NRRRL competition leaders Northern United and fifth-placed Grafton Ghosts racked up 70-point plus scores in demolishing their opponents in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League Round 13 games over the weekend.
Northern United severely dented Grafton Rhinos’ slim semi-final hopes with a 74-22 thrashing at Crozier Field, Lismore.
Grafton Ghosts were merciless at home against Casino RSM, romping to a 72-0 win.
Elsewhere, Cudgen’s run to the finals was stalled somewhat, held to a 22-all draw with Evans Head at Evans Head on Saturday.
And Tweed Coast’s finals hopes were also jolted when they lost to Mullumbimby 21-14 at Cabarita.
Other winners over the weekend were Lower Clarence over Lismore Marist Brothers, Byron Bay over Ballina, and Murwillumbah over Kyogle.
Points: Northern United 24, Lower Clarence 22, Mullumbimby 20, Byron Bay 18, Grafton Ghosts 16*, Cudgen 15, Grafton Rhinos 12*, Tweed Coast 12, Ballina 10, Murwillumbah 8, Kyogle 7*, Marist Brothers 5**, Evans Head 5, Casino RSM 4.
* Deferred match; results to be advised.
Round 14: Tweed Coast v Northern United, Grafton Ghosts v Grafton Rhinos, Marist Brothers v Ballina, Kyogle v Lower Clarence, Murwillumbah v Byron Bay, Casino RSM v Cudgen, Mullumbimby v Evans Head.
EVANS HEAD V CUDGEN STAN PAYNE OVAL EVANS HD 18/07/09
IST EVANS HEAD 22 DREW WITH CUDGEN 22
RES EVANS HEAD 36 DEF CUDGEN 4
18.S EVANS HEAD 26 DEF CUDGEN 12
LOWER CLARENCE V MARIST BROTHERS YAMBA SPORTS COMPLEX 18/07/09
IST LOWER CLARENCE 36 DEF MARIST BROTHERS 10
RES LOWER CLARENCE 16 DEF MARIST BROTHERS 4
18.S LOWER CLARENCE 42 DEF MARIST BROTHERS 4
TWEED COAST V MULLUMBIMBY. LES BERGER FIELD CABARITA 19/07/09
IST MULLUMBIMBY 21 DEF TWEED COAST 14
RES MULLUMBIMBY 20 DEF TWEED COAST 6
18.S TWEED COAST 40 DEF MULLUMBIMBY 6
BYRON BAY V BALLINA BYRON BAY R.L. GROUND B.BAY 19/07/09
IST BYRON BAY 16 DEF BALLINA 10
RES BYRON BAY 26 DEF BALLINA 15
18.S BALLINA 52 DEF BYRON BAY 0
NORTHERN UNITED V GRAFTON RHINOS CROZIER FIELD LISMORE 19/07/09
IST NORTHERN UNITED 74 DEF GRAFTON RHINOS 22
RES NORTHERN UNITED 46 DEF GRAFTON RHINOS 44
18.S NORTHERN UNITED 46 DEF GRAFTON RHINOS 6
GRAFTON GHOSTS V CASINO RSM McGUREN PARK GRAFTON 19/07/09
IST GRAFTON GHOSTS 72 DEF CASINO RSM 0
RES GRAFTON GHOSTS 36 DEF CASINO RSM 12
18.S GRAFTON GHOSTS 40 DEF CASINO RSM 4
MURWILLUMBAH V KYOGLE STAN SERCOMBE OVAL MUR’BAH 19/07/09
IST MURWILLUMBAH 48 DEF KYOGLE 12
RES MURWILLUMBAH DEF KYOGLE (FORFEIT)
18.S KYOGLE 44 DEF MURWILLUMBAH 14