The Queanbeyan Kangaroos and Belconnen United Sharks both claimed impressive wins, while Goulburn and Tuggeranong returned to winning ways.
Queanbeyan Kangaroos 52 (Tries: T Williams 5, K Pagura 2, J Baxter, J Ulrick; Goals: L Ingram 8) d Gungahlin Bulls 10 (Tries: J Pio; R Cronin; Goals: D Hately)
The Queanbeyan Kangaroos have kick-started their campaign after they claimed a big win over the Gungahlin Bulls.
The Bulls started the brighter of the two sides are were 10-0 up eight minutes but the Kangaroos responded well as they managed to claim a 16-10 lead at the break.
The second half was a different story as Queanbeyan five-eighth Tre Williams ran amok to score five tries for the match.
The win means the Kangaroos are only two points adrift of the top four while the Bulls are only one point further back.
Tuggeranong Bushrangers 28 (Tries: W Alexander 2, C Massen, M Dragisic, J Mitchell, D Low; Goals: J Mitchell 2) d Yass Magpies 16 (Tries: J Collins, A Tupou, D Faaeteete; Goals: S Davis 2)
The Tuggeranong Bushrangers remain on top of the ladder after they claimed a comfortable 28-16 win over the Yass Magpies.
After a host of players, as well as Tuggeranong coach Jarrad Teka, moved between the two clubs during the off-season it provided an interesting match but the Bushrangers started the stronger of the two sides.
Wezley Alexander scored a double as the Bushrangers raced to a 24-6 lead after 60 minutes.
Former Bushrangers Atu Tupou and David Faaeteete both scored for Yass but it didn’t prevent the Magpies from falling to the Bushrangers who were desperate to return to the winner’s circle.
Goulburn Workers Bulldogs 36 (Tries: S Cummins 2, D Rota, N Cornish, T Greenwood, I Tittor; Goals: C Hart 6) d Queanbeyan Blues 24 (Tries: J Atonio, F Fainifo, J Munro, A Woods; Goals: T Campese 4)
The Goulburn Workers Bulldogs maintained their perfect home record by condemning the Blues to their second consecutive defeat.
The first half was an even affair as both sides traded tries with the score 18-18 at the break.
However, Goulburn scored three long range tries in the space of 15 minutes to seal the game after the break.
The win sees the Bulldogs sit second on the ladder, while also besting the number of wins they managed across the entire 2018 campaign.
Belconnen United Sharks 26 (Tries: J Vejoda, S Tupuola, B Nangati, M Butz; Goals: T Arho-Tuinauvai 4) d West Belconnen Warriors 12 (Tries: B Withers, T Peters; Goals: B Crisp 2)
After a two year losing streak, the Belconnen United Sharks have now won their last two matches after winning the Battle of Belconnen with 26-12 over the West Belconnen Warriors
The Sharks started the match brightly and opened the scoring when Joey Vejvoda latched on to a cutout pass to score in the corner.
Brandon Nangati barged his way over the line to double the Sharks score shortly afterwards and former Warrior Tevita Aroha-Tuinauvai added the extras.
The Sharks were dealt a huge blow on the half hour mark as halfback Matt Woolnough was assisted off the field with an ankle injury.
The tide appeared to be turning for the Warriors when Trent Vaughan made a break downfield but the winger was bundled into touch by Mun Mapiou.
The Sharks ensured they went into the shed with an 18-0 lead when a towering kick was spilled by the Warriors and Matt Butz scored from the following play.
The Sharks stretched their lead early in the second half with a successful penalty but the Warriors started clawing their way back into the match.
Brandon Withers scored in the 55th minute and Tyler Peters narrowed the margin to eight points as the Warriors found joy down their left edge.
A tense final ten minutes ensured but Sonny Tupuola scored right at the death to seal the win for the Sharks.