Three Friday night games and the match-up of defending premiers Byron Bay against new team Northern United feature in round three of Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League this Anzac Day weekend.

The Friday night games are Lismore Marist Brothers at home to Mullumbimby Giants, Murwillumbah at home to Ballina, and Tweed Coast at home to Cudgen.

All other matches will be played on Sunday.

The Byron-United match will be at Byron Bay, and will give a good indication of Northern United’s chances in their debut season.

United met stiff opposition before beating Lower Clarence 28-20 last weekend, while Byron overcame the road trip to Grafton to beat the Grafton Rhinos 48-24.

The draw:

NORTHERN RIVERS RUGBY LEAGUE COMPETITION              ROUND  3

FRIDAY  NIGHT
MARIST BROTHERS V MULLUMBIMBY FRIDAY 24/4/09
CROZIER FIELD,  LISMORE IST GRADE KICK OFF 8.45 PM
 
MURWILLUMBAH V BALLINA FRIDAY 24/4/09
STAN SERCOMBE OVAL, MUR’BAH IST GRADE KICK OFF 7.50 PM

TWEED COAST V  CUDGEN FRIDAY 24/4/09
LES BERGER FIELD, CABARITA IST GRADE KICK OFF  7.00 PM

SUNDAY                               *****************************
BYRON BAY  V  NORTHERN UNITED SUNDAY 26/4/09
BYRON BAY LEAGUE GROUND  IST GRADE KICK OFF 2.45 PM

EVANS HEAD V GRAFTON RHINOS SUNDAY 26/4/09
STAN PAYNE OVAL, EVANS HEAD IST GRADE KICK OFF 2.45 PM

GRAFTON GHOSTS V KYOGLE SUNDAY 26/4/09
FRANK McGUREN PARK GRAFTON IST GRADE KICK OFF 2.45 PM

LOWER CLARENCE V CASINO RSM SUNDAY 26/4/09
MACLEAN SHOWGROUND, MACLEAN IST GRADE KICK OFF 2.45 PM