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.
CCRU Results Round 3
CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 1st August, 2020
Terrigal 36 Ethan McInnes 3, Andrew Gowling, Joe Taylor tries;
Jye Cornish 4 conversions, 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 24 Macui Rauluni, Tim Poese, Barcelona Lupematasila tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 conversion, 3 penalty goals
Hornsby 19 Jack Woodrow, Ivanho Satuala, Tevita Alipate tries;
Siona Ala 2 conversions
Warnervale 5 Brennan Jaymz try
Ourimbah 40 Rob Peden 2, Tom Sheean, Jack Stonestreet, Jimmy Cunynghame, Josefa Biu tries;
Daniel Jones 5 conversions
Gosford 14 Jackson Steinbeck, Jonah Manuao tries;
Ben Shelley 2 conversions
Woy Woy 20 Joel Frazer, Hesekaia Pola'Ulu tries;
Alex Moore 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals
Kariong 15 Sione Pepa, Nic Outram tries;
Lachlan Peruch 1 conversion;
Aiden Chambers 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 9
Avoca Beach 6
Woy Woy 4
Terrigal 31 The Lakes 14
Kariong 29 Woy Woy 10
Terrigal 26 The Lakes 7
Woy Woy 20 Kariong 0
Warnervale 36 Hornsby 5
Ourimbah 33 Gosford 12
The Lakes Maroon 25 Hornsby 7
The Lakes Gold 31 Woy Woy 0
Avoca Beach 24 Gosford 5
Woy Woy 46 Kariong 5
Hornsby 22 Warnervale 10
The Central Coast Rugby Union season continued with some excellent games of rugby played across the coast yesterday. All matches were very close at halftime, and even though some teams got away on the scoreboard in the second half, all games were not decided until that vital final quarter of the match.
In the Match of the Day, Terrigal finished too strong to defeat The Lakes by 36 points to 24 at The Haven Oval. It was a tense match throughout with both teams played some enthralling rugby. Terrigal took the early lead in the match with a converted try and were never headed on the scoreboard. But there was never too much in it in the first 40 minutes. In fact the two teams were locked at 14 points apiece at the halftime break. It was 14-8 to Terrigal midway through the first half, and then 14-11 before The Lakes kicked a further penalty goal on halftime time to level the scores at the break. The match was certainly up for grabs at that stage. Terrigal were able to take a certain amount of control early in the second half when they were able to cross for two relatively quick tries. This jumped Terrigal to a significant 26 points to 14 lead which The Lakes were not able to overcome. Terrigal had several good players, but none were better than hooker Ethan McInnes, who crossed for 3 individual tries, lock Joe Taylor, and five-eight Jye Cornish. The Lakes were best served by fullback Macui Rauluni, prop Tim Poese and hooker Zac McGuiness. The match certainly showed why Terrigal are the early Premiership favourites but also showed that The Lakes will be close to the action on the final day of the competition this year.
Hornsby also demonstrated they are in for a successful season when they accounted for Warnervale by 19 points to 5 at Woongarrah Oval. The first 40 minutes was evens stevens. There was only the one converted try to Hornsby in that period and the visitors went to the halftime break leading by the slender margin of 7 points to nil. Both teams threw everything at each other in the second half and both had chances to post points. However it was Hornsby who gradually crept further ahead on the scoreboard. They were able to cross for a further two tries and well into the half were able to secure a winning lead of 19 points to nil lead. Warnervale scored late in the half to post their first points but it was all too late. This was a tough match with very little between the two teams. Best for Hornsby were No.8 James McCarthy, who continued his great form, five-eight Sione Ala and hooker Hosea Fotukava. The home side were best served by hooker Kye Haslem, fullback Mitch Riley and flanker Harry Sexton.
Ourimbah proved too strong for Gosford at Gosford Showground, running out winners by 40 points to 14. The end result was a comfortable victory for the Ourimbah team but they certainly did not have it all their own way. Gosford got away to a great start with an early converted try in the first few minutes of the match. But it was not long before Ourimbah squared it all up with their own converted try. Gosford may have had the better of the territory in the first 40 minutes but were unable to break through the strong Ourimbah defence. In fact the visitors took the lead to halftime when they crossed for their second converted try and led by 14 points to 7 at the halftime break. It was proving a quite exciting game of rugby with plenty of action from one end of the field to the other. Midway through the second half, with both teams having posted a further converted try each, Ourimbah led by only 21 points to 14. But it was the final quarter of the match that proved the difference in the two teams. Ourimbah was able to cross for three late tries to seal a very meritorious win. Gosford were in this match for 60 minutes but could not handle the Ourimbah onslaught in the final 20 minutes. Ourimbah had retained the Thomson-Brown trophy for another year. Best for Ourimbah were No.8 Rob Peden, who crossed for two tries, five-eight Daniel Jones, who directed play so efficiently all game, and inside centre Kaituu Kaufana. Best for Gosford were No.8 Sean Anzelark and halfback Ben Shelley. Ourimbah proved they are in for a good season while Gosford will definitely trouble all teams in the remaining six rounds.
Woy Woy came from behind to defeat Kariong at Woy Woy Oval by 20 points to 15. There was nothing in this clash throughout, both on the paddock and on the scoreboard. Woy Woy opened the scoring with an early penalty goal before Kariong took the lead with a try. The first half was an intense affair with neither team giving an inch. Kariong went to the halftime break by the narrow lead of 12 points to 10. There was absolutely nothing in the match at that stage. There was a long injury break in the second half but with play continuing, the same intensity continued. The lead continued to change regularly in the final 20 minutes. Woy Woy took the lead 13-12, then Kariong 15-13, before Woy Woy scored a try near fulltime to secure the victory. Best players for Woy Woy were No.8 Lapana Vitale, flanker Joel Frazer and centre Junior Stowers, while for Kariong flanker Mitchell Parker, in his initial top grade match, lock Nic Outram and five-eight Mitch Clay gave it their all for the entire 80 minutes.
