ROOS NEWS - ROUND 9

 

Wyong headed to Merewether for the Round 9 clash with South Newcastle. When the Clubs met in Round 3 at Roos HQ the Lions won Blues Tag and the Under 19 fixtures but were narrowly beaten by the home teams in 1st and Reserve Grades. Wyong was expecting a tough day at Townson Oval in very warm conditions with a stiff nor’easter coming in off the ocean. Expectations were realised as the Roos came away with a win in the main game but suffered narrow losses in the lower grades.

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Souths 18 – Wyong 12

The Lionesses were undefeated coming into this match. The Roos were without Holly Buchanan, Holly Gibbons, Ange Jones and Claudia Symington but welcomed back 2019 Premiership Player/Coach, Claire Reed. Wyong started well with Olivia Glanville finding touch from the kickoff. Chloe McClymont scored from a set play as Souths failed to read the threat when Teearna Langbridge worked a delayed wrap from acting half. Notwithstanding having the breeze at their backs, the home team spent much of the first half defending in their own real estate. The Lionesses repeated errors both sides of the ball provided the visitors with multiple opportunities to attack from good field position. Wyong scored again in the 24th minute. A reverse pass set play released Maddie Smith into the backfield. Maddie had the wheels and the footwork to evade her opposite number and touch down right of the posts. Neither of Wyong’s tries were converted and the Roos went to halftime leading 8-0.  Words of wisdom from Coach Mark Glanville seemed to do the trick as Souths hit the ground running when play resumed. The Wyong defence was stretched by a long shift to the right followed by a quick spread to the left. The play was well executed and put the winger outside the right flank of the Roos defensive line and in for the home team’s first points. Souths scored just minutes later, again attacking Wyong’s right edge. However, there was some good fortune involved in the Lioness’ second try. Souths left centre shaped to kick a grubber into the ingoal but dropped the ball in the process. The planned punt turned into a drop kick. The defence hesitated. Souths played the whistle and were first to the ball. Amid the protests of the Wyong players the referee awarded the try. Neither of the Lioness’ tries were converted. Scores locked at 8 all. Maddie Smith scored her second in the 38th minute, this time courtesy of an inside pass from Claire. Olivia Glanville converted to put the Roos in front 16-14. The Lionesses raised the tempo of their game and began to enjoy more possession as a result of minimising their errors. Wyong defended well but could not hang on. Souths right centre, Amy Whitehead, split the Roos near halfway in the 46th minute and evaded Maddie Smith to score in the north east corner. Amy converted her own try from the sideline.  

Whilst the Roos are entitled to be disappointed with letting this game slip, they can now be confident of matching the best team in the competition. If that belief can be carried throughout the remainder of the season, the Roos are a genuine title threat. The Players’ Player Award went to Maddie whilst Teearna picked up the Coach’s Award.   

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Souths 20 – Wyong 12

The Lions came into this match as firm favourites. The teams went set for set during the opening  stages and there was no suggestion from those early exchanges that the game was anything other than an even contest. Wyong was hurting Souths on the edges and through the middle, playing smart and showing appropriate respect for possession. The Lions were bending Wyong’s line and were moving the green and gold defence around. The Roos drew first blood; five eighth, Finn Douch, received the ball on Wyong’s left edge, feigned to pass, sliced through the line and blew past the opposition fullback to score. Travis Vawdon converted. Wyong 6-0.

Wyong’s game began to expand. The team was throwing good shape at the opposition and causing real problems for the Souths defence. The work paid off in the 19th minute. Douch straightened into the line on another left side shift, bringing powerhouse backrower Sione Vaenuku off his hip. Vaenuku steamrolled his markers and slammed down the ball in the ingoal. Douch converted. Roos 12-0.

The home team recomposed and with a glut of possession forced Wyong to make repeated efforts in defence. The Roos found it impossible to play without the ball for an extended period and eventually Kain Parkinson took advantage of the tiring defence to score. Trent Taylor converted. The teams went to halftime with the scoreline reading Wyong 12 – Souths 6.

The Roos were unable to score in the second period. Souths scored three more tries; one from a well worked block play which released winger Hudson Boney-Higgins into fresh air on the outside of the Wyong defensive line, one from an intercept and the third right on full time with a movement that started deep inside their own half. The final scoreline somewhat flattered the Lions. Wyong was the better team for long periods of the match but lost concentration at critical times. Looking for the big play when a small one will suffice is something that needs to be addressed. Team solutions in preference to individual efforts must be the strategy going forward.

However, this game was a marked improvement on previous outings and lamentably hints at what might have been in 2020. Discipline as a team and as individuals is lacking.

The Players’ Player vote went to Jack Bishop, while Douch received the Coach’s Award.  

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Souths 18 – Wyong 12

The top of the table face off attracted plenty of interest. The match was tight for the opening quarter hour, but then Souths got a little lucky or Wyong a little unlucky. The Lions kicked late in the tackle count with a view to corralling the Roos ingoal. The ball rebounded off the crossbar. The home team was moving forward but the visitors had to move back toward the opposition goal line to secure the ball. Souths, not surprisingly, took possession in a mad scramble and touched down. Clayton Carr converted. The locals doubled their score in the 25th minute. Souths made a clean break near halfway with several players in support. The Roos managed to knock down the money ball as they chased to kill off the movement. The ball rolled towards the Wyong tryline and it became a simple matter for Lions’ interchange, Tyler Davey, to regather and score. Carr converted. Souths 12-0. Wyong responded in the 29th minute. Jayden Clarke showed strength and balance to power his way over from short range despite the attention of several defenders. Josh Mantellato converted. Halftime scoreline: Souths 12 – Wyong 6.

The Roos needed to score first after the resumption of play if they were going to be a chance of taking the match. Jye Montgomery obliged in the 36th minute, regathering an attacking kick and having enough momentum to get to the line. Mantellato converted to level the scores. The Lions replied in the 45th minute, five eighth Noa Durham cutting back against the grain to find space where Wyong’s inside defenders failed to work together with their team mates on the outside. Carr converted. The Roos worked hard over the final quarter hour but did not have the energy or imagination to overcome their committed opposition. The final scoreline was a fair reflection of the match which Coach Ross described as a “good game of footy”. Montgomery received the Players’ Player Award. The Coach’s Award went to veteran Jake Fuller.  

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Wyong 30 – Souths 20

Wyong went into Saturday’s Round 9 Toohey’s Newcastle Cup match against South Newcastle undefeated but minus experienced forwards Jake Lewis and Wyatt Shaw. The Roos were lucky to get the better of the Lions 24-19 at Morry Breen Field in Round 3, scoring from a kick inside the last three minutes. Player Coach, Mitch Williams, was expecting an even tougher encounter in the return bout at Townson Oval.

The home team started well, powering upfield on the back of a penalty but losing the ball lunging for the tryline. A penalty to the Roos in the 5th minute gave the visitors the platform to attack from inside the opposition 40m line. On tackle five the ball was shifted to five eighth Jack Burraston on a block play variation. Burraston kicked into the north west corner. Souths mishandled and Aaiden Wright was on hand to ground the ball and claim first points. Lachlan Hanneghan converted from the sideline. Wyong scored again in the 16th minute. Souths conceded another mid-field penalty and Williams took a quick tap forcing the Lions to retreat. Later in the tackle count, Williams jumped right from acting half and ran deep into the defensive line. Souths left edge hesitated, giving Williams enough time to pass to Luke Sharpe who slipped between defenders to score. Hanneghan converted from wide out to give his team a 12-0 lead.

The Lions were displaying plenty of enterprise in possession. Williams rested himself. Wyong appeared less organized without the ball. Souths took advantage in the 21st minute. Initially working centrefield, the locals then went left from a play the ball under the cross bar. The ball reached the hands of five eighth Ryan Glanville at first receiver. Glanville dummied to his outside then angled back through an unpatrolled corridor to touch down. Lachlan Walmsley converted, narrowing the scoreline to 12-6.

Wyong was looking shaky and the home team appeared to be taking ground off the visitors at will. The momentum was still with the Lions in the 28th minute when a short drop out enabled Souths to attack from inside the Wyong 20m line. The Lions again worked centrefield, then found big prop Jack Cameron steaming onto a wide pass from dummy half. Cameron sliced straight through. Walmsely converted to level the scores. Walmsley subsequently kicked a penalty goal to give his team a 14-12 lead going into halftime.

The wind had strengthened over the break and the visitors used it to their advantage after play resumed, corralling the Lions in their own half for long periods. Souths defended multiple sets and finally succumbed in the 58th minute. Jack Stringer bent the defensive line with two early carries. Wyong shifted the ball left. Brock Molan, in game number 150 for the club, grabbed the ball at first receiver, and passed left to Jaron Purcell. The Roos left backrower batted the ball to Burraston, who secured the ball on the half volley, then stabbed a kick to the outside of the defensive line. Wright read the play, caught the ball on the full and planted it in the ingoal. Hanneghan converted. Wyong ahead 18-14. The Roos scored again in the very next possession set. A strong run from interchange forward, Greg Wisham, was followed by a long dart from Williams centrefield. Molan then shrugged off several defenders and was tackled deep in Lions real estate. Sharp went to acting half and shredded the defence with signature footwork and speed. Hanneghan converted. Souths appeared overwhelmed with the visitors ahead 24-14.

Wyong scored again in the 65th minute. A powerful run from Purcell, combined with poor marker play from the Lions, allowed Williams to burst the soft spot behind the ruck and race into the backfield. Stringer supported on his inside and ran 30m to score unopposed. Hanneghan converted. Wyong 30, Souths 14.

Glanville crossed for his second in the dying stages. Walmsley converted. Final scoreline; Roos 30 defeated Lions 20.

 

Brock Molan (L) & Mitch Williams celebrate the win and Molan’s 150th game for Wyong Roos

Brock Molan was a unanimous choice for Players’ Player.  Jaron Purcell received the Coach’s Award.     

 


 
            Updated Fri Sep 25 07:25:35 2020 AEDT



ROOS NEWS - ROUND 8


Wyong were on the road for the first time in Season 2020, all the way to Charlestown for the clash with Central Newcastle. Each match was tough in its own way. A good kicking game was essential and each side’s back three in all four matches had to contend with some very difficult conditions. The spoils were shared between the clubs; Central got up in the first two games, Wyong stole the Reserve Grade result with a field goal inside the last minute of play and the Roos outclassed the Butcher Boys in the main game.

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Wyong 52 – Nelson Bay 0

The Sharks are in a rebuilding phase and it was great to see Nelson Bay with teams on the paddock once again after some uncertain times. This game was a mismatch, but the effort shown by the visitors augurs well for the future of rugby league in the Port Stephens area. The Roos led 24-0 at halftime. Kelsey Clark scored the first and last tries of the opening period, separated by tries to Erin Kessler and Ange Jones. Holly Buchanan converted all four tries, several from difficult angles.

Just 3 mins into the second half Holly B speared onto a short pass from Kelsey and burst the hole between defenders to score. Minutes later Holly B broke into the backfield, drew the opposition fullback and gave Olivia Glanville a clear run to the line. Holly B scored the next try, angling from left to right on the western side of the posts, threading her way through to the ingoal. Ange Jones scored another two tries in the second half to add to her 1st Half single, aggressively attacking those areas between defenders on both occasions.

Despite the lesser opposition, Wyong was much better this week shifting the ball to space, being direct, supporting the ball carrier and playing to the strengths of its roster. The Ladies face their toughest test to date in R5 when they meet reigning Premiers, Central Newcastle on opposition home turf. The Players’ Player Award went to Holly B (2 tries & 8 goals) whilst Teearna Langbridge received Craig Clark’s nod for the Coach’s Award.   

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Wyong 38 – Nelson Bay 0

The Sharks appealed for a try in their second possession set of the match but were denied on a touch judge’s report. Roos fullback, Bailey Frost, lost the ball in the sun from a late tackle kick by the opposition but recovered to ground the ball amidst a mad scramble in the ingoal. The Roos worked downfield when they next had the ball and kicked high on the last. Backrower Reece Robertson chased hard and caught the ball on the fly. As the defence converged, Robertson passed to his right. The pill was touched by the defence mid-flight and hit the ground. Wyong right wing Rohnan Maher secured the ball and powered his way to the line. Trav Vawdon converted from the sideline to provide a 6-0 lead. The Sharks played well with the ball but could not defend for any length of time without it. The home team took advantage and led 18-0 at halftime. Newcomer to the green and gold, Kyle McLean, scored twice before the break and then again just after halftime. Wyong crossed again in the 42nd minute. Left wing Jacob Clapham intercepted the ball as the Sharks attempted to pass around the Roos defensive line. Clapham hared into the backfield. Clapham’s marker, Dylan Baillache, showed exceptional speed to run down Clapham, but just as Baillache was about to execute the tackle and kill off the play, Clapham found Finn Douch in support. Douch comfortably finished the play. Additional touchdowns to Clapham and Sione Vaenuke completed the seven try rout.

