The Northern Bulldogs got back on winning track with a try fest over the Papanui Tigers, 50-24. It wasn’t all plain sailing though, as they were behind at halftime, but tries to Atunaisa Takubu (2), Zac Riley (2), Nick Wain, Petaia Saukuru, Vinnie Paul, Kayne Smith, Lucuster Mati, and Viliame Koroi, along with four goals from Manu Tipio, saw them safely home, and back into equal top of the table. The Canterbury Cup reserves had a pulsating match with the Woolston Rams. At the end of 80 minutes, neither team could be separated as the match ended 22-22. This result means the Bulldogs sit equal top of this league too.