Va Talaileva tries;
Logan Hemopo 6 conversions
Nick Martschenko 2, Atunaisa Turagabeci tries;
Cameron McNamara 2 conversions, 1 pen. goal
Avoca Beach 76
Alex Halls 3, Blake Jacob 2, Jake McPhie 2, Josh Montgomery, Chad Martin, Sam Evans, Aidan King, Shaun Townsend tries;
Shaun Townsend 8 conversions
The Lakes 26
Avoca Beach 23
Woy Woy 10
Terrigal 41 Ourimbah 10
Hornsby 48 Woy Woy 5 Avoca Beach 34 Kariong 12
Terrigal 10 Ourimbah 10
Hornsby 12 Woy Woy 12
The Lakes 17 Warnervale 14
Avoca Beach 20 Kariong 0
Avoca Beach 20 The Lakes Gold 7
The Lakes Maroon 19 Gosford 17
Hornsby 32 Woy Woy 17
Terrigal 64 Ourimbah 12
Hornsby 20 Woy Woy 12
Avoca Beach 45 Kariong 24
The Central Coast Rugby Union competition saw the penultimate round of rugby fail to finalise the positioning of the top 5 in Premier 1. This will all be decided in the final round next Saturday.
The Match of the Day saw a close tussle at Ourimbah Rugby Park where Terrigal hung on to defeat Ourimbah by 26 points to 20. This match was hard fought and evenly matched throughout the entire 80 minutes. Neither side was ever able to get too far away from the other. Terrigal scored the first try in the match while Ourimbah kicked a penalty goal to make the early score Terrigal 5 Ourimbah 3. Ourimbah were quick to respond and a converted try to them saw Ourimbah take the lead by 10 points to 5. However this lead was soon lost and by halftime Terrigal had regained it when they were able to cross for their own converted try. So at the break Terrigal led by the narrow margin of 12 points to 10. So obviously at this stage the match was anybody’s and so it proved to be. Ourimbah regained the lead early in the second half when they kicked a penalty goal and so they led by 13 points 12. But this lead was to be short lived. Terrigal, in the first 20 minutes of the second half, were able to cross for two very quick tries and this was enough for them to take the lead and much of the control in the encounter. So midway through the second half Terrigal had jumped to the biggest lead in the match, by 26 points to 13. This was such a good lead in what was proving an enthralling game of rugby. Ourimbah did hit back late in the match to get a further converted try but it was all too late. Best players for Terrigal on the day were flankers Tim Bowring and Sam Kenny, lock Joe Taylor, and halfback Jye Cornish. Ourimbah had several good performers in the contest. Lock Josefa Biu and five-eight Daniel Jones continued their very good recent form, while loose forwards Jarrod Grange and Rob Peden also played very well. Terrigal did score 4 tries to 2 and that fact alone may have been a good indication of the flow of the match. The win sees Terrigal leapfrog Ourimbah at the top of the competition ladder. However these two teams remain one and two going into the final round of the competition next week, and both have very tough matches in that particular round. It all makes for a very interesting end of the competition proper next Saturday.
In a minor upset Woy Woy scored late in the match to defeat Hornsby by 27 points to 25 at Woy Woy Oval. The scores in this match see sawed throughout and there was never much between these two teams on the scoreboard. Woy Woy knew it was their last match of the season and played out of their skins. They played as they had nothing to lose and put on their best performance of the year. Hornsby had the better of the first half and led throughout but it was tight. They led by 10 points to 5 midway through the first half and by halftime had maintained a lead of 15 points to 10 at the halfway point. It was proving to be gripping encounter. The scoring went neck to neck throughout the final 40 minutes. It was initially 15 all, then 22 all, before Hornsby kicked a penalty goal late in the match to take what seemed to be the winning lead of 25 points to 22. But it was not to be. Woy Woy was able to cross for the match winning try in the final moments of the match to snatch the win. Best for Woy Woy were centre Brandon Edwards, prop Viepueki Siale and lock Tyren Andrea. Hornsby’s best players on the day were No.8 Tevita Puikala, lock Sione Vuna and centre Tui Hakavalu Ika, who crossed for two individual tries. Woy Woy did score 5 tries to 3 and would have been pleased by their efforts in this, their final match of the year. It was a pleasing way for the Woy Woy team to finish their season, but Hornsby know, despite the loss, they are still in the Top 5 with an important clash next weekend.
