THE GULF between the top and bottom sides in Far North Coast Rugby Union is widening.

Southern Cross Uni has struggled all season and Grafton Redmen duly recorded a 45 to 5 win over the students in first grade.

Fullback Kyle Hancock and outside centre Tom Cox each scored two tries with Hancock named man of the match by the referees and Cox awarded Grafton's three points.

But elsewhere Lismore thumped Casino 103-0, Lennox Head defeated Byron Bay 53-10 and Wollongbar-Alstonville won 48-7 over Bangalow, highlighting the disparity throughout the competition. Already Lismore, Wollongbar and Lennox Head have far superior records on the rest.

In fact across four grades of completed matches on Saturday, the closest result belonged to Ballina's 35 to 8 win over Yamba in reserve grade. Grafton's third grade side was on the receiving end of the one-sided results, losing 64-0 to Evans River.

Meanwhile no referee meant Grafton and Murwillumbah had to postpone their reserve grade match.



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