Nabiac venue for rugby finals

Manning Ratz will play Wallamba in the Lower North Coast women's sevens rugby union final on Saturday at Nabiac.
Manning Ratz will play Wallamba in the Lower North Coast women's sevens rugby union final on Saturday at Nabiac.

WALLAMBA and Manning Ratz will meet in both Lower North Coast Rugby Union finals on Saturday at Nabiac,

The women’s sevens clash will kickoff at 2.15. Winner here will progress to the grand final to play Gloucester. Women’s sevens was introduced to the Lower North Coast competition this year.

Wallamba lost to Gloucester in the major semi-final last week while the Ratz edged out Old Bar 15-14 in the minor semi.

Wallamba and the Ratz first grade sides will take the field at 3pm. The Bulls are the minor premiers but were upset by Forster-Tuncurry last Saturday in the major semi-final after leading 21-6 at the break.

Manning had an easier time of it, accounting for a short-staffed Gloucester side 55-13 in the minor semi-final. The Ratz have yet to win a premiership since the Lower North Coast competition was formed in 2008.

Grand finals will be played at Tuncurry on Saturday September 22.