The Lakes cemented their position in the Finals with a pleasing win over Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval by 47 points to 22. Both halves in this match were very similar. The Lakes got the better of the start of each half but in both halves Warnervale showed real heart by coming back and scoring some good tries. The Lakes led by 21 points to nil quite quickly in the match but by halftime Warnervale had fought a little to make the halftime score 21 points to 8. The same thing happened in the second half - The Lakes scored points early but Warnervale fought back and scored two very good tries late in the match. However The Lakes were always in control on the scoreboard but this match proved an interesting and pleasing one to watch. Best players for The Lakes were fullback Macui Rauluni, centre Laufisa Vaisagote, flanker Va Talevia and prop Zac McGuiness. The Lakes forward pack was strong all day and caused much damage in the set pieces. Warnervale were best served by five-eight Mitch Riley, flanker Harry Sexton, lock Michael Peebles and halfback Brenton Acreman. The win sees The Lakes take over from Hornsby in 3rd place on the ladder so their clash with Hornsby in the final round next week should be a beauty.
Avoca Beach showed great form when they easily accounted for Kariong at Kariong Oval by 76 points to nil. It was one way traffic for the Avoca Beach team for the entire 80 minutes. They played extremely well and Kariong had no answer on the day. Avoca Beach went to the halftime beak leading by 45 points to nil so the match was basically all over even at that stage. The second half continued in much the same vein and Avoca Beach piled on a further 31 points in the second stanza. Avoca Beach had several good players. Notable was winger Alex Halls, who scored 3 individual tries, lock Aiden King, and flanker Blake Jacob, who also posted 2 tries. It was not a good day for Kariong but players like lock Taylor Mildren, prop Logan Campbell and Richard Harvey never stopped trying.
Women’s 10’s rugby witnessed three very good matches on Saturday. Terrigal, Avoca Beach and Hornsby all recorded important wins and thus assured themselves of a spot in the Finals for this year.
CCRU Results Round 7
CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 29th August, 2020
Tevita Piukala, Tevita Alipate, Ben Astley, Leone Naisorotab tries;
Sione Ala 2 conversions
Avoca Beach 17
Kyle Lang, Blake Jacob, Fionn Henderson- Foley tries;
Shaun Townsend 1 conversion
Rob Peden 3, Tarnae Mahon, Jack Stonestreet, Josefa Biu tries;
Daniel Jones 4 conversions
Woy Woy 29
Zac Stride 2, Mitch Hyde, Joe Williams tries;
Alex Moore 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Josh Vainikolo 2, Frankie Webber 2, Elekana Laupola, Francis Brown, Arana Taumata, Dylon Calabria, Ethan McInnes tries; Penalty Try;
Adam Danckert 8 conversions
Cameron McNamara try;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion
Chris Heap, Jackson Steinbeck, Ben Shelley, Cullum Simpson, Josh McGlynn, Jonah Manuao, Daniel Glaves tries;
Ben Shelley 4 conversions
Mitch Clay, Taylor Mildren, Kyle Young, Brayden Habkouk tries;
Aiden chambers 3 conversions
PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
The Lakes 21
Avoca Beach 18
Woy Woy 5
Avoca Beach 39 Hornsby 12
Ourimbah 48 Woy Woy 5
Avoca Beach 43 Hornsby 5
Ourimbah 43 Woy Woy 0
Terrigal 43 Warnervale 17
Gosford 10 Kariong 3
Avoca Beach 24 Hornsby 17
The Lakes Gold 15 Gosford 5
The Lakes Maroon 66 Woy Woy 19
Hornsby 29 Avoca Beach 15
Ourimbah 20 Woy Woy 19
Terrigal 67 Warnervale 7
The Central Coast Rugby Union competition continued with some most interesting matches, but with most results going as expected.
In the Match of the Day Hornsby continued their good recent form and defeated Avoca Beach by 24 points to 18 at Mark Taylor Oval. Avoca Beach took the early lead with a try to hooker Fion Henderson- Foley, who continued to have a great game for the entire 80 minutes. However it was Hornsby who quickly fought back and was able to cross for two tries in the remainder of the first half. It was Hornsby who went to the halftime break leading by 12 points to5. There was obviously not too much between the two teams at that stage and both teams would have felt they were right in the match. The second half proved to be much the same. Both teams threw everything at each other but determined defence saw many tries stopped. The second half ended up all squared up with both teams scoring 12 points each in the second half to make the final score 24-17. So that first half lead of 5 points by Hornsby proved to be the same at fulltime. Both teams will take a lot from this match and both know they can improve and can threaten in the big matches at the end of the year. Best players for Hornsby were five-eight Sione Ala, prop Angus McQueen and halfback Ben Astley. Avoca Beach were best served by lock Aiden King, hooker Fion Henderson-Foley, and centre Josh Montgomery.
