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April 11, 2021

Byron Bay rugby gets big win over Grafton

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Byron Bay have fought their way back into the top four of the Far North Coast rugby competition with a dominant 46–6 win over the Grafton Redmen at the Recreation Grounds last Saturday.

While the game went to the break at 10–6 Byron was able to capitalise on an injury-depleted Grafton side and ran in six unanswered tries in the second half.

Will Aisake, Tim Hartman, Jordan Elliot, James Atkins, and Brad Hill all scored tries for Byron Bay, while Craig Wallace scored two.

Tom Brookes completed the score sheet with four conversions and a penalty goal. 

It was Byron Bay’s third win in a row after beating Lismore City 36–32, and Casuarina Beach 38–25.

It sees the side move back into the top four on the ladder with 34 points, sitting behind Casuarina (35 points) and Lennox Head (39), who each have a game in hand.

Grafton (29) and Ballina (31) are not far off the pace.

Well out in front is Wollongbar Alstonville who sit on 55 points on the back of 11 wins from 11 starts.

Byron travel to Casino this weekend. Their opponents had a 29–0 win over Casuarina Beach last weekend, but it was only their third for the season. 

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