SATURDAY, 29th MAY, 2021
PREMIER 1 (bonus points in brackets)
Tevita Alipate, James McCarthy tries; Penalty Try;
Sione Ala 3 penalty goals
The Lakes 8
Logan Hemopo try;
Logan Hemopo 1 conversion
Kariong 48 (1)
Blake Silvester 2, Kane Williams 2, Taylor Mildren, Sean Peruch, Hudson Browning, Adam Peruch tries;
Scott Hanley 4 conversions
Woy Woy 19
Ratu Neori Qiokata, Philip Shaw, Kabati Matanakilagi tries;
Corby Delaforce 2 conversions
Terrigal 62 (1)
Blake Irwin 2, Jye Cornish, Salipopo Pamata, Chad Shipton, Dylon Calabria, Richard Hooper, Daniel Sargeant, Harry Hughes tries; Penalty Try;
Adam Danckert 5 conversions
Lachlan Natapu try
PREMIER 2 (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal 62 (1) Warnervale 12
The Lakes 22 (1) Hornsby 10
Kariong 53 (1) Woy Woy 7
PRESIDENTS CUP (bonus points in brackets)
The Bay 7 Razorbacks 5 (1)
The Lakes 36 (1) Hornsby 12
Terrigal Blue 46 (1) Kariong 12
WOMEN (bonus points in brackets)
Terrigal 31 (1) Warnervale 5
Hornsby 34 (1) The Lakes 5
Gosford/Woy Woy 48 (1) Kariong 10
Swietelsky Shield Premier 1 rugby competition continued on Saturday with some interesting results. Once again, because of the results yesterday, the positioning on the Points Table in Premier changed considerably.
In the Match of the Day, Hornsby won a hard fought struggle with The Lakes, running out victors by 26 points to 8 at Slade Park. This match went point for point for much of the contest and it was only in the last quarter of the match that Hornsby was able to grab a reasonable lead that allowed their supporters to relax slightly. Hornsby opened the scoring with a penalty goal to five-eight Sione Ala, but The Lakes were quick to respond with their own penalty goal to halfback Logan Hemopo. The scores remained locked at 3 all for quite awhile before Hornsby kicked a second penalty to lead by 6 points to 3. It was proving a close and very tight struggle. The only other scoring in the first half was a try to The Lakes and this allowed them to take the lead in the match for the first and only time. The Lakes went to the halftime break leading by the narrow margin of 8 points to 6. Hornsby had several excellent performances in that first half but none were better than No.8 James McCarthy, who led from the front and was in everything. He was well supported by flanker Sau Faupola and hooker John King. Standout for The Lakes was Logan Hemopo who scored all the home team’s points with a try and a conversion. The second half continued in much the same vein but it was Hornsby who gradually gained the ascendancy. It was not easy but they were able to post a further 20 points in the second half and at the same time kept The Lakes scoreless. It was a most creditable performance by Hornsby and holds them in good stead for the rest of the season. Both teams know they have a very real chance of making the Finals this year. Hornsby, with this win, sneaks into equal 3rd position while The Lakes are just out of the Top Five.
Terrigal recorded a 62 points to 5 victory over Warnervale on a very cold day at Woongarrah Oval. The opening minutes of the match were very evenly fought but it did not take Terrigal long to start posting points. They had crossed for 2 tries within the first 8 minutes of the kickoff but then they continued to cross for tries at regular intervals for the rest of the first half, and the match. Terrigal went to the halftime break leading by 38 points to nil so the match was basically over already by then. Warnervale never stopped trying however. They had their chances to score points but errors at the wrong time stopped all progress. Despite the score line it was a physical clash but it was Terrigal who had the right form and were playing some of their best rugby of the year. Terrigal scored a further 24 points in the second half to go on to record a big win. The victory puts Terrigal back on top of the competition ladder which is proving a neck and neck race to the Finals. Warnervale‘s best players on the day were centre Richard Ahilelei, flanker Kye Haslam and halfback Brenton Acreman. Best for Terrigal were five-eight Adam Danckert, centre Harry Hughes and flanker Sam Kenny.
Kariong had a very important victory over Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval, running out winners by 48 points to 19. This was another hard fought encounter for the entire 80 minutes but it was Kariong who were always ahead on the scoreboard. Kariong got away to a great start in the match and were able to cross for several early tries. They had scored 3 tries, and led by 19 points to nil, before Woy Woy were able to post any of their points. It was a slow start by Woy Woy and not one that they wanted. But Kariong did play extremely well in those opening stages of the contest. A further converted try was scored by each team before halftime for Kariong to go the halftime break leading by 26 points to 7. It was a very handy lead for Kariong, one which they maintained for the rest of the match. The second half was a far more even affair but the result had already gone to the visiting team. It was an important victory Kariong after two very close loses in recent weeks. The win places Kariong in second spot on the ladder in what is proving one of their best seasons in years. Woy Woy will continue to threaten this year and will be a danger for all teams for the remainder of the year. Best players for Kariong were No.8 Hudson Browning, lock Blake Silvester and prop Jonah Manuao, while Woy Woy were best served by No.8 Philip Shaw, flanker Jazper Doak-Stride and fullback Marcus Hundt.
The Bay recorded its first win of the season when they defeated the Razorbacks in President’s Cup on Friday night at Joseph Banks Oval. It was a hard fought clash throughout, resulting in the 7-5 win to the home team.
Women’s 10’s rugby saw four highly competitive matches, with all teams aiming to get that vital win so they reach the Finals in 2021. Wins were gained by Terrigal, Gosford/Woy Woy and Hornsby. This competition is certainly hotting up and it seems there is a real race to make the Finals this year. Terrigal and Gosford/Woy Woy proved on Saturday they will be on the scene during the Finals this year.