Ghosts haunt Rebels with undefeated Group 2 Premiership

Updated: September 4, 2017

Photo: Adam Hourigan

The Grafton Ghosts have completed a remarkable undefeated season, claiming the Group 2 Premiership after defeating cross-town rivals the South Grafton Rebels.

In a match that lived up to its expectations, the Ghosts erased the disappointment of last year’s Grand Final loss to the Rebels who were contesting their third-consecutive decider.

The match proved to be the ultimate homecoming for former NRL forward Danny Wicks, who returned to his junior club as Captain-Coach at the beginning of the season.

Ghost’s fullback Mitch Lollback was named Man of the Match for an outstanding effort that included the try which sealed the Premiership and an undefeated season.

Speaking to The Daily Examiner, Wicks admitted it was a dream come true to lead his side to glory.

“Giving a little bit back was a big thing for me. I got in a little bit of trouble earlier in my career, but that’s the thing with country towns like Grafton; they are always willing to welcome you back with open arms,” he said.

“To come back and get a premiership with them, for them, was really, really good.

“It is definitely a privilege to lead this club to a premiership title. You just love footy and these sorts of days don’t come around often, so when they do you take advantage of them.”

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