Far North Coast Opens will play in the final of the Richardson Shield against Central North after winning their NSW Country Rugby Union Championships semi-final on Saturday at Cahill Oval, Belmont.

Far North Coast 29 (Paul Crozier 2, Joe Akkersdyk, Jamie Tredinnick tries, Adam Gordon 3 conversions, penalty goal) d New England 7. Half-time: NERU 7, FNCRU 5.

New England 8 d FNCRU 3 (Sam Flynn penalty goal). Half time: NERU 5, FNCRU 0

Far North Coast Under-20s now play off for seventh place against the Lloyd McDermott team.