Kyogle score is still benchmark
NORTHERN UNITED’S 102-0 drubbing of Lower Clarence at the weekend may be a Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League record, but it is not the largest winning margin in local rugby league.
The NRRRL is a relatively new competition, which was established when Group 18 joined Group One in 2005.
Before that the record for a Group One match was a 141-3 walloping handed out to Woodburn by Kyogle in 1972.
Making this all the more remarkable is that the scoreline was reached despite tries being worth only three points.
Kyogle halfback Peter McKenna had a field day, scoring 78 points.
Many players go without scoring that many points in a career, let alone an afternoon.
It’s believed the Kyogle players let Woodburn score a try towards the end of the game.
While the 102-point margin is embarrassing for Lower Clarence and the NRRRL, president Brian Rix said it was just one of those things and that clubs went through seasons when they were strong and weak.
“When a club has lots of injuries, sickness and lack of availability of players, a scoreline like that is one of those things that can happen to a club,” he said.
“It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles.
“From time to time the same things happen to clubs at the top of the ladder.”