Retravision Northern League competition leaders Grafton Ghosts may have lost prop Nat Sewell to a season-ending leg injury, but that has been offset by the signing of former club junior Leighton Ireland.
Sewell received the injury late in last Sunday’s win over Ballina Seagulls in the Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League competition match at Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina.
But the club announced Ireland’s signing this week, and what a pick-up he is for the club.
Ireland, who began junior league in Grafton, is a former Queensland rugby union Under-16 and Country Under-21 representative.
The big prop-forward switched back to league and played with Burleigh Bears in first grade.
Ireland, however, may not get a start in tomorrow’s match against Kyogle Turkeys, which is the match of the round in the Retravision League this weekend.
The Turkeys share equal third spot on the ladder and will go into the match refreshed after last week’s bye.
Points: Grafton Ghosts 10, Byron Bay 10, Mullumbimby 8, Kyogle 8, Marist Brothers 8, Tweed Coast 6, South Tweed 5, Casino RSM 5, Cudgen 4, Lower Clarence 2, Ballina 2, Murwillumbah 0.
- FRIDAY 16 MAY
- GRAFTON RHINOS v EVANS HEAD (Reserve Grade Only)
McKittrick Park South Grafton Kick Off 7 P.M.
- SATURDAY 17 MAY
- TWEED COAST V BALLINA 3 Grades 2 P.M. Start
Les Berger Field Cabarita First Grade Kick Off 4.45 P.M.
- SUNDAY 18 MAY
- GRAFTON GHOSTS V KYOGLE 2 Grades 1 P M Start
Frank McGuren Park Grafton First Grade Kick Off 2.30 P.M.
- SOUTH TWEED V MULLUMBIMBY 2 Grades 1 P.M. Start
Dave Burns Field South Tweed First Grade Kick Off 2.30 P.M
- MARIST BROTHERS V MURWILLUMBAH 3 Grades 12 Noon. Start
Crozier Field Lismore First Grade Kick Off 2.45 P.M.
- CASINO RSM V LOWER CLARENCE 3 Grades 12 noon Start
Queen Elizabeth Park Casino First Grade Kick Off 2.45 P.M
- BYRON BAY V CUDGEN 3 Grades 12 Noon Start
Red Devil Park Byron Bay First Grade Kick Off 2.45 P M