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Rugby league in Ballina and Mullumbimby this Thursday night for catch-up rounds

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The Mullumbimby Giants have collected another win in A grade after beating the Lower Clarence Magpies 36–30 at home last Sunday.

Mullum’s top side got off to a good start and were dominant in the first half leading 30–12, but were pressured in the second half when the Magpies put on 18 points to six.

The win was a relief for the home crowd as the visitors had the results across the three other grades.

The Magpies just muscled reserve grade out of the win with a 24–22 victory, while in the U/18s the Giants went down 26–8, and in women’s touch lost 46–6.

The win leaves Mullum mid-table, while Lower Clarence is yet to record a win for 2024.

The good news for fans is that the Giants will have another run at home this Thursday night (June 6) when they play a catch-up round, due to an early season washout, against  Evans Head.

The clubhouse will open at Les Donnelly Field from 3pm with reserves kicking off at 6.30pm, followed by A grade at 7.45pm. 

Ballina Seagulls

Ballina A grade have been having a good  season as well, and endured their first loss of the season when they were beaten by Northern United last Sunday 30–12, playing at home.

Reserve grade got up for a win (22–14), as did the U/18s (30–10).

A grade will have the opportunity to bounce back when they also play a catch-up round  this Thursday night at Kingsford Smith Park.

The women’s touch and U/18s are on the outside field while reserves and A grade will be inside. All the action from 6.30pm.

Northern United

Lismore’s Northern United are also hosting long-weekend league with three games scheduled against Cudgen at Crozier Oval this Saturday, June 8.

U/18s get play underway at 12pm with reserves kicking off at 1.15pm, followed by A grade at 2.45pm.

Red Devils

Byron Bay had another good day in the NRRRL when they travelled to Casino and won all three grades while the women’s touch team enjoyed a bye.

A grade took the win 24–16, while reserves put on 42 points to 16 and the U/18s set the standard with a comfortable 30–0 win.

The Red Devils sit on top of the table in the top two grades, and the U/18s sit in second place, having conceded the senior men’s squads only loss of the season.

Byron Bay do not play this weekend.

Their next game is at Red Devil Park on Sunday, June 15, against Marist Brothers, who are fifth on the ladder.

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