Macksville Sea Eagles to host Grafton Ghosts in top of the ladder blockbuster


THE Macksville Sea Eagles are set to host the Grafton Ghosts in their top of the table blockbuster this weekend, during Round 8 of the Tooheys New Group 2 Rugby League season.

Both sides head into their top-2 showdown coming off last start losses in Round 7.

The Sea Eagles lost 32-26 against the Bellingen Valley/Dorrigo Magpies, while the Ghosts went down 24-22 at home to the Coffs Harbour Comets.

After starting their season with four straight victories, the Sea Eagles have lost their last three matches to sit at second on the ladder, while the Ghosts sit at the top of the ladder with five wins from their opening seven matches.

The Sea Eagles won 22-12 the last time they played the Ghosts during Round 3 in Grafton.

The Bellingen Valley/Dorrigo Magpies host the Woolgoolga Seahorses this weekend with both clubs coming off wins in Round 7.

The Magpies beat the Seahorses 30-26 the last time they met in Round 3 in Woolgoolga.

The Coffs Harbour Comets hit the road for Round 8 when they travel to take on the South Grafton Rebels.

The Comets have started to turn their season around with two straight victories against the Woolgoolga Seahorses and Grafton Ghosts, while the Rebels are coming off a 28-16 loss to the Seahorses.

The Rebels were 26-18 winners the last time the two teams met in Round 3 at Geoff King Motors Oval.

Round 7 results

Woolgoolga Seahorses v South Grafton Rebels

First grade: Seahorses 28 def. Rebels 16

Reserve grade: Seahorses 32 def. Rebels 18

Ladies League Tag: Rebels 20 def. Seahorses 0

Under 18’s: Sawtell Panthers 42 def. Rebels 32

Bellingen Valley/Dorrigo Magpies v Macksville Sea Eagles

First grade: Magpies 32 def. Sea Eagles 26

Reserve grade: Magpies 26 drew. Sea Eagles 26

Ladies League Tag: Magpies 12 def. Sea Eagles 0

Under 18’s: Sea Eagles 32 def. Coffs Harbour Comets 14

Grafton Ghosts v Coffs Harbour Comets

First grade: Comets 24 def. Ghosts 22

Reserve grade: Comets 58 def. Ghosts 0

Ladies League Tag: Comets 20 def. Ghosts 14



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