Manly try-scoring machine Harry Bergelin has bagged a double to help his side to its tenth consecutive win, a 42-22 home defeat of Eastwood.
The NSW Waratahs had their first win over the Chiefs in New Zealand since 2010, beating the defending title holders 33-17 in New Plymouth.
The June long weekend will mark the start of the annual Junior State Championships, with over 2,500 youngsters from across NSW taking part.
Junior clubs across Sydney were this week treated to visits from NSW Waratahs players as part of the club’s Junior Club Blitz.
NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has named the same team that defeated the Melbourne Rebels for the showdown with the Chiefs in New Plymouth on Saturday.
Northern Suburbs winger Cam Crawford has declared this Sunday’s game against Gordon a “must-win” if his side is to fulfil its finals hopes.
Chatswood Oval will tonight play host to an all-Aussie clash, with the Australian Barbarians taking on the Junior World Championship-bound Australian Under 20s side.
The West Harbour Pirates have held on to a thrilling one-point lead to claim a 25-24 victory over Northern Suburbs at Concord Oval in the Magners Shute Shield.
The NSW Waratahs have avenged last year’s loss to the Rebels in Melbourne with a six-tries-to-one 41-19 drubbing at AAMI Stadium, leaving coach Michael Cheika smiling and retaining the Weary Dunlop Shield.