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Far North Coast side wins Richardson Cup

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The Far North Coast rugby union side has won the Richardson Cup at the NSW Country Championships held at Tamworth over the long weekend.

In their first game against New England the FNC side ran out winners 48–8, outscoring their opponents eight tries to one.

They followed this up with another convincing win over Central North 53–28 to take the competition.

The representative side included Byron Bay player Will Osake in the second row as well as players from Casuarina Beach.

The competition win will see the side promoted to the higher division of the eight-zone group next year to compete for the Caldwell Cup.

Seven players from the FNC are in contention to be picked for NSW Country .


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