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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 8th MAY, 2021
ROUND 5

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 34 Mitch Hirst 3, Frankie Webber, Elekana Laupola
tries;
Adam Danckert 3 conversions, 1 penalty goaldefeated
Avoca Beach 15 Eden McQueen, Cameron Steer tries;
Sam Evans 1 penalty goal, 1 conversion

Hornsby 22 Wes Faupula, Tuihakavalu Ika,
Jack Vandersteen tries;
Sione Ala 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Razorbacks 13 Matthew Martin try;
Jarrod Grange 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals

The Lakes 21 Jaydan Nauluvula, Gable Gardiner, Peni Rauluni
tries;
Logan Hemopo 3 conversions
defeated
Warnervale 7 Ketoni Toutai try;
Matthew Hurley 1 conversion

POINTS TABLE
Terrigal 15
Kariong 14
Razorbacks 12
Hornsby 12
Avoca Beach 9
The Lakes 9
Woy Woy 6
Warnervale 3

PREMIER 2
Avoca Beach 29 Terrigal 10
Razorbacks 17 Hornsby 10
The Lakes 24 Warnervale 0

PRESIDENTS CUP
Avoca Beach 24 Terrigal Blue 12
Hornsby 22 Razorbacks 21
The Lakes 29 Terrigal White 12
Kariong 46 The Bay 10

WOMEN
Avoca Beach 15 Terrigal 12
Hornsby 32 Razorbacks 12
Warnervale 20 The lakes 5

REPORT :
In another gripping game of Swietelsky Shield Premier 1 rugby, Terrigal defeated Avoca Beach at Heazlett Park by 34 points to 15. In an intense and physical game of rugby, Terrigal were able to finish the stronger to record the victory. The scores do not indicate the closeness of this contest and it was not until the final quarter of the match that the result was confirmed. Terrigal opened the scoring in the first few minutes of the match when five-eight Adam Danckert kicked a penalty goal. The opening stages of the match were fast and furious with both teams certainly making their mark on the match. Even in the early stages of the match players were certainly taking and giving some big hits with both teams so intent on getting the upper hand. It was not long before Avoca Beach squared the match in the 15th minute with their own penalty goal to make the score 3 all. However very soon after this it was Terrigal who regained the lead. They scored their first try after a brilliant run by Adam Danckert who passed to Frankie Webber to score the converted try. This was followed up soon after by another try when Terrigal posted their second try so suddenly the visitors had jumped to a very handy 17 points to 3 lead and things were looking ominous for the home side. Avoca Beach were not to be outdone however. In the period before halftime Avoca Beach responded with two tries in short succession to reduce the lead to 17 points to 15. This was to be the halftime score so the match was certainly up for grabs at that stage. It was a great first half of rugby, with the intensity there for all to see. Terrigal had several good players. Five-eight Adam Danckert was outstanding, despite taking a heavy knock early in the match. He was well supported by halfback Jye Cornish, and locks Joe Taylor and Will McDonald. Best for Avoca Beach were winger Cameron Steer, hooker Fion Henderson-Foley, inside centre Mitch Jacob and flanker Eden McQueen. The second half was very tight early on. Terrigal did cross for a try to extend their lead to 22 points to 15, but even at the midway point of this half this remained the score. It was in the final 20 minutes of the clash that Terrigal were able to surge ahead on the scoreboard and to secure the win. It was during this period that outside centre Mitch Hirst was able to cross for a further 2 tries to complete what was a great period of play for him and his team. Hirst crossed for a total of three tries in the match. Terrigal did outscore Avoca Beach by 17 points to nil in the second stanza and that was the obvious major difference in the match. Both teams showed they will be major forces in this year’s competition.