The Players’ Player vote went to McLean, while Clapham received the Coach’s Award.  

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Wyong 60 – Maitland 0

The Maitland Club has 13 top line players quarantined for President’s Cup duties and consequently many of the Pumpkin Pickers lower grade players have been asked to step up a grade or two to fill the breach. The result simply put is that the players as a collective were out of their depth against a talented and experienced Wyong side. There was no faulting the effort of the visitors who kept coming for the entire 60 mins. The Roos did well to concentrate and not give in to the temptation of overplaying. Maitland’s in your face style helped to focus the home team. Todd Lewis scored a double and each of Logan Humphries, Jayden Marsh, Ben Morsillo, Lathan Hutchinson-Walters, Isaac Akuoko, Brady Barwick, Jake Woods and Jaden Clarke crossed for a single. Hutchinson-Walters kicked 6 goals. Lewis and Jack Marshall kicked one apiece.  Four rounds gone and Wyong are outright leaders. The next assignment is Central Newcastle currently sitting 6th on the ladder. Lewis received the Players’ Player Award. The Coach’s Award went to Hutchinson-Walters.  

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Wyong 26 – Maitland 18

Both teams were required to defend their lines for extended periods in the opening 15 mins. The match was evenly poised until Kye Martin punctured the Maitland defensive line from an innocuous hit up and burst into the backfield. Halfback Lachie Hanneghan loomed in support but was checked by a defender. Wyong drew a penalty in the ensuing ruck which allowed Luke Sharpe to skip to the outside of the Pickers’ right centre and provide Aaiden Wright with a clear passage to the line. Hanneghan converted for a 6-0 lead. The home team’s left side was looking dangerous and in the 20th minute Cody Boyle plunged over in the north west corner. Shortly afterwards Wyong received a penalty on the opposition 40m line. Sharpe took a quick tap and scorched his way through the retreating defenders to score a brilliant solo try. Close to halftime the Roos shifted the ball right. As the pass was delivered from Hanneghan, Wyatt Shaw stepped to his right, simultaneously catching the ball in space and fending off his marker. A neat piece of work resulting in the Roos fourth try of the afternoon. The home team led 22-0 at the break. The second period was much tighter. Maitland continued working hard and was making life very difficult for Wyong. The Roos eventually managed to breakdown the defence once more, providing time and space for Martin to get to the line on an angled run toward the south west corner. Wyong was forced to make some positional changes and relaxed enough for the visitors to roar back with three tries in the last 10 mins. The effort by the green and gold was conspicuous given the total age of Wyong’s starting pack was 120 years with spearhead Jake Lewis the only starting forward older than 20 years. Coach Williams was more than pleased with the first 70 mins and is hopeful lessons will be learned from the final 10 mins of this match.

The Roos currently sit atop the ladder. Sunday’s match against Central (equal 2nd) promises to be a beauty. Cody Boyle was voted Players’ Player. Greg Wisham received the Coach’s Award.  

 


 
            Updated Fri Sep 25 07:21:28 2020 AEDT



BROCK MOLAN WILL PLAY HIS 150TH TOP GRADE GAME FOR WYONG THIS SATURDAY 19/9/2020



Brock Molan will play his 150th top grade game with Wyong when they take on Souths this Saturday 19 September, 2020.  Brock joined Wyong in 2013 as one of the NSW Cup Originals. The Club was an unknown quantity at that level at the time. Brock’s decision was brave, and it changed the course of his football career and his life. The Club is both honoured and privileged to call Brock one of its own. As a player Brock is tough, focused and honest and his play very much sets the tone for the team. Brock will do his job against Souths and do it well. He will lead by example as he always does. Those with him in the trenches could not have a better man at their side.

The Board and Management congratulates Brock on this outstanding achievement.

 


            Updated Thu Sep 17 15:26:07 2020 AEDT



2021 CENTRAL COAST REPRESENTATIVE PROGRAMS - EXPRESSION OF INTERESTS

 

In 2021, the Central Coast Roosters, in partnership with Sydney Roosters, New South Wales Rugby League and Central Coast Rugby League have a variety of positions available for applicants with proven expertise, enthusiasm and willingness to work collaboratively for the good of the Central Coast Roosters Representative and Development Pathway Programs.

The Central Coast Roosters compete in a range of representative competitions including New South Wales Rugby League 14, 15, 16, 18 years, U16s & Ladies League Tag, Women’s Tackle & U/23 Championships as well New South Wales Rugby League which includes the Harold Matthews, SG Ball & Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership.

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            Updated Wed Sep 9 07:44:09 2020 AEDT



ROOS NEWS - ROUND 7



Wyong was back at home for Round 7 against Cessnock and Macquarie (Under 19’s). The Roos were way too good for the Goannas in Blues Tag and Reserve Grade and should have applied the mercy rule. The Under 19’s found another way to lose, this time to last placed Macquarie. First Grade was under the pump early. Behind 12-0 until the 30th minute mark, the side clawed its way back to lead 16-12, only to fall behind again late in the second half. The good guys regained the lead in the 77th minute and held on for a memorable 20-18 victory. Cracking game of footy. All grades do not play in Round 8 which was originally designated a wet weather weekend. The Roos face Souths at Townson Oval Merewether in Round 9. First Grade will be 4 points clear at the top of the table going into that match against the Lions. Reserve Grade lead the ladder from Souths but only because of a superior for and against. Wyong Blues Tag will likely sit fourth come Round 9, while the Lions will hold down either 1st or 2nd position. The Under 19’s must now win all remaining games by a hefty margin and rely on other factors to go their way to scrape into the Finals Series.

Monarch Blues Tag – Sponsored by DMC Dovmac Mining & Construction, Physio Connex Performance Clinic, Austbrokers Central Coast and Bella GroupWyong 66 – Cessnock 0Scoring 66 points in 50 mins of football is not easy regardless of the standard of opposition and bespeaks of quick play and few errors. The Roos really found their mojo in this game, scoring in their first possession set and almost every possession set thereafter. Although playing well last week in defence, Sarah Dimech stepped up her attack against the Goannas, running fast and deep into the defensive line and creating a platform for her outside players. Kelsey Clark caused damage every time she touched the ball. The team’s transition from defence to attack was swift and the movement of the ball to players in space was swift and well executed. No player could be faulted on this performance. Holly Buchanan bagged 22 points for the match (2 tries & 7 goals). Kelsey grabbed a triple, Maddie Smith a double and Chloe McClymont, Ange Jones, Sarah and Teearna Langbridge all scored singles. Olivia Glanville kicked four conversions. The writer worked hard to suspend his disbelief when Teearna converted her own try. A remarkable day for the ladies converting all 11 tries, many from difficult positions.Coach Craig Clark and his three boys are all associated with the Roos. Ethan is the yellow shirt for the Blues Tag team. Dylan and Regan play 1st Grade. Craig lost his mother and the boys their Grandmother to breast cancer last week. A sad time for the Clark family and very courageous of all to be on deck for the matches against Cessnock. The Club’s thoughts are with the Clark family as they prepare for the funeral on Thursday 3 September.The Players’ Player Award went to Madelyne Smith and the Coach’s Award to Kelsey Clark.

Under 19’s – Sponsored by Fill & Carry Fruit Market Kanwal Village, Austbrokers Central Coast, Citrus Clean Central Coast and Aubrey Brown LawyersMacquarie 30 - Wyong 18Very difficult for Wyong to take anything positive out of this match when roundly defeated by the last placed team. On pre-match paper this was a game the green and gold should win. Though behind part way through the second half, it appeared the Roos would win. A recalibration had taken place. Wyong seemed likely to overhaul the Scorpions who looked to have capitulated while standing in their ingoal following another Roos try. But the stupidity and selfishness that had plagued the earlier rounds reappeared. When this cohort plays as a team they are capable of defeating any rival, but while a significant minority continue to play as individuals, attempt to boost their egos via selfish play, butcher opportunities to score, pump out their chests and try and prove how tough they are, argue with officials, question and ignore their coaches, they will always lose sight of the collective objective which is to win matches. Despite the best efforts of Jason Parker and his very experienced crew (who have secured many Premierships amid a long history of excellent results), the Season 2020 version of the Under 19’s is embarrassing the Club. Perhaps the worst aspect for the writer is that the problem generally lies not with the players who have joined Wyong this season from other clubs, but with those who identify as Wyong juniors. Little time remains to turn it around. Blake Bayley, Finn Douch and Isaac Blackhall each scored a try for Wyong. Travis Vawdon converted two of those tries and Finn Douch one.The Players’ Player vote went to Finn, while Kyle McLean received the Coach’s Award.

Reserve Grade – Sponsored by DMC Dovmac Mining & Construction, Austbrokers Central Coast, Regnis & Sons Refrigeration, Aubrey Brown Lawyers and Sharp DSWyong 68 – Cessnock 4Given the final scoreline, it is somewhat remarkable that Cessnock led 4-0 in the early stages of this match. Wyong did not take long to find its attacking groove and scored pretty much at will for the remainder of the match. There has to be some concern at Goanna HQ given the Club cannot field an Under 19’s and the Reserve grade is so poorly performed. Hopefully, the grand old club will bounce back once the COVID restrictions are further relaxed. Coach Ross took the opportunity to give some players an opportunity to rest and reflect and others who have been putting in the effort at training some paddock time. Terence Seuseu was a steady hand guiding the team round the park and managing the tempo of play. Jaden Clark took the chance to display his full skill set, power and class and in addition to several try assists bagged a double for himself. Lachie Natapu and Jye Montgomery scored two tries each as well. Brae Verheyen, Jack Taylor, Jacob Kernick, Matena Tangitu, Kaj Hansen and Jayden Bailey all snared singles. Pan Kaaka, Jack Taylor, Jaden Clark and Bae Verheyen all kicked goals in varying numbers. Renowned goal kicker, Terence Seuseu, missed one from straight in front with the wind behind him. No resistance from the opposition in this game, but pleasingly the Roos avoided the temptation to overplay and put together some nice ball movement. The game was a good opportunity for the team to relax and enjoy themselves. Seuseu picked up the Players’ Player Award. The Coach’s Award went to Jaden Clark.

