The Northern Thunderbolts are into the semi-finals of the NSW Country Rugby League divisional titles after two wins at Lismore’s Oakes Oval on Saturday and Sunday.
The Thunderbolts beat the Oxley Pioneers 56-4 on Saturday and backed that up with a 35-24 victory over the Central Hunter Power yesterday.
Competition favourites Newcastle Rebels also won two from two and will join the Thunderbolts in the semi-finals.
The other semi-finals will be decided this weekend when the southern NSW teams play at Wagga Wagga.
The venue for the semi-finals will be decided after next weekend, with the final on May 30.
NORTHERN THUNDERBOLTS 56 (Jonathon Freeman 2, Clint Horne 2, Willie Hammond 2, Roy Bell, Clarence Kelly, Aaron Hartmann, Ryan Farrell tries; Willie Hammond 4, Aaron Hartmann 3, Roy Bell goals) d OXLEY PIONEERS 4 (Andrew Miller try).
NEWCASTLE REBELS 42 (Jim Fawcett, Jamie Davis, James McCabe, Hayden Jeans, Sam Wooden, Mick Fortier tries; Steve Gordon 4, Jamie Davis goals) d CENTRAL HUNTER POWER 18 (Nathan Ward, John Johnson, Dave McLean tries; Jason Thorne 3 goals).
NORTHERN THUNDERBOLTS 35 (Roy Bell, Jonathon Freeman, Clarence Kelly, Clint Horne, Alwyn Roberts, Aaron Hartmann tries; Willie Hammond 5 goals, field goal) d CENTRAL HUNTER POWER 24 (Jason Thorne, Josh Adams, Dave McLean, Nathan Ward, Daniel Ritter tries; Matt Riddle 2 goals).
NEWCASTLE REBELS 56 (Marin Filipo 2, Hayden Jeans 2, Sam Wooden, Sione Finefeuiaki, James McCabe, Mick Fortier, Mitch Williams, Steve Gordon tries; Steve Gordon 3, Jamie Davis 4 goals) d OXLEY PIONEERS 12 (Jarvis Wotton 2 tries; 2 goals).