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Ballina take on Lennox Head for top-of-the-table rugby honours

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Lennox Rugby Union Club had a resounding win over Lismore on the weekend but all eyes are on the upcoming top-of-the-table clash with local rivals Ballina.

The Lennox Trojans travelled to Lismore last Saturday and beat an understrength Lismore 71–18.

‘Lismore had a few out owing to injury so the boys aren’t getting carried away,’ Trojan coach Jason McCombie said.

If anything the team is training harder this week with a focus on this Saturday’s clash with Ballina at home.

With just six games of the regular season to go it is a chance for both teams to get closer to the minor premiership, he said. Whoever wins will lead the competition.

‘We just want to win as many games as we can to get into the right form for the finals,’ he said.

When the teams played in the first round there was a scoring controversy and both teams had to settle for a draw.

Jason is weary of an inform team. Ballina had their own big win last week beating Casuarina 57–0, that also has some good talent returning from country representative duties, he said.

The action is set to kick off with the reserve grade at 1.50pm where there is also plenty at stake.

Lennox Head reserves are in third place on the ladder,  three points shy of Ballina.

Ladies’ Day

The Lennox Head club is also hosting a Ladies’ Day this Saturday that will include fundraising for RUOK, a suicide prevention charity.

‘We are expecting a big crowd. Already we have 70 RSVPs to the Ladies’ Day,’ club vice-president Kel Langfield said.

The club has hired private caterers and will be offering champagne and canapes.

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