Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League newcomers Evans Head Bombers will host premiers Byron Bay on Saturday as the competition resumes after last weekend’s break for the Country Championship games in Lismore.

The Bombers have yet to win a game but have shown tenacity in their losses to Ballina and Grafton Rhinos.

However, they need to put together 80-minute efforts, especially against the Byron Bay Red Devils, who are coming off an impressive win over Northern United last Sunday week.

Another highlight match this weekend is the clash of traditional rivals Casino RSM and Kyogle Turkeys at Casino.

It doesn’t matter where either team is placed on the ladder when these two clubs meet: their rivalry goes back many decades, and there’s plenty of local pride on the line whenever they play.

Another top clash will be at Maclean, where competition pacesetters Mullumbimby Giants take on Lower Clarence.

Points: Mullumbimby 6, Grafton Ghosts 4, Byron Bay 4, Cudgen 4, Northern United 2, Grafton Rhinos 2, Murwillumbah 2, Ballina 2, Lower Clarence 2, Casino RSM 2, Tweed Coast 1, Kyogle 1, Marist Brothers 0, Evans Head 0.

NORTHERN RIVERS RUGBY LEAGUE COMPETITION ROUND 4

SATURDAY

MARIST BROTHERS V CUDGEN SATURDAY 9/5/09
CROZIER FIELD, LISMORE. IST GRADE KICK-OFF 5.45PM
 
TWEED COAST V GRAFTON RHINOS SATURDAY 9/5/09
LES BURGER FIELD, CABARITA. IST GRADE KICK-OFF 5.45PM

EVANS HEAD V BYRON BAY SATURDAY 9/5/09
STAN PAYNE OVAL, EVANS HEAD. IST GRADE KICK-OFF  2.45PM

SUNDAY
                             
MURWILLUMBAH V NORTHERN UTD SUNDAY 10/5/09
STAN SERCOMBE OVAL, MUR’BAH. IST GRADE KICK-OFF 2.45PM

GRAFTON GHOSTS V BALLINA SUNDAY 10/5/09
FRANK McGUREN PK, GRAFTON. IST GRADE KICK-OFF 2.45PM

CASINO RSM V KYOGLE SUNDAY 10/5/09
QUEEN ELIZABETH PK, CASINO. IST GRADE KICK-OFF 2.4 PM

LOWER CLARENCE V MULLUMBIMBY SUNDAY 10/5/09
YAMBA SPORTS COMPLEX, YAMBA. IST GRADE KICK-OFF 2.45PM