1st Grade – Sponsored by Evolution Security, Austbrokers Central Coast, Network Design & Construction and Dovmac Mining & ConstructionWyong 20 – Cessnock 18The match at Morry Breen Field had the look and feel of a top of the table clash from the outset. The Goannas came out breathing fire and comfortably dominated the home team for the first 30 minutes. Cessnock’s rangy left centre, Brayden Musgrove, crossed first. The Roos were failing to match the intensity of the visitors and were continually forced to retreat to their goal line. The pressure eventually told. Cessnock moved the ball to Musgrove’s side of the park. Using his speed, strength and footwork Musgrove cut infield. Wyong’s middle was gassed and unable to produce a united front. Musgrove took advantage of that disunity and powered to the line. Winger Seaton Reid converted. Goannas 6-0. A subsequent visit to Roos real estate and Cessnock scored its second, this time courtesy of form back rower, Reed Hugo. Reid converted and at 12-0 with just 10 mins remaining in the first period it was some distance back for the green and gold. However, the tide began to turn. Wyong lifted and Cessnock came slightly off the boil. The home team began defending like they meant it and as a result the visitors found it increasingly difficult to work out of their end of the field. As the energy of each team evened out Wyong received more ball in good field position and began to systematically test the Cessnock defence. Roos fullback Luke Sharpe moved from left to right behind the ruck and swept wide creating an extra man. Centre Kye Martin burrowed into the ingoal but was rolled on his back. On the next possession set Wyong half Todd Lewis kicked deep into the north east corner. Goanna No. 1, Ngangarra Barker, retrieved the ball. The Roos chase team corralled Baker and drove him into the ingoal. Shortly after the restart, Wyong skipper, Mitch Williams, attacked the soft spot behind the ruck and released Nathan Kegg-King into fresh air 30m from the visitors’ line. Kegg-King could not find support and died with the ball when points were on offer. The Goannas scrambled well but the fabric of their defence was fraying. Roos second row, Wyatt Shaw, eventually capitalized in the 35th minute, brushing past three attempted tackles to touch down wide on the right. Aaiden Wright converted to reduce the deficit to 6-12. The home team had enough time for a last opportunity to level the scores before the break. Wyong received a penalty on the Cessnock 40m line when Jake O’Meley was tipped on his head. The Roos went right then spread the ball left. Five eighth Jack Burraston spotted an unpatrolled corridor, pinned back his ears and angled toward the north west corner. The Goanna’s defence held firm.By way of contrast with the first half, Wyong looked on song from the opening of the second period with Williams finding touch on tackle five, 10m from the opposition goal line. Williams was tackled late when he kicked at the end of the next possession set. The penalty was awarded where the ball landed, and the Roos attacked from deep inside Goanna ground. The home team worked towards the posts. Williams found prop Jake Lewis hurtling towards the defence from close range. Lewis twisted anti-clockwise out of the tackle and planted the ball. Wright converted. Scores level.Cessnock regrouped. Wyong were a man down when Todd Lewis copped a stray boot in the face. The Goannas attacked the short side and kicked into the ingoal. Williams was first man back and batted the ball dead. The visitors had rediscovered their rhythm and once more began playing to their strengths. Musgrove slipped his marker and speared toward the try line. The Roos cover claimed it was prevented from getting to Musgrove by the Cessnock support. The referee did not see it that way and Musgrove was awarded his second. Reid converted from wide on the left. Goannas 18-12.The Roos replied shortly afterwards. Todd Lewis angled a precision kick to the south east corner. Winger Cody Boyle sprinted after the ball. Cessnock appeared to have the kick covered but at the last moment it drifted away. Boyle was on hand to produce a great catch and put down within a few centimetres of the dead ball line. The crowd in the Terry Wand Beer Garden adjudicated a fair try and the officials followed suit. Wright missed the difficult conversion, but the scoreline had tightened to 18-16.The game was evenly poised. An error or a special individual effort looked likely to decide the outcome. The Goannas lost the ball on their 40m line. Wyong repeatedly worked over Cessnock’s right edge defence, isolating defenders and making them complete multiple tackles under fatigue. The ploy was effective. Burraston jumped left once more out of acting half and offloaded giving Wright enough space and time to crash over. Wright missed the conversion. Wyong ahead 20-18 with just three minutes remaining.The Roos stood deep for the restart. Reid surprised player and spectator alike by kicking softly along the ground with a view to regathering the ball himself. O’Meley quickly advanced and dived towards the ball but got a touch before it had been permitted to travel the 10m. The Goannas were awarded the penalty and attacked with enough time on the clock to steal the win. Backrower Harvey Neville slipped his marker and created an overlap on the Goannas’ right side. The green and gold cavalry arrived in numbers and just in the nick of time to bundle the ball carrier into touch less than a metre from the corner post. An authentic Grandstand finish. The 20-18 victory has kept the Roos undefeated record intact and pushes the green and gold four points clear at the top of the ladder.Williams was voted Players’ Player. Todd Lewis received the Coach’s Award. Wyong has the bye in Round 8 and will need the time to refresh coming into the Round 9 match against Souths at Townson Oval Merewether on Saturday 12 September.

Photo: Jake Lewis in action against Cessnock in his 100th Top Grade match for Wyong Roos


            Updated Fri Sep 4 05:59:56 2020 AEDT



ROOS NEWS - ROUND 6

 

Wyong headed to Belmont for the Round 6 matches against Lakes United. Wyong won the first and last games of the day but were narrowly defeated in both Under 19’s and Reserve Grade. Sarah Dimech returned to Blues Tag after a long rehab following surgery to repair a ruptured ACL and put in a Player of the Match performance. Special mention must also be made of Jess Whitehead who played Under 16 League Tag at 9.10am at Darren Kennedy Oval, travelled to Belmont for the Blues Tag kick off at 11.00am then back to Halekulani Oval for the Under 16 Girl’s Tackle match at 4.00pm. Massive effort from Jess and her family. The Under 19’s were much improved against the 2019 Premiers but still have a way to go if they hope to qualify for the Finals. Reserve Grade tasted its initial defeat of the season whilst 1st Grade were too composed and well organised for the young Seagulls outfit ably assisted by guest coach, Ian Bourke.

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Wyong 12 – Lakes United 6

Running with a significant tail wind Lakes scored first in the 8th minute. Late in the tackle count, as the Seagulls pressed the Wyong try line, the acting half stepped backwards to the shorts side creating an extra player. The Roos failed to adjust and left centre, Laura Neale, was too quick for the cover. Tempe Oke converted. The Roos went close to a reply just before halftime. Kelsey Clark made a clean break supported by Olivia Glanville. Kelsey drew the fullback and released Olivia into the backfield hotly pursued by a Lakes defender. Pressured by that defender’s attempted tag and in the shadow of the corner post, Olivia stepped into touch. Laura Neale split Wyong’s right side just before halftime. Only a great chase and tag from Sarah Dimech prevented a certain try. Halftime Seagulls 6-0. The Roos entered the field for the second period focused on playing quicker and more direct. The change paid dividends in the 41st minute. Kelsey attacked a staggered defensive line and carved through at pace, swerving to her right and evading two cover defenders to cross. Holly Buchanan converted to level the scores.  The visitors were now playing with confidence, shifting the ball to space and forcing the home team to retreat. Lakes spent much of the second half playing from their own real estate. While trying to work their way out of trouble in the 45th minute, the Seagulls attempted to pass around the Wyong defensive line. Madelyne Smith intercepted the ball 30m from the opposition try line and was too quick over the distance. Holly B converted. Roos win 12-6.

The strong comeback in the second half had the Ladies more closely resembling their 2019 selves. The Players’ Player Award went to Madelyne and the Coach’s Award to Sarah.   

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Lakes United 20 - Wyong 18

Wyong was strengthened by the return of Isaac Blackhall who had missed a couple of games under the new concussion protocols. The Roos were methodical and sensible early as they worked into the wind and displayed appropriate respect for possession. The reward came in the 4th minute when Kain Comerford scored close to the posts off a simple second man play. Jacob Clapham converted.  Lakes responded in the 12th minute through left centre James Johnson. The Seagulls ran a block play. The Wyong right side defence failed to adjust and from there it was a regulation catch and pass. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful. The visitors’ reply came in the next possession set on the back of a fortunate penalty. The Roos spread the ball. A perfectly timed and directed pass from backrower Sione Vaenuku put Ethan Mantellato on the outside of his marker. Mantellato attracted the last defender and gave winger Kane Coghlan a clear run to the corner. Clapham’s conversion attempt bounced off the upright. Just prior to halftime the home team sent a well weighted kick into the visitors’ ingoal. Wyong attempted to play its way out of trouble. The ball came loose and Lakes winger Corey Eden pounced. Sam Plater converted from close to the western sideline. The teams went to the break locked at 10-10. The Roos snatched back the lead in the 34th minute. A one on one strip provided the green and gold with possession 30m from the Seagulls try line. A strong run from interchange forward, Kobe Russ, caused the defence to compress and a quick left side shift released Sione Vaenuku to score. Travis Vawdon converted. Roos up 16-10. Clapham kicked a penalty goal in the 44th minute to extend the lead to 18-10. Seagull forward Tom Affleck showed his athleticism with a runaway try shortly afterwards and Plater’s conversion raised the Roos anxiety level. Capitalising on another Wyong error, Lakes fullback, Cohen Geelan, scored with 4 minutes remaining.

The Roos have been in every game they have played, but on the evidence to date, lack the temperament and nous to win the tight ones. Wyong can mathematically qualify for the Finals if the team can secure the points in its remaining games against Macquarie, Kurri, West Newcastle and Souths. 

The Players’ Player vote was shared by Vaenuku and Blackhall, while Finn Douch received the Coach’s Award.  

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Lakes United 16 - Wyong 12

The home team scored first. Lakes attacked the Roos right edge. Wyong had the numbers to repel the threat but was guilty of poor tackle selection and a failure to recognise the danger. The Seagulls’ left centre hit the defensive line in the 8th minute, span clockwise out of the tackle and passed one handed to winger Jack Sullivan on the outside of his marker. Sullivan grounded the ball in the northwest corner. Just four minutes later Lakes scored its second. Hooker Kyle Jones jumped left from acting half and attacked inside the A defender with a runner in tow. The Roos defence did not move. Jones scythed through and had too much pace on an angled run to the same corner. Steve Whitehead converted for a 10-0 lead. There was a definite lack of energy and urgency on the part of the visitors which needed to be quickly addressed, otherwise a cricket score was in the offing. Fortunately for Wyong the troops rallied and from a scrum set 30m from the opposition try line, five eighth, Jaden Clark, delivered an exquisitely timed pass for Jack Marshall to burst the hole and fly into the backfield. Marshall showed tremendous pace for a big man to touch down running away. Todd Lewis converted. Halftime Lakes 10 – Wyong 6. Five minutes into the second period, the Seagulls gifted the Roos possession and field position with an error close to their 20m line. Jaden Clark, again standing at five eighth, punched through from the scrum win and had enough momentum to carry him to the line. Lewis converted to give Wyong the lead for the first time in the match. The Roos looked at this moment to have wrested back the ascendency. However, in the 48th minute Jayden Marsh was hit heavily on his 10m line and lost possession. Lakes tested the Wyong defence and late in the tackle count grubbered into the ingoal as the visitors advanced off their try line. Seagulls’ backrower, Sam Smith, won the scramble to the ball. Whitehead converted. The Seagulls had regained the lead 16-12 and defended that lead until fulltime. Fullback Isaac Akuoko received his second consecutive Players’ Player Award. The Coach’s Award went to Jaden Clark.  

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Wyong 20 – Lakes 6

Form forward, Jack Stringer, had been recalled to North Sydney President’s Cup team, making way for the return of Brock Molan to the Roos starting line-up.

The visitors quickly settled into their game plan and were composed and purposeful with a howling wind at their backs. Mitch Williams scored in the 6th minute. Sustained methodical play from Wyong forced the home team to repeatedly retreat to its goal line. Right backrower, Wyatt Shaw, attacked that line, drew defenders and flicked the ball back to his skipper who tunneled beneath Lakes bodies to plant the ball. Lachlan Hanneghan converted to give his team a 6-0 lead. Despite both teams having several opportunities to score the Roos took that lead into the halftime break.

Just 5 minutes into the second period, Wyong five eighth Jack Burraston scored the first of his two tries. The wind did not seem a factor as the green and gold again settled into their work.  Jake O’Meley crashed into the defence 10m from the Seagulls’ try line, twisted out of the tackle and popped a pass to Molan. The Roos lock accelerated, causing Lakes’ right edge defenders to adjust inwards and as they did so Molan offloaded to Burraston on his outside. Burraston cut back against the grain and executed a perfect Superman dive into the ingoal to complete the movement. Hanneghan converted. Roos ahead 12-0.

Shortly afterwards Lakes conceded a penalty within kicking distance and Hanneghan made it three from three.

The young Lakes team lifted after Daniel Peck moved from five eighth to his favourite dummy half position. The added direction helped the Seagulls apply more pressure which eventually told in the 64th minute when front row Ray Horrigan crashed over from close range. The try was converted. Though ahead 14-6 the visitors were looking a little vulnerable.

Burraston crossed for his second in the 73rd minute sealing the Roos victory. Wyong attacked from deep inside opposition territory, keeping the ball alive through an exchange of rapid fire passes one side of the posts and then the other. Burraston grabbed the ball on the left side of the field and targeted the posts. Lakes inside defenders had clocked off giving the Roos five eighth clear air to the line. Hanneghan added the extras. Final scoreline Wyong 20 – Lakes United 6.

Burraston was voted Players’ Player. Jaron Purcell received the Coach’s Award.               

 

 


 
            Updated Wed Aug 26 13:45:31 2020 AEDT



ROOS NEWS - ROUND 5

 

Wyong were on the road for the first time in Season 2020, all the way to Charlestown for the clash with Central Newcastle. Each match was tough in its own way. A good kicking game was essential and each side’s back three in all four matches had to contend with some very difficult conditions. The spoils were shared between the clubs; Central got up in the first two games, Wyong stole the Reserve Grade result with a field goal inside the last minute of play and the Roos outclassed the Butcher Boys in the main game.

