The Byron Bay Red Devils have narrowly missed out on the rugby league finals for 2019 after finishing in sixth place behind Tweed Heads, who went through on a better for-and-against tally.
The Mullumbimby Giants sealed a knife-edge, one-point victory over Marist Brothers in the Northern Rivers Rural Rugby League when Brett Kelly kicked a field goal from roughly 20 metres out to give them a 23–22 win.
The Byron Bay Red Devils first grade team had another good win in the Northern Rivers Rural Rugby league competition when they beat a fired-up Cudgen Hornets 51–24 in very wet conditions at their home ground last Saturday.
The Mullumbimby Giants Rugby League Club returned to the field this week after mourning the death of hooker Tim Watkins, and collected wins across all four grades.
The Byron Bay Red Devils collected a valuable win when they beat local rivals Mullumbimby.
The Mullumbimby Giants have picked up their first win of the season after coming home strongly to beat local rivals Byron Bay 28–26 in a hard-fought encounter.
The Mullumumbimby Giants will face an uphill battle searching for their first win of the season playing away in this weekend’s derby against the in-form Byron Bay Red Devils.
David Garsed The Byron Bay Red Devils were victorious last Saturday toppling last year’s premiers Tweed Coast Raiders 18–12 in front of a packed home crowd. The game was of the highest quality, played at breakneck speed, and was in... Read More →
John Campbell words and photo In their last game of the 2017 northern rivers rugby league season Byron Bay Red Devils lost 52–4 playing away against the Kyogle Turkeys on Sunday. To say the score was a fair reflection of... Read More →
John Campbell The Byron Bay Red Devils enjoyed their first win of the 2017 season when they romped home against a lacklustre Mullumbimby side 36–4. As local derbies go, there was a curious lack of intensity when the Red Devils... Read More →
The Lismore first-grade rugby team will be wearing one-off jerseys bearing the Lifeline logo at this Saturday’s game against Lennox Head. Outdated ideas about stoicism and masculinity mean men often struggle to reach out to friends and loved ones during tough times.
John Campbell It is the custom in bush footy for reserve graders, at the completion of their fixture, to wait outside the change rooms until the seniors emerge and run onto the field. Such wasn’t the case at Casino’s Queen... Read More →
John Campbell As a geopolitical analogy, Byron Bay’s NRRRL clash with competition leaders Cudgen on Sunday was like Poland taking on a Superpower, and thus the 42–0 scoreline. The Hornets have an enormous clubhouse and enough poker machines to bankroll... Read More →
John Campbell Rugby League is the toughest sport, with no quarter given or asked. So to win any game, it helps a lot if you’ve got an entire team of fresh players taking the field. Such wasn’t the case at... Read More →
Winning becomes a habit. The Evans Head Bombers, an honest but not outstanding team, have acquired it. Byron Bay’s Red Devils have gone cold turkey on it.
My dad was a man of few words, but he had an expression: ‘what you need is a good kick up the arse’.
All of a sudden, the threat of the wooden spoon looms larger than the prospect of a finals berth for the Byron Bay Red Devils.
Footy teams strive to make a fortress of their home ground. Playing in familiar surrounds, in front of one-eyed tragics, without having to travel far and wide, is the ideal scenario in rugby league-land.
It’s easy to be a smart arse after the event, isn’t it?
The Byron Bay Red Devils are at a psychological low ebb and the last thing they need is for the boot to be put into them.
At the beginning of Gladiator, confronted by the Germanic tribes baring their arses at the Roman legions, Quintus says to Maximus, ‘some people just don’t know when they’re beaten’.
Byron Bay, after stunning the NRRRL Premiers at Ballina in Round One, were unable to repeat the dose when the Murwillumbah Mustangs came to Red Devil Park on Sunday.
‘Get ’em onside!’ That raucous cry is the footy tragic’s equivalent of the first cuckoo of spring. In the opening round of the new NRRRL season at Les Donnelly Field on Saturday, it was heard virtually before anybody had raised a sweat.
Crozier Field in Lismore was the place to be on the weekend if you love rugby league as 13 teams made up of the north coast’s finest players gathered for a weekend of celebration at the close the league season in the annual Aboriginal Knockout.
After being done at the death by Northern United and registering an encouraging win over Marist Brothers at their next start, the Mullumbimby Giants returned to Les Donnelly Field on Sunday.