Hornsby hosted the Razorbacks at Woongarrah Oval No.2 after the closure of their home ground at Mark Taylor Oval. It proved a happy hunting ground for them as they were able to outlast the Razorbacks by 22 points to 13. The Razorbacks opened the scoring with a penalty goal to their flanker Jarrod Grange but it was Hornsby who scored the first try. The whole first half was a most even affair with both teams going point for point for much of the first 40 minutes. Hornsby led 7 points to 6 for quite awhile but by halftime the Razorbacks had regained the lead by the single point, by 13 points to 12. So it was obviously anyone’s match at that stage. The second half continued to be a real arm wrestle and both teams gave it their all. Best for Hornsby were flanker Sau Faupula, outside centre Harry Fox and No.8 and captain James McCarthy. The Razorbacks had several good performances including those from flanker Jarrod Grange, lock James Mann, centre Owen Turner and fullback Connor Peden. Hornsby were able to post 10 points in the second stanza while the Razorbacks were not able to post any further points in that period. The win is a boost for the Hornsby team and they have shown they are a threat again this year. The result of this match, and like several others recently, have proved that this year’s competition is a very even affair and no team can be taken lightly. It all makes for a very interesting season.

The Lakes defeated Warnervale at Woongarrah Oval No.1 to the tune of 21 points to 7. This match was an intense game throughout - a typical local derby between the two northern clubs. The Lakes had the better of the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 21 points to nil and it appeared they would go on with it on the scoreboard in the second period. But Warnervale came back strong and responded with a try early in the second half to make the score 21 points to 7. Midway through the second half a serious injury halted play to greatly disrupt the match. Best players for The Lakes were flanker Sean Anlezark, five-eight Brayden Hutchinson-Walters and No.8 Peni Rauluni. Warnervale never gave it in and it was prop Ketoni Toutai who scored their try and five-eight Matthew Hurley continued to direct very well for his team. Others to play well were flanker Joel Law, No.8 Leo Soane and lock Lachlan Natapu.

The Bay lost their President’s Cup clash with Kariong by 46 points to 10 at Kariong Oval yesterday.

Women’s 10’s rugby continues to grow both in numbers and in quality, with several exciting matches on display yesterday. Wins were recorded by Avoca Beach, Warnervale and Hornsby. The match at Heazlett Park saw Avoca Beach score a try on fulltime to defeat the previously undefeated Terrigal, while Warnervale scored a crucial win over The Lakes and Hornsby continued on their winning ways when they defeated the Razorbacks.

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 1st MAY, 2021
ROUND 4

PREMIER 1
Kariong 26 Isaac Wardle, Nick Outram, Jackson Parkes,
Mitch Clay tries;
Lachlan Peruch 3 conversions
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Hornsby 26 Hosea Fotukava, Sione Ala, Mitch Fullagar,
Mitchell MacDonald tries;
Sione Ala 3 conversions

Avoca Beach 31 Blake Jacob, Fion Henderson-Foley,
Mitchell Briggs, Cade Robertson tries;
Sam Evans 3 penalty goals. 1 conversion
defeated
Razorbacks 24 Jarrod Grange, Caleb Pritchard, Josefa Biu,
Harrison Sexton tries;
Jarrod Grange 2 conversions

The Lakes 57 Jaydan Nauluvula 4, Macui Rauluni 2,
Reihana Hemopo 2, Jason Kakato tries;
Logan Hemopo 6 conversions
defeated
Woy Woy 28 Jim Meya, Kabati Matanakilagi,
Zac Doak-Stride, Vetaia Sinalevu tries;
Vetaia Sinalevu 3 conversions;
Kabati Matanakilagi1 conversion

POINTS TABLE
Kariong 14
Razorbacks 12
Terrigal 10
Avoca Beach 9
Hornsby 8
Woy Woy 6
The Lakes 5
Warnervale 3

PREMIER 2
Hornsby 22 Kariong 10
Avoca Beach 19 Razorbacks 7
The Lakes 68 Woy Woy 12

PRESIDENTS CUP
Kariong 19 Hornsby 0
Avoca Beach 28 Razorbacks 6
Terrigal White 21 The Bay 7
Terrigal Blue 34 Terrigal White 10

WOMEN
Hornsby 22 Kariong 0
Avoca Beach 36 Razorbacks 10
Gosford/Woy Woy 39 The Lakes 5

