SCU Marlins were no match for the brute strength and power of Hastings Vikings.
SCU Marlins were no match for the brute strength and power of Hastings Vikings. Leigh Jensen

Southern rugby teams put both Coffs visitors to the sword

THE balance of strength in Mid North Coast Rugby looks likely to remain tipped in the direction of the southern clubs after both Coffs Harbour-based teams were soundly beaten in round two.

Premiers Hastings Valley merely toyed with Southern Cross University who failed to get on the scoreboard.

However, all is not lost with Marlins delivering the same sort of thrashing to Vikings in both under-18s and 16s, giving an indication of the enormous talent the club is mining through its junior development program.

Coffs Harbour also had a lopsided encounter with Port Pirates proving far too strong in the first outing of the season.

Of the northern clubs, Woolgoolga created history with the first victory since reforming and moving south from Far North Coast Zone.

Playing President's Cup the White Pointers picked up one of the biggest scalps of all with a 21-point winning margin over Bowraville.

The competition will recess for two weeks for the Anzac Day and Country Week breaks.

Play resumes on May 9 with the northern derby at University Oval between Marlins and Snappers.

The other first grade match has Vikings hosting Kempsey at Oxley Oval.

In President's Cup, Woolgoolga heads up the mountain to take on Dorrigo while Bowraville will be at home to Pirates.

Upper MNC Zone

First grade

Hastings Valley Vikings d defeated Southern Cross University Marlins 87-0

Port Macquarie Pirates d Coffs Harbour Snappers 31-16

Kempsey Cannonballs bye

Reserve grade

Hastings Valley received forfeit from SCU

Port Macquarie d defeated Coffs Harbour 17-7

Presidents Cup

Woolgoolga White Pointers d Bowraville Goannas 26-5

Kempsey d Dorrigo Rangers 26-15

Under 18s

SCU d Hastings Valley 69-0

Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour deferred due to school holidays

Bowraville received forfeit from Kempsey

Under 16s

SCU d Hastings Valley 70-0

Coffs Harbour d Port Macquarie 26-5

Dorrigo d Kempsey 44-14

Under 14s

Games deferred due to school holidays



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