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Central 14 - Wyong 10

The Butcher Girls are the reigning Premiers, defeating South Newcastle in the last two deciders. Wyong were well prepared but would certainly miss spearhead Kelsey Clark. Despite having a strong wind at their backs, the Roos spent almost all the opening period camped in their own real estate. Central drew first blood in the 3rd minute. A late tackle kick from the home team rolled end over end into the ingoal. Wyong was unable to kill off the play and Central’s Kate Davies beat everyone to the ball to touchdown. Central scored again in the 17th minute when fullback Chelsea Hindmarsh swept wide on a block play and had too much speed for the Roos defence. The conversion by Blanche Morrisey pushed the locals lead out to 10-0, and although the visitors threatened to cross several times, 10-0 was the halftime scoreline. The Roos were much more direct and purposeful after the break. A couple of inside balls followed by a quick shift to the left had Central struggling to adjust. Holly Buchanan squeezed between defenders, drew the fullback and put Ange Jones away for the try. Holly B converted to reduce the difference to 10-6. Central re-composed and in the 42nd minute scored again, burning Wyong’s edge defence with Taylah Gray supporting the break on the inside to complete the movement. The Roos were not finished. Ange Jones caught a high kick and via an exchange of passes released Lara Corbett to cross in the corner for the final scoreline.

Very creditable performance from the Ladies but a little short of where they need to be right now to go toe to toe with the top guns in this competition.

Lara Corbett snared the Players’ Player Award. Olivia Glanville received the Coach’s Award.   

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Central 22 - Wyong 16

The Butcher Boys had a wealth of possession in the early stages of this match and eventually capitalised courtesy of some straightforward power plays by their big men upfront. Tyler Doney crossed in the 12th minute. Fletcher Kennedy converted. The visitors responded in the 20th minute. Pressured by a slick passage of play, Central conceded a penalty. The Roos attacked from the opposition 30m line and began moving around the home team by varying the point of attack. The ploy worked well with Sione Vaenuku tearing through the defensive line from close range with speed and footwork. Travis Vawdon converted to level the scoreline. No further points were scored before halftime. Central fullback Kain Anderson, in the 38th minute, burst the soft spot behind the Wyong ruck on his own 35m line and had the speed to go the distance. Central then made it two in a row when Wyong failed to secure a kick into the ingoal and right wing Jayden Murray was first to the loose ball. Kennedy converted to extend the home team’s lead to 16-6. The visitors galvanised and  in the 48th  minute Roos right centre, Blake Bayley, produced the play of the match. Bayley received the ball on the right edge with his marker lining him up with his outside shoulder. Bayley accelerated then straightened committing his marker but also enticing the opposing winger to provide some assistance. Just when the defenders converged, Bayley executed a perfect Gidley flick putting the ball on the chest of winger Kane Coghlan. The slick execution gave Coghlan a clear run to the line. Ethan Mantellato was sent to the sin bin for 10 mins. Despite his absence, the Roos scored again via Travis Vawdon from acting half. When Vawdon converted his try the scores were again level 16-16. Unfortunately, all the visitors’ good work was undone in the 57th minute. The Roos failed to push up from their try line with any plan or purpose. Central left centre Joe Gordon capitalised, angling back through the staggered defence.

The Under 19’s have plenty of confidence in their own abilities, but that confidence appears misplaced given the standards, errors and attitude displayed during matches to date. Hopefully, some form of turnaround is not too far away because their grasp on a finals spot has slipped.

The Players’ Player vote went to Vaenuku, while Bayley received the Coach’s Award.  

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Wyong 25 – Central 24

Jack Taylor crashed over in the 3rd minute on the back of a powerful carry by Jacob Kernick. Lathan Hutchinson-Walters converted and the ease which the visitors opened the scoring suggested another relatively easy day in the office. However, the Roos did not score again until the 39th minute and in the interim the Butcher Boys scored three converted tries and a penalty goal. Down 6-20 the Roos responded with two converted tries. Brae Verheyen ran at the defensive line with only the try line on his mind and Central could not muster the intent to stop him. Kyro Hallett punched into space on a left side shift, again making the opposition look less than committed. Two conversions by Huntchinson-Walters narrowed the scoreline to Roos 18 – Butcher Boys 20. Wide running Central backrower, Lachlan Milton, then crossed for his third try of the afternoon, extending the lead to 24-18 with 7 mins left on the clock. A loss of possession by the home team provided the visitors with another opportunity. Taylor jumped out of acting half in the 57th minute and deftly kicked the ball behind the defence and into the ingoal. Wyong forward, Jack Marshall, flashed past the defence and beat the cover to ground the ball. The conversion by Hutchinson-Walters levelled the scores at 24-24. Wyong worked upfield from the restart and positioned for a field goal. With less than a minute remaining Todd Lewis kicked his first ever field goal in a competitive match to get his team home by a point. Central can legitimately feel hard done by as the Butcher Boys were the better team for the majority of the match. Wyong managed to finally get its act together, but it almost came too late. Fullback Isaac Akuoko was a well deserved Players’ Player. The Coach’s Award went to Lewis.  

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Wyong 22 – Central 6

Mitch Williams was a late inclusion having been cleared by his specialist after two matches on the sideline following facial surgery. Wyong had the benefit of a gusting breeze in the first half and needed to take the sting out of the big Butcher Boys pack well before ends were switched for the second period.

Wyong started well, completing possession sets in regulation and looking fast and well organized without the ball. The home team had trouble securing the towering kicks which ended almost every Wyong possession set and the pressure began compounding. Roos backrower Wyatt Shaw chased down a high kick in the 14th minute, catching the ball on the fly and striding into the ingoal to touch down. Lachlan Hanneghan converted to give the visitors a 6-0 lead. Just four minutes later Wyong crossed for its second. Prop Jake Lewis attacked the opposition line from close range causing some anxiety among the Butcher Boys defence. Nathan Kegg-King took advantage, spearing into space just left of the posts and having enough momentum to crash over. Hanneghan again converted to extend the lead to 12-0.

The home team twice went close but both chances were denied by the officials; the first a call of offiside on a regathered kick and the second when Wyong fullback Luke Sharpe spilled a late tackle kick but was then prevented by Charlestown from attempting to recover the ball.

Inside the last minute of the half, weight of possession told with Floyd Tighe muscling through the tiring Wyong defence. Jack Kelly converted for a 12-6 halftime score.

The Roos started the second half much as the first. Despite having a strong wind at their backs, the Butcher Boys found it near impossible to break down the swarming Wyong defence. There was no change to the scoreline until the 57th minute. Williams jumped out of acting half on the opposition 20m line, squared up the defence and slipped a ball to Dylan Clark. The Wyong utility burst the hole then stepped around the fullback to score. Hanneghan added the extras for a 18-6 lead. Wyong scored again in the dying seconds of the match. The Roos maintained pressure on the opposition through the speed of its defensive line. Charlestown repeatedly turned over possession in its own real estate. The visitors attacked. Sharpe spiraled a long pass to Aaiden Wright. The left centre propped and as the defence moved past the ball, Wright straightened and accelerated down the vacant corridor to the line. Hanneghan was unable to convert.

 

Jack Stringer was voted Players’ Player. Ben Morsillo received the Coach’s Award.        

 

 


 
            Updated Wed Aug 26 13:44:37 2020 AEDT



NBN NEWS - WYONG RETAIN TOP SPOT

 

NBN News - The Wyong Roos reteain top spot in the Newcastle Rugby League competition following their win over Central Charlestown on Sunday 16 August, 2020.  Follow the link below for video package. 


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            Added Tue Aug 18 09:21:00 2020 AEDT



ROOS NEWS - ROUND 4


Wyong were at home again for Round 4 of the Newcastle Toohey’s Cup. The anomalies of the draw had Wyong facing Maitland in 1st & Reserve Grade and Nelson Bay in Under 19’s & Blues Tag. When the Roos led 26-0 in 1st Grade at the 70 minute mark, there was hope of a clean sweep shut out on the day. However, the Pumpkin Pickers maintained the rage for the whole 80 mins, kept the home team pointless in the last 10 mins while piling on 18 points of their own. There was a stage toward the end of the Under 19 match when the 500 maximum capacity had been reached. Further entry was postponed for a short while proving there remains an appetite for senior footy on the Central Coast.

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Wyong 52 – Nelson Bay 0

The Sharks are in a rebuilding phase and it was great to see Nelson Bay with teams on the paddock once again after some uncertain times. This game was a mismatch, but the effort shown by the visitors augurs well for the future of rugby league in the Port Stephens area. The Roos led 24-0 at halftime. Kelsey Clark scored the first and last tries of the opening period, separated by tries to Erin Kessler and Ange Jones. Holly Buchanan converted all four tries, several from difficult angles.

Just 3 mins into the second half Holly B speared onto a short pass from Kelsey and burst the hole between defenders to score. Minutes later Holly B broke into the backfield, drew the opposition fullback and gave Olivia Glanville a clear run to the line. Holly B scored the next try, angling from left to right on the western side of the posts, threading her way through to the ingoal. Ange Jones scored another two tries in the second half to add to her 1st Half single, aggressively attacking those areas between defenders on both occasions.

Despite the lesser opposition, Wyong was much better this week shifting the ball to space, being direct, supporting the ball carrier and playing to the strengths of its roster. The Ladies face their toughest test to date in R5 when they meet reigning Premiers, Central Newcastle on opposition home turf. The Players’ Player Award went to Holly B (2 tries & 8 goals) whilst Teearna Langbridge received Craig Clark’s nod for the Coach’s Award.   

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Wyong 38 – Nelson Bay 0

The Sharks appealed for a try in their second possession set of the match but were denied on a touch judge’s report. Roos fullback, Bailey Frost, lost the ball in the sun from a late tackle kick by the opposition but recovered to ground the ball amidst a mad scramble in the ingoal. The Roos worked downfield when they next had the ball and kicked high on the last. Backrower Reece Robertson chased hard and caught the ball on the fly. As the defence converged, Robertson passed to his right. The pill was touched by the defence mid-flight and hit the ground. Wyong right wing Rohnan Maher secured the ball and powered his way to the line. Trav Vawdon converted from the sideline to provide a 6-0 lead. The Sharks played well with the ball but could not defend for any length of time without it. The home team took advantage and led 18-0 at halftime. Newcomer to the green and gold, Kyle McLean, scored twice before the break and then again just after halftime. Wyong crossed again in the 42nd minute. Left wing Jacob Clapham intercepted the ball as the Sharks attempted to pass around the Roos defensive line. Clapham hared into the backfield. Clapham’s marker, Dylan Baillache, showed exceptional speed to run down Clapham, but just as Baillache was about to execute the tackle and kill off the play, Clapham found Finn Douch in support. Douch comfortably finished the play. Additional touchdowns to Clapham and Sione Vaenuke completed the seven try rout.

The Players’ Player vote went to McLean, while Clapham received the Coach’s Award.  

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Wyong 60 – Maitland 0

The Maitland Club has 13 top line players quarantined for President’s Cup duties and consequently many of the Pumpkin Pickers lower grade players have been asked to step up a grade or two to fill the breach. The result simply put is that the players as a collective were out of their depth against a talented and experienced Wyong side. There was no faulting the effort of the visitors who kept coming for the entire 60 mins. The Roos did well to concentrate and not give in to the temptation of overplaying. Maitland’s in your face style helped to focus the home team. Todd Lewis scored a double and each of Logan Humphries, Jayden Marsh, Ben Morsillo, Lathan Hutchinson-Walters, Isaac Akuoko, Brady Barwick, Jake Woods and Jaden Clarke crossed for a single. Hutchinson-Walters kicked 6 goals. Lewis and Jack Marshall kicked one apiece.  Four rounds gone and Wyong are outright leaders. The next assignment is Central Newcastle currently sitting 6th on the ladder. Lewis received the Players’ Player Award. The Coach’s Award went to Hutchinson-Walters.  

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Wyong 26 – Maitland 18

Both teams were required to defend their lines for extended periods in the opening 15 mins. The match was evenly poised until Kye Martin punctured the Maitland defensive line from an innocuous hit up and burst into the backfield. Halfback Lachie Hanneghan loomed in support but was checked by a defender. Wyong drew a penalty in the ensuing ruck which allowed Luke Sharpe to skip to the outside of the Pickers’ right centre and provide Aaiden Wright with a clear passage to the line. Hanneghan converted for a 6-0 lead. The home team’s left side was looking dangerous and in the 20th minute Cody Boyle plunged over in the north west corner. Shortly afterwards Wyong received a penalty on the opposition 40m line. Sharpe took a quick tap and scorched his way through the retreating defenders to score a brilliant solo try. Close to halftime the Roos shifted the ball right. As the pass was delivered from Hanneghan, Wyatt Shaw stepped to his right, simultaneously catching the ball in space and fending off his marker. A neat piece of work resulting in the Roos fourth try of the afternoon. The home team led 22-0 at the break. The second period was much tighter. Maitland continued working hard and was making life very difficult for Wyong. The Roos eventually managed to breakdown the defence once more, providing time and space for Martin to get to the line on an angled run toward the south west corner. Wyong was forced to make some positional changes and relaxed enough for the visitors to roar back with three tries in the last 10 mins. The effort by the green and gold was conspicuous given the total age of Wyong’s starting pack was 120 years with spearhead Jake Lewis the only starting forward older than 20 years. Coach Williams was more than pleased with the first 70 mins and is hopeful lessons will be learned from the final 10 mins of this match.

