The Wollongbar-Alstonville Pioneers have won the Far North Coast rugby union premiership for the fifth year running by beating Lennox Head on Saturday in Lismore.
The Pioneers won the close-fought game 19–14 after scoring three tries to two. Ben Damen, Daniel Damen and Matthew Scott crossed the line for the winners while Hugo Marks scored two for the Trojans.
The Lennox club fared no better in reserve grade where local rivals Ballina got the better of them notching up their premiership with a 20–14 win. Each side scored two converted tries apiece but Ballina forged ahead with two successful conversions.