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April 19, 2021

Local league teams pick up good wins

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A Mullumbimby Giants defence (yellow) readies for a Marist brothers charger. Photo Christine Butcher

The Mullumbimby Giants sealed a knife-edge, one-point victory over Marist Brothers in the Northern Rivers Rural Rugby League when Brett Kelly kicked a field goal from roughly 20 metres out to give them a 23–22 win.

The game was a close tussle and was locked at 16–16 at half time.

Try scorers for the giants included Sio Alefosio, Jerry Byers, Dwayne Moseley, and Jason McGrady. Darcy Earl completed the scoring with three conversions.

The Mullumbimby reserves went down 22–8 and the Ladies League Touch team also lost 22–6.

It was Mullum first grade’s fifth win for the season and they sit in ninth place on the ladder.

There are just three rounds of the regular season to play.

Devils make it three

The Byron Bay Red Devils travelled away to take on Casino at Queen Elizabeth Park and continued their recent winning form collecting a 28–12 win.

In a good team effort Mitchell Krause, Daniel Gibson, Ben Webber, Lachlan Kennedy, and Guy Hines all scored and Andrew Battese converted four.

The win is the third on the trot for the Red Devils and keeps them in fifth position on the ladder, only one point behind Tweed Coast and Casino, who are both on 20 points. Ballina are on top with 26 points followed by Murwillumbah on 24.

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