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The Mullumbimby and Byron Bay rugby league teams are coming off a string of losses so this weekend’s local derby gives them both a good chance to get among the winners and claim local bragging rights.

The Mullumbimby Giants got off to a good start to the season but last weekend’s 24–16 loss to the Kyogle Turkeys at home has capped off a serious mid-season lull.

The previous week they had to forfeit and before that endured back-to-back losses including a 52–0 drubbing from the Tweed Coast.

The team has strugggled to win with captain/coach Sam Martin off the field owing to injury, but he expects to be back this week.

The Byron Bay league side lost 32–10 to Murwillumbah last week, and their best result in 2017 has been a draw against Ballina a few weeks ago.

But if they play with pride they could surprise a weakened Giants side in front of a loyal home crowd.

Three grades from 12pm at Red Devil Park in Byron Bay this Sunday.


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