Country representative centre Sam Stewart crossed for three tries in Lennox Head’s 59-21 win over Southern Cross University in Far North Coast rugby’s round five catch-up games on Saturday.

Despite the win, the defending premiers are still out of the top four, which is led by Ballina on 28, ahead of Wollongbar Alstonville (24), Lismore (21) and Casino (15).

Ballina beat Lismore 34-21 on Saturday. Other winners on Saturday were Wollongbar Alstonville 22-12 over Casino, and Coolangatta-Tweed, 26-5 over Grafton.

First Grade
Wollongbar Alstonville 22 (Terry Murphy, Kahliff Glass, Matthew Wright, Josh Damen tries, Kahliff Glass conversion) d Casino 12 (Casper Repko, Dave Makejev tries, Dywayne Corrigan conversion).

Coolangatta Tweed 26 (Phil Heath, Joel Watego, Ben Willis, Ashley Mareroa tries, Kane Jardine 3 conversions) d Grafton 5 (Simon Robertson try)

Ballina 34 (Kane Scott, Chris Long, Trent Gasnier, Andrew Gordon tries, Kane Scott 4 conversions, 2 penalty goals) d Lismore 24 (Tim Birminghan 2, Jim Bull, Stephen Hughes tries, Ben Felicioni 2 conversions)

Lennox Head 59 (Sam Stewart 3, Mathew Barnes 2, Adam Gordon, Harry Witt, Nick Bordin, James Barnes tries, Adam Gordon 6, Braidon Boniface conversions) d Southern Cross 21 (Murray Wade 2, Jack Woods tries, Peato Lafaele 2, Joel McKenzie conversions)

Pointscore: Ballina 28, Wollongbar Alstonville 24, Lismore 21, Casino 15, Coolangatta Tweed 12, Lennox Head 11, Southern Cross 6, Grafton 1.

Reserve Grade
Lennox Head 67 d Southern Cross 0
Casino 22 d Wollongbar Alstonville 7
Coolangatta Tweed 34 d Grafton 17
Ballina 24 d Lismore 0
Under 19
Wollongbar Alstonville 19 d Casino 0
Mullumbimby 15 d Southern Cross 12
Grafton 50 d Kyogle 7
Lismore 22 d Ballina 10

Third Grade
Lismore 17 d Ballina 5
Grafton 0 drew with Southern Cross 0

Village Competition
Bangalow 26 d Evans River 15
Mullumbimby 12 drew with Iluka 12
Yamba 38 d Byron Bay 5