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Byron Shire Rebels take minor premierships in senior rugby union

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Not even the inclusion of Daragh Murphy and his son Kellen, both on first-grade debut, could help Casuarina to a win against Casino last weekend.

The Byron Shire Rebels have finished the regular season as minor premiers in first and second-grade rugby union, after the firsts won against Ballina last weekend.

Playing at home in the catch-up game the first graders romped home 69–5, scoring 11 tries to one against the Ballina Seahorses.

The win allowed Byron Shire (64 competition points) to leapfrog Wollongbar Alstonville Rugby (62) on the competition ladder, and gives them a major semi-final at home this weekend.

In the other catch-up game Casino beat Casuarina 57–50. The win for Casino (31) allowed them to claim fourth spot on the ladder, just nudging out Ballina (30). 

Casuarina finished the regular season in third spot.

This Saturday Byron Shire take on WAR at Red Devil Park in Byron Bay from 3.15pm, while Casuarina travel to Casino to take on the Bulls at Albert Park, on Sunday August 20, at 3.15pm.

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In second-grade Byron Shire finished their season dominating Ballina 59–0.

Byron Shire have one loss for the season so far, and take on Casuarina in a major semi-final at Red Devil Park, this Saturday from 1.00pm.

In the minor semi-final WAR travels to Casino to take on the Bulls.

The Byron Shire Women will also play a semi-final, taking on Evans River at Albert Park in Casino this Sunday from 2.20pm.  

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