REPORT :
In a wonderful game of Swietelsky Shield Premier 1 rugby at Mark Taylor Oval, Hornsby and Kariong played out a 26 all draw. This match went neck and neck for the entire 80 minutes, and the game was only tied up at the fulltime whistle. Kariong opened the scoring with a try in the opening two minutes and it was just the start the visitors wanted. However, Hornsby hit back soon after with a converted try to take the lead by 7 points to 5. The scores in the match were always close and neither team was able to make a break on the other. The quality of the rugby was excellent and the intensity of the match was there for all to see. Kariong were keen to maintain their great recent form while Hornsby were wanting to celebrate their first home match with a win. The match remined even for the middle stages of the first half. Then Kariong next took the lead with a try, to lead 12-10, but soon after again, Hornsby responded with a second converted try to take the lead again 14-12. It was certainly proving a see-sawing clash. Hornsby scored their third try close to half time to go to the break leading by 19 points to 12. The second half continued in much the same vein, both teams giving their all and both teams have their respective periods of attack and defence. It was proving a hard fought and very even encounter. Kariong locked the scores up at 19 points apiece early in the half and the scores stayed that way for quite a while. Both teams had several excellent performances. For Hornsby, five-eight Sione Ala was excellent in all aspects of play, and he was very well supported by hooker Hosea Fotukava, No.8 James McCarthy, halfback Jack Woodrow and fullback Mitch Fullagar. Kariong were best served by flanker Nick Outram, lock Taylor Mildren, centre Lachlan Peruch, and halves Scott Hanley and Mitch Clay. Hornsby took the lead with about ten minutes to go but Kariong were not to be outdone. Kariong finished the match with several close attacks at the tryline and they were rewarded right in fulltime with a converted try to Mitch Clay to level the scores at 26 all. In some ways, the draw was an appropriate result for the match but both teams would rue the opportunity to get the victory. Both teams proved they will be close to the action at the end of the season.

Avoca Beach hosted the Razorbacks at Heazlett Park and were able to record a meritorious 31 to 24 win over the previously undefeated Razorbacks, Avoca Beach got away to a good start in this match and they were showing right from the kick-off they were to be a force on the day. They opened the scoring with two penalty goals to Sam Evans and they took an early 6 nil lead. The Razorbacks were quick to respond and scored the first try in the match to reduce the lead to 6-5. However, it remained Avoca Beach in the ascendancy for much of the rest of the first half and they were able to post a further 15 points in the half. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break with a very handy 21 points to 12 lead and it was all up to the Razorbacks to make a comeback in the second half. For most rugby supporters the size of the lead at the halfway point came as a surprise but the home side were certainly playing the better rugby. The second half was a far more even affair and both teams went point for point but that half time lead to Avoca Beach remained the difference. The Razorbacks did outscore the home team by 12 point to 10 in the second period but it was all too late. Best players for Avoca Beach were flankers Blake Jacob and Eden McQueen, five-eight Sam Evans, and fullback Mitch Briggs. The Razorbacks were best served by locks James Mann and Josefa Biu, hooker Sam Kearney and five-eight Pat Martin. The result of this match, and several others recently, have proved that this year’s competition is a very even affair and no team can be taken lightly. It all makes for a very interesting season.

The Lakes proved too strong for Woy Woy at Slade Park to record their first win of the season to the tune of 57 points to 28. It was Woy Woy who opened the scoring in this match and took the early lead. In fact, they led by 14 points to 7 early in the match and seemed they were continuing their great form from the previous Saturday. However gradually The Lakes took control and cemented a lead to demonstrate their best form for the year. The Lakes quickly grabbed the lead and jumped ahead and by halftime had leapt to a very handy 26 points to 14 lead. The Lakes were played some great rugby and their mercurial backline was proving almost unstoppable. The Lakes continued this form into the second half and were able to post a further 31 points in the final 40 minutes. Woy Woy did not stop however – they posted a further two tries to grab a valuable bonus point. It was obvious The Lakes wanted their first win for the year. Best players for The Lakes were fullback Jaydan Nauluvula, who crossed for 4 outstanding tries. Others to play well were back Macui Rauluni, who crossed for 2 tries, prop Ben Kaifa and five-eight Fillimoni Seru. Woy Woy gave it their all and their best performers were No.8 Philip Shaw, lock Pita Pio and hooker Unaloto Tupou.

The Bay lost their President’s Cup clash with Terrigal White by 27 points to 21, in what proved a tough tussle throughout.

