SATURDAY, 19th JUNE, 2021
PREMIER 1 (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal 34 (1)
Richard Hooper 2, Harry Hughes, Will McDonald, Dylon Calabria tries;
Adam Danckert 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Kariong 29 (2)
CJ Fonoti, Scott Hanley, Jake Hubbard tries; Penalty Try;
Scott Hanley 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Razorbacks 29 (1)
Connor Peden 2, Josefa Biu, Sam Kearney tries;
Jarrod Grange 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Woy Woy 22 (2)
Jazper Doak-Stride, Unaloto Tupou, Josh Haskins, Scott Ofahengaue tries;
Ratu Nagwaru 1 conversion
Hornsby 37 (1)
Malama Ala 2, Mitchell MacDonald 2, Mitch Fullager, Tuihakavalua Hika tries;
Sione Ala 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Warnervale 22 (1)
Cameron McNamara, Ben Butler, Lachlan Natapu, Ketoni Toutai tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion
PREMIER 2 (bonus points in brackets)
Kariong 21 Terrigal 5
Razorbacks 54 (1) Woy Woy 0
Hornsby 44 (1) Warnervale 7
PRESIDENTS CUP (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal White 45 (1) Kariong 14
Terrigal Blue 34 (1) Razorbacks 12
Avoca Beach 41 (1) The Bay 0
WOMEN (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal 48 (1) Kariong 17
Gosford/Woy Woy 29 (1) Razorbacks 12
Hornsby 36 (1) Warnervale 7
Entering the second half of the Central Coast Rugby Union season, the Swietelsky Shield Premier 1 rugby competition is certainly developing into one of the closest and tightest races to the Final Series in many years. All matches yesterday were so close and so tight on the scoreboard.
The Match of the Day at Kariong Oval saw Terrigal came from behind to defeat Kariong by 34 points to 29. There was nothing in this match. Kariong started the match very well and went to an early lead of 17 points to 5 lead. It was just the start that the home side required. The home side were playing very good rugby and were setting the platform for a very good day at Kariong Oval. However, it did not take long for Terrigal to get back on track both on the paddock and on the scoreboard. Terrigal gradually got back into the match and by halftime only trailed Kariong by 15 points to 17. There was nothing in this match at this stage. Terrigal took the lead early in the second half and by midway through the second stanza had jumped to a very handy 34 points to 17 lead. It seemed at that stage that they would go on with it and record a big victory. However, in the latter stages of the match, Kariong came right back into the picture with some vital tries. There was only the 5 point difference between the two teams at the conclusion of the match. Best players on the day for Terrigal were prop Nathan Simpson, lock Joe Taylor, five-eight Adam Danckert and fullback Dan Sargeant. Best for the home team were halfback Scott Hanley, who posted a personal tally of 12 points, flanker Mitch Parker and centre Kane Williams. The win sees Terrigal remain at the top of the table, and the 2 bonus points for Kariong certainly keeps them right in the picture.
Razorbacks recorded a 29 points to 22 victory over Woy Woy at Ourimbah Rugby Park in what was another tight tussle. The first half of this match was very evenly fought and there was nothing between the two teams at the halftime break. This clash was very tight throughout. The Razorbacks went to the early lead and led by 10 points to 5 midway through the first half. Woy Woy came right back onto the scene with two late tries in the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 17 points to 10. The match was being played in cold conditions but the rugby was certainly keeping the spectators on the edge of anticipation. It was the Razorbacks who took control on the scoreboard early in the second half and it was not long before they had taken the lead in the match and they had raced to a handy 29 points to 17 lead. Woy Woy were not to be outdone and a late try to them saw a close race to the finish. However it was the Razorbacks who were able to hang on for the important victory. The win sees them remain in second spot on the competition ladder. Best players for the Razorbacks were flanker Jarrod Grange, Dan Jones and No.8 Matt Martin, while for Woy Woy their best performances came from flanker Jaz Doak-Stride, halfback Zac Doak-Stride, winger Mitieli Tamani and No.8 Phil Shaw.
Hornby continued their great form to defeat Warnervale by 37 points to 22 at Mark Taylor Oval. It was another close contest throughout. Warnervale got the better of the start and it was not long before they had raced to 12 points to 5 lead. Hornsby certainly were placed on the back foot early in this clash. By halftime however the match had been all squared up and the two teams went to the break locked up at 12 points apiece. It was anyone’s match at that stage as both teams were playing very effective rugby. Hornsby were being best served by No.8 James McCarthy, hooker Hosea Fotukava and winger Mitch MacDonald. Best for the visitors were No.8 Vakacegu Vuibau, flanker Hunter Jackson-Sullivan and hooker Cameron McNamara. The second half saw Hornsby quickly jump to a very handy 34 points to 17 lead and they controlled proceedings in that early period in the second half. Warnervale never gave up however and were able to cross late in the half for their fourth try to grab a bonus point. The win cements Hornsby in the Top Five at this stage of the season.
Avoca Beach proved too strong for The Bay in President’s Cup at Heazlett Park, running out winners by 41 points to 0.
Women’s Weekly Match Report: Round 10 19/6/2021
by Bronte Doorn.
Terrigal Trojans 48 Kariong 14
Gosford/Woy Woy 29 Ourimbah Razorbacks 12
Hornsby Nalas 36 Warnervale 7
Kariong hosted the Trojans for Round 10. The Trojans started strongly, keeping the home side scoreless. The Trojan woman proved why they were at the top of the ladder in the first 20 minutes of the game, seamlessly working together to score effortless tries. However, in the second half, Kariong were determined to prove themselves, with Aiesha El-Kurdi scoring their first try. It wasn’t long before Leisel Collins and Taylah Ison crossed the line, bringing the score to 48-14 in time for the final buzzer.
Gosford/Woy Woy headed to Ourimbah, where in which the pig pen lived up to its name with the girls playing a spirited game in the slush. In the first 10 mins of the game the Razorbacks had great possession of the ball which allowed the ladies to display great ball skills through hands. During this possession of the ball Razorbacks scored a quick thinking try by Lorna Martin & conversion by Jaimi Elwin. The Devil/Lions Ella Carlisle, was very quick on the wing, giving the Devil/Lions a quick couple of tries. Both sides showed heart in their defensive efforts, forcing clutch turn overs and making try saving tackles. All in all, great game had by both teams and hugs all round despite the muddy paddock.
The Nalas took on the Cats this weekend and the game did not disappoint! It was an entertaining game, with the Nalas stepping up to the challenge that the home sides forward pack posed. The Nalas displayed some fantastic rugby, with six (6) girls crossing the line in style, Sally Hawkins, Angela Marando, Jess O’Neil, Annabelle Rogers and Becca Rogers. Thus, giving Lucy Metcalfe many opportunities to work on her kicking, scoring 3 conversions. Despite defending for most of the game, the home side showed glimpsing of attack, showcasing their power of their forwards and speed of their backs. The final score read 36-7, favouring the home side. It was a great game played in good spirit, and a great day for rugby with the Hornsby girls celebrating ladies day and the Warnervale club fancy dress bus trip. Also, Congratulations to Sally Hawking for 50 club games for The Hornsby Nalas!