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Bangalow setting a scrum against Southern Cross Uni who they beat in round three.

The Bangalow Rugby Union first grade side are sitting on the top of the competition ladder after making it four from four when they beat Lismore 25–7 on the weekend.

The Bangalow Rebels came back strongly in the second half scoring three unanswered tries after they were behind 7–5 at half time.

‘It was a rusty performance in the first half but we came home strongly,’ club captain Tim Mundy said.

The side was well led by captain Dan Rawlinson and five-eight Tom Slater had a strong kicking game, he said.

‘The highlight of the match was loose-head prop Sam Rawsthorne making a 40-metre run to score a try that gave us the bonus point,’ he said.

The success so far this year was down to improved fitness, good player numbers and quality young players coming up through the club into first grade.

‘We are really looking forward to playing some of the competition’s top sides over the next month or so,’ he said.

Bangalow’s next game is the local derby against Byron Bay at the Recreation Ground in Byron.

‘Both teams should be at their best after a competition bye this weekend. Both teams will be fired up,’ he said.

Byron Bay rugby has also had a good start to the season, collecting three wins from four starts.

The competition has a rest this weekend before resuming on May 5.


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