SATURDAY, 13th AUGUST, 2022
The Lakes 31
Epeli Vure 3, Noah Halaapiapi, Tim Poese tries;
Logan Hemopo 3 conversions
Avoca Beach 25
Alex Halls 2, Mitchell Briggs tries;
Sam Evans 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals
James Mann, Edan Sirone, Josefa Biu tries;
Jarrod Grange 2 conversions, 2 penalty goals
Lachlan Natapu, Scott Fitzpatrick, TJ Teekafa, Matt Martin tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion
Jake Hubbard 3, Lindsay Rumble 2, Lachlan Peruch 2, Jye Clack, Sean Peruch, Ryan Conaghan, Adam Peruch, Nick Outram tries;
Lachlan Peruch 7 conversions;
Nick Outram 2 conversions
Chris Heap, Sione Fanua, Ben Harvey tries;
Ben Shelley 2 conversions
Warnervale 50 Razorbacks 12
Avoca Beach 7 The Lakes 0
Kariong 61 Gosford 12
Terrigal 28 Woy Woy 0
Terrigal White 31 Warnervale 14
Avoca Beach 45 The Lakes 3
Hornsby 26 The Bay 21
Terrigal Blue 22 Woy Woy 21
Warnervale 15 Hornsby 7
Avoca Beach 59 The Lakes 7
Terrigal 46 Kariong/Razorbacks 0
PREMIER 1 REPORT :
The Lakes travelled to Heazlett Park to meet Avoca Beach in what was another crucial game of rugby. The Lakes secured a valuable victory when they defeated Avoca Beach by 31 points to 25. This match proved a close tussle throughout the entire 80 minutes. Avoca Beach got the better of the start when they crossed for an early try to centre Alex Halls. However, The Lakes were quick to respond with their own try. The Lakes then grabbed a second try to take the lead by 12 points to 10. The Lakes were to score a further converted try just prior to the break to go to halftime leading by 19 points to 10. However, Avoca Beach were not to be outdone. Soon after the break they responded with two tries to take the lead once again, by 22 points to 19. This seesawing fixture was proving a thriller for the crowd in attendance. It was then The Lakes turn to take the lead. Winger Epeli Vure crossed for his third try midway through the second half for The Lakes to grab the lead by 24 points to 22 before another try increased that lead to 31 points to 22. Avoca Beach finished the match strongly with a penalty goal and then nearly scored a try right on fulltime. Best players for The Lakes were No.8 Tim Poese, flanker Paul Wilson and centre Ashton Hutchinson-Walters, while for Avoca Beach, hooker Cooper Elliott, lock Emile Thomas and centre Alex Halls were strongest. The win sees The Lakes jump into fifth spot at the expense of Warnervale in what is developing into such an exciting race to the Finals with two rounds to go.
Warnervale were back home at Woongarrah Oval to host the Razorbacks. The Razorbacks were able to outlast Warnervale by the narrow margin of 25 points to 22. The first half was such an even battle with no quarter given or asked for in the first 40 minutes. Warnervale opened the scoring with a try but the Razorbacks were quick to respond with their own 5 pointer. Scoring went point for point in the first half with both teams going to the halftime break locked at 10 points apiece. The match was certainly up for grabs at that stage. The lead changed 3 times in the second half with neither team able to make the break on the other. It was proving to be such a tight contest. The Razorbacks led 15-10, then Warnervale took the lead 17-15 before once again the scores were locked at 22 points apiece. A penalty goal near fulltime secured the victory for the Razorbacks. Warnervale did score 4 tries to 3 but were unable to get the victory. Best players for the Razorbacks were hooker Jordan Clarke, halfback Luke Mack and No.8 Rob Peden. Best for the home side were No.8 Moleni Soane, lock Matt Martin and lock Lachlan Natapu. The win sees the Razorbacks locked in 2nd spot on the competition ladder with Avoca Beach while Warnervale have two nervous weekends coming up to conclude the competition rounds
Gosford travelled up the hill to take on Kariong at Kariong Oval in this neighbouring club clash. Kariong ran out winners by 78 points to 19. Kariong were in control almost from the very start and the further the match went on the stronger they became. Kariong went to the halftime break leading by 21 points to 12. The first half was a relatively tight struggle and both teams were able to score points and for the score to be remain reasonably close. However, Kariong completed dominated the second half. They were able to post a further 57 points in the final 40 minutes to which Gosford had no real answer. It was an important victory for Kariong and holds them in good stead for the Finals. Best players for Kariong were flanker Ryan Conaghan, fullback Jake Hubbard, who scored 3 tries, prop Jonah Manuao and flanker Lachlan Peruch, who posted 24 personal points for the home side. Gosford were best served by flanker Richard Cully, halfback Damien Montgomery, prop Suli Hakalo and centre Sam Underwood.
President’s Cup rugby saw several interesting games of rugby yesterday. Hornsby recorded a good victory over The Bay by 26 points to 21, Terrigal Blue defeated Woy Woy 22-21 in a close one, while Avoca Beach and Terrigal White had good wins.
All six teams were in action yesterday in Women’s 10’s rugby. Avoca Beach were easy winners over The Lakes by 59 points to 7, Terrigal defeated Kariong/Razorbacks by 46 points to 0, and Warnervale caused an upset by defeating Hornsby by 15 points to 7.