Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Seahorses Dominate Casuarina from Start

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Seahorses Dominate Casuarina from Start

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Byline: Mitchell Craig


First Grade

Byron Bay 67 (Harvey Bell 5, Jordan Foster 3, Joel Stocks, Luke Philip, Jack Cooke tries, Joel Stocks 5 Jordon Foster conversions) d Southern Cross University 8 (Matt McMullen try, Will Hawkins penalty goal)

Wollongbar Alstonville 71 (Ben Damen 2, James Vidler 2, Sam Kerry, Nick Pennisi, Austin Markwort, George Toomey, Jason Walsh, Jake Pennisi, Ben Galbraith tries, Sam Kerry 8 conversions) d Lismore 0

Half-time: Wollongbar 35 - Lismore 0

Ballina 76 (Joel Noble 3, Isaac Pratten 2, Tupou Lolohea 2, Ryan O'Connor, Jack Reynolds, Anthony Lolohea, Joel Staude, Tom Watson tries, Terry Ferguson 8 conversions) d Casuarina Beach 24 (Vitori Buatava, Arthur Blin, Jay Younger tries, Vitori Buatava 3 conversions, penalty goal)

Half-time: Ballina 45 - Casuarina 17

Lennox Head 40 (Martin McNamara 2, Zac Beecher 2, Brad Lees, Paul Crozier tries, Martin McNamara 4, Connor Blair conversions) d Casino 14 (Blake Birmingham, Alex Gibbon tries, Harrison Cusack 2 conversions)

Half-time: Lennox 26 - Casino 14

Pointscore -- Ballina 60, Wollongbar 56, Lennox 48, Byron Bay 44, Bangalow 30, Casuarina 20, Casino 15, Lismore 12, Southern Cross University 1

Reserve Grade

Byron Bay 17 d Mullumbimby 8

Wollongbar 38 d Lismore 15

Ballina 41 d Casuarina Beach 12

Casino 22 draw Lennox Head 22

President's Cup

Tenterfield 34 d Kyogle 5

Evans River 18 d Iluka 5

Yamba 30 d Murwillumbah 0

A DOMINANT first half set Ballina up for a convincing 76-24 win over Casuarina Beach in Far North Coast rugby union at the weekend.

Front-rower Isaac Pratten and winger Joel Noble had already bagged try-scoring doubles by half-time as the Seahorses took a 45-12 lead into the break.

The alarm bells were ringing in the early minutes when Ballina centre Anthony Lolohea broke through numerous tackles to give his side a 7-0 lead. …

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