The Roos currently sit atop the ladder. Sunday’s match against Central (equal 2nd) promises to be a beauty. Cody Boyle was voted Players’ Player. Greg Wisham received the Coach’s Award.           

 

 


 
            Updated Wed Aug 12 12:44:27 2020 AEDT



ROOS NEWS - ROUND 3


What a difference a week can make in rugby league. Round 3 of the Newcastle Toohey’s Cup had Wyong at home again, this time against South Newcastle. Last Sunday’s torrential rain had been supplanted by bright, mid-winter sunshine. Morry Breen Field had recovered from the downpour, was firm underfoot and conducive to some fast, open football. Several times throughout the day the 500 maximum capacity was threatened and those present could not have been but impressed with the standard of rugby league and the competitive edge to the matches on show.

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Souths 12 - Wyong 0

The Lionesses had finished Newcastle Rugby League Seasons 2018 & 2019 as runners-up and boast a fast and aggressive roster. Wyong, minus several senior players and with a few new faces, was bound to be a bit clunky in its first match of 2020. The opposition quickly showed the standard required to be competitive in this competition, making few errors, moving the ball swiftly from the ruck to the edges with runners hitting space at pace. South Newcastle scored on its initial visit to Roos real estate. Wyong had the numbers to repel a left side attack, but a simple missed tag was enough for former Wyong player, Chantelle Graham, to power over. The Roos enjoyed a glut of possession inside opposition territory midway through the 1st half but lacked penetration against a committed and well organised defence. Another former Wyong player, Jordan Glanville, swooped on a loose pass in the 14th minute and ran 90m to score Souths’ second try. Both tries were well converted by Amy Waterhouse to give the visitors a 12-0 lead at halftime.

The Roos made some adjustments and brought more energy to their second half attack. The result was several clean breaks, but the lack of support prevented those breaks from producing points. Wyong needed to play faster, more direct and push up on every carry  to consistently threaten the Lioness’ defence. At this level of competition teams will be presented with few opportunities to score and the successful teams will execute when those opportunities arise.

Chloe McClymont received the Players’ Player Award whilst Ange Jones was the Coach’s pick in her debut for the Roos.   

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South Newcastle 17 – Wyong 16

Souths started aggressively and it was obvious from the outset the team had spent time together with each player intimately familiar with his assignment. Just 5 mins into the match the Lions scored. The ball was shifted several passes to the right and with the defensive line advancing the visitors angled a kick toward the north east corner. Roos fullback, Ethan Mantellato, tried to shepherd the ball over the sideline but the opposition were good enough to nip behind him and send the ball infield for a try. The Roos quickly recognised the level of the challenge and raised their work rate and intensity. Mantellato scored wide on the left in the 14th minute. The conversion put the home team ahead 6-4. However, the lead was short lived. Having had to defend its line for some time, Wyong succumbed to a powerful dart from acting half in the 23rd minute. The conversion gave the visitors a 10-6 lead which they maintained until the halftime break. The match ebbed and flowed in the second period with each side battling for dominance. The scores were locked 16-16 with less than 3 mins remaining. Souths half, Kobe Davies, guided his team to a position in Wyong territory where he felt comfortable and calmly kicked a field goal. The Roos subsequently found themselves in possession within Souths 20m line with a set to play until the siren. Jack Bishop poked his nose through the line and offloaded to right centre Jye Treay. Treay was hit awkwardly from the outside and was spun clockwise by the impact. Treay looked to have grounded the ball with his right arm but the Referee, on the advice of his touch judge, ruled he been held up. Wyong played out the remaining tackles but failed to again puncture the Lions’ defence.

The Players’ Player vote went to Aaron Commins. Blake Bayley received the Coach’s Award.  

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Wyong 18 – South Newcastle 14

Coach Ross made many changes for the R3 match against Souths and it took some time for the team to gel and move forward with common purpose. The visitors crossed in the 6th minute. Front rower Lachlan Fuller bounced out of two attempted tackles close to the line and left Roos fullback Aaiden Wright with no chance of preventing the try. The conversion was waved away and with an early 4-0 lead and plenty of energy about their play, the Lions were looking the goods. The home team began working more methodically at the game plan and putting pressure on the opposition. Zac Ryan burst the defensive line inside Souths 10m but was held up. Hooker Jack Taylor picked his moment from acting half, produced a big right foot step and launched himself into the ingoal. Wright converted to give the Roos a 6-4 lead. Souths crossed again in the 19th minute with some enterprising play which included a regathered chip kick and an exchange of passes. The visitors led 8-6 at halftime. Shortly after play resumed, Lions’ half Mac Daly chipped into the ingoal and was first to the ball. The conversion by Edward Faiva extended the visitors’ lead to 14-6. However, the Roos were not finished and began whittling away at that lead. Darcy Gilchrist scored a neat try (again converted by Wright) to narrow the difference to 14-12. The Roos went close several times, Zane Rickit being the man causing most damage. Much to the delight of the home crowd Wyong finished over the top of the Lions with a late try to Kyro Hallett (also converted by Wright) to steal the victory. Jack Taylor again received the Players’ Player Award. The Coach’s Award went to Jye Montgomery.  

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Wyong 24 – South Newcastle 19

The Roos opened the scoring when left centre Tomi Kaati was first to a deft kick into the ingoal by Jack Burraston. Lachie Hanneghan’s conversion made it 6-0. The scores were soon level when Souths centre Dylan Lucas took advantage of a very late offload and crossed wide on the left. Immediately after the initial drinks break Wyong lost possession on tackle two deep inside home territory. The visitors attacked from close range and one missed tackle was sufficient for the Lions to grab their second. The conversion attempt was unsuccessful. Souths 10 - Wyong 6.

Luke Sharpe then scored with his trademark speed and footwork. Hanneghan’s conversion from wide out put the home team back in the lead 12-10. Just on halftime, Jake Lewis crashed over, capitalising on clever work from Terence Seuseu out of acting half. Hanneghan converted and the Roos went to the major break ahead 18-10. The Lions came out for the second half with renewed intensity and pressured the home team with big defence and aggressive running. The strategy paid off in the 57th minute when the Roos turned over possession in their own territory. A combination of passes and another late offload enabled Souths to cross between the uprights. The ensuing conversion reduced Wyong’s lead to 18-16. Souths fullback, Lachlan Wamsley, kicked a late penalty goal to lock the scores at 18-18 and when half Jason Keelan kicked a field goal with just over 2 mins remaining a win for Wyong appeared most unlikely. Hanneghan’s short restart was spilled by Souths. The ball looked to have gone backwards but the Referee ruled the ball had been knocked forward by Souths. The Roos gained the feed and following the scrum win seemed to be preparing for a field goal to level the scores at 19-19. However, a less than perfect pass from dummy half forced Hanneghan to kick crossfield on the last, aiming for the south west corner. Right wing Nick O’Meley climbed above his marker, caught the ball and fell to earth in the ingoal to seal the win. The storyline could not have been better scripted. Hanneghan converted to rub salt into the wound. Jack Stringer on debut was voted Players’ Player and Jake Lewis received the Coach’s Award.             


 
            Updated Wed Aug 12 12:42:59 2020 AEDT



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            Updated Tue Aug 11 09:53:15 2020 AEDT



ROOS NEWS - ROUND 2



Round 2 of the Newcastle Toohey’s Cup had Wyong drawn against competition heavyweights West Newcastle. The weather went from atrocious to diabolical and the extreme conditions saw water pooling across Morry Breen Field by halftime in 1st Grade. Rarely, if ever, have the current generation experienced playing on a surface as wet as Roos HQ on Sunday.

Ladies League Tag – Sponsored by DMC Dovmac Mining & Construction, Physio Connex Performance Clinic, Austbrokers Central Coast and Bella Group

Wyong won by forfeit.

Under 19’s – Sponsored by Fill & Carry Fruit Market Kanwal Village, Austbrokers Central Coast, Citrus Clean Central Coast and Aubrey Brown Lawyers

West Newcastle 18 – Wyong 6

With several players from the Knights system including NSW Under 16 Rep, Logan Radziewic, in the team, West Newcastle would have to be the early favourites for the Premiership. However, the young Roos were not daunted by reputations and battled toe to toe with their more fancied opponents for the first half.

Big back rower Lachlan Williams crossed for the Rosellas in the 10th minute finding a weakness in Wyong’s left edge defence. Radziewic converted for a 6-0 lead. The Roos responded in the 14th minute, creating time and space for centre Jye Treay to muscle over on a right side shift. Travis Vawdon subsequently kicked a penalty goal locking the scores 6-6 at halftime.

Just 5 mins after the break, Williams was over for his second. Radziewic converted for the visitors to again lead by six. Wests sealed the contest with a soft try to Romano Cook from acting half. Radziewic had no difficulty with the conversion.

Wyong was not able to mount consistent pressure on the opposition because of a relatively high error rate, but once that is rectified the Roos will be a genuine threat. Jack Bishop was the Players’ Player and Jack Teale received the Coach’s Award.

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Wyong 24 – West Newcastle 10

The Roos controlled this match from go to woe. Graham Bates did very well to keep his feet and bounce through several attempted tackles to cross in the 4th minute. Todd Lewis identified Souths were short of numbers, crossed behind the ruck and powered over in the 10th minute for Wyong’s second try. Aaiden Wright converted both tries to give the home team a 12-0 lead at halftime. Shortly after the break, Rosella’s big man, Kingston Paru, scored after testing the Roos defence close to the line. Terence Seuseu showed his class at acting half putting first Matena Tangitu over (42nd minute) from a well worked reverse ruck play and then Robbie Rodger in for a try (50th minute) from an equally well worked crash play. Wright was faultless with the conversion of both tries to put the Roos in front 24-4. Souths Half, Josh Dwyer scored a neat try at the death, kicking a dropped ball into the ingoal and executing a patient pursuit. Max Buderus (Danny’s nephew) converted from the sideline for the final points of the match. Jack Stringer (son of Paul) was a standout with four clean breaks, some clever offloads and solid defence. Jack rightfully received the Players’ Player Award. The Coach’s Award went to Graham Bates who looked at home in the wet conditions.  

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Wyong 8 – West Newcastle 4

The 1st Grade match was dominated by defence. Repeated handling errors from the home team allowed Wests to colonise Wyong territory in the opening periods of this match. The Roos were well organised and sufficiently resolute to withstand that early pressure but looked less cohesive with the ball. Neither team had scored by halftime. Morry Breen Field became Lake Breen in the second half. Lachie Hanneghan kicked a penalty to give the Roos a 2-0 lead. A strong kick from Hanneghan coupled with a tremendous chase provided the opportunity for Wyong to trap the Rosellas deep in their own real estate soon afterwards. An ensuing error from the northerners gave the home team its chance. Matt Power threaded between defenders from close range. Hanneghan converted to push the Roos out to an 8-0 lead. The appalling conditions hinted that lead would be enough. Wests threw everything it had at Wyong. A quick shift to the left put winger Michael Hendy on the outside of the defensive line and he raced to the ingoal ahead of the cover. Hendy’s try was not converted. There were some nervous moments in the dying stages, but the Roos managed to hold on for the win. The victory came at a cost with Player Coach Mitch Williams sustaining a fractured cheek bone. Mitch underwent surgery on Wednesday and was back at training Thursday night. However, it may be a little time before Mini returns to the field. Jake Lewis continued his 2019 form in this match with some telling carries and jarring defence. Jaron Purcell, playing at left backrow, was best on ground; rock solid in defence and running for plenty of metres with the ball. Nick O’Meley was voted Players’ Player and Regan Clark received the Asst. Coach’s Award.

