SATURDAY, 23rd JULY, 2022
Edan Sirone, Steve Finley, Owen Turner, Rob Peden, Bett Cunningham, tries;
Jarrod Grange 4 conversions, 2 penalty goals
Jye Clack 2, Taylor Mildren, Justin Atkins tries;
Scott Hanley 3 conversions
Blake Irwin 3, Matt Polmear 2, Jye Cornish, Ulisese Tagiilima Esene, Ethan McInnes, Adam Danckert tries;
Adam Danckert 7 conversions
Andrew Collins, Hosea Fotukava, Talifolau Sitani tries;
Hunter Bird 2 conversions
Zane Theron 3, Dylan Acreman 2, Cameron McNamara 2, Sevanaia Nabetelevu 2, Max Alexander, Ben Butler tries;
TJ Teekafa 1 penalty goal, 4 conversions;
Matthew Hurley 1 conversion
Liam Etherington try
All lower grades were cancelled due to the ongoing weather conditions. Matches in Premier 2, Presidents Cup and Women’s 10’s were declared draws.
PREMIER 1 REPORT :
In another unusual day of rugby, all Premier 1 matches were played at the same venue – Woongarrah Oval No.2. The three Premier 1 matches were all played in great spirit with plenty of action across the afternoon and into the evening,
In the ‘Match of the Day’, Kariong travelled to Woongarah Oval to take on the Razorbacks. The Razorbacks outlasted Kariong to run out winners by 39 points to 26. This high standard rugby match saw plenty of action from start to finish. The Razorbacks commenced the match so well. They controlled the action on the paddock and it was this good play that took them to an early 11 points to nil lead after 15 minutes. They crossed for a try in the opening few minutes then followed this up with two penalty goals. Although Kariong were not to be outdone. They hit back with some great rugby. Before long they had responded with two converted tries and by midway through the first half had jumped to the lead by 14 points to 11. But once again, the Razorbacks replied. They then crossed for a further two converted tries to take the lead by 25 points to 14 at the halftime break. It was a great 40 minutes of rugby. It was hard and fast and it was some of the best rugby seen this year. This 11 point lead to the Razorbacks was such a handy lead in the context of the match. The second half was a very even affair but the first half lead to the Razorbacks was enough for them to hold on for victory. The Razorback had several very good performances. The centre pairing of Jarrod Grange and Kaituu Kaufana was strong, James Mann was good at the lineout, and prop Brett Cunningham gave his usual strong performance up front. Kariong were best served by centre Jye Clack, who crossed for 2 tries, lock Nick Outram, No.8 Lachlan Peruch and centre Tyson Potger.
The Terrigal versus Hornsby match was the opening game at Woongarrah Oval. Terrigal defeated Hornsby by 59 points to 19. Terrigal certainly did not have it all their own early on. In fact, the opening stages of the match were hard fought and tight. However, as the match went on, Terrigal took control and slowly the points were accrued. Terrigal opened the scoring with a charge down try to lock Matt Polmear but Hornsby quickly squared things up with their own try. However later in the first half Terrigal did really assert their dominance. In fact, by halftime, Terrigal had jumped to a very handy 38 points to 19 lead. It was a high scoring first half with plenty of action for the spectators. The second half was all Terrigal and despite Hornsby giving it their all, Terrigal were able to post 21 points to nil in the second stanza. Best players for Terrigal were lock Sam Kenny, five-eight Adam Danckert and lock Matt Polmear, who crossed for 2 tries in the match. Hornsby were best served by halfback Jack Woodrow, No.8 Talifolau Sitani, and lock Aaron Duncan.
The Warnervale versus Gosford clash was played under lights at Woongarrah Oval. Obviously, it was a home ground fixture for Warnervale and they took full advantage of that. The match saw Warnervale totally dominate the proceedings for the entire 80 minutes, and they ran out victors by 68 points to 5, It was an excellent performance by the home team. They ran in 11 tries to one and that is a good indication of the flow of the match. Warnervale led by 37 points to 5 at the halftime break, and then continued on to post a further 31 points in the second half. However, nothing could be taken away from Gosford. They were severely hit with injuries and other commitments by the players but they never stopped trying for the whole match. The team started with 15 players, and finished with 13 on the paddock. However, it was Warnervale’s night. Thewy showed they are a Premiership threat and with two great wins over the last fortnight they will be a threat for the remainder of the year. Best players for Warnervale were five-eight TJ Teekafa, No.8 Moleni Soane, flanker Matt Martin and centre Sevanaia Nabetelevu. A feature of the match were the three tries scored by winger Zane Theron. Best for Gosford were No.8 Tofua Fifita and flanker Chad Sneyd.