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October 5, 2022

WAR power their way to premiership game

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WAR (red) were too strong for Lennox Head in last Saturday’s FNC rugby preliminary final. Photo Vicki Kerry

Wollongbar Alstonville beat Lennox Head 30–14 in the Far North Coast Rugby Union first grade preliminary final played at Kingsford Smith Park in Ballina last Saturday.

WAR will now play in the grand final against Bangalow this Saturday from 3.45pm at the same venue.

In the four tries to two victory James Vidler, Blake Henderson, Bodi Smith and Matthew Scott went over for WAR with Sam Kerry kicking two conversions and a penalty goal. Bodi Smith also kicked a penalty goal.

WAR also had a player sent off due to foul play.

Try scorers for Lennox Head included Jared Lofts and Jedd Windle, with two conversions to Jared.

In the women’s 10s Lismore beat Ballina 27-12 last Saturday and will now take on Casuarina Beach in the grand final from 2.50pm.

Other grand final showdowns include WAR taking on Yamba for the Presidents Cup (10am kick off), Lennox Head versus Casuarina Beach in the U/18s (11.40am) and Ballina versus Richmond Range in second grade (1.10pm) .

All grand final matches will be played this Saturday at Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina

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