A convincing win to Mullumbimby Giants over premiers Byron Bay, and a shock loss by NRRRL competition leaders Lower Clarence were the highlights of this weekend’s Round 10 games in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League.

Mullumbimby won the Battle of Byron Shire 24-8 at Mullumbimby today and now share equal third spot with Byron and Grafton Ghosts. The Giants have a match in hand, against Northern United.

Lower Clarence lost 38-20 to Ballina Seagulls at Ballina on Saturday night and now have been joined on top of the table by Northern United, who narrowly beat Kyogle 34-32 at Kyogle today.

Other winners over the weekend were Lismore Marist Brothers, Evans Head — who scored their second successive win — Grafton Ghosts and Cudgen.

Points: Lower Clarence 16, Northern United 16*, Byron Bay 14, Mullumbimby 14*, Grafton Ghosts 14, Cudgen 12, Ballina 10, Tweed Coast 9, Grafton Rhinos 8*, Kyogle 5*, Casino RSM 4, Murwillumbah 4, Marist Brothers 4**, Evans Head 4.
* Deferred matches.

RESULTS ROUND  10
 
SATURDAY

MARIST BROTHERS V MURWILLUMBAH, OAKES OVAL  LISMORE 27/06/09
IST MARIST BROTHERS 30 DEF MURWILLUMBAH 12
RES MURWILLUMBAH 26 DEF MARIST BROTHERS 14
18.S MARIST BROTHERS 26 DEF MURWILLUMBAH  16

BALLINA V LOWER CLARENCE, KINGSFORD SMITH PK BALLINA 27/06/09
IST BALLINA 38 DEF LOWER CLARENCE 20
RES BALLINA 42 DEF  LOWER CLARENCE 24
18.S BALLINA 24 DEF LOWER CLARENCE 16

SUNDAY
         
MULLUMBIMBY V BYRON BAY,  LES DONNELLY FIELD 28/06/09
IST MULLUMBIMBY 24 DEF BYRON BAY   8
RES MULLUMBIMBY 14 DEF BYRON BAY   4
18.S MULLUMBIMBY 42 DEF BYRON BAY   8

CASINO RSM V EVANS HEAD, QUEEN  ELIZABETH PK  CASIN0 28/06/09
IST EVANS HEAD 42 DEF CASINO RSM 12
RES EVANS HEAD 28 DEF CASINO RSM   8
18.S EVANS HEAD 24 DEF CASINO RSM   6

KYOGLE V NORTHERN UNITED, NEW PARK, KYOGLE 28/06/09
IST NORTHERN UNITED 34 DEF KYOGLE 32
RES KYOGLE 32 DEF NORTHERN UNITED  28
18.S KYOGLE 28 DEF NORTHERN UNITED  10

GRAFTON GHOSTS V TWEED COAST,  McGUREN PARK GRAFTON 28/06/09
IST GRAFTON GHOSTS 48 DEF TWEED COAST  10
RES TWEED COAST 22 DEF GRAFTON GHOSTS 16
18.S TWEED COAST  24 DEF GRAFTON  GHOSTS 12

CUDGEN V GRAFTON RHINOS, NED BYRNE FIELD, KINGSCLIFF 28/06/09
IST CUDGEN 54 DEF GRAFTON RHINOS 26
RES CUDGEN 38 DEF GRAFTON RHINOS 16
18.S CUDGEN 34 DEF GRAFTON RHINOS 22