Today saw the men's comp kickoff on all 3 fields at Leichhardt today. 52 teams played against each other in what is often a heartbreaking tournament. After today only 32 teams move on to the second round and the unsuccessful teams will head home to lick their wounds.
Men's Comp Round 1:
Maitland United 6 | 38 Bourke Warriors (WINNER)
Googars RLFC 12 | 18 La Perouse Panthers (WINNER)
Lapa Bummers 0 | 36 Newcastle Yowies (WINNER)
Central Coast United (WINNER) 20 | 12 Northern Goannas
Cabbage Tree Island 1 (WINNER) 32 | 6 Newcastle Emus
Newcastle All Blacks (WINNER) 30 | Albury Wodonga Mubyaas
Mt Druitt All Blacks (WINNER) 26 | 10 Waterloo Storm Next Generation
Tweed Connexions (WINNER) 50 | 6 Walgett (The Gate)
Narwan Eels Blue 4 | 44 Bloodlines (WINNER)
Moree Boomerangs 1 (WINNER) 60 | 0 Lake Macquarie Stingrays
Castlereagh All Blacks 0 | 28 Waterloo Storm (WINNER)
Nanedwar Wedgetails 0 | 36 Blacktown Western Warriors (WINNER)
Walgett Aboriginal Connection (WINNER) 42 | 12 South Coast United
Yuin Monaro United 12 | 20 Taree Biripi Sharks (WINNER)
Erambie All Blacks 4 | 42 Redfern All Blacks (WINNER)
Wiradjuri Warriors 12 | 20 Combined Countries (WINNER)
Narrandera Wiradjuri Warriors 14 | 16 Dhinawan Birragal/Toomelah (WINNER)
Nambucca Valley Rams 24 | 24 Moree Boomerangs 2 (DRAW)
South West Metro Waratahs (WINNER) 46 | 6 Gundungurra
Dubbo Pacemakers 10 | 28 Dindima (WINNER)
Ecovic Southern Serpents (WINNER) 26 | 0 NSW Outblacks
Illawarra Titans (WINNER) 30 | 06 Toomelah Descendants
Campbelltown Ghosts (WINNER) 20 | 18 Cultural Brothers United
Nanima Common Connection (WINNER) 26 | 6 Redfern All Blacks 2
Kempsey United (WINNER) 26 | 10 Dunghutti Broncos
Griffith Three Ways United (WINNER) 36 | 6 Mungindi Grasshoppers
Game of the Day:
The game of the day goes to the match between Griffith Three Ways and Mungindi Grasshoppers. Griffith came out fast and hard getting away with an early lead putting together two quick tries. The crowd were with the Mungindi Grasshoppers but it wasn't enough to lift them over the line.
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