Hat-trick makes Bill the King of the Red Devils

A HAT-TRICK to centre Bill King highlighted Byron Bay's 26-16 win over Mullumbimby in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League at Red Devil Park, Byron Bay, yesterday.

King has now scored 16 tries this year with yesterday his second hat-trick of the season.

He could easily have had more after a few missed attempts at intercepts.

The Giants contained him early before he eventually broke through to give his side an 8-0 lead.

The Red Devils looked the better side for much of the first half before Mullumbimby centre Jack Govett barged his way over out wide.

Winger Mitch Lambert converted but the home side led 8-6 at half-time.

SIMON SAYS: Ballina captain Simon Perkins, who scored two tries in the Seagulls’ 26-18 win over NRRRL competition leaders Murwillumbah yesterday.
SIMON SAYS: Ballina captain Simon Perkins, who scored two tries in the Seagulls’ 26-18 win over NRRRL competition leaders Murwillumbah yesterday. FILE

Byron Bay lock Sam Dwyer scored off a neat short ball from prop Hemi Mullen in the 45th minute before the Giants dominated possession.

They looked certain to score a number of times but couldn't break the Red Devils' defence.

Mullumbimby fullback Troy McArthur and five-eighth Grant Cook were struggling with leg injuries before McArthur was forced from the field.

A perfectly timed cross-field kick from halfback Ben Webber had King in for his second try as Byron Bay took a 22-6 lead.

He scored another soon after before Mullumbimby hooker Tim Watkins threw a no-look pass from dummy-half for centre Jason Willis to score down the blindside.

The Giants finished with another consolation try to second-rower Rob Goodacre in the final minute.

In other games:

Ballina had an 26-18 away win over competition leaders Murwillumbah.

The Seagulls took an early 14-0 lead before Murwillum-bah clawed backed to be in front 18-14 at half-time.

Captain Simon Perkins bagged a try-scoring double as Ballina completed an impressive second-half shut-out.

It was the usual suspects for the Seagulls with props Dylan Montgomery and Robby Miles and hooker Andrew Battese their best.

Kyogle grinded out a 12-4 win over Evans Head at Kyogle on Saturday.

The win puts them on 23 competition points, equal with Murwillumbah.

Casino had a hard-fought 26-24 win over Northern United at Queen Eliz-abeth Park, Casino.

Marist Brothers thrashed Lower Clarence 76-6 at Crozier Field, Lismore.


Murwillumbah 23

Kyogle 23

Ballina 22

Byron Bay 20

Casino 18

Marist Brothers 12

Northern United 10

Mullumbimby 8

Evans Head 4

Lower Clarence 0

Topics:  nrrrl, red devils

Lismore, you've aged gracefully

Mayor Jenny Dowell shares Lismore's 70th birthday cake with the public.

Lismore celebrates 70th birthday

Lismore mayoral candidates scored by anti-fluoride group

Fluoride has been a divisive issue in the community.

Will a new Lismore council mean a change of heart on fluoride?

7 most expensive (and cutest) puppies on the Northern Rivers

Border collie puppies for sale in the Rosebank area.

How much would you be willing to pay for a gorgeous pooch?

Latest deals and offers

Taylor Swift dismissed from jury duty

Taylor Swift was dismissed from jury duty in a sexual assault case

Zumbo's Willy Wonka hat trick trips up Queensland brickie

Adriano Zumbo and Rachel Khoo with Zumbo's floating dessert in a scene from Zumbo's Just Desserts.

NOOSA'S Michael Basset asked to recreate floating chocolate dish.

John Lennon's killer denied parole for 9th time

John Lennon

John Lennon's killer has been denied parole for the ninth time.

Mexican band takes aim at Trump

Disguised as unhinged narcotraficantes, the Mexican-American agitators of BRUJERIA captured the mood of the citys minorities with the bands infamous and widely banned 1993 debut, Matando Geros (Killing White People), quickly becoming the Spanish-language counterparts to early grindcore masters TERRORIZER and NAPALM DEATH.  Photo Contributed

'Satanic drug lord' band challenges Trump

Willy Wonka star, Gene Wilder dead at 83

A still of Gene Wilder in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Social media has already lit up with tributes to the late actor.

Falls tickets go on sale

Cold War Kids wow audiences at Falls Festival in Byron Bay despite the soaring tempratures and humidity. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

General sale starts at 9am

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF

ISLAND FOR SALE: Cheap Fraser Coast island drops price again

Suna Island in the Great Sandy Strait will be auctioned by Ray White Hervey Bay on Saturday morning.

This is the cheapest island you will find for sale in Australia

How a family home can fit on a 250sq m block

This is what you can build on 250m2.

Here's the floor plan of a home built on 250sq m

Investors eye Gladstone's $4m island with resort approval

UP FOR SALE: Turtle Island is on the market.

CHINESE and Sydney investors flag interest in Gladstone island.

Take a sneak peek at this $19m Whitsunday mansion

Mandalay House features a private helipad.

Mandalay is currently on the market with an asking price of $19m