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Lennox Head rugby too strong for Byron Bay

Good possesion allowed the Trojans to run in unmatched tries in the first half against Byron Bay. Photo John Bungate

Lennox Head have nabbed third spot on the Far North Coast rugby ladder after beating Byron Bay at home 30–17 last Saturday.

‘Considering it was third plays fourth it was a pretty evenly matched game,’ Lennox Head coach Jason McCombie said.

The Lennox Trojans had several players coming back from injury and got the best of the first half after, with good possession resulting in tries. They went to the break with two on the board and a 15–3 advantage at halftime.

Byron came out strongly in the second half and played ‘more solidly’, Jason said.

The bigger pack of Byron tried a forward-dominated strategy that did result in their scoring two tries. 

‘I didn’t think it was going to allow them to score enough points. It was too conservative, you have to be a bit more expansive,’ he said.

The Lennox Trojans were able to bounce back and scored two more and ran out 30–17 winners.

The Trojans play at home this week against competiton stalwarts Wollongbar-Alstonville.

‘They and Ballina are the benchmark in this year’s competition. We are really looking forward to the game,’ he said.

Best and fairest for the Trojans: Zac Beecher, Harry Bungate and Daniel Alley.

The home game will also see the celebration of Ladies’ Day with a special marquee on the sidelines and access to the clubhouse. Email: [email protected]


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