Baa Baas given a rugby lesson, 62-0

A LACK of numbers proved costly for the Coolangatta Tweed Barbarians in their round 12 Far North Coast rugby union clash in Grafton on Saturday.

With just Reserve Grade and six regular First Grade players, Tweed simply ran out of puff, copping a 62-0 hammering at the hands of Grafton.

Tweed coach Mark Iannelli said the result wasn't a surprise, considering that all players in the travelling group played two games.

“Our aim was to ensure that our Seconds remained in the hunt for a finals berth and we did that with a 34-7 win over Grafton,” Iannelli said.

“Unfortunately, we have had a lot of first graders lose interest and while our season is gone in that grade, we still want to see the Tweed in action in reserves.

“The boys playing in that grade are starting to put together some good combinations.”

Tweed still has a catch-up game in hand and that will be against Lennox Head next Saturday night at Lennox Head.

The Baa Baas' Seconds are eight points behind four-placed Wollongbar, but some bonus points wins in the closing rounds could see them sneak into the post season play offs.

In other FNC rugby matches this weekend, Casino downed Wollongbar Alstonville 26-14, Lennox Head thumped Southern Cross 37-0 and Lismore edged out Ballina 23-17.

FNC Points Ladder
  •  Ballina 50
  •  Lismore 42
  •  Wollongbar 36
  •  Lennox Head 32
  •  Casino 28
  •  Southern Cross 22
  •  Coolangatta Tweed 14
  •  Grafton 10


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