Ourimbah proved too strong for Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval but the home side went close to causing an upset. Ourimbah won by 38 points to 29 but the visitors were pushed all the way for the scores to end up quite close on the scoreboard at fulltime. The early stages in the match were quite even with neither team able to get ahead for quite awhile. It was Ourimbah who did jump ahead late in the first half and by halftime had jumped to a handy 21 points to 10 lead. At that stage it seemed Ourimbah would go on with it and record a handsome win, but it was not to be. In fact Woy Woy outscored Ourimbah to the tune of 19 points to 17 in the second half. The Woy Woy backline was proving dangerous every time that received the ball and it took Ourimbah all their experience to maintain their halftime lead in the second half. Best for Woy Woy were Enosi Siale, No.8 Joel Frazer and flanker Corey Fleming. Ourimbah had several good players but none were better then No.8 Rob Peden, who crossed for 3 individual tries, flanker Jarrod Grange and centre Tarnae Mahon. The win sees Ourimbah remain at the top of the ladder in what is proving a close race to the Minor Premiership.
Gosford recorded a comfortable win over Kariong at Gosford Showground running out winners by 43 points to 26. In what proved a see-sawing match, play went from one end of the field to the other for the entire 80 minutes, In a match played in quite warm conditions most players were enjoying the conditions and both teams were putting on a display of running rugby, with a total of 11 tries scored in the match – 7 to Gosford and 4 to Kariong. Gosford took the early lead with the opening try but there was not too much between the two teams early on. However Gosford were always in the lead on the scoreboard. Gosford had taken a very comfortable halftime lead of 24 points to 6 and that lead was enough for them to go on and win the match. Kariong actually outscored Gosford in the second half by 21 points to 19 but all the damage had been done in the first half. Best players for Gosford were centre Sam Underwood, halfback Ben Shelley and lock Chad Sneyd. Kariong were best served by halfback Aiden Chambers, No, 8 Lachlan Peruch and lock Taylor Mildren.
Terrigal returned to the winner’s list with a comfortable 68 points to 7 win over Warnervale at The Haven Oval. Terrigal were always in control and dominated play from the start to the finish in the match. Terrigal led by 35 points to 7 at the halftime break and continued in much the same vein in the second half. Warnervale went into this with an under strength team but Terrigal proved to be such a well drilled and strong outfit on the day. Best players for Terrigal were flanker Sam Kenny, five-eight Adam Danckert and flanker Tim Bowring. Warnervale had no answer to the structured play from Terrigal. Best for Warnervale were No.8 Cameron McNamara, who scored all his team’s points, flanker Harry Sexton and five-eight Mitch Riley.
Women’s 10’s rugby continued with three excellent matches. All matches saw some enthralling rugby. Hornsby, Terrigal and Ourimbah all recorded very important wins on the day.
CCRU Results Round 6
CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 22nd August, 2020
Matt King 2, Josefa Biu 2 tries;
Daniel Jones 4 conversions, 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 31
Lathan Hutchinson-Walters, Macui Rauluni, Reihana Hemopo, Penni Rauuni tries; Lathan Hutchinson-Walters 4 conversions,
1 penalty goal
Tevita Piukala, Wes Faupula tries;
Sione Ala 3 penalty goals
Adam Danckert 3 penalty goals
Avoca Beach 43
Alex Halls 2, Shaun Townsend, Mitch Jacob, Fionn Henderson- Foley, Josh Montgomery, Chad Martin tries;
Shaun Townsend 3 conversions;
Sam Evans 1 conversion
Cameron McNamara 2 tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion,
1 penalty goal
William Sharpe 2, Sam Underwood 2, Chris Heap tries;
Ben Shelley 3 conversions
Woy Woy 21
Junior Stowers, Veipueki, Zac Stride tries;
Wade Hannell 3 conversions
PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
The Lakes 21
Avoca Beach 17
Woy Woy 4
The Lakes 17 Ourimbah 10
Terrigal 50 Hornsby 7
The Lakes 22 Ourimbah 19
Terrigal 19 Hornsby 5
Avoca Beach 12 Warnervale 3
Gosford 17 Woy Woy 7
Gosford 52 Woy Woy 7
The Lakes Maroon 19 The Lakes Gold 17
Avoca Beach 20 Hornsby 0
Hornsby 25 Terrigal 7
Avoca Beach 17 Warnervale 7
The Central Coast Rugby Union competition continued with some most interesting results. In this round of rugby, the results demonstrated the evenness of this year’s competition and simply showed that one of many teams can win this year’s Premiership. It was an exciting and enthralling round of rugby.
