Rugby league, at whatever level, demands equal parts courage, resolve and quick thinking (its detractors will never understand that last component). The Mullumbimby Giants’ Under 18s displayed all three qualities in going down to the NRRRL minor premiers, the Murwillumbah Mustangs, by 20-12 in their elimination final at Stan Sercombe Oval last Sunday.
Byron Bay’s topsy turvy NRRRL season came to a shuddering halt at Grafton’s Frank McGuren Field on Saturday.After imposing prop Chris Coleman had his jaw broken in the very first tackle of their elimination semi-final, the Red Devils never quite got into their stride as the Ghosts’ hard-nosed, percentage football carried them home by 22-6.
Elimination Semifinal Saturday at Crozier Field, Lismore 18s – Kyogle v Mullumbimby Reserve Grade – Murwillumbah v Casino First Grade – Marist Brothers v Byron Bay Qualifying Semifinal Sunday Kingsford Smith Park – Ballina 18s – Grafton Ghosts v... Read More →
John Campbell During Byron Bay’s NRRRL clash with Ballina on Sunday, a 4×4 from the local cop shop cruised into the ground and parked itself on the grassy knoll at the north end of Red Devil Park. They had either... Read More →
In the Northern Rivers Rugby League competition, things are getting warmer as the season draws closer to the finals. The Ballina Seagulls and the Grafton Ghosts will play the reserves and first grade round 11 catch up game match tonight... Read More →
John Campbell The only way was up for the Mullumbimby Giants after last year and new coach Scott Johnston already has them set firmly on that trajectory. They were beaten by reigning premiers Murwillumbah on Sunday, but it was only... Read More →
Story & photos John Campbell As pre-season tantalisers go, last Saturday’s Byron Bay Red Devils versus Mullumbimby Giants trial was never going to be up there with the Charity Shield. But it was a game of footy nonetheless, and... Read More →