Kyogle Turkeys entered semi-final reckonings in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League with a convincing 48-14 win over Retravision Northern League major premiers Mullumbimby at New Park, Kyogle, today.

The Turkeys built their win on a blockbusting first half. They led 32-0 at the break.

Kyogle, Mullumbimby and Lower Clarence share fifth spot after today’s round.

The competition leaders, Byron Bay, had a crushing 66-4 win over Ballina at Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina.

Centre Clarence Kelly and winger Tom Merrit both scored three tries.

Points: 20 Byron Bay; 18 Marist Brothers, Grafton Ghosts; 16 Tweed Coast; 14 Kyogle, Mullumbimby, Lower Clarence; 10 Grafton Rhinos; 7 Cudgen; 6 Casino RSM, Ballina; 5 South Tweed; 4 Murwillumbah.

PICTURE: Byron Bay winger Tom Merrit is so quick, his feet don’t touch the ground … or so it seems! Tom scored three tries against Ballina today. This guy is seriously fast and is being considered for signing by the Gold Coast Titans. (Picture: BARRY CHEADLE)

Round 11 results:


Evans Head v Tweed Coast, Stan Payne Oval Evans Head, reserve grade only: Evans Head 16 d Tweed Coast 14.


  • Casino RSM v Grafton Rhinos, Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino:
    1st grade: Grafton Rhinos 64 d Casino RSM 18.
    Reserve grade: Casino RSM 26 d Grafton Rhinos 26.
    Under-18s: Grafton Rhinos 22 d Casino RSM 20.
  • Cudgen v Lower Clarence, Ned Byrne Field, Kingscliff:
    1st grade: Lower Clarence 36 d Cudgen 26.
    Reserve grade: Cudgen 36 d Lower Clarence 18.
    Under-18s: Cudgen 24 d Lower Clarence 16.
  • Ballina v Byron Bay, Kingsford Smith Park, Ballina:
    1st grade: Byron Bay 66 d Ballina 4.
    Reserve grade: Ballina 38 d Byron Bay 24.
    Under-18s: Ballina 34 d Byron Bay 6.
  • South Tweed v Grafton Ghosts, Ned Byrne Field, Kingscliff:
    1st grade only: Grafton Ghosts 30 d South Tweed 14.
  • Murwillumbah v Marist Brothers, Stan Sercombe Oval, Murwillumbah:
    1st grade: Marist Brothers 32 d Murwillumbah 24.
    Reserve grade: Murwillumbah 20 d Marist Brothers 18.
    Under-18s: Murwillumbah 16 d Marist Brothers 8.
  • Kyogle v Mullumbimby, New Park, Kyogle:
    1st grade: Kyogle 48 d Mullumbimby 14.
    Reserve grade: Mullumbimby 40 d Kyogle 14.
    Under-18s: Mullumbimby 34 d Kyogle 26.