19.8 C
Byron Shire
March 8, 2021

Giants charge home to win local league derby

Latest News

Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

Other News

New Greens team

Matthew O’Reilly President of CABS and a proud member of the NEW Byron Greens team It seems that some readers have...

Cartoon of the week – 3 March, 2021

We love to receive letters, but not every letter will be published; the publication of letters is at the discretion of the online and print letters editors.

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Taxpayers paying through the nose for the destruction of Casino to Murwillumbah train line

Louise Doran, Ocean Shores  On 14 January, 2015 The Echo comment ‘Railroaded’ quoted Don Page’s (Nationals then MP for Ballina) 2004...

No more MOs for Tweed Shire

In a move that may have surprised some council watchers, it was the conservative councillors who voted in favour of keeping multiple occupancies (MO) in Tweed Shire.

Thanks David Gile – but on Musk

Robin Harrison, Binna Burra I want to thank David Gilet for his appreciation of the thoughts I’ve shared here. It’s very...



David Garsed

The Mullumbimby Giants have picked up their first win of the season after coming home strongly to beat local rivals Byron Bay 28–26 in a hard-fought encounter.

Playing at home the Byron Red Devils raced away to an early 12–0 lead with tries to Gabe Belcher and Daniel Gibbons. But they received a body blow when in-form front-rower Kyle Kennedy succumbed to injury and left the field.

The Giants lifted their intensity and after sustained pressure Sio Alefosio scored the first of his tries.

The Devils kept turning over the ball and were eventually punished for their sloppiness when Giants winger Rhys Curruth scored in the corner.

Further tries to Byron’s Matt Gallagher and Mullum’s Brett Kelly Wirth saw the sides go to halftime oranges with the Red Devils hanging on to a six-point lead.

The second half belonged to the Giants who looked far hungrier as the Devils lacked the fight in the contest.

Against the run of play the Red Devils were first to score on the back of an Andrew Battese 40-metre solo effort.

But the Giants took advantage of their sustained attack and added three tries to Zac Docking, Sio Alefosia, and Rhys Carruth to close out the game-worthy winners.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Police exchange gun fire at Dunoon – man arrested

At a media conference outside the Lismore police station this morning, Acting Superintendent Susan Johnston, Commander, Richmond Police Area Command, said that a man has been charged over an incident at Dunoon last night.

Byron carjacker and stolen vehicle still not found

Police say that a man carjacked a 17-year-old in Byron Bay just before midnight on Friday.

Man arrested after shots fired in Dunoon

A police report says a 63-year-old man man has been arrested following multiple public place shots fired overnight.

Police operation Billinudgel Nature Reserve

Gary Opit, Brunswick Heads On 22 February residents on Jones Road noticed a major police operation with officers from eight police cars and associated dogs entering...