On what was a very cold and windy day, this round of rugby saw a draw, some very close matches and contests of the highest quality.
The Match of the Day at Slade Park saw a titanic tussle from start to finish in a match that resulted in a 31 all draw between The Lakes and Ourimbah. The score line seesawed throughout and maybe the draw was the most appropriate result in this match. Ourimbah got away to a great start and it was not too long in the match that they were in the lead by the very handy 14 points to nil. But what became typical in the match, The Lakes fought back to square up the match at the midway point of the first half. But then once again Ourimbah took of on the scoreboard and by halftime, Ourimbah had regained the lead and led at the break by 24 points to 14. It was proving a most exciting and intense game of rugby. The second half saw the match continue in the same vein but once again it was the home side The Lakes that fought back to even the score. Both teams went neck and neck for the final 40 minutes and by fulltime they could not be separated on the scoreboard. Best players for Ourimbah were flanker Jimmy Cunynghame, winger Jack Stonestreet and prop Stephen Finley, while halfback Matt King and lock Josefa Biu were both able to cross for 2 tries apiece. Best players for The Lakes included halfback Logan Hemopo, lock Peni Rauuni, winger Fillimona Seru and centre Ishaq kali Meehan. The quality of this match and the end result proved that these two teams will be close to the action at Finals time.
In the upset of the round, Hornsby defeated Terrigal at The Haven Oval by 19 points to 9 in one of the best games of rugby on the Coast for quite awhile. There was action from start to finish and both teams gave it their all. The first half was a totally even struggle and by halftime the scores were locked at 9 points apiece. At that stage the match was very much up for grabs. The first half was more or less a penalty shootout in that neither team was able to break through for those vital tries. Great defence from both teams saw no tries scored in the first 40 minutes. Three penalty goals to both teams was the only points scoring in the first half. The second half saw Hornsby able to score 10 points to Terrigal’s’ nil in what proved a surprising situation to most spectators. But it was Hornsby who were playing the good structured rugby. The visitors crossed for two tries in this period and they were the only points scored in the second half of the match. Best players for Hornsby were lock Wes Faupula and flanker Tevita Piukala, who both crossed for those two vital tries in the second half. But basically the whole Hornsby team played well for that team to gain their best result since the club joined the Central Coast competition. Terrigal were best served by fullback Adam Danckert and flanker Elekana Laupola. The win by Hornsby also saw the team take home the Challenge Shield which Terrigal has held since 2018 as they have not lost a home game since then. It was a great day for Hornsby. Like the match above, these two teams will be in the middle of the action at Finals time.
Avoca Beach also proved that they will be in contention for the big games at the end of the season when they defeated Warnervale by 43 points to 15 at Haezlett Park. The first half was a tight struggle with not too much between the two teams on the scoreboard. Avoca Beach led early but Warnervale were not to be kept out of the action. In fact, by halftime Avoca Beach only led by 17 points to 15 and it was anyone’s match at that stage. However the second half was all Avoca Beach. The home side was playing some very good rugby and Warnervale had no answer to this attack. Avoca Beach were able to post 26 points in the second half while Warnervale were unable to respond. It was a most dominant half by Avoca Beach. Best players for Avoca Beach were locks Aiden King and Harry Layton, and centre Alex Halls, who scored two tries. Warnervale were best served by hooker Cameron McNamara, who scored both his team’s tries – in fact, all their points - and No.8 Jacob Griffin. The win sees Avoca Beach now placed in fifth spot, but close to the leading teams, while Warnervale have it all to do to make the Finals this year.
