Round 1 Results

April 14, 2024

SATURDAY, 13th APRIL, 2024


Razorbacks                  41
Jake Hubbard 4, Simon Tuifua, Luke Redhead, Jarrod Grange tries;
Jarrod Grange 3 conversions

Gosford                         7
Ben Shelley try;
Ben Shelley 1 conversion

Terrigal                        22
Jordan Julius, Blake Irwin, Jye Cornish tries;
Adam Danckert 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Warnervale                  13
Ofa Siale try;
Ben Austine 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals

Avoca Beach               79
Kaya Arditi 6, Kye Tancred 4, Jake McPhie, Fionn Henderson-Foley tries;
Fionn Henderson-Foley 8 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Woy Woy                      7
Charles Buckley try;
Charles Buckley 1 conversion

Avoca Beach                 5
Razorbacks                    5
Terrigal                          4
Lake Macquarie            0
Warnervale                    0
Gosford                         0
Woy Woy                      0

Razorbacks                  50        Gosford             0
Terrigal                        33        Warnervale        3
Avoca Beach               27        Woy Woy        17

Razorbacks                  29        Gosford             5
Terrigal                        29        Warnervale        0
Avoca Beach               12        The Bay          12
The Lakes                   22        Lake Macquarie     10
Kariong                       12        Avoca Beach     7
WOMEN’S 10’s
Terrigal                        28        Warnervale        0
Lake Macquarie          32        The Lakes       17
Avoca Beach               60        Woy Woy          0

The 2024 Central Coast Rugby Union season opened up with some excellent games of rugby. The WLG Premier 1 series of matches saw some interesting results.

 The Match of the Day at Ourimbah Rugby Park saw the Razorbacks account for Gosford by 41 points to 7. It was a hard fought contest but the longer the game went on, the stronger the Razorbacks became. The Razorbacks opened the scoring with a try to winger Jake Hubbard, who quickly followed this up with a second try. The Razorbacks led by 12 points to nil after only 15 minutes. Gosford had missed a couple of shots at goal in the meantime. The remainder of the first half was hard fought, with no quarter asked for or given. Both teams had their chances to cement points but solid defence kept the game scoreless until almost halftime. The Razorbacks crossed for their third try right on halftime to go to the break leading by 17 points to nil. It was proving a good game of rugby in the first 40 minutes with both teams showing some great skills. However the Razorbacks all but secured the match in the opening few seconds of the second half when winger Jake Hubbard crossed for his third try. Suddenly the score was 24 nil and things were not looking good for Gosford. The Razorbacks went on to secure the match and it was the home team that had token control in the second stanza. Best for the Razorbacks were winger Jake Hubbard, who crossed for 4 personal tries, halfback Connor Peden, flanker Matt Martin and lock Simon Tuifua. Gosford were best served by halfback Ben Shelley and No.8 Joel Wagner. The Razorbacks would be very happy with their start to the season and they showed they will be close to the action at the end of the season. Gosford will take a lot from the result as they know they were up against one of the stronger teams in the competition.

The Haven Oval at Terrigal saw a wonderful game of rugby between home team Terrigal and visitors Warnervale. It was a tight struggle throughout but it was Terrigal who outlasted Warnervale by 22 points to 13. Warnervale had the better of the opening stages of the match and with an early penalty goal, and then a converted try, it was the visitors who took an early 10 points to nil lead. However Terrigal did start to claw their way back into the match midway through the first half. They crossed for their own try midway through the half to reduce the lead. A penalty goal to each team later in the first half saw Warnervale maintain their 3 points lead – leading by 13 points to 10 at the halftime break. The match was definitely up for garbs at that stage. However it was Terrigal who were able to outpoint Warnervale in the final 40 minutes. They were able to post a further 12 points in that period while Warnervale were unable to increase their score. Best players for Terrigal were prop Michael Fitzpatrick, flanker Sam Kenny and No.8 Lachlan Sooialo. The best performers for Warnervale were centre Ofa Siale, flanker Sete Falekaono and halfback Harry Sexton. It was an exciting game of rugby and one that proved that both teams will be more than competitive in 2024.

Avoca Beach scored a convincing win over Woy Woy at Woy Woy Oval by 79 points to 7. Avoca Beach controlled proceedings from start to finish and were able to score consistently throughout the contest. The opening stages of the match were quite close but when Avoca Beach opened the scoring, the point scoring did flow. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by 32 points to nil and even at that stage had the result secured. But to Woy Woy’s great credit they hung in there and contested proceedings for the whole 80 minutes. Features of the match were the 6 tries scored by Avoca Beach’s new winger Kaya Arditi, while fullback Kye Tancred also crossed for 4 tries. It was the outside backs that caused most of the point scoring damage. Avoca Beach went on to post a further 47 points in the second half while Woy Woy did respond with their sole try. Best players for Avoca Beach were flankers Bradd Sheridan and Michael Houssenloge, and winger Kaya Arditi. Woy Woy were best served by flanker Tim Cook, five-eight Charles Buckley and No.8 Tali Sitani.

The CCRU Women’s 12’s competition commenced with some interesting results. Matches yesterday saw wins to Terrigal, Lake Macquarie and Avoca Beach.