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Local league kicks off with nines

Paul Rolls, of Bilmbil Jets. The Jets joined all other Tweed football teams to experience losses at the weekend, all except Murwillumbah Mustangs who were on a bye.
Paul Rolls, of Bilmbil Jets. The Jets joined all other Tweed football teams to experience losses at the weekend, all except Murwillumbah Mustangs who were on a bye. Blainey Woodham

ONLY three more sleeps until local rugby league kicks off locally with the annual Bilambil Jets 9-a-side tournament at Bilambil Sports Ground this Sunday.

Twelve teams from across the new Gold Coast-Tweed Rugby League will contest the series which this year carries $4000 in prize money.

All the action gets under way at 10.25am (NSW) when teams to fields one and two for round-robin play within three pools.

Each team will play the others within their pool with the pool winners plus best-performed pool runner-up advancing to the semi-finals at 3.20pm.

The final is scheduled for 4.15pm - the runners-up and victors will then head for well deserved showers and refreshments after appearing in five games, all played at a hectic place.

The pool matches are played over two nine-minute halves, while the semi-finals and final will be contested over 2x12 minute halves with only a minute's break between the halves across the tournament.

The three Tweed teams, Bilambil Jets, Tweed Coast Raiders and Cudgen Hornets, have been split into different pools. Each team must nominate a squad of 15 players.

Pool A: Tugun White, Burleigh Heads, Southport Gold.

Pool B: Cudgen, Currumbin, Runaway Bay Red, Tugun Blue.

Pool C: Tweed Coast, Ormeau, Runaway Bay Blue, Southport Black.

Admission is $5 per head - food and refreshments are available at the ground.

Topics:  bilambil jets cudgen hornets tweed coast raiders