 Photo:- Jaron Purcell in action

 


            Updated Sat Aug 1 07:18:28 2020 AEDT



THE FOOTY IS ON AT MORRY BREEN

 

Due to the severe weather forecast for Newcastle over this weekend the Toohey’s Cup Round 2 matches between Wyong Roos and West Newcastle Rosellas originally scheduled for Harker Oval have been transferred to Morry Breen Field.

The kick off times are as follows;

Monarch Blues Tag 11.00am

Under 19’s 12.15pm

Reserve Grade 1.30pm

1st Grade 3.00pm

Crowds are restricted to a maximum 500 people at any one time including players, football staff and children. 

Entry tickets may be purchased at the gate via a gold coin donation.


 
            Updated Sat Jul 25 18:47:12 2020 AEDT



ROOS NAME FIRST GRADE TEAM TO TAKE ON WESTS

 

The Wyong Roos have named their First Grade team that will take on Wests Newcastle at Harker Oval on Sunday 26 July, 2020. 



 
            Added Sat Jul 25 07:45:03 2020 AEDT



WYONG ROOS TO NOW PLAY IN NEWCASTLE COMPETITION


Following the decision to cancel the Central Coast seniors competitions, the Wyong Roos will now play in the Newcastle rugby league competitions in Ladies Tag, Under 19's , Reserve Grade, and First Grade.  There is no Open Grade in this competition format.  Round 1 of those competitions was played on 19 July, 2020 and the Roos teams will be given a bye for that round.  Round 2 will be played on Sunday 26 July, 2020 against West Newcastle at Harker Oval. 


 
            Updated Sat Jul 25 07:45:17 2020 AEDT



CENTRAL COAST SENIOR RUGBY LEAGUE 2020 SEASON CANCELLED


The Central Coast Senior Rugby League 2020 competition has been cancelled.  See below the full media release.


Dear all,
It is with immense regret, that the CCDRL is left with the difficult decision to cancel the senior Central Coast Rugby League Competition for 2020.
With clubs faced with the new crowd restrictions and the inability to raise game day revenue, it became untenable for clubs to continue.
The decision is also to protect the health and safety of all our players, officials and volunteers.



The CCDRL wishes to thank all the volunteers that worked so hard to get their clubs up and running in these difficult times.
We will continue to work hard towards the 2021 season.


Stay safe and well.


Regards
Gerard Andrews
President CCDRL



 
            Added Sat Jul 18 13:43:07 2020 AEDT



NSWRL - SPECTATOR NUMBERS TO BE REDUCED


The NSWRL is calling on the cooperation of all Rugby League supporters to minimise the number of spectators at community football matches across the state this weekend following a request from the NSW Ministry of Health.

NSWRL Chief Executive David Trodden said all community sporting organisations have been asked to help decrease the number of people gathering at sporting events in response to rising case numbers in NSW and the ongoing risk of COVID-19 transmission in the community.

The NSW Ministry of Health has updated the guidelines with entry to indoor facilities and fenced venues limited to one person per participant (one parent or caregiver) at junior sport where practical and restricting spectator entry at adult community sport.

More than 80,000 participants across the state are set to return to community football competitions for the re-start of Rugby League on Saturday 18 July, with the exception of competitions in south-western Sydney.

The re-start of these competitions has been delayed for two weeks until 1 August because of the current outbreak in this area.

“It is really important that everyone in the Rugby League family takes the advice of NSW Health on board and works with us to minimise the number of spectators at games and training,” Trodden said.

“We are all very excited about the opportunity to returning to play this weekend but if we don’t follow the advice of government and health officials we are putting the entire community at risk.

“I urge everyone to be patient and only attend if you have to.”

Apart from the usual COVID-19 requirements for participants, officials and spectators to stay away from Rugby League training sessions and competitions, if they are unwell or experiencing flu-like symptoms, the NSW Ministry of Health has also requested the following to be excluded:
•        Participants (including spectators and officials) if they have visited Victoria in the 14 days prior
•        Participants (including spectators and officials) if they have attended any of the reported case locations listed on the NSW Health website (https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates).


 
            Updated Fri Jul 17 16:15:29 2020 AEDT



GOOD TO BE BACK



The COVID safe Roos returned to training on Tuesday 23 June in good numbers. Certain players lacked a little conditioning, but that was to be expected and will take no time to remedy. The Roos play their first match of the truncated 2020 season on Sunday 19 July. Registration remains open until 31 July so anyone interested in joining up should contact the Club.


            Added Wed Jun 24 16:42:31 2020 AEDT



WYONG ROOS RETURN TO TRAINING


The Wyong Roos Seniors will resume training on Tuesday 23 June at 6.00pm.

Players and staff must strictly comply with the conditions of the Roos’ COVID-19 Safety Plan.

  • Most importantly, if you are feeling unwell do not attend training, particularly if you are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing, sore throat or shortness of breath. If in the last 14 days you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, have returned from overseas or had contact with someone who has returned from overseas in the last 14 days do not attend training. If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 you must not attend training until you are cleared by a doctor. If you commence feeling unwell whilst training, you must notify staff and leave the grounds immediately or retire to a designated isolation area.
  • The change room is off limits except for the purpose of pre-training strapping, medical assessment, treatment and using the toilet facilities. Players must arrive dressed and ready to train or otherwise change in their vehicles. Only a maximum of two players will be permitted access for strapping purposes at any one time and players are to observe social distancing protocols when waiting (minimum 1.5m apart).
  • Players and staff must bring their own marked water bottles to training. The Club will not be providing water bottles. There is to be no sharing of water bottles.
  • Until 1 July 2020 there will be no contact drills and training will be arranged in groups of 20 or less (including participating staff) observing the distancing protocols of minimum 1.5m apart and 1 person per 4 sq. m. There is to be no shaking of hands, high fives, hugs or other physical contact. Players are not to spit, clear nasal passages (except with a tissue) or discharge water from their mouths. Players must not share equipment such as boots, socks, head gear, mouthguards or body armour. Used tissues must be immediately placed in a bin.
  • Attendance records will be kept for tracing purposes.
  • A maximum of 20 people will be permitted to access the gym at any one time. Shane Selby will be scheduling gym training sessions and players ought contact Shane to reserve their preferred training time. Players and staff must observe distancing and hygiene protocols while using the gym.
  • Hand sanitizing stations will be positioned at various points around the complex. Players and staff must sanitize their hands when initially entering the grounds, before and after entering the gym and at regular intervals during each training session.
  • Players are encouraged to GET IN, TRAIN & GET OUT. Wherever possible do not arrive earlier than 5.45pm (unless you require strapping, physiotherapy or have a scheduled gym session before that time). Leave no later than 15 mins after the conclusion of training unless you have a scheduled gym session.
  • Players and staff are encouraged to travel to training by themselves or in household groups. If you secure a lift to training or use public transport, please observe the social distancing and hygiene protocols.

Arrangements will change as restrictions ease, but there is always the prospect that restrictions may tighten at some stage. The Club has never had to navigate anything like COVID-19. Things will be different for some time and we will all need to show some patience and common sense. Observe the rules. Keep everyone safe.

If you have not already downloaded the COVIDSafe App, please do so.


 
            Updated Tue Jun 23 06:55:38 2020 AEDT



BOARD STATEMENT - WYONG ROOS RETURN TO RUGBY LEAGUE


The Wyong Rugby League Club Board of Directors have made an announcement concerning the Roos return to rugby league in the 2020 season.  Follow the link below for Board statement.  


Click Here to view the attachment.


 
            Updated Thu Jun 18 19:19:44 2020 AEDT



COVID19 ACCREDITATION UPDATE


COVID19 acceditation update from the National Rugby League. 

Dear Clubs and Associations,

Due to the unique circumstances we’re all currently experiencing, we have made some amendments to the accreditation process for season 2020.

Sports Trainer Courses: 

  • To support a smooth resumption of sport, SMA has extended all Sports Trainer Accreditations that were due to expire from 19th March 2020 to 19th September 2020 for a further six months. The six-month period applies from the date of the person’s current expiry date. To view the full statement click HERE
  • There may be an opportunity for Sports Trainer’s whose accreditation expired during February and early March to have an extension applied to their qualification, this will be treated on a case by case basis by emailing SMA at safersport@sma.org.au. Due to the current restrictions in place a plan for new course delivery is currently being discussed with SMA and will be communicated when finalised.  

 
Community Coach Courses (QLD, VIC, SA, NT & WA):

  • Completion of the Community Coach online module in the relevant age group permits an individual to start coaching in both training and games. The online only accreditation expiry date of June 30th has been extended to October 31st. Full accreditation will not be achieved until a coach has also completed the Face to Face Workshop component of the relevant course at which point the 3 year accreditation period will be activated. The workshop component must be completed no later than four (4) weeks prior to the completion of the teams regular season competition. Please note: The course fee will be activated on registration into the online modules.Click here to access the 2020 Community Coach online modules

 
International and Modified Games Coach (NSW):

  • Completion of the online modules will permit an individual to start coaching in both training and games.To simplify the process coaches can register into the online modules directly. Click here to access the online modules 
  • Full accreditation will not be achieved until a coach has also completed the Face to Face Workshop component of the relevant course at which point the 3 year accreditation period will be activated. The workshop component must be completed no later than four (4) weeks prior to the completion of the teams regular season competition.

In the coming weeks, changes to accreditation expiry dates will be reflected on participants records in both the Learning Centre and MySideline

If you have further enquiries, please go to support.playrugbyleague.com for assistance.

Kind Regards,

National Rugby League

 


 
            Updated Thu Jun 4 11:20:03 2020 AEDT



BOARD SPORTING ANNOUNCEMENT - WYONG RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB GROUP


Follow the link below for the Board of Directors - Wyong Rugby League Club Group following the decision to suspend senior rugby league for the 2020 season. 


Click Here to view the attachment.


 
            Updated Mon May 11 16:44:21 2020 AEDT



WYONG ROOS - SEASON 2020


The economic downturn and restrictions associated with COVID-19 have had a significant impact on WRLCG.

Prior to the crisis, the Group employed in excess of 350 people and provided funding to more than 30 sporting bodies as well as charities and not-for-profit service organisations. Throw in the various contractors and suppliers reliant on the Group and you can start to appreciate its importance to the local community.

The fixed costs across eight licensed clubs is substantial. Future revenue is uncertain. The reality is that normal trading will not resume for some time. Within this context, on Wednesday night (6 May) the Board resolved to conserve the financial well-being of the Group by suspending all non-essential expenditure. The decision effectively means Wyong Roos will be withdrawing from all senior rugby league competitions in Season 2020.

The decision was a difficult one; rugby league is the beating heart of the Club. However, it is a decision that had to be made in the best interests of the Group as a whole.

There are unavoidable costs associated with operating a football program. The Club was not prepared to compromise on certain costs relating to the health and safety of players. Moreover, the cost of complying with the new regulatory regime to be implemented once footy resumes is unknown. These factors weighed heavily in the Board’s decision.

Season 2020 was shaping as another successful year for the Roos. Beating Dubbo CYMS in Dubbo, qualifying for the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup and defeating the ‘Pickers in a 1st Grade trial at Maitland were pre-season highlights. The Club is grateful to those who contributed and shares the disappointment.

Wyong Roos has experienced many difficulties in its long history. COVID-19 is the battleground of the current generation. The players, staff and management will meet this challenge. Rest assured Wyong Roos will be back.

The decision only relates to Wyong Seniors.

The Juniors are set to resume training on 1 July and competition on 18 July. WRLCG will revisit the issue of junior rugby league once NSWRL advises the rules and restrictions applicable to community football.


 
            Updated Sat May 9 11:30:37 2020 AEDT



GRASSROOTS RUGBY LEAGUE SET TO RE-START IN NSW IN JULY, 2020


 


 


The New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) Board today established a plan to work towards a re-start of Rugby League activities from July 2020 to coincide with a common return date for some other winter sports across the state and the commencement of term 3 in the school year.

NSWRL Chief Executive David Trodden said the decision to work towards a shortened Community Rugby League season and a re-start of other abbreviated senior competitions from 18 July 2020 will be further reviewed and confirmed on 1 June 2020 subject to the existing Government advice available at the time.

Trodden said today’s decision took into consideration the NSW Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 which is currently preventing sport from being conducted and expires at midnight on 29 June 2020 (unless further extended).

“Accordingly, the earliest possible return date is 30 June 2020, unless the NSW Government decides to lift the Public Health order earlier,” Trodden said.

“Most winter sports favour working towards a return date of 18 July 2020, at the end of the next school holiday period, with a return to training on 1 July 2020, subject to the status of the public health in the interim.

