Cudgen to host NRRRL semi-finals this weekend


FINALS HOPES are still alive for Cudgen, who will host this weekend’s NRRRL semi-finals, with the winners progressing to the grand final in Ballina on Sunday, September 10.

Cudgen lost their major semi-final against the Ballina Seagulls in Ballina on Sunday, August 27, going down 20 to 28 in a close match. The Hornets will play Marist Brothers at the Cudgen Leagues Club this Sunday, September 3 at 2.45pm.

The Tweed Coast Raiders have bowed out of the finals, with the first grade team losing their elimination semi-final 12 to 24 against Marist Brothers. Marist Brother’s centre Chris King scored a screamer, intercepting a loose Raiders ball close to their line and sprinting 100m to grab a four pointer.

The Cudgen reserve grade team also have a chance to make the grand final, and will need to beat a strong Mustangs team who narrowly beat Casino in their semi-final last Sunday in Lismore. The winners of this weekend’s reserve grade semi-final will go on to play Marist Brothers in the grand final.

In the under 18s the Ballina Seagulls have booked a place in the grand final, with Marist Brothers and Casino playing for a finals showdown this weekend.

The ladies Mustangs team will take on Byron Bay for a chance to play against Marist Brothers in the grand final.

Games begin at 10.15am at the Cudgen Leagues Club with the ladies league tag up first, followed by the under 18s at 11.30am, reserve grade at 1pm and first grade 2.45pm.