SATURDAY, 15th MAY, 2021
Joe Taylor, Mitch Hirst, Adam Danckert tries;
Adam Danckert 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Razorbacks 30 (1)
Jarrod Grange, Toby Carver, Matthew Martin, Selesitino Penisoni try;
Jarrod Grange 2 conversion, 2 penalty goals
Kariong 24 (1)
Jonah Manuao, Jake Hubbard, CJ Fonoti tries;
Lachlan Peruch 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal
Woy Woy 31 (1)
Vetaia Sinalevu, Junior Stowers, Philip Shaw, Corby Delaforce, Zac Doak-Stride tries;
Vetaia Sinalevu 3 conversions
Avoca Beach 27 (2)
Jake McPhie 2, Blake Jacob, Cade Robertson tries;
Sam Evans 1 penalty goal, 2 conversions
Terrigal 46 (1) Hornsby 14
Avoca Beach 50 (1) Woy Woy 14
Kariong 15 Razorbacks 12 (1)
Terrigal Blue 41 (1) Hornsby 5
The Lakes 25 (1) The Bay 3
Kariong 31 (1) Razorbacks 21
Terrigal 52 (1) Hornsby 10
Avoca Beach 28 (1) Gosford/Woy Woy 0
Kariong 20 (1) Razorbacks 15 (1)
In another gripping game of Swietelsky Shield Premier 1 rugby, Terrigal defeated Hornsby at The Haven Oval by 22 points to 0. In an intense and physical game of rugby, and one that was played under lights on a quite chilly evening, Terrigal were always in control on the scoreboard. However the game was much closer on the paddock with both teams giving their all throughout the entire 80 minutes. Terrigal took the early lead with a penalty goal, and then quickly followed this up with a converted try to lock Joe Taylor. Terrigal thus led by 10 points to nil early on. However there were no further points scored in the remainder of the first half. The game had developed into a real arm wrestle with both teams having chances to score but wonderful defence by both teams prevented any further scoring occurring. It was proving a hard fought and gripping struggle. Both teams had several pleasing performances. Best for Terrigal were prop Harry Gray, halfback Jye Cornish, flanker Mitch Hirst, and five-eight Adam Danckert. Hornsby were always trying to get on the scoreboard but just could not break through. Best players for Hornsby were No.8 Tevita Faupula, outside centre Ivanho Satuala, and five-eight Sione Ala. Terrigal opened the second stanza with an early try to five-eight Adam Danckert and this 15 points to nil lead remained the score for much of the reminder of the second half. Once again the match was proving a real struggle and it was proving very difficult to post any further points. Terrigal locked in the win with a converted try close to full time to run out victors by 22 points to nil. Terrigal remain undefeated in the competition while Hornsby definitely proved they will be close to the action later in the year.
The Razorbacks scored a try close to full time to secure a victory over Kariong by 31 points to 27 at Ourimbah Rugby Park. This was another hard fought and closely fought encounter for the entire 80 minutes. The scores were close for the entire clash and neither team was able to take a winning break on the other for much of the match. The Razorbacks started the match well and posted the first try to lead 5 nil but it was not long before Kariong took the lead with their own converted try in the 18th minute. Kariong then led by 7 points to 5. The Razorbacks probably played the better rugby in the first half and were dominating territory and possession for long periods. They were rewarded with 2 tries midway through the first half and this enabled them to go to a handy 18 points to 7 lead in the match. This was the biggest lead in the match but it was not to remain so for very long. The Razorbacks did dominate the middle stages of the first half but Kariong marked the start of their resurgence just before halftime when they crossed for their second try. This try made the score 18 points to 14 and this was to remain the halftime score. The second half was even stevens throughout for all of the 40 minutes. Both teams were able to post 13 points in the second half and the 4 points difference at halftime remained the difference at fulltime. Midway through the second half Kariong had taken the lead by 21 points to 18, then the Razorbacks led 23-21, then Kariong 24-23, before the Razorbacks scored a try very close to fulltime to secure the win by 30 points to 24. It was a very exciting game of rugby where both teams threw everything at each other and maybe both teams deserved the win. The pulsating match kept the spectators warm on a very chilly afternoon. Best players for the Razorbacks were winger Eden Sirone, halfback Connor Peden, flanker Jarrod Grange and centre Owen Turner, while best for Kariong were centre Lachlan Peruch, No.8 Mitchell Parker and five-eight Mitch Clay. Both teams will take a lot from this match. The Razorbacks would be pleased to get back into the winners circle while Kariong proved they are Finalist prospects this year.
