BIG BEN: Lismore City’s Ben Felicioni proves tough to stop for the SCU defence during their FNC rugby union clash.
BIG BEN: Lismore City’s Ben Felicioni proves tough to stop for the SCU defence during their FNC rugby union clash. Stuart Turner

Flanker stars on debut in Lennox vs Bangalow game

SOME young guns and a few old heads helped Lennox Head to a 22-17 win against Bangalow in their Far North Coast Rugby Union match at the weekend.

Flanker Hamish Holbrook was the standout in his first game at the club while hooker Jamie Tredinnick and winger Cameron Philips contributed with tries.

"Hamish got our three points and was players' player by a fair way," coach Jason McCombie said.

"He's from Sydney and hasn't played for a few years but he looked good."

Teenager Dan Boardman and flanker Harry Bungate also played well for the Trojans.

Centre Will Latham was good again for Bangalow, bagging a brace of tries for the second consecutive week.

"The game was in the balance the whole time and neither side really dominated," McCombie said.

"Our defence was really good, they had some big boys and we took them around the legs.

"To have so many new faces and play that well as a team is really pleasing."

In other games, a red-hot Wollongbar-Alstonville scored a 32-12 win against Ballina at Lyle Park.

The Pioneers backline clicked into gear early with tries to Nathaniel Regueira, Tom Steer and Ben Damen giving them a 17-0 lead.

Ballina fought back with tries to centre Kye Spence and hooker Aidan Cubis who was a standout in the forwards.

Best for Wollongbar were No.8 Jerry Faifaise, centre Jack Downie and fullback Adam Law.

Meanwhile, Lismore City inflicted possibly the biggest thrashing in the history of the competition with a 128-0 win against Southern Cross University at Lismore Rugby Park.

Winger James Smedley scored five and second-rower Ashley Lawton three of the 20 tries for City.

Centre Tom Bishop finished the game with 26 points after kicking 13 conversions.

Grafton downed Casino Bulls 53-21 at Grafton Rugby Park.


LADDER (after two games):

Wollongbar-Alstonville 10;

Lismore 9,

Grafton 5,

Lennox Head 4,

Byron Bay 4,

Casino 4,

Bangalow 2.

Ballina 2,

SCU 0.

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