Women’s 10’s rugby continued with three excellent matches. Wins were recorded by Gosford/Woy Woy, Avoca Beach and Hornsby. All three victors won their respective matches relatively easily, but this competition is certainly warming up. The quality of the matches are proving a real highlight each Saturday and all eight teams are showing they can get the right result on their day.

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 24th APRIL, 2021
ROUND 3

SWIETELSKY PREMIER 1
Razorbacks 52
Rob Peden 3, Matt Martin 2, Josefa Biu, Connor Peden. Patrick Martin tries;
Jarrod Grange 6 conversions
defeated
The Lakes 10
Macui Rauluni, Ben Kaifa tries

Kariong 38
Mitch Clay 2, Logan Campbell, Jake Hubbard, Blake Silvester tries;
Lachlan Peruch 5 conversions;
Lachlan Peruch 1 penalty goal
defeated
Avoca Beach 24
Emile Thomas, Ben Harding, Josh Parish tries;
Sam Evans 3 conversions;
Sam Evans 1 penalty goal

Woy Woy 36
Jim Meya 2, Pita Pio, Junior Stowers, Corby Delaforce tries;
Vetaia Sinalevu 4 conversions;
Vetaia Sinalevu 1 penalty goal
defeated
Warnervale 31
Ketoni Toutai 2, Zanian Theron, Sione Braxton, Tyrone Holamoti tries;
Matthew Hurley 1 conversion;
Cameron McNamara 2 conversions

POINTS TABLE
Kariong 11
Terrigal 10
Ourimbah 10
Woy Woy 5
Hornsby 5
Avoca Beach 4
Warnervale 3
The Lakes 0

PREMIER 2
The Lakes 19 Razorbacks 14
Warnervale 17 Woy Woy 13
Avoca Beach 30 Kariong 19

PRESIDENTS CUP
Razorbacks 14 The Lakes 10
Terrigal White 22 Hornsby 11
Avoca Beach 36 Kariong 17
Terrigal Blue 27 The Bay 12

WOMEN
Razorbacks 21 The Lakes 15
Gosford / Woy Woy 41 Warnervale 5
Avoca Beach 41 Kariong 0

REPORT :
The Central Coast Rugby Union season continued with some excellent games of rugby played across the coast yesterday. In the Swietelsky Premier 1 matches, all games saw the team who got away to the early lead went on to victory.

In the Match of the Day at Ourimbah Rugby Park, Ourimbah proved far too strong for The Lakes right from the opening whistle. After a quite even opening few minutes in the match, where both teams had their chances of posting points, it was the Razorbacks who scored first. Within 8 minutes the Razorbacks had crossed for two tries, both to No.8 Rob Peden. He was certainly making his mark on the match. Both tries were under the posts so both were easily converted by flanker Jarrod Grange. This 14 points to nil lead was certainly what the home side wanted. It had put The Lakes on the back foot from which they were not to recover. The Razorbacks scored a converted try later in the first half to go to the halftime break leading by 21 points to nil. It was certainly all the Razorbacks in that first 40 minutes. The Lakes regularly were on attack and went close to scoring on several occasions, but their attack often broke down close to the line and points went begging. Best players for the Razorbacks in the match at this stage were Rob Peden, who ended up scoring 3 tries, centres Owen Turner and Dan Jones, and five-eight Pat Martin. The second stanza continued in much the same vein. The Razorbacks continued to score points while The Lakes simply just could not cross the line when needed. The Razorbacks went on to post a further 31 points in the second half to simply blot out The Lakes in the match. The Lakes never stopped trying, and two tries late in the match relieved some pressure for them. Best for The Lakes was No. 8 Sean Anlezark, while fullback Macui Rauluni was always dangerous with the ball in hand. Ourimbah proved they will be a major threat in the competition this year, while The Lakes will need to regroup after two successive losses.

