GROUP 2 powerhouses have started their seasons with crushing victories.

Defending premiers Coffs Comets announced their intention to go back-to-back by destroying Orara Valley Axemen at home 64-4.

Grafton Ghosts raced out to a halftime 42-0 lead in their first Group 2 match since leaving Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League, eventually running out 56-16 winners over Macksville Sea Eagles.

Woolgoolga Seahorses took advantage of a disappointing South Grafton Rebels 40-18, while Sawtell Panthers got home easily against Bellingen Magpies, winning 34-14.

Keep an eye on our website and pick up The Daily Examiner this week for the team's reaction to the first round.


Fulltime scores

1st grade: Coffs Comets 64 def Orara Valley Axemen

1st grade: Grafton Ghosts 56 def Macksville Sea Eagles 16
Reserve grade: Grafton Ghosts 36-22, under-18s: Macksville 36-6

1st grade: Sawtell Panthers 34 def Bellingen Magpies 14
Reserve grade: Sawtell 48-10, under-18s: Sawtell 42-6

1st grade: Woolgoolga Seahorses 40 def South Grafton Rebels 18
Reserve grade: Rebels 34-28, under-18s: Rebels 36-20


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