“The Board and Management of NSWRL have been continuing to closely monitor developments with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to strictly follow the Government advice so that we will only return to playing footy when it is deemed safe to do so.

“The NSWRL and everyone in our Rugby League community need to be responsive to the continual changes to the Government advice around risks to public health for the broader community, and if it becomes apparent that a July start date is not feasible, we will adjust and reassess.”

The decision to work towards starting Rugby League competitions from 18 July 2020, and to resume training from 1 July 2020, applies to the following:
 



  • Community Football, involving more than 100,000 boys, girls, men and women across the state to commence. The 2020 season was originally due to commence 4 April when it was postponed in March. All Clubs and Leagues are encouraged to continue to take registrations beyond the traditional 30 June registration cut-off date.

  • Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield competitions to resume; and Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership to commence. One round of Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield had been played when the competitions were suspended on 27 March.


In relation to the nine competitions cancelled by the NSWRL Board on 27 March, the Board has today determined that no premiers and no player of the series awards will be declared for any of those competitions for 2020. This applies to the following:



  • Major competitions: Canterbury Cup NSW, Jersey Flegg Cup, Women’s Country Championships and Men’s Under 23s Country Championships

  • Junior Representative competitions: SG Ball Cup, Tarsha Gale Cup, Harold Matthews Cup, Andrew Johns Cup and Laurie Daley Cup.


 


 
            Added Thu Apr 23 16:55:06 2020 AEDT



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            Updated Sat Apr 18 12:40:25 2020 AEDT



MITCH WILLIAMS REFLECTS ON NSW CUP CAREER WITH JAMIE SOWARD



For all those people missing their Wyong Roos footy fix, Mini’s interview with Jamie Soward on 11 April will be a real tonic. The interview can be found on the NSWRL website Canterbury Cup News section and by clicking on the following link


https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2020/04/11/williams-recounts-that-maika-sivo-try/


The 20-10 loss to Penrith in the 2017 Grand Final still burns.


Photo:  Mitch Williams leads out the Roos in the 2017 NSW Cup Grand Final


            Added Wed Apr 15 16:33:34 2020 AEDT



NSWRL ADVICE ON COVID19 RELATED QUESTIONS


The NSWRL has published a response to the most Frequently Asked Questions concerning the impact of COVID-19 on Community Based Competitions such as those administered by CCDRL and CCDJRL. The response can be accessed by clicking on the following link


https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2020/04/03/nswrl-community-football-faqs-covid-19/


 The Club has no additional information outside the NSWRL published position.


 
            Added Tue Apr 7 16:12:28 2020 AEDT



COVID19 RUGBY LEAGUE UPDATE

 

The NSWRL on 27 March announced the cancellation of the following competitions;

  • Canterbury Cup NSW
  • Jersey Flegg Cup
  • S G Ball Cup
  • Laurie Daley Cup
  • Tarsha Gale Cup
  • Harold Matthews Cup
  • Andrew Johns Cup
  • Women’s Country Championship
  • Men’s U23 Country Championship

A decision is pending in respect of the following competitions;

  • Ron Massey Cup
  • Sydney Shield
  • Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership
  • Community based rugby league (junior and senior)

 

The Central Coast Division Junior Rugby League and Central Coast Division Rugby League competitions remain suspended until 1 May 2020.

No organised training sessions, trial matches, competition matches, meetings, coaching courses or the like are permitted during the suspension period.

 

Wyong Roos will update the situation when official information comes to hand.

 

 


 
            Updated Mon Mar 30 17:21:50 2020 AEDT



FIVE ROOS IN ROOSTERS UNDER 23's REP TEAM

 

Coach Jeff Coroneos has selected five Wyong Roos in the Central Coast Roosters Under 23 Team to contest the Country Championship.

Luke Cain, Kye Martin, Jake O’Meley, Tarnae Mahon and Jarrod Kessler, all part of Generation Now at Roos HQ will be part of the squad to take on the best young players from regional NSW. The Roosters were narrowly defeated by eventual winners Monaro in Season 2019 and will be looking to do a little better this time round.

Congratulations to Luke, Kye, Jake, Tarnae and Jarrod from the Board and Management of WRLCG.

Jake O'Meley in action for the Roos


 
            Updated Wed Feb 26 15:49:37 2020 AEDT



ROUND 3 - NSW CHALLENGE CUP WYONG -V- CABRAMATTA

 

The majority of the squad which did so well against Dubbo CYMS in Round 2 was retained for the Round 3 match against Cabramatta at Morry Breen Field on 22 February.

The Two Blues fielded an impressive team in terms of size and experience. Wyong was quick out of the blocks and raced to a 14-0 lead by quarter time. Jake Lewis grabbed the first try running an unders line off acting half Matt Power and penetrating between the posts. Lachie Hanneghan scored from close range in the next possession set and Dustin Shaw did likewise from a left side play in the 12th minute. Hanneghan converted Lewis’ try.

Cabramatta returned fire midway through the second quarter. Left wing Asoke Sadranu cut back against the grain and planted the ball just left of the uprights. Fullback Zac Mackay converted. Wyong led 14-6 at halftime.

Two minutes into the third quarter, Dylan Clark replicated his try from the previous week angling into space off skipper Mitch Williams. Hanneghan converted to give the home team a 20-6 lead. Cabramatta looked dangerous when they held the ball and created some second phase play. Backrower David Minute crossed between the posts and with Mackay’s second conversion the gap had narrowed to 20-12. Wyong struck back almost immediately, right centre Tomi Kaati proving too powerful down his corridor on the eastern side of Morry Breen Field. Hanneghan missed the conversion, but shortly afterwards potted a penalty goal from almost the same position. The Roos held sway 26-12 at the end of the third quarter.

Seventeen minutes into the final quarter Two Blues centre Joseph Romeo touched down off a kick then converted is own try. Fortunately for the tiring home team, there was insufficient time to do any further damage on the scoreboard. Wyong 26 Cabramatta 18.

The Roos advance to the Semi-Finals where they will face Glebe-Burwood Wolves at Morry Breen Field on Saturday 29 February. Kick off is at 2.30pm.

Standing (L to R) Craig Davis, Robbie Williams, Jarrod Kessler, Kye Martin, Jake Lewis, Matt Power, Lachie Hanneghan, Matt McNair, Regan Clark, Dustin Shaw, Jake O’Meley, Nathan Kegg-King, Tomi Kaati, Chris Vawdon & Levi Balderston.

Kneeling & Sitting (L to R) Jacob Roffe, Brock Molan, Cody Boyle, Aaron Heaven, Mitch Williams, Dylan Clark, Tarnae Mahon, Greg Wisham, Robbie Rodger & Isaac Akuoko.


 
            Updated Wed Feb 26 15:43:02 2020 AEDT



ROUND 2 - NSW CHALLENGE CUP WYONG -V- DUBBO CYMS

 

The Roos travelled to Dubbo for the Round 2 match fortunate to be alive in the competition following the 20-12 defeat to Asquith at Cessnock the previous Saturday. Wyong was not at full strength for the trip out west, but the game was an opportunity for the younger crew to impress the Head Coach with the CCDRL Season due to kick off on 4 April.


Dustin Shaw at left centre crossed midway through the first quarter only for play to be recalled for a forward pass. Jake O’Meley plunged over between the posts shortly afterwards but play was again recalled, this time for obstruction. The teams went to quarter time without scoring, but the visitors had the upper hand, too well organised and energetic for the locals.


Play was suspended part way through the second quarter. Lightning and horizontal rain in central west NSW. The repeated interruptions in play blunted Wyong’s dominance. Play resumed under a blue sky with 8 mins remaining to halftime. Tomi Kaati at right centre scored the Roos first points. Lachlan Hanneghan converted from wide out. The green and gold led 6-0 going into the break.


The rain returned. Shaw chased down a kick from Mitch Williams in the 8th minute of the third quarter to score his team’s second try after Williams supported a midfield break on the inside. Hanneghan converted from the sideline. Dubbo responded by shifting the ball to the outside of Wyong’s left edge defence. The sideline conversion attempt was waved away. The Roos were ahead 12-4 at three quarter time.


Cody Boyle on debut scored a 45m intercept try to break CYMS back. Hanneghan’s conversion from directly in front extended Wyong’s lead to 18-4. Poor left edge defence allowed the home team to cross for a second try. Backrower Dylan Clark angled between defenders off another well-timed pass from Williams for the Roos fourth try. Hanneghan’s conversion from wide on the left provided the final 24-8 scoreline.


Very encouraging signs for the Roos after only a few weeks of serious training.


See Brad Falzon lead the Roos post-match celebration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChzCAsS7kpE  


 
            Added Wed Feb 26 15:38:13 2020 AEDT



WYONG ROOD PROGRESS TO SEMI FINALS OF THE NSW CHALLENGE CUP



The Wyong Roos progressed to the semi finals of the NSW Challenge Cup after a convincing win over Cabramatta on Saturday 22 February, 2020.  Follow the link below for NSW Rugby League article. 

https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2020/02/24/nsw-challenge-cup-week-three-results/


            Updated Mon Feb 24 13:48:05 2020 AEDT



NSW CHALLENGE CUP WYONG -v- ASQUITH

 

The Round 1 NSW Challenge Cup match between Wyong and Asquith at Cessnock Sports Ground on 8 February was a reunion of sorts with former team mates facing off against one another. Roos 2014 Player of the Year, Magnus Stromquist, was in the middle for the Magpies. Veteran Willie Manu, now with Asquith was a member of the Roos 2015 NSW Cup Grand Final team. Nick O’Meley played fullback in the Roos 2016 CCDRL 1st Grade Premiership team. Mark O’Meley, an important part of the North Sydney Coaching Staff, also represented Wyong in the NSW Cup and was in the unique position of having a son in each team.

Wyong scored first in the 11th minute whilst Asquith had a player in the bin and led 6-0 at quarter time. Nick O’Meley provided the Magpie’s response from a 30m burst down the eastern sideline in the second quarter. The Roos led 6-4 at the halftime break. Asquith regrouped and crossed for three quick tries to put the match beyond Wyong, but some late possession in good field position saw the Roos engineer a strong finish. The 20-12 final scoreline was a fair reflection of the match.

Captain Coach, Mitch Williams, was pleased with the first hit out of the season after just three weeks of training. Asquith boasted nine players from North Sydney and provided a good test for many of the Roos younger players. Mark O’Meley adjudicated a narrow points decision to Jake “Mini-Ogre” over elder brother Nick, though his scoring system was somewhat obscure to all but himself.

Due to some personnel issues Wyong instead of Asquith will advance to play Dubbo CYMS at Dubbo on 16 February.

 (From L to R) Mark O’Meley, Magnus Stromquist, Mitch Williams, Willie Manu and Brock Molan

(From L to R) Jake O’Meley, Mark O’Meley and Nick O’Meley


 
            Updated Wed Feb 12 18:00:58 2020 AEDT



ROOS PRESENT PREMIERSHIP JACKETS

 

Wyong Roos drew a line under Season 2019 and declared it officially over with the presentation of Premiership jackets to the Ladies League Tag and Open Age teams on 29 November.

The well attended function at Dunes by Dish (Soldiers Beach Surf Club) also included special presentations to Under 18’s Travis Vawdon and Jamie Brown marking consecutive years of service to the junior club commencing in the Under 6 age group right through to Under 18.

Wyong legend, former Australian Schoolboy (1972) Ian Bridge, helped present the Open Age jackets to players and staff, modestly accepting the title of the Roos “second best hooker”.

Coaches Claire Reed (LLT) and Michael ‘Reggie’ Stewart provided brief summaries of 2019 and thanked everyone involved for their hard work and commitment. Recently appointed Head Coach Mitch Williams addressed attendees about Season 2020.

Back row (L to R) Courtney Yeo, Kelsey Clark, Teearna Langbridge, Georgia Corbett, Milla Evans, Kendal Williams & Erin Kessler

Front row (L to R) Claire Reed, Olivia Kernick & Kristin Kessler

Open Age Brains Trust – (L to R) Frank O’Brien, Glen Eastwood, Jerry Hill & Michael Stewart


 
            Updated Wed Dec 4 08:08:32 2019 AEDT



2020 HEAD COACH



Wyong Rugby League Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Mitch Williams as Head Coach for Season 2020. Mitch brings to the position a wealth of experience as a player and whilst this will be his initial foray into senior coaching, Mitch’s recent history in game development together with his onfield involvement will stand the Club in good stead moving forward into the new season. Wyong Roos is confident the success of the Club’s rugby league program will continue with Mitch in charge..

