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Byron Bay Rugby Club firsts have won through their semifinal against rivals Lennox Head with a 33–29 win at Lyle Park last weekend.

Trailing at half-time, the Byron side had to ‘have a good look at themselves’ captain Craig Wallace said.

In the second half they played with more structure and an intercept pass turned the game on its head, he said.

Lennox Head put in a gritty performance at the end and Byron had to defend ‘like their lives depended on it’.

‘There are a lot of sore bodies but we are happy to get the win,’ he said.

Last year’s premiers Wollongbar-Alstonville have played their way straight into the first-grade grandfinal with a 40–20 win over Ballina.

Ballina and Byron battle it out this Saturday at Lismore’s Crozier Park for the other place in the grandfinal.

Byron and Ballina have been pretty evenly matched all year and if both teams turn it on, ‘it should be a great game of rugby,’ Craig said.

‘Hopefully we can get up’.

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