Avoca Beach travelled to Kariong Oval to meet Kariong in what proved a most interesting match. Kariong held to win by 38 points to 24. Kariong got away to a great start and were able to take control in the first half of the clash. Avoca Beach did kick the opening points with a penalty goal but it was Kariong who then piled on 24 unanswered points in the remainder of the half, to lead by 24 points to 3 at the halftime break. It proved a very handy lead and also a match winning lead. The second half was a much closer affair. In fact Avoca Beach outscored the home side by 21 points to 14 but the first half blitz by Kariong was the winning difference. Avoca Beach played well in the second half and got back within striking distance, when midway through the second period there was only a converted try between the two teams. Kariong were only leading by 31 points to 24 but a late converted try sealed the win for Kariong. Best players for Kariong were lock Taylor Mildren, winger Kane Williams and prop Jackson Parkes. Five eight Mitch Clay was on fire in the opening stages of the match when he crossed for two personal tries. Avoca Beach were best served by No.8 Fion Henderson-Foley, locks Emile Thomas and Pete Steele, and halfback Ben Harding. Kariong will take a lot from this match and they proved they have Final Five hopes all over them this year.

Woongarrah Oval saw a great rugby battle in which Woy Woy just held on to record a 36 points to 31 victory over Warnervale. That score line alone indicated the closeness of the match. It was also a very tough affair with some great attack and very solid defence from both teams. Woy Woy got away to a pleasing start in the match. They led by 14 points to nil early on, and then by 21 points to 5 later in the half. By halftime, Woy Woy had confirmed their lead at 21 points to 12. They had played some excellent rugby and were certainly proving dangerous in attack. Best players for the visitors were flanker Jazper Doak-Stride Stride and centre Junior Stowers, while winger Jim Meya crossed for 2 tries in the match. Warnervale however were not to be outdone. They had several very good performances, but none were better than centre Ethan Sant, fullback Sione Braxton and flanker Kye Haslam. They fought hard in the second half and through some great play, locked the scores up at 31 points apiece in the dying stages of the match. But it was Woy Woy who scored a try right at the end of the match to snatch the victory but 36 points to 31. It was a great half with the home side actually outscoring Woy Woy by 19 points to 12 in the final 40 minutes. Both sides will take a lot from the match going forward.

The Bay lost their President’s Cup clash with Terrigal Blue by 27 points to 21, in what proved a tough tussle throughout.

Women’s 10’s rugby continued with three excellent matches. Wins were recorded by Gosford/Woy Woy, Avoca Beach and the Razorbacks. Avoca Beach and Gosford/Woy Woy won their respective matches relatively easily, but the Razorbacks had to battle hard to get a close win over The Lakes.

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 17th APRIL, 2021
ROUND 2

PREMIER 1
Terrigal 28 Richard Hooper 2, Salipopo Pamata, Jye Cornish tries;
Jye Cornish 4 conversions
defeated
The Lakes 7 Logan Hemopo try;
Logan Hemopo conversion

Kariong 25 Jake Hubbard 3, Taylor Mildren tries;
Scott Hanley 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal
defeated
Warnervale 24 Cameron McNamara, Moleni Soane, Matthew Hurley tries;
Matthew Hurley 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Avoca Beach 20 Cade Robertson 2, Mitchell Jacob tries;
Same Evans 1 penalty goal;
Ben Harding 1 conversion
defeated
Hornsby 5 James McCarthy try

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Terrigal 10
Kariong 6
Ourimbah 5
Hornsby 5
The Lakes 5
Avoca Beach 4
Warnervale 1
Woy Woy 0

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 31 The Lakes 7
Kariong 45 Warnervale 0
Avoca Beach 17 Hornsby 12

PRESIDENTS CUP
Terrigal Blue 8 The Lakes 8
Avoca Beach 19 Hornsby 5

WOMEN
Terrigal 65 The Lakes 0
Kariong 20 Warnervale 17
Avoca Beach 40 Hornsby 5

REPORT :
The Central Coast Rugby Union season continued with some excellent games of rugby played across the coast yesterday. In the Swietelsky Premier 1 matches, all games were quite close at halftime, although the winning teams did get away on the scoreboard as the second half progressed.