Gosford proved too strong for Woy Woy at Gosford Showground, running out winners by 31 points to 21. However, they certainly did not have it all their way. Gosford led early in the match, in fact by the midway point of the first half were leading by 10 points to 7. However Woy Woy had the better of the latter stages of the first half and actually took the lead by 14 points to 10. Gosford did cross for a converted try near halftime to go to the break leading by 17 points to 14 so both teams were certainly in the picture at that time. The second half saw plenty of action on the paddock, but it was Gosford who were to score 5 tries to 3 in the match. This statistic was probably a true indication of the flow of the match. Best players for Gosford were Under 19 prop Sulivenusi Hakalo, No.8 Sean Anlezark and halfback Ben Shelley. Woy Woy had several good players however Junior Stowers, Wade Hannell and Joel Frazer were never far from the action.
Women’s 10’s rugby continued with two excellent matches. Both matches were hard fought and close. Hornsby scored an upset win over Terrigal, while Avoca Beach recorded a good victory over Warnervale.
CCRU Results Round 5
CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 15th August, 2020
Jaydn Pearson 2, Jack Stonestreet, Daniel Jones, Matt King tries;
Daniel Jones 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Hosea Fotukava, Brad Dixon tries;
Siona Ala 1 conversion
Avoca Beach 37
Shaun Townsend 2, Kyle Lang, Mitch Jacob, Riley Stevenson, Bradd Sheridan tries;
Shaun Townsend 1 penalty goal, 2conversions
Woy Woy 12
Alex Moore 4 penalty goals
Daniel Sargeant 3, Nathan Simpson, Frankie Webber, William McDonald, Francis Brown tries;
Adam Danckert 4 conversions
Josh Bottero try;
Aiden Chambers 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 20
Va Talaileva, Penni Rauuni, Tyson Watene tries;
Lathan Hutchinson-Walters 1 conversion,
1 penalty goal
Josh McGlynn, Sam Underwood tries;
Ben Shelley 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 18
Avoca Beach 12
Woy Woy 4
Ourimbah 34 Hornsby 23
Avoca Beach 67 Woy Woy 0
Terrigal 85 Kariong 7
Ourimbah 19 Hornsby 5
The Lakes 24 Gosford 5
Avoca Beach 8 Woy Woy 0
Terrigal 24 Kariong 0
Avoca Beach 59 Woy Woy 0
The Lakes Maroon 22 Gosford 17
The Lakes Gold 21 Hornsby 10
Ourimbah 25 Hornsby 24
Avoca Beach 17 Woy Woy 12
Terrigal 22 Kariong 0
The Central Coast Rugby Union competition, just after the midway point of this shortened season, sees interest building on what teams will make the Finals this year. All teams are competitive and all matches are being hard fought.
The Match of the Day at Mark Taylor Oval lived up to all these expectations. It was a wonderful game of rugby which saw Ourimbah defeat Hornsby by 32 points to 12. Despite Ourimbah getting away on the scoreboard towards the end of the match there was nothing between these two sides for much of the first 60 minutes. In fact Hornsby appeared to have the better of the first half and was playing some very effective rugby. Hornsby had the better of the opening exchanges and in fact took an early 12 points to nil lead in the match. As it turned out these two early tries were their only touch downs in the match but it did take the visitors a long time to get back into the match. Ourimbah did reply with the lone try to winger Jack Stonestreet before the break. It was a rugged first half and Hornsby may have felt they should have taken more points from it. Hornsby did go to the halftime break leading by 12 points to 5. It did take the Ourimbah a time to get back on level terms with Hornsby in the second half but gradually they asserted their control on proceedings. Ourimbah got stronger as the match progressed and were able to cross for a further four tries in the second stanza. It was a high standard match of rugby being put on display and both teams showed they will be a force this year. Best players for Ourimbah were lock Josefa Biu, five-eight Daniel Jones and prop Stephen Finley. Hornsby was best served by centre Brad Dixon, hooker Hosea Fotukava and lock Wes Faupaula. Ourimbah showed they have the firepower to go all the way this year but Hornsby also showed they are quite capable of doing the same.
The Lakes kicked a late penalty goal to secure a hard fought win over Gosford at Gosford Showground, winning by the narrow margin of 20 points to 17. Gosford took the early lead with a converted try to centre Josh McGlynn but it was The Lakes who gradually fought back and by halftime break had taken the lead by 17 points to 7. It seemed at that stage that The Lakes may go on with it but this was not to be. Gosford returned the favour with some pleasing rugby and by midway through the second half had locked the scores up at 17 points apiece. It was anybody’s match at that stage. It was the late penalty goal to The Lakes that saw them home to victory. The match was played in very boggy conditions and this did not lend itself to free flowing rugby. However despite this, the standard of play was excellent. Best for The Lakes were No.8 Va Talaileva, centre Tomi Kaati and flanker Reihana Hemopo. Gosford had several very good performers but none were better than centres Sam Underwood and Josh McGlynn, and flanker Ryan Conaghan. The Lakes maintain their position at the top of the table, while Gosford must win all matches from here on in to have any chance of sneaking into fifth position.
