CHAMPIONS: The Hastings Valley Vikings are the 2019 premiers.
CHAMPIONS: The Hastings Valley Vikings are the 2019 premiers. MNC Rugby Facebook

Snappers can't defend premiership as Vikings run riot in GF

FIRST GRADE: The first grade grand final is about to get underway. The Snappers are defending their 2018 premiership against the Hastings Valley Vikings.

Vikings winger Kye Alpen has opened the scoring in the 2019 grand final after a slick play down the right hand side of the field from Hastings Valley. 7-0 after 12 minutes.

Midway through the first half and it's still the Vikings leading 7-0. The strong wind is currently behind the backs of the Vikings which is making life hard on the Snappers.

The Vikings are now up 14-0 with 10 minutes to go in the first half after number eight Agapei Eukaliti barged over under the posts.

The Vikings have their third try on the stroke of halftime and are now up 19-0. The Snappers will need a massive second half as the two teams head to the sheds.

Five minutes into the second half and the Vikings have extended their lead thanks to a razze-dazzle try. Halfback Adam McCormack finishes it off to bring the score to 29-0.

Snappers halfback Lloyd Simms-Chambers scores his side's first try just two minutes later to leave the score at 29-7. The Snappers will need a big final 30 minutes to get home from here.

Any hope of a comeback has been sniffed out, with Eukaliti grabbing his second. Vikings up 36-10.

Another late try for Hastings Valley sees the Vikings run away with the premiership 41-10.

RESERVE GRADE: The Coffs Harbour Snappers' reserve grade side are getting ready to take the field for their game against Hastings Valley.

The Snappers have had plenty of early chances, but strong defence from the Vikings so far has left the score at 0-0 five minutes into the game.

The Snappers have lost winger Ryan Munday to the sin bin for a dangerous tackle. It's now 14 on 14 after the Vikings had a player sent off early.

The Vikings have drawn first blood 15 minutes into the game thanks to a rampaging try to number eight and captain Lyndon Gale. The wind wrecking havoc with the kicking in play, with the missed conversion leaving the score at 5-0.

Flyhalf Blake Ryan has extended the Vikings' lead midway through the second half thanks to a brilliant solo try. Vikings up 10-0.

The Vikings take a 10-0 lead to the break but are currently down to 12 players, after two sin bins late in the first half.

The Snappers have had plenty of ball in good field position to open the second half but have been unable to break the Vikings' defence yet.

The Snappers have scored their first try of the game through rolling rucks from close range. They now trail 13-7 with 15 minutes left.

Coffs Harbour winger Waqa Yaya has given the Snappers a 14-13 lead thanks to a try down the left flank with 10 minutes to go.

The Snappers have suffered their second heartbreak for the day, with a penalty goal from winger Sam Hutchingson from 24m out giving the Vikings victory after the siren in reserve grade. The final score is 16-13.  

WOMEN'S 10S: The Coffs Harbour Snappers women's team have just taken to the field for their grand final against the Port Macquarie Pirates.

The Snappers are undefeated this season so will be eager to take home the premiership.

An outstanding try to Snappers' flyer Sarah Doyle has given Coffs Harbour a 12-10 lead midway through the second half.

Greta Smith has now extended the Snappers lead to 19-10 after her own runaway try. Only five minutes remain in the match.

Pirates front rower Samantha Porter has dived over from close range to get her side back in the game with just two minutes remaining. Snappers lead 19-15.

It's heartbreak for the Snappers as the Pirates have scored on the final play of the game to take the win. The Pirates scored after the fulltime siren for a 20-19 victory. 

JUNIORS: The SCU Marlins under-18s team went down in their grand final 14-10 to Port Macquarie. 

It was better news earlier in the day for the Marlins' under-14s side, winning their decider 25-24.

In the under-16s Kempsey defeated Port Macquarie 17-12.  



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