Round 5 Results

May 19, 2024


Avoca Beach  23

Patrick Wheatley, Alex Halls tries; Fionn Henderson-Foley 2 conversions, 3 penalty goals


Razorbacks 5


Jonte Witt try

Lake Macquarie 45

Ratu Josua Camaisala 2, Joe Lewer, Isaako Enosa, Rusiate Silimaibau, Nathan Mitchel, Dylan Robson tries; Brendan Holliday 5 conversions


Gosford 10

Jackson Steinbeck try; Ben Shelley 1 conversion, 1 penalty goal


Warnervale 32

Tevita Vaenuku 4, Ben Austine, Alfred Brown tries; Sione Vaenuku 1 conversion


Woy Woy 18

Sione Matakaiongo, Tali Sitani, Sione Fanua tries; Jacob Mills 1 conversion



Avoca Beach 15 Razorbacks 0
Gosford 100 Lake Macquarie 12
Warnervale 94 Woy Woy 0


The Bay 28 Lake Macquarie 0
The Lakes 17 Terrigal 14
Razorbacks 32 Avoca Beach 31
Warnervale 27 Kariong 24

WOMEN’S 10’s

Avoca Beach 24 Razorbacks 5
Terrigal 15 The Lakes 0
Warnervale 28 Woy Woy 0


The 2024 Central Coast Rugby Union season continued with Round 5 in the WLG Premier 1 series of matches.

The match between Avoca Beach and the Razorbacks at Heazlett Park saw a fierce contest especially in ther first half of the match. Avoca Beach won the match by 23 points to 5 after being behind by 5 points to 3 at halftime. The match was played in very chilly and very wet conditions, which made for very difficult playing conditions. The first half was a very even struggle with both teams adjusting to the difficult conditions. Play went from one end of the field to the other with neither team able to gain any significant advantage on the scoreboard. The first points were a try to Razorback’s five-eight Jonte Witt in his comeback game for the club. The try was a result of a length of the field intercept after Avoca Beach were on close attack to the tryline. This 5 nil scoreline to the Razorbacks remained the score until close to halftime when a penalty goal to Avoca Beach reduced the lead to 5 points to 3 at the break. The second half saw a very strong performance by the home side Avoca Beach. They dominated much of the final 40 minutes and were able to post 20 points during that period. The two tries they scored in the second half confirmed the victory. It was definitely a strong finish by the reigning Premiers who also retain the Challenge Shield. Best players for Avoca Beach were centre Alex Halls, No.8 Lachlan Thomas, fullback Henry Parker and hooker Cooper Elliot. Razorbacks were best served by prop Mackenzie Zammit, flanker Matt Martin and halfback Kyle Lanzini. The win sees Avoca Beach join Terrigal at the top of the competition ladder, while the Razorbacks remain in equal third spot with Warnervale.

Gosford and Lake Macquarie met at Ettalong Oval. The match had been transferred from Gosford Showground because of the state of Gosford Rugby Field. Lake Macquarie ran away with the match in the second half to defeat Gosford by 45 points to 10. The first half was a very even struggle with both teams almost going point for point for the first 40 minutes, Lake Macquarie did have the lead at the break by the narrow margin of 17 points to 10 so the match was very much up for grabs at that stage. However, the second half saw Lake Macquarie finish very strongly, They were able to post 28 points in the final 40 minutes while Gosford were unable to add to their score. It was a very pleasing performance by the Lake Macquarie team. It was an important victory for them and shows they will threaten all teams for the remainder of the season. Best players for Lake Macquarie were centre Isaako Enosa, prop Luke Taginamartui and flanker Joe Lewer. Best performances for Gosford came from lock Taylor Mildren, and flankers Joel Wagner and Jackson Steinbeck.

Warnervale hosted Woy Woy at Woongarrah Oval and Warnervale were able to outlast the visitors to the tune of 32 points to 18. The first half was a real tussle. Both teams gave nothing away and the scores were close from start to finish in those first 40 minutes. Ben Austine scored the first try for Warnervale while five-eight Sione Matakaingo scored the first try for Woy Woy. Scores were locked at 5 all early on and scores remained close for the first half. Warnervale went to the half time break leading by 15 points to Woy Woy’s 13. The second half saw Warnervale take the ascendancy on the paddock and thus on the scoreboard. They were able to cross for 3 tries in the second half to jump to a very handy 32 points to 13 lead. It was not until late in the match that Woy Woy were able to cross for their final try. It was a good performance by both teams, but it was the home team Warnervale who were able to grab the important victory. A feature of the match was the four tries scored by winger Tevita Vaenuku. Best players for Warnervale were lock Junior Siale, fullback Sione Vaenuku and winger Tevita Vaenuku. Woy Woy were best served by No.8 Tali Sitani, five-eight Sione Matakaingo, and halfback Mitch Hyde.

The CCRU Women’s 12’s competition recommenced after several weekends of no rugbyOn Saturday, wins were recorded by Terrigal, Avoca Beach and Warnervale.

In the President’s Cup competition, The Bay, The Lakes, Razorbacks and Warnervale all recorded victories on Saturday. This competition is developing into a tight tussle.