Northern United now lead the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition after their 26-20 win over Mullumbimby in the deferred NRRRL game in Lismore last night.

The win puts United on 20 points, two ahead of previous joint leaders Lower Clarence.

In reserve grade last night, Mullumbimby won 40-6, while Northern United took the Under-18s match 30-10.

Northern United take on Ballina at Ballina this Sunday (see full draw below) and should again come away with the two points.

Points: Northern United 20, Lower Clarence 18, Byron Bay 16, Mullumbimby 16, Grafton Ghosts 14, Cudgen 12, Grafton Rhinos 12*, Ballina 10, Tweed Coast 10,  Murwillumbah 6, Kyogle 5*, Marist Brothers 5, Casino RSM 4,  Evans Head 4.
* Deferred match; results to be advised.

Reserve grade points: Mullumbimby 22, Ballina 20, Tweed Coast 16, Evans Head 14, Lower Clarence 13, Byron Bay 12, Cudgen 12, Grafton Ghosts 10, Marist Brothers 9, Murwillumbah 8, Northern United 6, Grafton Rhinos 6, Kyogle 4, Casino RSM 0.

Under-18: Ballina 18, Lower Clarence 18, Kyogle 16, Evans Head 15, Northern United 14, Marist Brothers 13, Tweed Coast 12, Murwillumbah 11, Grafton Ghosts 11, Mullumbimby 10, Cudgen 6, Grafton Rhinos 6, Casino RSM 2, Byron Bay 0.

NORTHERN RIVERS RUGBY LEAGUE COMPETITION ROUND 12

SATURDAY

MARIST BROTHERS V GRAFTON GHOSTS SATURDAY 11/07/09 3PM Start
CROZIER FIELD, LISMORE, 1ST GRADE KICK OFF 5.45PM
              
CUDGEN V BYRON BAY SATURDAY 11/07/09 3PM START          
NED BYRNE FIELD, KINGSCLIFF, 1ST GRADE KICK OFF 5.45PM

GRAFTON RHINOS V LOWER CLARENCE SATURDAY 12/07/09
McKITTRICK PARK, STH GRAFTON, 1ST GRADE KICK OFF 2.45PM

SUNDAY
ALL U/18s COMMENCE AT 12 NOON

MULLUMBIMBY V MURWILLUMBAH SUNDAY 11/07/09 2.30 Start
LES DONNELLY FIELD, MULLUMBIMBY, 1ST GRADE KICK OFF 5.15PM
           
BALLINA V NORTHERN UNITED SUNDAY 12/07/09
KINGSFORD SMITH PARK, BALLINA, 1ST GRADE KICK OFF 2.45PM

CASINO RSM V TWEED COAST SUNDAY 12/07/09
QUEEN ELIZABETH PARK, CASINO, 1ST GRADE KICK OFF 2.45PM

KYOGLE V EVANS HEAD SUNDAY 12/07/09
NEW PARK, KYOGLE, 1ST GRADE KICK OFF 2.45PM