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.

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

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