Round 9 Results

June 22, 2024


Terrigal 31

Jayden Woolley, Jye Cornish, Tom Leslie,Joe Taylor, Adam Danckert tries;Adam Danckert 3 conversions


Razorbacks 14    

Matt Martin, Lathan Hutchinson-Walters tries;Edan Sirone 2 conversions


Avoca Beach 42

Liam Jenkins 2, Kaya Ardita, Pat Wheatley,Michael Houssenloge tries;Fionn Henderson-Foley 4 conversions,3 penalty goals


Lake Macquarie 0


Gosford  36         

Ben Shelley 2, Richard Harvey, Ben Eccles,Karl Verhoef tries;Ben Shelley 4 conversions, 1 penalty goal


Woy Woy  7 

Sione Matakaiongo try;Charles Buckley 1 conversion



Terrigal 35
Avoca Beach 27
Razorbacks 23
Warnervale 22
Lake Macquarie 17
Gosford 10
Woy Woy 0


Terrigal 60 Razorbacks 10
Avoca Beach 71 Lake Macquarie 5
Gosford 14 Woy Woy 7


Kariong 36 The Bay 14
Terrigal 24 Razorbacks 12
Avoca Beach 31 Lake Macquarie 12
Warnervale 24 The Lakes 10

WOMEN’S 12’s

Terrigal 39 Razorbacks 5
Avoca Beach 15 Lake Macquarie 12
The Lakes 59 Warnervale 7


The 2024 Central Coast Rugby Union season continued with Round 9 in the WLG Premier 1 series of matches. It was another very damp afternoon of rugby, however all matches saw some excellent rugby. 

Terrigal and the Razorbacks met at The Haven Oval in damp and overcast conditions. Terrigal were able to outlast the Razorbacks by 31 points to 14. There was no score early on in this match. Both teams played some thrilling but intense rugby as both teams really did come to play for the victory. It wasn’t until the 12th minute of the match that Terrigal opened the scoring with a try to their fullback Jayden Woolley. Play continued to be hard fought but it was Terrigal who increased their lead in the 28th minute with a try to their halfback Jye Cornish. This 12 points to nil lead was a very handy one at this stage of the match. Terrigal’s defence was able to keep the Razorbacks scoreless up until this stage of the game. This scoreline of 12 points to nil remained the score at the halftime break. The Razorbacks lifted their chances of victory early in the second half when they crossed for a converted try. Suddenly the score was Terrigal 12 Razorbacks 7 and the match was definitely up for grabs at that stage. However it was Terrigal who then asserted their authority with a further two tries to increase their lead to 24 points to 7 through the middle stages of the second half. The Razorbacks did score later in the half but Terrigal had secured the vital win. Best players for Terrigal were locks Joe Taylor and Isaac Riviere, flanker Sam Kenny and hooker Ethan McInnes. The Razorbacks were best served by winger Jumudika Gunaratne, flankers Matt Martin and Lochlan Stuhne-Scott, and hooker Jade Strongman. The win sees Terrigal maintain their undefeated record this season, and the victory maintains their spot at the top of the competition ladder. The win also sees Terrigal maintain their hold on the Challenge Shield. 

The match between the Avoca Beach and Lake Macquarie at Heazlett Park saw the Avoca Beach team record a pleasing 42 points to nil victory. The match saw Avoca Beach dominate proceedings from start to finish. The home team scored consistently throughout the entire 80 minutes and Lake Macquarie had no answer to their attack. Lake Macquarie tried everything to break through but it was just not their day. Avoca Beach went to the halftime break leading by a very handy 24 points to nil and basically had the match secure even at that stage. Lake Macquarie came out firing in the second half but just could not cross that line for a try. Avoca Beach went on to post a further 18 points in the second half to cement an important victory for them. Best players for Avoca Beach were five-eight Sam Evans, flanker Bradd Sheridan, fullback Henry Parker and winger Tyler Park. Lake Macquarie had several very good performers but none were better than halfback Brendan Holliday, five-eight Rhys Cawley and No.8 Rob Buaserau. The win sees Avoca Beach jump into second spot on the WLG Premier 1 competition ladder.

Gosford travelled to Woy Woy Oval to meet Woy Woy in a game most expected to be very close. However it was Gosford who recorded the victory, winning by 36 points to 7. Played in continual rain the match proved an exciting clash with play moving from one end of the field to the other. Both teams put on a good display of rugby despite the conditions. Gosford opened the scoring with a try in the 5th minute, and then continued to post points regularly for the remainder of the first half. At the 28th minute mark, Gosford led by 17 points to nil, before Woy Woy crossed for their lone try in the match. Gosford went on to lead by 31 points to 7 at the halftime break. It appeared they had the match result secure at that point. The second half proved a real arm wrestle. Both teams tried everything to post points but there was only the one try scored in the entire final 40 minutes. The second half was a very even affair to say the least. Best players for Gosford were halfback Ben Shelley, flanker Jackson Steinbeck, and prop Richard Harvey. Woy Woy were best served by halfback Sione Matakaiongo, No.8 Tali Sitani and centre Charles Buckley.

 The CCRU Women’s 12’s competition continued this weekend with three exciting matches. Avoca Beach defeated Lake Macquarie in an exciting clash by 15 points to 12, while Terrigal and The Lakes recorded comfortable victories.

 In the President’s Cup competition, all matches were hard fought. Kariong, Avoca Beach, Terrigal and Warnervale all recorded victories.


Larry Thomson