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Rebels down Comets 46-18 to win first premiership since 1975

The Group 2 grand finals are underway at McKittrick Park, South Grafton.
The Group 2 grand finals are underway at McKittrick Park, South Grafton. Debrah Novak

Under 18s

Half time: Sawtell lead Coffs Harbour 18-6

Full time: Coffs Harbour defeated Sawtell 19-18

Reserve grade

Half time: Sawtell lead Grafton 12-10

Full time: Grafton defeated Sawtell 28-20

First grade

16 min: South Grafton 6-0

20 min: 6-all

29 min: South Grafton 12-6

34 min: South Grafton 18-6

Half time: South Grafton lead Coffs Harbour 24-6

41 min: South Grafton 24-12

55 min: South Grafton 30-12

59 min: South Grafton 34-12

65 min: South Grafton 34-18

74 min: South Grafton 40-18

Full time: South Grafton have defeated Coffs Harbour 46-18.

It's the Rebels' first top grade premiership in 40 years and the players send out retiring coach Dallas Waters a winner.

The John 'Tank' Mackay Medal for player of the grand final was awarded to Grant 'Stumpy' Stevens.

Full story to come and check The Coffs Coast Advocate this Wednesday for more reports and action photos.

Topics:  coffs harbour comets grafton ghosts group 2 rugby league sawtell panthers south grafton rebels