Alex Gibbon playing in the Australian rugby sevens team. Gibbon is one of our top performing athletes of the past month.
Alex Gibbon playing in the Australian rugby sevens team. Gibbon is one of our top performing athletes of the past month. Brett Wortman

Top sporting moments revealed

THE competition is heating up for the top five sporting moments of the month in November.

At the end of each month The Northern Star will select its top five achievements by our sport stars at home and overseas.

We started last month and the honour board already includes the likes of golfer Rhein Gibson, surfer Tyler Wright and motorbike racer Justin Hall.

The top five starts a little bit earlier this month with two sporting achievements falling on October 31.

They missed the cut off as the top five runs on the last Thursday of each month.

We will run them today making room for a fresh five later this month.

The first sporting moment involves three locals who took part in the National Rugby Championship final at Ballymore in Brisbane.

Far North Coast juniors were scattered throughout the competition with three Wollongbar-Alstonville products competing in the final.

Alex Gibbon and Jake McIntyre played in the winning Brisbane City side while Rowan Perry played for the UC Vikings.

Gibbon scored the winning try for City courtesy of an inside ball from McIntyre at five-eighth in a 21-10 effort.

McIntyre has been part of the winning Brisbane side for the past two seasons and made his Super Rugby debut with the Queensland Reds this year.

The other sporting moment came from Far North Coast LJ Hooker League cricket when Lennox Head all-rounder Andrew Lindsay joined the hundred club.

Lindsay became the third player to score a ton this season with his blistering 107 against Marist Brothers.

Lennox Head teammate Sam Lucas and Cudgen top-order batsman Alec Williams have also scored centuries recently.

Meanwhile, pick up the paper on Thursday as we look at nine of the unsung heroes in Far North Coast Rugby Union.

We started last week with ten unsung heroes from Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League.

Baseball correspondent Rob Baxter has also started his look at some of the legends involved in the sport locally.

He began with Rick Healy last month and has Peter Gahan scheduled for his next instalment.



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