Third grade still in it to win it

THE Redmen third grade side has the opportunity to grab some glory from a season that looked like delivering little tomorrow when it plays Wollongbar in the minor semi-final at Ballina.

Grafton has snuck into the semi from fourth position on the ladder and while the Redmen must be rated strong underdogs, they have some experienced old heads returning to the line-up which gives club president and most capped Redman Ray Collie some confidence.

“An upset is on the cards,” he said.

“We have a few players coming back who have played stacks of top grade rugby, such as dual zone player of the year Rob Brown, Trent Dickson and Mick Wade.

“We'll go out there with no pressure, no expectations, and have some fun.

“That is what third grade is all about and it's always great to have your club's colours on show on semi-final day.”

Wollongbar will present a sizable hurdle for the Redmen, having beaten them comprehensively last weekend, but Grafton is looking stronger, especially in the forwards.

The big task for Grafton will be to hold the faster Wollongbar side out wide as the forward battle should be close.



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