THE Lismore Aboriginal Rugby League Knockout carnival is set to return with a new home this year.
It will be held at the Cavanbah Sporting Complex in Byron Bay over two days on September 17-18.
It was supposed to be there last year while redevelopments at Crozier Field and Oakes Oval were being completed.
In the end, the carnival was scrapped due to ongoing issues with COVID-19.
The carnival was last held in 2019 and is the major fundraiser for the Northern United club.
Meanwhile, United got its season back on track with a 72-16 thumping of Kyogle in Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League on the weekend.
United were up 42-0 at halftime with halfback Eddie Walker-Williams scoring a hat-trick.
It will be a step up in class this weekend when they take on an Evans Head side which has only lost one game this season.
United will wear special jerseys to celebrate the start of NAIDOC Week at Clifford Park, Goonellabah.
It will be a community event with dance performances with raffles and bare foot races for the kids
The Bombers laid on three late tries to snatch a 28-24 win over Ballina on Saturday.
Evans Head are third on the ladder and have been the best performing local team with Cudgen and Murwillumbah in the top two.
They boast the likes of five-eighth Trevor Bolt and ball-playing forward Will Beale.
The Bombers also have livewire fullback Michael Roberts, who has signed a development contract with new NRL side the Dolphins.
He will join Wayne Bennett and the newest NRL franchise in November for preseason training.
Meanwhile, Marist Brothers moved into fifth spot after a 32-18 win over the Mullumbimby Giants at Oakes Oval.
Brothers next game is away against a Bilambil side who belted Byron Bay 42-12 on the weekend.
Evans Head 12
Marist Brothers 9
Byron Bay 7
Northern United 6
Tweed Coast 4
Lower Clarence 4
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