 


            Updated Wed Oct 30 13:27:20 2019 AEDT



ROOS WIN BIG AT CCDJRL PRESENTATION

 

Wyong received a total of 7 club, team and individual awards at the Central Coast Junior Division Presentation held at Mingara Recreation Club on 16 October, including the prestigious Col Franklin Memorial Shield for Most Successful Club and the Greg Mawson Life Member Shield for Most Outstanding Team (Under 11/1).


The Under 11/1’s scored 639 points and conceded just 52 in Season 2019 to also receive the Wyong Rugby League Club Group Shield for Best Attacking Team in Mod age divisions. The Under 11/1’s produced an exceptional performance in the Grand Final to win 42-0. On Wednesday night Wyong’s Kye Hodges received the award for Best Player on Grand Final Day in Mod age divisions for his efforts in that decider.


The complete list of award winners is as follows;


Central Coast Roosters Under 14 Representative Team


Best Back – Tyrone Dorrell


Best Forward – Atticus Fotofili


Best & Fairest – James Miller


Players’ Player – Tyrone Dorrell


Central Coast Roosters Under 15 Representative Team


Best Back – Ethan Strange


Best Forward – Soakimi Aho


Best & Fairest – Cade Mellon


Players’ Player – Soakimi Aho


Central Coast Roosters Under 16 Girls League Tag Team


Coach’s Award – Jayde Doyle


Best & Fairest – Charlotte Barwick


Players’ Player – Erica Carlisle


Central Coast Roosters Under 16 Girls Tackle Team


Coach’s Award – Jess Deakin


Best & Fairest – Hannah Gerard


Players’ Player – Teisha Saunders


Best Defensive Team 1st Division Mod – Woy Woy U10/1 (conceded 24 points in 2019)


Best Attacking Team 1st Division Mod – Wyong U11/1 (scored 639 points in 2019)


Best Defensive Team 2nd & 3rd Division Mod – Erina U12/2 (conceded 102 points in 2019)


Best Attacking Team 2nd & 3rd Division Mod – Warnervale U10/3 (scored 512 points in 2019)


Best Defensive Team 1st Division International – Wyong U14/1 (conceded 76 points in 2019)


Best Attacking Team 1st Division International – The Entrance U15/1 (scored 442 points in 2019)


Best Defensive Team 2nd & 3rd Division International – Wyong U18/2 (conceded 110 points in 2019)


Best Attacking Team 2nd & 3rd Division International – Gosford U14/2 (scored 518 points in 2019)


Most Outstanding League Tag Team – Erina Blue U16.5 (scored 422 points & conceded 44 in 2019)


Most Improved Team – Wyong U15/1


Most Successful Club – Wyong Roos


Most Outstanding Team – Wyong U11/1


Best Player on Grand Final Day Mod – Kye Hodges (Wyong)


Best Player on Grand Final Day League Tag – Tayla Montgomery (Erina)


Best Player on Grand Final Day International – Tyler Moriarty (Terrigal)


CCDRL Best & Fairest Under 18 – Bailey Frost (Blue Haven)


CCDRL Player of the Year – Thomas Deakin (Kincumber)


CCDRL awarded Ian Jeffery (Toukley) with Life Membership. Ian’s long record of volunteer work with CCDRL as an Executive Committee member, Judiciary Chairman and member and selector was appropriately recognised with Life Membership. Ian has been a friend of Wyong Roos for many years and the Club congratulates him on this well deserved acknowledgement.


 
            Added Thu Oct 17 13:22:00 2019 AEDT



MITCH WILLIAMS WINS LEAGUES CLUB MEDAL


Roos Club Captain, Mitch Williams, last night received the Central Coast Leagues Club Medal as the best and fairest player in the CCDRL 1st Grade competition. Williams shaded team mate Jake Lewis who was a well deserved runner up for the award which was formerly known as the Sterland Medal. Williams joins a pantheon of Wyong greats to have won the award including Morry Breen, Bill Scott, Les Hannah and Dean Amos. Williams’ Medal win capped a big CCDRL Presentation night for the Roos where Kelsey Clark was named Best & Fairest in the Lades League Tag competition and Jake O’Meley received the Rookie of the Year trophy.

The complete list of award winners is as follows;

Ladies League Tag

Minor Premiers – The Entrance

Highest Points Scorer – Holly Buchanan (The Entrance 182 points)

Best & Fairest – Kelsey Clark (Wyong)

Open Age

Minor Premiers – Wyong

Highest Points Scorer – Dale Wilson (St Edwards 128 points)

Best & Fairest – Jake Durbridge (St Edwards)

Reserve Grade

Minor Premiers – The Entrance

Highest Points Scorer – Jake Slee (The Entrance 256 points)

Best & Fairest – Jeff Attenborough (Berkeley Vale)

1st Grade 

Minor Premiers – Wyong

Highest Points Scorer – Josh Mantellato (Wyong 228 points)

Best & Fairest (Central Coast Leagues Club Medal) – Mitchell Williams (Wyong)

Bob Taber Memorial Award (Best Administered Club) – Erina

Top Try Scoring Club – The Entrance

 Central Coast Roosters Ladies League Tag Representative Team

Coach’s Award – Steph Sharp (The Entrance)

Best & Fairest – Jocelyn Kelleher (The Entrance)

Player of the Year – Holly Buchanan (The Entrance)

Central Coast Roosters Under 23 Representative Team

Coach’s Award – Jake Woods (The Entrance)

Best & Fairest – Kye Hopwood (Terrigal)

Player of the Year – Jacob McCudden (The Entrance)

Central Coast Roosters Women’s Tackle Representative Team

 Coach’s Award – Brittany Starr (Berkeley Vale)

Players’ Player – Kobi Daley (Berkeley Vale)

Best & Fairest – Jazmyne Wolfe (Berkeley Vale)

Player of the Year – Jazmyne Wolfe (Berkeley vale)

Central Coast Roosters Player of the Year – Kirra Dibb

Rookie of the Year – Jake O’Meley (Wyong)

Coach of the Year – Dane Allen (Erina)

Club Championship – The Entrance


 
            Updated Thu Sep 26 12:22:30 2019 AEDT



KNIGHTS 2020 TARSHA GALE SQUAD


Any young ladies interested in trialling for the 2020 Newcastle Knights Tarsha Gale squad have to submit a completed Nomination Form no later than 1 September 2019.

Further details can be obtained by emailing Elite Pathway Programs Manager, Casey Bromilow cbromilow@newcastleknights.com.au or calling Casey on 0488925850.


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            Updated Thu Aug 29 17:16:41 2019 AEDT



BOOST JUICE LAKE HAVEN SUPPORTS WYONG ROOS



Boost Juice Lake Haven pride themselves on healthy juices and smoothies and staying fit and active to live a fulfilling and rewarding lifestyle.

The partnership between Boost and Wyong Roos is the perfect complement between our healthy products and staying active through the great sport of Rugby League.

 


            Updated Thu Feb 14 09:39:22 2019 AEDT



CARE PACKAGES FOR THE TROOPS



Staff at Wyong Leagues Club for the last 5 years have been preparing and despatching Christmas Care Packages for Australian Defence personnel serving away from home. The concept started in 2014 with just 30 packages; in 2017 it had grown to 181 and in 2018 the record was extended to 211 packages.

The contents of the packages are donated by Club members, patrons, sponsors and staff and in 2018 the donations exceeded 500kg. Tim Tams, ANZAC biscuits, lollies, games and toiletries are perennial favourites. Brand names are particularly appreciated. Being unopened and unexpired is a pre-requisite.

The goods were packed in standard 2kg BX2 boxes provided at a discount by Australia Post Lakehaven, then mailed free of charge to a centralised ADF collection point in Sydney for shipping overseas or to northern Australia. The production line at Wyong Leagues Club was machine like, with the staff completing the packaging process inside 6 hours.

Judy Cook provided hand-made Christmas cards. Surplus goods were donated to Coast Shelter to assist with that organisation’s charitable work on the Central Coast.

The letters of appreciation from the ADF personnel are heartfelt and heart-warming. All those involved are to be congratulated.


            Updated Thu Jan 10 07:17:20 2019 AEDT



DANIEL LAWSON 400 GAMES FOR WYONG ROOS

 

Daniel Lawson arrived at Wyong from Ourimbah as a teenager in the early ‘90’s and it was only fitting he played his 400th Grade game for the Roos against the Magpies last Sunday.

Henry started with Wyong as a flying winger, but in recent seasons has found himself in the middle of the park doing battle with the big boys. Daniel is one of the few players still running around whose career has spanned the Club’s pre and post Newcastle Tooheys Cup period (2003-2012).

Whilst his record shows only one try since Season 2014, for Lawso it was never about performance; pride in the jumper, looking after your team mates and enjoying every moment have been the hallmarks of his time at Wyong. So here is Danny, 400 games and 1600 penalties down the track, a handful of premierships in hand, looking a little worse for wear but with plenty of great footy memories, still out there banging away.

Congrats Lawso on becoming a 400 game player with Wyong Roos. No one has played more grade games for the Club, and that is an achievement which must be acknowledged and is certainly something in which you and your family can take great pride.

Lawso celebrates with Mitch Williams


 
            Updated Thu May 31 10:31:28 2018 AEDT



CRL APPROVES USE OF PRESCRIPTION GOGGLES IN RUGBY LEAGUE


Country Rugby League has sanctioned the use of protective goggles for Rugby League games and training provided the goggles have no rigid components which could cause harm to the wearer or other players.

These goggles would usually be made of soft plastic with an elastic head band to keep them in place. CRL recommends that head gear be worn as well to reduce the chance of the headband sliding down the wearer’s neck.

Any player wearing goggles should seek written clarification from their optician that the goggles are suitable for contact sport. The letter from the optician is to be submitted to the Regional Manager of the competition in which the player participates.  A copy of the optician’s letter and this policy should be retained by the player and may be provided on match days to reassure match officials and opponents.

Despite this policy the suitability of any player equipment is ultimately a decision for the match referee.

 


 
            Updated Tue May 29 10:38:01 2018 AEDT



NRL 2018 CODE OF CONDUCT


The NRL has issued the 2018 Code of Conduct.  Follow the link below for a copy of the Code.


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            Added Thu Apr 19 14:05:47 2018 AEDT



CENTRAL COAST DIVISION JNR & SENIOR RUGBY LEAGUE COMMUNICATION & SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY


Central Coast Division of Junior & Senior Rugby League Communication & Social Media Policy.  Follow the link below.


 


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            Added Tue Apr 17 08:01:17 2018 AEDT



WRLCG BOARD OF DIRECTORS DECISION - WYONG ROOS TO END ASSOCIATION WITH SYDNEY ROOSTERS AT END OF 2018 SEASON

 

The Wyong Rugby League Club Group Board of Directors have made a decision to end the association with the Sydney Roosters from the end of the 2018 season.  This decision will end the participation of the  Wyong Roos in the NSW Rugby League Intrust Super Premiership competition at the end of the 2018 season.  The Wyong Roos have participated in the NSW Rugby League (NSW Cup/ISP NSW) competition since 2013 having made two Grand Finals over the past three years.   See below the released reasoning behind the Board of Directors decision.   


 
            Updated Thu Mar 1 10:46:49 2018 AEDT



NRL SAFEPLAY CODE



The NRL has adopted the Safeplay Code which will apply to all players up to and including Under 15’s nationally across the game of rugby league.

The Safeplay Code defines Tackle Zones on a ball carrier’s body, as well as identifying and outlawing a variety of Dangerous Tackles. The Code also prohibits Aggressive Palming, Pushing, Dangerous Flops, Verbal Abuse and Foul Language.

To view the Safeplay Code simply access the following link:

https://playnrl.com/safeplay


            Updated Tue May 16 16:35:55 2017 AEDT



NEW WYONG ROOS APP



The Wyong Roos have a new App to keep you in touch with all football information.  Download the App from App store and get started.


            Added Sat Jul 23 05:51:37 2016 AEDT



FOLLOW WYONG ROOS ON TWITTER



Follow the Wyong Roos on Twitter by clicking on the link below, or the Twitter logo on the homepage of this website.


https://twitter.com/wyongroos


            Added Mon Dec 1 12:44:03 2014 AEDT



FOLLOW THE WYONG ROOS ON FACEBOOK



Follow the Wyong Roos on Facebook.  Our Facebook page can be accessed from the link below or by 'liking' us in the homepage of this website. 


https://www.facebook.com/TheWyongRoos


            Added Mon Dec 1 12:39:56 2014 AEDT




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