Redmen out to prove a point
GRAFTON Redmen have plenty of motivation to make their last home game in 2014 a winner this afternoon at Rugby Park.
Former Redmen halfback Josh Wrigley will step out for Bangalow Rebels when the clash kicks off at 2.15pm.
"He moved up there this season, so hopefully we'll make it a pretty hostile return home," Redmen president Adam Crawley said.
In Wrigley's place, Zac Hyatt has impressed in the No.9 jersey. But the North Coast under-20 representative suffered an ankle injury in last week's loss to Ballina, and Jamie Cousemacker has been named in his place.
In fact, it'll be a new-look backline, with Justin "The Boss" Brown to make his First Grade debut on the wing and Bryce Rankin slotting into his preferred position at full-back.
Meanwhile at inside centre is the "properly destructive" South Grafton Rebel and North Coast rugby league player Ian Leota.
Grafton's resources won't be overly stretched, however, with Bangalow forfeiting the Reserve Grade mid-week. Meanwhile the under-18s kick off at 1pm.
The Redmen fell out of finals contention in First Grade in last week's 47-5 loss to Ballina. They remain alive in the other grades.