CCRU Preliminary Final Results

September 18, 2022



Razorbacks                 32
Josefa Biu 2, Lochlan Stuhne-Scott, Brett Cunningham, Owen Turner tries;
Jarrod Grange 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Avoca Beach               24
Mitchell Briggs, Mitchell Magrath, Alex Halls, Brad Mitchell tries;
Sam Evans 2 conversions


Terrigal                       26
Reid Yarnold, Edward Bookallil tries;
Reid Yarnold 2 conversions, 4 penalty goals

Avoca Beach               10
Charlie Crimmings try;
Matthew Kiddle 1 penalty goal, 1 conversion


The Lakes                   26
Travis Vawdon 2 tries; Penalty try;
Travis Vawdon 2 penalty goals;
Tyson England 1 penalty goal

Terrigal White            17
Stephen Bright, Connor Adams tries;
Steve Ott 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal tries;

WOMEN’S 10’s

Terrigal                       36
Sian George 2, Holly Johnstone 2, Jessica Brooks, Angela Jones tries;
Sian George 2 conversions; Holly Johnstone 1 conversion

Hornsby                      14
Lucy Metcalfe 2 tries;
Lucy Metcalfe 2 conversions


The Premier 1 Preliminary Final saw the Razorbacks defeat Avoca Beach by 32 points to 24 at Woy Woy Oval. In what proved an enthralling match, especially in the latter stages of the contest, it was the Razorbacks who outlasted Avoca Beach to hang on for the victory. This contest was probably the most exciting Premier 1 match in the Finals so far and it did go right down to the wire. The opening 10 minutes was a very even affair. The match was played in quite warm, but gusty, conditions and the game was certainly going to be battle of the fittest. Avoca Beach had the advantage of the breeze in the first half and they took full advantage of it. They were the first to open the scoring and led by 7 points to nil after only 3 minutes. However the Razorbacks were quick to respond and scored their first try soon after to make the score 7-5. The remainder of the first half was an even battle with Avoca Beach having the territorial advantage. However it was not until the 33rd minute that they were able to cross for their second try. Great defence kept the Avoca Beach side out. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by 14 points to 5. The first 10 minutes of the second half saw the Razorbacks cross for two great tries. After 9 minutes they had taken the lead in the match for the first time by 17 points to 14. The contest was building into an intense and emotional match. Avoca Beach was not to be outdone however. They replied with their own try to take the lead once again by 19 points to 17 before a Razorback penalty goal saw the match lead change once again. The score line of 20-19 with a quarter of the match to go was bringing the crowd to fever pitch. The last 15 minutes of the match saw the Razorbacks score 2 tries to one and that was sufficient to see them home. Best players for the Razorbacks were lock James Mann, who was outstanding all game, prop Steven Finley, lock Josefa Biu, who crossed for 2 tries, and No.8 Rob Peden. Avoca Beach were best served by flanker Fionn Henderson-Foley, halfback Mitch Mitch Magrath and No.8 Michael Hobden. It was a great game of rugby and both teams gave it their all. The win sees the Razorbacks progress to the Grand Final at Central Coast Stadium next Saturday where they meet Terrigal in what should prove a gripping Grand Final.

Terrigal recorded a good win in the Premier 2 Preliminary Final when they defeated Avoca Beach by 26 points to 10. Avoca Beach had the better of the first half and with a penalty goal and a converted try were able to go to the halftime break leading by 10 points to 3. Terrigal were only able to reply with the lone penalty goal in that first half. So whereas the first half was dominated to a large extent by Avoca Beach, the second half was the complete reverse. Terrigal were able to take charge on the paddock and the scoreboard after halftime and during that second 35 minute period were able to post 23 points to nil. It was a complete reversal in fortune. It was definitely a match of two halves. Terrigal move onto the Grand Final next Saturday where they will meet The Lakes.

The Lakes was able to win the President’s Cup Preliminary Final defeating Terrigal White by 26 points to 17. The first half was very much an even struggle with both teams giving it their all in an attempt to take control in the match. Terrigal White took the early lead with a try but The Lakes were never far away on the scoreboard. Terrigal White went to the halftime break leading by 14 points to 10 so it was anyone’s match at that stage. However The Lakes were able to kick 3 valuable penalty goals in the second half to Terrigal White’s one as well as being awarded a penalty try. So The Lakes were able to outscore Terrigal White by 16 points to 3 in the second half. The Lakes continue on to the Grand Final where they will take on Avoca Beach in what will be another classic encounter.

The Women’s 10’s Preliminary Final saw Terrigal prove too strong for Hornsby and they ran out winners by 36 points to 14. The match was almost won by Terrigal in the first half when they crossed for 5 tries to lead at the break by 29 points to 0. The second half continued in much the same vein and although Hornsby put everything into the match, they simply could not post the necessary points to bridge the gap. Terrigal now continues on and will meet Avoca Beach in the Grand Final next Saturday at Central Coast Stadium in the seaside derby.

GRAND FINAL next week …………………
 24th SEPTEMBER, 2022

10:30 am      President’s Cup     Avoca Beach         v.       The Lakes

12:15 pm    Premier 2               The Lakes              v.       Terrigal

2:10 pm       Women’s 10’s       Avoca Beach         v.       Terrigal

3:15 pm       Premier 1               Terrigal                v.       Razorbacks