In what was a repeat of last year’s Grand Final, The Lakes took on Terrigal at Slade Park. The result ended in a similar way to last year when Terrigal ran out winners by 28 points to 7. It was a hard fought struggle throughout with both teams displaying some good rugby form. Early on, the scores were locked at 7 points apiece, but it was Terrigal who went to the halftime break leading by 14 points to 7 when they scored a late converted try in that half. The second half continued in much the same vein. Terrigal held the upper hand and it was them who crossed for a further two tries in that final 40 minutes. The Lakes were unable to respond with any points in that same period. Even though Terrigal seemed to have things in control for much of the match it was still always quite close and The Lakes often threatened. The win sees Terrigal firmly at the top of the ladder and leading the race already so early in the season. It was The Lakes’ first hit out of the year so they will be much stronger for the run. Best players for Terrigal were No.8 Elekana Laupola, flanker Aaron Carrigg and winger Richard Hopper, who crossed for two personal tries. The Lakes were best served by flanker Sean Anzelark and No.8 Ben Minness.

Hornsby travelled to Heazlett Park to meet Avoca Beach but it was the home side that recorded a 20 to 5 victory. Avoca Beach played excellent rugby and led throughout to get the win. Avoca Beach played steady rugby right from the opening whistle and were able to consistently post points in the first half. They scored first to lead 5 nil early on, before increasing that lead to 10 nil, and then taking a halftime lead of 17 points to nil. Hornsby had no answer to this attack and were unable to cross the line in the first half. The second half was a very even struggle, and in fact Hornsby outscored Avoca Beach by 5 points to 3 in the final 40 minutes. However all the damage had been done in the first 40 minutes. Hornsby attacked every way possible way in an attempt to bridge the gap but Avoca Beach were able to hang on to record a pleasing win. Avoca Beach also had their opportunities in the second half but simply failed to take them. Best for Avoca Beach were flanker Blake Jacob, and winger Cade Robertson, who crossed for 2 tries. Best for Hornsby on the day were prop Jack Vandersteen, lock Sione Vuna and No.8 James McCarthy, who scored the visitor’s lone try.

Kariong Oval saw a great rugby battle in which Kariong just held on to record a 25 points to 24 victory. That scoreline alone indicated the closeness of the match. It was also a very tough affair with some great attack and very solid defence from both teams. Kariong started like a house on fire and had crossed for two tries within the opening few minutes. This was mainly due to some wonderful attacking rugby from their fullback Jake Hubbard who made 50 metre runs for both these tries. It was certainly the start Kariong wanted. However to Warnervale’s great credit they fought hard in the struggle to get back into the match from this 12 nil deficit – and they were successful. They responded with a try, and then another, to make the score, close to halftime, 12 points to 10 in Kariong’s favour. Kariong scored right on halftime to go to the break leading by 17 points to 10 at the break. It was certainly anyone’s match at that stage and both teams were looking threatening on occasions. Warnervale outscored Kariong in the second half by 14 points to 8 but they just could not get in front during this period. Kariong were always in front on the scoreboard but it was Warnervale who got closer and closer throughout those final exciting 40 minutes. They failed by the single point to catch Kariong and overtake the home side. It was a good match with both teams desperate for victory. Kariong were best served by fullback Jake Hubbard, who crossed for 3 tries, centre Lachlan Peruch, and flanker Nick Outram. Warnervale had some excellent performers but none were better than flanker Kye Haslam, lock Matt Willmott, five-eight Matthew Hurley and centre Ethan Sant.

Women’s 10’s rugby continued with three excellent matches. Wins were recorded by Terrigal, Avoca Beach and Kariong. Terrigal are proving the form team at present, while Kariong and Avoca Beach recorded their first wins of the season.

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CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
RESULTS
SATURDAY, 10th APRIL, 2021
ROUND 1

PREMIER 1
Hornsby 22 Cameron Lee, Leone Naisorotab, Tevita Faupula, Tevita Piukala tries;
Hunter Bird 1 conversion
defeated
Warnervale 3 Matthew Hurley 1 penalty goal

Terrigal 44 Todd Atkins, Joe Taylor, William McDonald, Jye Cornish tries;
Penalty Try;
Adam Danckert 4 conversions, 3 penalty goals
defeated
Kariong 29 Jackson Parkes, Isaac Wardle, Logan Campbell, Nic Outram tries;
Scott Hanley 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Ourimbah 39 Rob Peden 3, Jarrod Grange, Connor Peden, Josefa Biu, Jaydn Pearson tries;
Daniel Jones 1 conversion;
Jarrod Grange 1 conversion
defeated
Woy Woy 5 Philip Shaw try

