A full card of rugby union at Ian Walton Rugby Park saw the day split as both the Kempsey Cannonballs and Coffs Harbour Snappers walked away with three victories.
A 17-12 win for the under 14's and 15-7 victory for 16's got the day off well for Kempsey.
Snappers clawed one back in the 18's with a controversial match-winner seeing the away side win 19-13.
Saturday saw Kempsey host their women in rugby round but unfortunately the home town girls couldn't get the job done.
Coffs proved why they're on top of the ladder, winning 47-5. Ebony Sims was the try-scorer for the Cannonballs.
Up next was reserve grade with both sides playing an old fashioned style of play with big hits and words exchanged.
Kempsey ran out 23-12 winners with tries to Timothy Sproats and Jye Palise.
First grade kicked off with some quality exchanges in the early minutes as both sides were unable to break the deadlock.
The Snappers continued to attack and a break through the middle saw a great pop off the ground end up in the hands of five-eight Zachary Cross who scored under the posts.
Kempsey went over later with an exchange of passes from Tom Reed to Corey Drew seeing the Cannonballs score in the corner.
Late in the first half Cannonballs winger/centre Luke Reardon received a yellow card for the side's repeat infringements with the referees whistle blowing frequently.
With one more man, Coffs managed to score before the half ended to carry momentum into the break.
Snappers used that momentum to run over the Cannonballs in the second half with discipline proving costly again.
Kempsey received another yellow card for repeat infringements in the second half with captain Carl Thurgood on the receiving end, a first in his career.
"The nicest bloke in the world runs off the field after receiving a yellow card," Cannonballs President Dave Munday said over the speaker.
Snappers eventually finished 43-7 winners with Cross' brilliant performance seeing him score a double.
The Cannonballs will now head to Coffs Harbour to play Southern Cross University Marlins after the completion of round one.
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