In what was a minor upset, Woy Woy defeated Avoca Beach by 31 points to 27 at Woy Woy Oval. In what proved a topsy turvy match, Woy Woy was able to outlast the visitors in this contest. Woy Woy got away to a great start and before very long into the match were leading by 12 points to nil. It was just the start they wanted. However for the remainder of the first half, and early into the second half, it was Avoca Beach who did all of the scoring. By halftime Avoca Beach had fought back and had jumped to the lead by 14 points to 12. Many people thought they would go on with it from that point. In fact they did for awhile into the second half. Avoca Beach scored two tries early in the second half and it was not long before they had opened up a handy lead of 24 points to 12. Avoca Beach had scored 24 unanswered points in the match. However Woy Woy was not to be outdone. From the middle stages of the second stanza until the end of the match, Woy Woy stormed home with three tries. They had taken the lead and they remained in front on the scoreboard until the final whistle. It was a very pleasing effort by the home team and one that shows that in this year’s competition, no team can be taken lightly. Best players for Woy Woy on the day were five-eight Vetaia Sinalevu, who posted 11 personal points, No.8 Philip Shaw, and halfback Zac Doak- Stride. Avoca Beach were best served by prop Jake McPhie, who crossed for 2 tries, flankers Blake Jacob and Eden McQueen, and hooker Fion Henderson-Foley.
The Bay lost their President’s Cup clash with The Lakes by 25 points to 3 at Slade Park on Friday evening.
Woman’s Weekly Match Report: Round Six, 15/05/2021
by Bronte Doorn
Terrigal Trojans 52 Hornsby Nalas 10
Avoca Beach 28 Gosford /Woy Woy 0
Kariong Wanderers 20 Ourimbah Razorbacks 15
Terrigal hosted the Nalas for a night game this week at The Haven. Last time these teams met at the Haven, Hornsby showed dominance on the edges and handed Terrigal their first loss for the 2020 season. Terrigal was determined not to let history repeat itself as the two teams clashed in front of a large night game crowd. Hornsby received off the kickoff and showed strong runs through the middle of the park. The Terrigal Ladies got off to a strong start, scoring early in the opening minutes of the game. Terrigal continued forward, with assertive carrying from Bronte Kirk-Clark and Shenay Ball extending Terrigal’s lead running in 3 and 4 tries a piece. With the limited possession the Nalas had, they were able to show their skill and speed out wide for a runaway try by Jessica O’Neil, scoring the first of her two tries that game. The score at half time was 30-5. The second half continued along much like the first half did. The continuous defensive efforts put in by the Hornsby Nalas coupled with the limited bench, saw fatigue set in. However, the determination and grit of the visiting side proved vital, gaining possession later in the game with O’Neil scoring an excellent runaway try. Yet it was the work from the Terrigal halves Elise Connolly and Emily Lufe who were playing out of position that sealed the game with their seamless transition into play making positions. Congratulations to all girls who played a well spirited contest. The final score was 52-10
Kariong travelled to Ourimbah to play the Razorbacks for round six. It could have been anyone's game, with Kariong scoring the winning points in the dying seconds of the game. Ourimbah started strong, with Ellie Dark scoring an effortless try, putting them in front. The strength displayed in each forward pack proved for some exciting rugby, building the pressure and turning over some crucial balls. The Ourimbah backline showcased some excellent speed and discipline, resulting in Makayla McCarthy scoring in the corner. The Kariong woman shared the love with Leesa Blackmore, Nicole Masjak, Jessie Bonioni and Laura Mah scoring impressive tries to put the Wanderers in front. However, the best offence is defense and Kariong proved this by turning the ball over 15 metres out from Ourimbah’s try line and scoring an impressive try that sealed the win for the away side. The final score was 20-15.
What was set to be an exciting matchup turned into a week off as Gosford/Woy Woy unfortunately had to forfeit due to other sport commitments. Avoca winning the match by default wasn’t the win they were expecting but one they’ll take, continuing their streak for another week.
Round seven is set to be a thrilling weekend as all four woman’s teams will be taking the field. Hornsby will welcome Gosford/Woy Woy to Mark Taylor Oval, Terrigal will be travelling to the Pig Pen for a game against Ourimbah, Warnervale will play Avoca at Heazlett Park and Kariong will host The Ladies of the Lakes.