Avoca Beach displayed great form to defeat Woy Woy by 37 points to 12 at Woy Woy Oval. The first half was a quite even affair and scores remained quite close for much of the first 40 minutes. Avoca Beach did slip away slightly on the scoreboard just prior to halftime, to go to the break leading by 20 points to 12. Woy Woy scored all their points in the first half and actually led by 12 points to 10 well into the first half. But the further the match went, the stronger Avoca Beach became. Avoca Beach were able to post a further 4 tries in the second stanza to secure a quite comfortable victory. It was a good performance by Avoca Beach and one that will be noted by all opposition teams. Woy Woy gave it their all but just could not stop Avoca Beach in the second half. Best for Avoca Beach were lock Aidan King, flanker Bradd Sheridan, centre Alex Halls and halfback Finn Mitchell. Woy Woy had several good performers headed by flanker Corey Fleming and lock Joel Frazer.
Terrigal had a relatively easy win over Kariong at Kariong Oval, running out winners by 43 points to 8. Terrigal did not however have it all their own way in the first 20 minutes as both sides put everything into both their attack and defence. There was some rugged defence in particular from both teams and it did take Terrigal quite awhile to post their first try. However Terrigal slowly took control and by halftime had jumped to a handy 24 points to 3 lead. The match was all but wrapped up at that stage but the visitors continued the attack in the second half and were rewarded with a further 19 points in the second half. Kariong were rewarded with a late try to flanker Josh Bottero but the match was all sealed up at that stage. Terrigal, with the win, cement their spot at the top of the competition table, while Kariong remain winless at this stage of the season. Best for Terrigal were locks Joe Taylor and Will McDonald, centre Arana Taumata, and prop Nathan Simpson. Best for Kariong were No.8 Lachlan Peruch, lock Taylor Mildren and flanker Mitch Parker.
Women’s 10’s rugby continued with three excellent matches. In the best round of women’s rugby so far this year, all matches were hard fought and close. Ourimbah secured a one point victory over Hornsby, while Avoca Beach and Terrigal recorded wins in their respective matches.
CCRU Results Round 4
CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 8th August, 2020
Ourimbah 11 Rob Peden try;
Daniel Jones 2 penalty goals
Avoca Beach 5 Toby Marks try
Warnervale 26 Jacob Griffin, Jack Hogan, Simione Teekafa, Brennan Jaymz tries;
Cameron McNamara 3 conversions
Kariong 8 Jake Holwill try;
Aiden Chambers 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 48 Lathan Hutchinson-Walters 2, Noah Haliapiapi, Macui Rauluni, Tim Poese, Reihana Hemopo, Barcelona Lupematasila, Epeli Vure tries;
Logan Hemopo 4 conversions
Woy Woy 13 Wade Hannell try;
Alex Moore 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals
Hornsby 27 Hosea Fotukava 2, Leone Naisorotab,
Ivanho Satuala tries;
Siona Ala 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Gosford 15 William Sharpe, Harry Hayes tries; tries;
Ben Shelley 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 14
Avoca Beach 7
Woy Woy 4
Avoca Beach 14 Ourimbah 0
The Lakes 20 Woy Woy 0
Avoca Beach 13 Ourimbah 12
Warnervale 25 Kariong 7
The Lakes 24 Woy Woy 12
Hornsby 17 Gosford 5
The Lakes Maroon 57 Woy Woy 12
The Lakes Gold 5 Avoca beach 0
Gosford 22 Hornsby 0
Avoca Beach 20 Ourimbah 5
Warnervale 25 Kariong 7
The Central Coast Rugby Union season continued with some excellent games of rugby played across the coast yesterday. With several games played at different venues because of the rain on Friday, and some in quite damp conditions, the local rugby season certainly became very interesting.
