CCRU Round 8 Results

June 2, 2019

SATURDAY, 1st JUNE, 2019


Ourimbah                    17
Daniel Ford, Viliami Muru-Teutau tries;
Tyrone Davies 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal

Terrigal                       13 (1)
Elekana Laupola try;
Jayden Woolley 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals

Kariong                       17
Josh Bottero try;
Lachlan Peruch 4 penalty goals

Avoca Beach               13 (1)
Matt Anderson try;
Mitch Jacob 1 conversion, 2 penalty goals

The Lakes                   24 (1)
Michael Ferry, Chris Hitch, Epi Vure, Daniel Alifaalogo tries;
Logan Hemopo 2 conversions

drew with
Warnervale                 24
Matt Martin, Brennan Jaymz tries;
Cameron McNamara 1 conversion,
4 penalty goals

Hornsby                      26 (1)
Sam Saqiwa, Wes Faupula, Andrew Taylor, Harry Fox tries;
Sam White 3 conversions

Woy Woy                   14
Blake Arahill, Tyrone Fleming tries;
Damon Boxsell 2 conversions

Ourimbah                    19        Terrigal             7
Avoca Beach               15        Kariong           12 (1)
Woy Woy                   31 (1)  Hornsby          21
The Lakes                   71 (1)  Warnervale       0

Terrigal                         6        Ourimbah          5 (1)
Avoca Beach               49 (1)  Kariong             7
The Lakes                   20 (1)  Warnervale       0
The Entrance              12        Gosford             7 (1)

Kariong                       38 (1)  Avoca Beach     7
Terrigal                       31 (1)  Gosford             7

Terrigal                       50        Ourimbah          0
Terrigal                       36        Ourimbah          0
The Lakes                   17        Warnervale     12
The Lakes                   24        Warnervale       5
Avoca Beach               31        Kariong             0
Avoca Beach               26        Kariong             0
Woy Woy                   17        Hornsby            7
Woy Woy                   17        Hornsby          17


The Match of the Day between Ourimbah and Terrigal at Ourimbah Rugby Park certainly lived up to all expectations. In a hugely tight and hard fought encounter Ourimbah held on to win by 17 points to 13. The win sees Ourimbah cement their position at the top of the competition ladder. There was nothing in this match for the entire 80 minutes. It was an intense clash but also at times very stop start. Ourimbah went to the halftime beak leading by the narrow margin of 10 points to 6 so both teams knew they were very much in this match. The physical toll from the match resulted from the hard defensive play of both teams. Both teams had their chances of further scoring but strong and effective defence prevented this. The Ourimbah team, like Terrigal, put in totally whole hearted performances and no player left anything on the paddock. The best of a very good group of players for Ourimbah were flanker Jack Sheean, prop Brett Cunningham and replacement player Viliami Muru-Teutau. Terrigal also played extremely well. Their best players included back Frankie Webber, forward Ethan McInnes and Nathan Simpson up front. But the whole team put in a wonderful effort. Ourimbah did score two tries to one and that alone shows the closeness of the contest. Both teams were only able to post a converted try each in the second half to cancel each other out. Both Ourimbah and Terrigal will take a lot from this match. Ourimbah confirmed their spot at the top of the competition ladder but obviously both teams now know a little more about each other for their future clashes this year, and there will be several.

Hornsby recorded their first win of the season with a meritorious victory over Woy Woy at Mark Taylor Oval, running out winners by 26 points to 14. Hornsby had the better of the first half and went to the halftime break with a well deserved 12 points to nil lead. In fact that was the difference in the match as both teams scored two converted tries in the second half to cancel each other out at 14 points apiece. It was that first half effort that got the home team the win. Best players for Hornsby were No.8 Wes Faupola, back Harry Fox and Sam White, in his 100th First Grade game for the club. The win confirms a steady improvement this season for Hornsby as the team has steadily improved throughout the year. Woy Woy gave it their all for the 80 minutes. They tried everything to bridge the gap in the second half but were unable to do so. Best for Woy Woy were fullback Sunita Fihaki, lock Jack Dewar and winger Blake Arahill. Woy Woy are very close to their first win of the season.

An exciting game at Woongarrah Oval saw The Lakes and Warnervale played out a 24 all draw. In some ways it was probably an appropriate result although neither side would agree on that. The Lakes did score 4 tries to 2, but Warnervale did control large parts of the oval for long periods. It was a good game to watch. Play went from one end of the field to the other and there were many lengthy periods of attack by the backs on both teams. The only problem for both teams at times was the amount of turnovers at vital times. Warnervale had the better of the first half and went to the halftime break leading by 13 points to nil. They actually went further ahead early in the second half with a further penalty goal to hooker Cameron McNamara and they led by 16 points to nil It was then that The Lakes got themselves into action. Very soon the score was 16-12 with still a quarter of the match to go. It all made for a very exciting final 20 minutes. However, despite several tries being scored during that period, the score was locked at 24 all at the 80 minute mark. Best for Warnervale were outside centre Ben Butler, who continues his outstanding form, hooker Cameron McNamara and centre Jacob Griffin. Best for The Lakes were No.8 Chris Hitch, prop Michael Ferry and fullback Macui Raulini. The draw sees The Lakes maintain their spot in the Top four, while Warnervale showed they will trouble all teams for the reminder of the year.

In a dour and hard fought clash at Heazlett Park, Kariong were able to outlast Avoca Beach by 17 points to 13. There was absolutely nothing in this match throughout, and both teams could have secured a win in this match. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by 13 points to 11 and that scoreline alone showed how tight the struggle was in the first 40 minutes. However Avoca Beach were unable to post any further points in the second half while Kariong were able to respond with two penalty goals to take the lead and the win. It was certainly an arm wrestle in that final 40 minutes with both sides struggling to move the scoreboard. In fact only the two penalty goals to Kariong’s Lachlan Peruch were the only advancement on the scoreboard in that period. Best for Kariong were lock Jackson Beresfield, flanker Lachlan Peruch and tryscorer Josh Bottero. The home team were best served by tryscorer and centre Matt Anderson and five eight Mitch Jacob. Both teams are just out of the Top Four and the next few weeks are crucial for their Finals’ aspirations.

The Entrance secured a vital win in President’s Cup when they defeated Gosford by 12 points to 7 at Joseph Banks Oval.

Women’s 7’s rugby saw some exciting clashes over the weekend. With all eight teams in action, there were wins to Terrigal, Avoca Beach, Woy Woy, and an important draw for Hornsby.