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Lennox Head was too strong for Byron Bay in the weekend’s semifinal played at Quays Reserve, Ballina.

The Ballina Buccaneers and the Lennox Head Trojans will go head-to-head this weekend in far north coast rugby to decide who will play in the grandfinal against Wollongbar-Alstonville.

The local derby was set up after Lennox Head had a convincing win over Byron Bay in the elimination semifinal 43–17 last Sunday.

On Saturday Ballina lost to Wollongbar-Alstonville Pioneers 43–36, out scored six tries to five.

The win put the Pioneers into the grandfinal playing the winner of this weekend’s  local derby.

The Pioneers are the competition’s minor premiers after losing just one game from 16 in the regular season.

They are also the competition favourites looking to win their fifth straight first-grade premiership in a row.

The first grade game between Lennox and Ballina kicks off at 3.15pm at Crozier Field in Lismore. 

Reserve grade

The Byron Bay Rugby Club fared no better in reserve grade when their side went down to Mullumbimby Federal 32–17.

The Lennox Head reserves played their way into the grandfinal beating Ballina 14–3.

Ballina will play off against Mullumbimby Federal this Saturday from 1.50pm at Crozier Field for the right to play Lennox Head.

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