The Match of the Day saw a dour struggle at Ourimbah Rugby Park where the home side Ourimbah got home over visitors Avoca Beach in a close one by 11 points to 5. There was nothing in this match throughout. With the ground conditions not lending itself to open rugby, the struggle became a real arm wrestle. Ourimbah took the lead in this match with a try to No.8 Rob Peden and this score line of 5 points to nil remained the score until almost half time. Ourimbah jumped further ahead right on the break when they kicked a penalty goal to go to the halftime break with the score at Ourimbah 8 Avoca Beach 0. Even though Ourimbah was ahead on the scoreboard there was nothing in this match. Both teams were playing well in the conditions and both were certainly putting pressure on the opposition. Ourimbah were seeing some very good performers on the day. None were better than their lock Josefa Biu, and he was supported by five-eight Daniel Jones. The best players for Avoca Beach were inside centre Mitchell Jacob, winger Toby Marks, who crossed for their try, lock Aiden King and hooker Fionn Henderson-Foley. Avoca Beach actually scored the only try in the second stanza. Avoca Beach crossed for this try while the home side were only able to respond with a penalty goal. However this penalty goal was enough to see them home for victory. Both teams proved they will be around at the end of the year but it was a vital win for Ourimbah while Avoca Beach will be keen to get on the winner’s dais quickly in the next few weeks.
The Lakes hit back after last week’s loss when they easily accounted for Woy Woy by 48 points to 13 at Woongarrah Oval No.1. This match was transferred to Woongarrah and The Lakes were able to get their backline into action on an excellent rugby pitch. The Lakes started strongly right from the kickoff. They had posted two tries very quickly and with an early lead of 10 points to nil, they already seemed to be doing things easy. The Lakes went to the halftime break leading by 20 points to 6 and they seemed to have the match in control even at that stage. However Woy Woy was not taking a backward step. They continued to fight back and got close to scoring on several occasions but were unable to break through The Lakes defence. The second half continued in much the same vein. The Lakes continued to cross for regular five pointers and had jumped to a 34 points to 6 lead at the midway point of the second stanza. The Lakes had several good players but none were better than flanker Noah Haliapiapi, hooker Royce Smith, fullback Macui Rauluni, and No.8 Ishaq Kali Meehan. Woy Woy were best served by centres Junior Stowers and Wade Hannell, and loose forwards Corey Fleming and Lapana Vitale. Woy Woy were rewarded with a try late in the game to centre Wade Hannell, but it was The Lakes who finished the stronger by posting a further two tries in final minutes to make the final score 48-13.
In another match that was transferred, Hornsby defeated Gosford by 27 points to 15. This match was transferred from Mark Taylor Oval to Woongarrah Oval No.2 due to the rain and this was an exciting match from start to finish. There was never too much in this encounter for the entire 80 minutes. Gosford took the early lead with a penalty goal to halfback Ben Shelley, and it took quite awhile before Hornsby responded with their first try. With that try Hornsby took the lead by 7 points to 3, but that was followed with an excellent try to Gosford after some good lead up play by centre Josh McGlynn. With this try to winger to William Sharp, Gosford had taken the lead by 8 points to 7. It was definitely proving a see-sawing clash. It was then Hornsby’s turn to take the lead and with their second try just before halftime, Hornsby went to the halftime break leading by 14 points to 8. It was proving a high standard match and both teams were giving their all. Hornsby had several standout players. However none were better than flanker Tevita Puikala, hooker Hosea Fotukava, who crossed for 2 tries, and five-eight Sione Ala. Gosford had several good players including centre Josh McGlynn, halfback Ben Shelley and lock Chad Sneyd. The second half was a real battle. Hornsby increased their lead to 19 points to 8 but Gosford were not to be outdone. They responded with their own try and with scores at 19-15 the match was still very much up for grabs. The final 15 minutes proved very tense. However a late penalty goal and late try saw Hornsby home in what was a most entertaining match. Hornsby showed in this clash that they will be in action at the end of the season while Gosford put in another great performance but without getting the desired result.
Warnervale defeated Kariong by 26 points to 8 at Kariong Oval. In a match severely interrupted with a serious injury, it was the Warnervale team that proved the strongest on the day. Warnervale led in this match from start to finish. Warnervale led by 12 points to 3 at halftime and then continued on to record a quite comfortable victory. Best for Warnervale on the day were No.8 Jacob Griffin, and backs Jack Hogan, Mitch Riley and Brennan Jaymz. Kariong were best served by No.8 Josh Bottero, and centres Alex Rozario and Elliot Rozario.
Women’s 10’s rugby continued with two excellent matches. Warnervale secured a pleasing victory over Kariong, while Avoca Beach recorded a win in their first competition hit out of the season.