Byron Bay toppled Lismore Marist Brothers 30-22 in the Retravision Nothern League qualifying semi-final at Byron Bay today and will take on Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League (NRRRL) minor premiers Grafton Ghosts in the preliminary final next Sunday.

In Saturday’s elimination semi-final, Mullumbimby Giants ended Tweed Coast Raiders’ season, winning 36-30.

Mullumbimby, the defending premiers, will take on Marist Brothers in next Saturday’s elimination final at Oakes Oval, Lismore.

The winner of the Grafton-Byron match will host the grand final, while the loser will play the winner of the Mullum-Brothers match.

ELIMINATION SEMI FINAL

Les Donnelly Field Mullumbimby

23 Aug

18s

Grafton Rhinos 32 (Todd Cameron 2, Luke Worthing, Rowan Hardy, Daniel Rhodes, Josh Harris tries; Luke Worthing 4 goals) def Kyogle 22 (Sam Saville 2, Ethan Keys, Johnny Walker, Blake Anderson 3 goals)

Reserve Grade

Evans Head 40 (Simon King 2, Luke Simpson, Les Roberts, Mick Roberts, Lloyd Lomah, Martin Gordon tries; Des Anderson 6 goals) def Tweed Coast 30 (Heath Jacky 2, John Morgan, Jamie Wilson, Robert Kelly tries; Tremain Rankmore 5 goals)

First Grade

Mullumbimby 36 (Jy Hitchcox 2, Jay Hampson, Glen Godbee, Jason Willis, Troy Johnstone, Joe Robinson tries; Dane Chisholm 4 goals) def Tweed Coast 30 (Luke Heron, Scott Ella, Chris Burger, Buddy King, Travis Cook, Paul Abric tries; Scott Ella 3 goals)

QUALIFYING SEMI FINAL

Sunday 24 Aug, Red Devil Park, Byron Bay.

18s

South Tweed 16 (Ben Greber, Roy Murphy, Richard Etscheid tries; Ryan Hobbs 2 goals) def Mullumbimby 14 (Jacob Millar, Dane Chisolm, Danny Milham tries; Jacob Milham goal)

Reserve Grade

Grafton Rhinos 20 (Cain Freeburn, Ryan Danvers, Scott Kilduff, Todd Cameron tries; Scott Bennett, Joe Gordon goals) def Cudgen 16 (Connor Aiken, Corey Togo, Steve Kirkham tries; Jason Baihn 2 goals)

First Grade

Byron Bay 30 (Clarence Kelly 2, Duane Cahill, Simon Kelly, Andrew Battese tries; Jared De Thierry 4, Andrew Battese goals) def Marist Brothers 22 (Chris Binge, Evan Hickling, Simon Andrews, Peter Jeffreys tries; Evan Hickling 3 goals)

Minor Semi Sat 30 August Crozier Field Lismore

2 P.M. 18s Mullumbimby V Grafton Rhinos

3.25 P.M. Reserve Cudgen V Evans Head

5P.M. First Marist Brothers V Mullumbimby

Major Semi Final Sun 31 Aug Mc Guren Park Grafton

11.30 A.M. 18s Tweed Coast V South Tweed

12.55 P.M. Reserve Mullumbimby V Grafton Rhinos

2.50 P.M. First Grafton Ghosts V Byron Bay