Action from a Far North Coast President’s Cup rugby union game between Byron Bay and Grafton at Byron Bay. The home team won 25-15.
Action from a Far North Coast President’s Cup rugby union game between Byron Bay and Grafton at Byron Bay. The home team won 25-15. Contributed

Lennox looking to rebound

DEFENDING premiers Lennox Head will be keen to hit back immediately in Far North Coast rugby union today following their shock loss to Ballina last Saturday.

The Trojans will play Grafton at Williams Reserve, Lennox Head.

Lennox Head coach Paul Jeffrey said after the loss that his team had played poorly and failed to respond to Ballina's enthusiasm.

The Grafton Redmen have had only one win this season and it would be another upset if they could travel north and take the points.

Lennox Head still leads the competition ladder, one point ahead of Wollongbar-Alstonville, which has the bye this afternoon.

In other games, Southern Cross University and Casino will have the chance to stay in touch with the top four when they square off at Maurie Ryan Oval, Lismore.

SCU lost 39-10 to the Wollongbar Pioneers last weekend while Casino stayed with Lismore until half-time before going down 22-14.

Ballina will be looking to make it two in a row when they host Lismore at Quays Reserve.

After a disappointing loss to Grafton the previous week, the Seahorses lifted for the win over Lennox Head - their first in the top grade for more than three years.

Competition points: Lennox Head 16, Wollongbar-Alstonville 15, Ballina 12, Southern Cross University 5, Casino 5, Lismore 4, Grafton 4.

Next round on May 26: SCU v Ballina, Grafton v Lismore, Lennox Head v Wollongbar-Alstonville. Bye: Casino.



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