Women’s 10’s rugby continued with two excellent matches. Hornsby accounted for Warnervale, while Woy Woy had a big win over Kariong.
CCRU Results Round 2
CENTRAL COAST RUGBY UNION
SATURDAY, 25th July, 2020
The Lakes 15 Reihana Hemopo, Lathan Hutchinson-Waters, tries;
Logan Hemopo 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal
Avoca Beach 14 Fionn Henderson-Foley try;
Shaun Townsend 3 penalty goals
Warnervale 18 Cameron McNamara, Netane Tonga tries; Cameron McNamara 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals
Woy Woy 10 Wade Hannell try;
Junior Stowers 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal
Terrigal 31 Josh Vainikolo 2, Jye Cornish, Sam Kenny, Nathan Simpson tries;
Adam Danckert 1 conversion;
Jye Cornish 2 conversions
Gosford 13 Chris Heap, Drew Neist tries;
Damien Montgomery 1 penalty goal
Hornsby 41 Tuihakavalu Ika 2, James McCarthy 2, Leone Naisorotab 2, Jack Woodrow tries;
Siona Ala 3 conversions
Kariong 10 Steve McGrath try;
Lachlan Peruch 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal
The Lakes 9
Avoca Beach 6
Woy Woy 0
The Lakes 17 Avoca Beach 8
Hornsby 21 Kariong 7
The Lakes 29 The Lakes 26
Hornsby 21 Kariong 10
Warnervale 5 Woy Woy 0
Terrigal 47 Gosford 0
Avoca Beach 26 The Lakes Maroon 5
The Lakes Gold 19 Hornsby 0
Gosford 43 Woy Woy 14
Woy Woy 22 Warnervale 17
Hornsby 38 Kariong 5
Round 2 saw some very exciting games of rugby played right across the Central Coast. The Match of the Day at Slade Park saw The Lakes sneak home in an extremely tight match over Avoca Beach by the narrowest of margins, by 15 points to 14. It was close throughout. The Lakes got away to the better start, kicking an early penalty goal and then following this up with a converted try take a lead of 10 points to nil lead at the midway point of the first half. The match was played in wet conditions but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of the players but did lead to quite a lot of dropped ball. Avoca Beach fought back late in the first half with two penalty goals to their fullback Shaun Townsend and at the half time break The Lakes only led by 10 points to 6. This score line was made even further tighter when Avoca Beach kicked their third penalty goal to make the score 10-9. The match was up for grabs at that stage. The final stages were evenly fought. Both teams crossed for a single try apiece to make the final score 15-14. Best players for The Lakes were Tomi Kaati, Zac McGuiness and Nick Valentine. Avoca Beach were best served by hooker Fionn Henderson-Foley and fullback Shawn Townsend. Both teams will take a lot from the clash and the result proves that these two teams will be in the reckoning at the end of the year.
Hornsby opened up their season with a convincing win over Kariong at Mark Taylor Oval, running out victors by 41 points to 10. Hornsby were in control almost from the opening whistle. They led early and then went to the halftime break with a handy 17 points to 3 lead. They were playing some very constructive rugby and were always dangerous with the ball in hand. However it was in the second half that Hornsby really asserted its dominance. They posted a further 24 points to secure the win. The 7 tries to one score line does indicate the difference in the two teams on the day. Best for Hornsby were lock Wes Faupula, while Tuihakavalu Ika, No.8 James McCarthy and fullback Leone Naisorotab all scored 2 tries apiece for the home side. Kariong never stopped trying but it was just not going to be their day. Best for Kariong were flankers Josh Bottero and Christian Whitfield as well as Lachlan Peruch. Hornsby showed they will be a threat for all teams this year.
Terrigal continued on their winning way with a 31 points 13 win over Gosford at The Haven Oval. It was great to see Gosford back in Premier1 and they certainly made their impact in this match. They put in a real full hearted performance and worried the Terrigal outfit for most of the match. Gosford got away to a great start and had posted two tries early in the match to take a 10 points to nil lead. Terrigal did score a converted try close to halftime, with Gosford going to the halftime beak leading by 10 points to 7. Gosford still led by 13 points to 12 well into the second half. Gosford were playing some pleasing rugby and certainly showed they will trouble teams for the remainder of the year. Terrigal gradually wore down Gosford and were able to cross for several late tries to eventually post a quite comfortable victory. Best for Terrigal were lock Josh Vainikolo and flanker Sam Kenny while for Gosford veteran Adam Carlisle made his mark at five-eight as did Ben Shelley at halfback. Terrigal showed why they are Premiership favourites with their 80 minute effort but Gosford also showed they do belong in Premier 1.
Warnervale scored their first win of the season when they accounted for Woy Woy at Woongarrah Oval by 18 points to 10. Warnervale only led by 7 points to 3 at the halftime break and so at that stage it was anybody’s match. The home side did increase this lead early in the second stanza and led by 15 points to 3 at the 60 minute mark of the match. Woy Woy never stopped trying however. They fought back to get the score to 15 -10 but a late penalty goal to Warnervale secured them the win. There was not too much between these two teams for the entire 80 minutes. Best for Warnervale were No.8 Cameron McNamara, Kye Haslem and Sione Branxton. Woy Woy were best served by backs Wade Hannell and Junior Stowers.
Women’s 10’s rugby saw some exciting clashes over the weekend. Although only 4 teams were in action, there was plenty of action on the paddock. Hornsby easily accounted for Kariong, while Woy Woy had a close win over Warnervale.