Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Winger Turns Back the Clock

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Winger Turns Back the Clock

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Byline: Mitchell Craig


Ballina 56 (Rick Randall 4, Mitch Knight 2, Anthony Lolohea 2 tries; Mitch Knight 5 conversions, 2 penalty goals) d Wollongbar- Alstonville 39 (George Toomey 2, Sam Kerry, Joel Crowther, Matt Wright, Luke Nunn, Bill Johnston tries; Sam Kerry 2 conversions). Half-time: Ballina 27-15.

Bangalow 37 (Ryan Duffy 2, Matthew Tabb, Daniel White, Jock Craigie tries; Matthew Tabb 3 conversions, penalty goal) d Southern Cross University 15 (Aaron Ashley, Dean Wilson tries; Aaron Ashley conversion, penalty goal). Half-time: Bangalow 22-15.

Byron Bay 47 (Dru Baggaley 2, Tomi Preistland 2, Craig Wallace 2, Evan Mallory tries; James Bulmer 6 conversions) d Lismore 0. Half- time: 21-0.

Lennox Head 29 (Tasman De Groot 2, Sam Fitzgerald, Andy Elmer, Mick Muir tries; Sam Fitzgerald 2 conversions) d Casino 15 (Carl Tahatu, Isaac Hadley tries; Harrison Cusack conversion, penalty goal). Half-time: Lennox Head 12-8.

Pointscore: Wollongbar 35, Lennox Head 33, Ballina 25, Byron Bay 21, Southern Cross University 17, Casino 15, Bangalow 14, Casuarina Beach 9, Lismore 9.

Next games on Thursday at 8pm:

Catch-up game: Lismore v Casuar- ina Beach at Lismore Rugby Park.

Round 12 (early game due to the university holidays): SCU v Byron Bay at Maurie Ryan Oval.

Reserve grade: Ballina 67 d Wollongbar-Alstonville 12, Byron Bay 30 d Lismore 15, Lennox Head 19 d Casino 7, Bangalow 30 d Southern Cross University 0.

President's Cup: Yamba 38 d Murwillumbah 7, Evans River 38 d Iluka 25.

BALLINA winger Rick Randall turned back the clock, scoring four tries in a 56-39 win over defending premiers Wollongbar-Alstonville in Far North Coast rugby union at Quays Reserve, Ballina.

It was a big effort considering Randall is now in his 40s and had not played a first-grade game for a number of years.

He was all class with a first-half hat-trick where he bamboozled the opposition defence down the right side to give the Seahorses a 27-15 lead at half-time. …

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