Round 3 Results

April 28, 2024

SATURDAY, 27th APRIL, 2024


Terrigal                        50
Jayden Woolley, Adam Danckert, Harry Gray, Ethan McInnes, Jye Cornish, Tom Leslie, Antonio Cunha tries;
Adam Danckert 6 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Lake Macquarie          21
Isaako Enosa, Jarod Scott, Rhys Cawley tries;
Brendan Holliday 3 conversions

Razorbacks                  31
Edan Sirone 2, Cameron McGinn, Lachlan Peruch tries;
Edan Sirone 4 conversions, 1 penalty goal

drew with
Warnervale                  31
Matt Piukala, Sione Piukala, Tupon Soane, Ofa Siale, Sione Vaenuku tries;
Ben Austine 3 conversions

Avoca Beach               42
Liam Jenkins 2, Cooper Elliott, Alex Halls, Kaya Ardita, Fionn Henderson-Foley tries;
Fionn Henderson-Foley 6 conversions

Gosford                       34
Ben Shelley, Jackson Steinbeck, Matt Reynolds, Max Farmer, Jonah Manuao tries;
Ben Shelley 3 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Terrigal                          14
Avoca Beach                 10
Razorbacks                      8
Gosford                           5
Lake Macquarie              4
Warnervale                      3
Woy Woy                        0

Terrigal                        87        Lake Macquarie            5
Avoca Beach               64        Gosford                         7
Warnervale                  29        Razorbacks                  24

Terrigal                       102        Lake Macquarie            0
Warnervale                  41        Razorbacks                  14
The Lakes                   40        Kariong                         5

WOMEN’S 10’s
Lake Macquarie          28        Terrigal                          0
Razorbacks                 59        Warnervale                  5
The Lakes                   28        Woy Woy                      0

The 2024 Central Coast Rugby Union season continued with some very tight games of rugby. Round 3 in the WLG Premier 1 series of matches saw some interesting results.

The Match of the Day at The Haven Oval saw Terrigal convincingly defeat Lake Macquarie by 50 points to 21. Terrigal got stronger and stronger the further the match went on. However they did not have it all their own way in the opening stages of the match. In fact, Lake Macquarie opened the scoring with a converted try to Rhys Cawley to lead by 7 pointas to nil. It was just the start the visitors wanted against a very strong home team. However it was Terrigal who then gradually asserted some authority and by the halftime break had taken the lead by 22 points to 7. They had suddenly taken control on the paddock and on the scoreboard. Terrigal continued to dominate the early stages of the second half and by midway through the second stanza had jumped to a winning lead of 43 points to 7. The visitors did cross for two late tries but it was all too late for them. But it did show that they were committed for the entire 80 minutes. Best players for Terrigal were lock Macklan Collins, halfback Jye Cornish, in his 100th game for the club, and No.8 Ethan McInnes. Five-eight Adam Danckert also contributed, with 20 personal points in the match. Best performers for Lake Macquarie were centre Isaako Enosa, who crossed for a try, and flanker Scott Ryall. The win keeps the undefeated Terrigal at the top of the competition ladder.

The match between Warnervale and the Razorbacks resulted in a thrilling 31 points draw. It was not the final result either team wanted but it was perhaps a fair result for a match that saw both teams play some excellent rugby. The Razorbacks got the better of the start of the match and opened the scoring with a converted try to lead by 7 points to nil. Warnervale were quick to respond with their own try, and then scored again to take the lead by 12 points to 7. It was certainly proving a topsy turvy scoring match even at this stage of the contest. The Razorbacks regained the lead near halftime, and by the time the halftime break came along, they had leapt to a 21 points to 12 lead. The second half of the match proved just as exciting and hard fought as the first. The Razorbacks did lead 24 -12 early on in that half but it was Warnervale who finished the stronger. They crossed for three tries in the final 15 minutes of the match to even the score at fulltime. A sideline conversion from near touch was missed which would have given the home team the victory.  Despite scoring 5 tries to 4, Warnervale had to settle for a 31 all result. Best players for the Razorbacks were winger Edan Sirone, who posted 21 personal points, flankers Matt Martin and Lochlan Stuhne-Scott and lock Mackenzie Zammit. Best for Warnervale were prop Jacob Gaul, halfback Harry Sexton and five-eight Stefan Collins.

Heazlett Park saw a high scoring game of rugby between home team Avoca Beach and visitors Gosford. This match had been transferred to Avoca Beach due to the closure of Gosford Showground. Avoca Beach defeated a fast finishing Gosford by 42 points to 34. Gosford got away to a great start with a converted try and this 7 nil lead was just what the team wanted. They played some very good rugby in those opening minutes. However it was Avoca Beach who gradually asserted themselves on the paddock and it was not long before they had scored to make the score 7-5. Avoca Beach then played some exciting running rugby for the remainder of the first half. They crossed for a further three tries in that period to go to the halftime break leading by a very handsome score line of 28 points to 10. It was not looking good for Gosford, especially when the home side crossed for another try in the first few minutes of the second half to further increase their lead to 35 points to 10. Midway through the second half Avoca Beach led by 42 points to 10 and the match was all over. However to Gosford’s great credit they finished the match so strongly. Gosford ran in four tries in the final 15 minutes of the match. It did make for an exciting finish to the match but it was always Avoca Beach who were in control on the scoreboard. Best players for Avoca Beach were flanker Michael Houssenloge, No.8 Fionn Henderson-Foley and hooker Cooper Elliott. Gosford were best served by flanker Jackson Steinbeck, fullback Matt Reynolds and No.8 Jonah Manuao. The win sees Avoca Beach hold on to the Challenge Shield for another home match.

The CCRU Women’s 12’s competition continued with some interesting results. Matches yesterday saw wins to Lake Macquarie, the Razorbacks and The Lakes.  Lake Macquarie jump to the top of the competition ladder in what is proving a very evenly matched season.

In the President’s Cup competition, The Lakes defeated Kariong.