Byron Bay flanker Craig Wallace on the run in a FNC Rugby game against Lismore City. Wallace has been in top form for Byron this season.
Byron Bay flanker Craig Wallace on the run in a FNC Rugby game against Lismore City. Wallace has been in top form for Byron this season. Nolan Verheij-Full

FANTASTIC FIVE: Top rugby union players in our region

NORTHERN Star sports editor Mitchell Craig names five Far North Coast Rugby Union players who have played well during the month of May.

Craig Wallace, Byron

THE hard-working Irish flanker is always in the thick of things for competition leaders Byron Bay.

Wallace has scored tries in all four games this season including a hat-trick against Lismore City in the first round.

The 24-year-old is one of several imports at the club but has been with them now since 2013.

Harry Bungate, Ballina

SPENDING the start of the season on holiday in Hawaii has not done anything to slow Bungate down.

The No 8 looked rejuvenated and ready to go when he scored two tries in his first game back against Southern Cross University.

He played well against Bangalow with the Seahorses aiming to win three in a row against Casino this weekend.

Damien Keys, Lismore City

EXPERIENCED front-rower who probably did not expect to be playing first grade in 2016.

He scored a hat-trick to help lead City to its first win of the season against Casino at the weekend.

Keys has won three premierships with Lismore and is one of the only players left from the 2013 grand final.

Louis Hollman, Wollongbar-Alstonville

NEW to the club this season and looks like a handy addition at halfback.

Hollman has big shoes to fill now while wearing the five-eighth jersey in the absence of Ben Damen who will miss at least three games with New South Wales Country commitments.

Played well for Far North Coast at the NSW Country Championships earlier this month and will definitely be first choice halfback when Damen returns.

Nathan Davy, Casino

ANOTHER player in the tight five who has found the tryline on more than one occasion this season in Far North Coast Rugby Union.

Davy usually plays second row but has scored tries on both occasions that he has played in the front-row.

The Casino Bulls best result this season was a hard-fought 15-10 win against Bangalow in the second round.