We have had worse days at Kariong, today was 4 wins out of 5. Unfortunately 1st grade were the ones who missed out. In the Womens 7s the team showed the results of Inge Visser's scrum training in the clubhouse on a rainy thursday and dominated the set pieces, got the ball wide to the where the speed was and had two great wins. In the first game Elana Withnall scored three tries, Summer Witt one and Rachael Elcoate landed a conversion in the 22-12 win. An even better result in the second game 31-12, with tries to Elana Withnall (2), Summer Witt (2) and Taylah Welsh, 3 conversions to Rachael Elcoate. On the day 1pt Rachael Elcoate, 2pts Hannah Stewart, 3pts Mýa Harvey with Summer Witt the players player. In the u19s the report has to start with a big shout out to Ronan Fitzpatrick, in his 72nd game for the Club since starting in the u15s in 2014 Ronan scored his first ever try! In the earlier post from Brad Bunce Mitchell you will see that Ronan is off into the army now, while another young Shark Jordan Davies started his army career this week - good luck to both young men with their new careers. In the game the u19s were dominant in the 52-21 victory and played some really good rugby in scoring eight tries, with 8 different try scorers and 6 of them converted by Reece Piepers. Try scorers were Ronan Fitzpatrick, Eamon Powell, Ben Francis, Finn Flaherty, Oscar Bath, Solomon Shepherd, Michael Houssenloge & Hayden Davies. 1pt Eamon Powell & Tom Wood, 2pts Reece Piepers & Ben Francis, 3pts and unanimous players player Ronan Fitzpatrick. The 2nds regained their early season form and got stronger as the game went on to secure a bonus point 33-15 win. Ben Francis really strong in the centres scoring 3 tries, Paul Farah & Will Byrne also got tries, with Will Byrne kicking 4 conversions. 1pt Kyle Oakes & Joshua Fash Meadham, 2pts Emile Thomas, 3pts Ben Francis with Will Byrne the players player. Firsts got off to a good start, rewarded for each time the got into Kariong's half with long range penalty goals. The lead swapped a couple times as they scored two converted tries and we kicked another penalty, then a great solo try to Dylan Cadogan meant it was 14-14 at the break. They scored another 7 pointer early in the second half and then we dominated possession and field position for the rest of the game, but could not find a way through their defence. They managed to score another converted try off the last play of the game, finishing at 14-28. All the points to Dylan Cadogan with 3 penalties and a try. 1pt Aidan King, 2pts Dylan Cadogan, 3pts and players in a sensational effort at #7 Liam Donsworth. The day finished with another victory, the Golden Schooner returning home to the Sharkpool. Next week top 2 grades and Womens have the road trip to Hornsby and u19s away at Ourimbah, 3rds a bye. Cheers Boys & Girls!
Fantastic news, Adam Peruch & Kye Blair have been selected in the NSWJRU team to compete in the Div 2 National titles (with one other CCJRU player Lachlan Shelley from Gosford). A great reward for their efforts all through the rep season, two fine young men who join a list of very impressive players to have made NSW teams while playing for the Sharks. Enjoy the experience next week boys, we are all very proud of you!
Dear Central Coast Officials,
It gives me great pleasure to congratulate your zone and players (Adam Peruch, Lachlan Shelley and Kye Blair) on their selection into the U18 NSWJRU 1 Representative team.
This pathway has been developed to promote the game outside of the schools network and to provide representative opportunities for rugby players within the Colts system. The culmination of this pathway is for the NSWJRU 1 team to head to the Division 2 Nationals on the Gold Coast (6th July – 13th July) and give these players the chance to perform in from of Gen Blue talent scouts and selectors. We also thank Tim Rapp and Pat McCutcheon for their support of the club representative pathway.
The impact of this pathway has been minimal thus far – with any games or training for the SYDNEY U18 or NSWJRU U18s having nil to minimal impact on any club commitments.
Unfortunately the Division 2 Nationals will mean that the players must miss their club game on Saturday 7th July – and we thank your club for your support of these players to give them this opportunity.
Good luck with your season and please pass on our congratulations to all the players for gaining selection in a NSW Rep team. It is a fantastic achievement to get to represent your state – I am sure they will do us proud.
President NSW Junior Rugby Union
Youth Director - NSW Rugby Board
A short day at the Sharkpool and mixed results for our Senior teams. In the womens 7s it was a great start with a 10-5 victory in the first game v Terrigal. Both tries to Elana Withnall. In the second match it was one try difference again with our girls on the wrong side of the 7-12 score with Inge Visser scoring the try and converting it. The team is improving every week and starting to get the results to match the hard work they are putting in at training. 1pt Rachael Elcoate & Hannah Stewart, 2pts Summer Witt, 3pts Inge Visser, with Summer Witt the players player. Over at the Haven it was a tight match in the u19s with our boys claiming a valuable 14-13 win. Tries to Tom Wood & Liam Vanezis with Reece Piepers converting both. 1pt Sebastian Eguia & Michael Houssenloge, 2pts Reece Piepers & Harry Layton, 3pts Tom Wood, with Solomon Shepherd the players player. Thirds also in a very close match missing out 19-23. Tries to Daniel Ranson, Rob Magrath & Shane McMillan, conversions to Will Byrne & Rylie Lewis. 1pt Nick Rendall & Will Byrne, 2pts Rob Rob Magrath, 3pts on his return to the Club Joshua Fash Meadham. Will Byrne was the players player. Next week Senior teams at Kariong except 3s who have a bye.
This weekend Sharks team are scattered all over the Coast. Tonight the u16s are playing terrigal at Joseph Banks Oval, and the 17s playing Gosford at Ettalong. Unfortunately the girls u15s/u17s games were cancelled. Tomorrow at the Sharkpool the day commences with the u12s taking on Warnervale at 9:40. At 1040 it is the first of the Womens 7s games v Terrigal. The u13s are next up playing Terrigal at 11:00 followed by the second Womens 7s gane at 1210. At 1230 it is the Thirsty Thirds v The Entrance, and that wraps up the day as The Entrance don't have teams in the top 2 grades. After match function this week is being held at our major Sponsors, the Avoca Bowlo, so head down there after the game. The u19s are at The Haven kicking off at 11:20 against the home team. The u7s, u8s and u10s are at Joseph Banks Oval, the u9 Green at Kariong, u9 Gold at The Haven. with the u11s up at Woongarrah. The u15s have a bye. So wherever you are on the Coast you wont be far from a Sharks team, get to a game if you can! Good Luck to all our teams .. Cheers!