SATURDAY, 30th JULY, 2022
Ulisene Tagiilima Esene 3, Noah Hughes, Jye Cornish, Salipopo Pamata, Harry Gray tries;
Jye Cornish 1 penalty goal;
Jayden Woolley 2 conversions
Rob Peden 2, Kaituu Kaufana tries;
Jarrod Grange 1 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Mitch Clay 2, Jye Clack, Jonah Manuao, Kyle Young, Taylor Mildren, Sean Peruch tries;
Scott Hanley 4 conversions
The Lakes 41
Nathyrn Harrison 4, Sione Vaenuku, Macui Raulini tries;
Logan Hemopo 4 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Avoca Beach 31
Liam Jenkins 2, Matt Anderson, Shaun Townsend, Harrisen Bowcock tries;
Sam Evans 3 conversions
Veipueki Siale, Ben Butler, Moleni Soane tries;
Cameron McNamara 2 conversions
Terrigal 61 Razorbacks 7
The Lakes 54 Kariong 7
Avoca Beach 15 Warnervale 14
Hornsby 28 Woy Woy 0
Terrigal White 22 Terrigal Blue 13
Avoca Beach 19 Warnervale 12
Hornsby 41 Woy Woy 24
Avoca Beach 69 Warnervale 0
The Lakes 22 Kariong/Razorbacks 5
PREMIER 1 REPORT :
Terrigal hosted the Razorbacks at The Haven Oval, and Terrigal scored an important victory by 44 points to 20. The first half was a very even battle. The two teams were neck and neck for the first 40 minutes. In fact, by halftime, they were locked at 13 points apiece. It was anyone’s match at that stage. The second half started well for the Razorbacks when they crossed for a converted try to take the lead by 20 points to 13. Things were looking good for them. However, it was not long before Terrigal hit their straps and started to play some very constructive rugby. They quickly responded with their own try to level the scores once again at 20 points each. However, as the second half proceeded, it was proving to be all Terrigal. In fact, in the second half, they posted 31 points while the Razorbacks were only able to respond with that single try just after halftime. It was a mist convincing victory for the Terrigal team. Best players for Terrigal were winger Ulisene Tagiilima Esene, who crossed for 3 tries, flanker Noah Hughes, halfback Jye Cornish and fullback Dan Sargeant. The Razorbacks were best served by flanker James Blanch, centre Kaituu Kaufana, lock Steve Finley and No.8 Rob Peden, who crossed for 2 tries. The win sees Terrigal cement their position at the top of the competition ladder, and they also retain the Challenge Shield.
Warnervale travelled to Heazlett Park to meet Avoca Beach. Avoca Beach proved too strong on the day getting the victory by 31 points to 19. However, they certainly did not have it all their own way. Avoca Beach got away to a good start in the match and it was not long before they had crossed for 2 tries to lead by 10 points to nil. They did control the early stages of the first half. However, Warnervale hit back later in the first half, and were rewarded with their own try to make the score Avoca Beach 10 Warnervale 5. This score line was to remain the situation at the halftime break. Avoca Beach continued to control the scoreboard in the second half. In fact, soon after the break, they were able to cross for a further two tries to increase their lead by 24 points to 5 by midway through the second stanza. It was a handy lead but to Warnervale’s; great credit they fought back with their own tries later in the match. Avoca Beach were able to hang onto the lead when they crossed for their fifth try late in the match. Best for Avoca Beach were No.8 Matt Anderson, halfback Charlie Crimmings and flanker Fionn Henderson- Foley, while for Warnervale prop Steve Neli, winger Ofa Siale, No.8 Tevita Piukala and lock Lachlan Natapu played well. The win sees Avoca Beach displace the Razorbacks in second spot on the ladder.
The Lakes were at home to Kariong at Slade Park. The clash proved to be one of the best games of rugby this season, but it was Kariong who grabbed the victory by 43 points to 41. It was high scoring match with play going from one end of field to the other for the entire 80 minutes. Kariong got away to a great start and before long led by 10 points to nil. It was a good start. However, the lead did not last long. The Lakes then responded with some great rugby. They crossed for 4 tries before the halftime break to lead by 26 points to 10 at halftime. They even increased that lead early in the second half with a further try to lead by 31 points to 10. It was a great lead. To be down by 10 points to nil, and then lead by 31 points to 10 was a major turnaround. But it was not to be only turnaround in the match. Suddenly Kariong woke up and they suddenly changed the scoreboard considerably. Kariong were able to stay in the struggler and they responded with 5 tries during the second half. It was a marvellous fight back. The Lakes had no answer at this stage. It was such a close struggle and the two point victory to Kariong showed just how tight the match was. It was a gripping game of rugby with 13 tries scored in the match. There was high quality ball movement in the match, a tough struggle in the forwards, and with play going from one end of the paddock to the other. Kariong scored 7 tries to 6 and that was the only difference in this titanic match. Best players for Kariong were centre Mitch Clay, who scored 2 tries, prop Jonah Manuao and No.8 Logan Campbell. The Lakes were best served by fullback Macui Raulini, prop Tim Poese, and flanker Wiremu Pirini, while winger Nathyrn Harrison crossed for 4 individual tries.
President’s Cup rugby saw Hornsby record a good victory over Woy Woy by 41 points to 24.
There were two matches in Women’s 10’s rugby. Avoca Beach were easy winners over Warnervale by 69 points to nil, while The Lakes defeated Kariong/Razorbacks by 22 points to 5.