Lennox Head are the 2008 Far North Coast rugby union major premiers.

The Trojans beat Coolangatta Tweed 23-15 in yesterday’s grand final at Oakes Oval, Lismore.

Lennox Head turned in a dominant first-half performance and led 18-3 at the half-time break.

Coolangatta Tweed hit back with second-tries to Anaru Smith and Nathan Jacobs, but could not peg back the deficit.

The win capped a remarkable turnaround for Lennox, who finished last in 2007.


First Grade

LENNOX HEAD 23 (Matthew Aherne, Mathew Barnes, Joe Witt tries, Adam Gordon conversion, 2 penalty goals) d COOLANGATTA TWEED 15 (Anaru Smith, Nathan Jacobs tries, Simon Campbell conversion, penalty goal). Half-time: Lennox Head 18 – Coolangatta Tweed 3

Reserve Grade

BALLINA 24 (Andrew Gordon 2, Danny Lickiss, Nathan Wyatt tries, Kane Scott 2 conversions) d CASINO 3 (Scott Lambeth penalty goal). Half-time: Ballina 7 – Casino 3.

Under 19

GRAFTON 21 (Huan Collie, Declan Collie, Stephen Trimble tries, Bryce Speechley 2 penalty goals) d WOLLONGBAR ALSTONVILLE 9 (Kahliff Glass penalty goal, drop goal, Tom Lynch penalty goal). Half-time: Grafton 8 – Wollongbar Alstonville 6.

Third Grade

WOLLONGBAR ALSTONVILLE 24 (Troy Macrae 2, Scott Jenkins tries, Michael Turnbull 3 conversions, penalty goal) drew with LISMORE 24 (Vaughan Nilsson, Mark Sivewright, Damien Maher tries, Mark Sivewright 3 conversions, penalty goal). Half-time: Wollongbar 10 – Lismore 10. Full-time: Wollongbar 17 – Lismore 17. After extra time: Wollongbar 24 – Lismore 24. Joint Premiers.