PREMIER 1 POINTS TABLE
Terrigal 5
Ourimbah 5
Hornsby 5
The Lakes 5
Kariong 1
Avoca Beach 0
Woy Woy 0
Warnervale 0

PREMIER 2
Terrigal 31 Kariong 5
Ourimbah 20 Woy Woy 0
Hornsby 38 Warnervale 5

PRESIDENTS CUP
Avoca Beach 41 The Bay 0

WOMEN
Terrigal 71 Kariong 7
Gosford/Woy Woy 31 Ourimbah 22
Warnervale 15 Hornsby 12

REPORT :
The Central Coast Rugby Union season continued with some excellent games of rugby played across the coast yesterday. In the Swietelsky Premier 1 matches, all games were quite close at halftime, although the winning teams did get away on the scoreboard as the second half progressed.

Hornsby demonstrated they are in for a successful season when they accounted for Warnervale by 22 points to 3 at Woongarrah Oval. The match was very evenly fought in the first half with both teams giving their all. Hornsby only went to the halftime break leading by 5 points to 3 so the match was certainly up for grabs at that stage. The home side would have been most hopeful of getting the win but it was not to be. Hornsby controlled much of the second half but they certainly did not have it all their own way. Hornsby posted a further 17 pointas in the final stanza to secure a welcome victory. Both teams proved they will be a threat this year and they will both get stronger as the year progresses. Best for Hornsby were flanker Oliver Jenkins, No.8 Tevita Faupola, who crossed for a try, and centre Tuihakavalu Ika. Warnervale never stopped for the entire 80 minutes. Best for them on the day were flankers Moleni Soane and Dean Crofskey, and centre Rickard Aholelie. Both teams will take a lot from the match as they move through the 2021 season.

Terrigal came from behind to defeat Kariong at The Haven Oval by 44 points to 29. This match was a much closer and tougher affair than the final score indicates. It was a real tussle right from the opening whistle and both teams were throwing everything at each other. Kariong led early by 7 points to 3, and even increased this lead through the first half. They led by 12 points to 10 just before halftime when a penalty goal to Terrigal saw the home side take the lead at the halftime break by 13 pointas to 12. It was proving a very good game of rugby. This match under lights had attracted a great crowd and they were certainly all being enthralled by the quality and closeness of the match. Kariong regained the lead early in the second half but Terrigal were soon to take over on the scoreboard with some excellent tries. With the scores locked at 20 points apiece midway through the second half, the match was there for the taking. However it was Terrigal who finished the stronger towards the end and secured the victory. In the end the result proved a reasonably comfortable win for the home side but it took them quite awhile to gain control. Terrigal only scored 5 tries to 4 so that factor alone demonstrated the closeness of the match. Best players for Terrigal were lock Will McDonald, winger Dan Sargeant and flanker Sam Kenny. However it was the overall excellent performance of the team that was the dominant influence on the result. Best players for Kariong were fullback Jake Hubbard, No.8 Logan Campbell and lock CJ Fonoti.

The Razorbacks proved too strong for Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval running out victors by 39 points to 5. The Razorbacks went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 0 and even at that stage seemed to be in control. However Woy Woy were making them struggle for every point. Woy Woy had some very effective players and they were certainly not making it easy for the visitors. The second half saw the Razorbacks go on with it and they were able to post a further 22 points in the second half. Best for the Razorbacks were No.8 Rob Peden, who crossed for 3 individual tries, lock Josefa Biu and flanker Jarrod Grange. Best performers for the home side were lock Philip Shaw, who crossed for their try, No.8 Jazper Doak-Stride, and centre Junior Stowers.

It should be noted that The Lakes had a win on forfeit in their Premier 1 clash with Gosford. Gosford have not entered a team for 2021 season.

Women’s 10’s rugby continued with three excellent matches. Wins to Warnervale, Gosford/Woy Woy, and Terrigal saw the competition commence in what should prove an exciting season.

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