Tweed Coast Raider Dan Willoughby looks to unload the ball
Tweed Coast Raider Dan Willoughby looks to unload the ball Mike Donnelly

Pick of the players in NRRRL

SPORTS editor Mitchell Craig picks a team of the best players he has seen after the first month of the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition.

Consistency has been the key for ladder leaders Tweed Coast this season and they have been well served by halfback Blake Ghosn, hooker Dan Willoughby and lock Kalani Hensby.

Ballina trio Anthony Colman, Dan Gibson and Dylan Montgomery have been leading the way at the Seagulls.

Hooker Andrew Battese has also enjoyed the early rounds but was missing in the 22-4 loss against Marist Brothers at the weekend.

Casino have been well served by tenacious centre Brent Scott-Hall while new Murwillumbah fullback Riley Yates looks to have plenty of ability.

Mullumbimby has won two of its first three games and been steered around in the halves with the brilliant passing game of five-eighth Louis Earl.

Young forwards Kyle Kennedy and Lachie Perren have been strong at the Rams with Liam Anderson and Ben O'Gorman performing well on the wing.

The team: Fullback, Riley Yates, Murwillumbah; wing, Ben O'Gorman, Cudgen; wing, Liam Anderson, Evans Head; centre, Dan Gibson, Ballina; centre, Brent Scott-Hall, Casino; five-eighth, Louis Earl, Mullumbimby; halfback, Blake Ghosn, Tweed Coast; front row, Dylan Montgomery, Ballina; front row, Lachie Perren, Marist Brothers; hooker, Dan Willoughby, Tweed Coast; second-row, Kalani Hensby, Tweed Coast; second row, Kyle Kennedy, Marist Brothers; lock, Anthony Colman, Ballina.



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