It’s that time of year again when far north coasters head to the fields to see who will be victorious in the 2018 rugby union season.
The preliminary finals were played on the weekend with Lennox Head, Ballina and Evans River coming out on top.
In the Reserves Ballina had a slim win over the Shiners 22–20 with an exciting finish on the buzzer to advance to the Grand Final – for Ballina Nick Brydon, Cody Campbell, Jamie Coote scored tries and Nick Brydon made two conversions and a penalty goal. Congratulations to Nathan ‘Muzz’ Groves on his completion of 301 games for the club.
The President’s Cup comp saw Evans River defeat Kyogle 28-7 with tries to Harry Daley (two), Alister Debritt and Adam Armistead who also kicked a conversiona nd two penalty goals for Eveans Head. Nathan Farragher converted his own try for Kyogle.
In the Firsts, Lennox Head had 28-19 win over Ballina at Crozier Field, Lismore, on Saturday. Scorers for Lennox were Martin McNamara, Zac Beecher, Daniel Alley tries, Hugo Marks two conversions and three penalty goals). For Ballina, Terry Ferguson, Anthony Lolohea and Joel Noble scored tries and Terry Ferguson had two conversions.
The finals showdown will be held this Saturday at Crozier Field, Lismore.
Competition kicks off at 12 noon starting with the President’s Cup: Yamba v Evans River, then at 1.50pm, the Reserves: Lennox Head v Ballina; and 3.30pm for the Premiership between Wollongbar-Alstonville and Lennox Head.