AFL North West
The Gunnedah Bulldogs have continued their unbeaten start to the season by defeating the New England Nomads 16-8-104 to 9-11-65 at Bellevue Oval.
The Inverell Saints proved too strong for the Tamworth Swans getting up 10.16-76 to 5.12-42 at No.1 Oval.
Central North Rugby Union
Moree are the only undefeated side after pipping Walcha 30-29 in their top of the table clash at Weebolla Oval. Jono Spain was the hero for the Bulls kicking a penalty after the bell.
Sanimo Navatu was meanwhile like a rampaging bull as Gunnedah overpowered Quirindi 48-25. The barnstorming number eight continued his sensational start to the season with a hat-trick.
Narrabri were too good for Barraba running out 50-12 victors while Pirates snapped their three-game losing run with a 49-24 win over Scone.
Second grade: Moree 52 d Walcha 12, Gunnedah 22 d Quirindi 17, Pirates 61 d Scone 7, Barraba 27 d Narrabri 26
U19's: Narrabri 46 d Barraba/Gwydir 38
Women's 7's: G1 - Narrabri 36 d Barraba 10, G2 - Narrabri 19 d Barraba 14; G1 - Gunnedah 19 d Quirindi 5, G2 - Gunnedah 31 d Quirindi 0.
New England Rugby Union
Tamworth Sporting Rugby Union Club continued their undefeated start to the season with a hard fought 24-21 win over Robb College in their top of the table clash.
In the other first grade game Armidale defeated Barbarians 39-17 to take out the Invest Blue Charity Shield for 2019.
Second grade: Robb 24 d Tamworth 10, Armidale 44 d Barbarians 7.
Women's 7s: Game 1- Robb 26 d Tamworth 0, Game 2 - Robb 20 d Tamworth 0; Game 1 - Barbets 40 d Armidale 5, Game 2 - Barbets 24 d Armidale 5.
3rd grade: Robb 31 d Tamworth 12, Blues 33 d Barbarians 5, Glen Innes 36 d St Albert's 12.
4th grade: Tamworth 15 d Robb 7.
There were a number of aspects about Werris Creek's 40-32 home defeat of Narrabri on Saturday that screamed assuredness - including the spark Callum Hayne provided from dummy half and back-rower Cody Tickle's damaging right-edge play.
But perhaps the most eye-catching of that assuredness, in what was a lively, entertaining match, occurred in the blink off an eye - when halfback Scott Berry went himself about 15 metres out from Narrabri's tryline and combined characteristic pace off the mark with uncharacteristic power to barge over under the posts in the first half.
"Where did that come from?" a teammate noted.
Werris Creek 40 (Cody Tickle 2, Scott Berry 2, Zac Leonard, Isaah Millgate, Kieran Williams tries; Tickle 6 goals).
Second grade: WERRIS CREEK 24 (Anthony Hammond 2, Steven Allen, Jesse Porter, Jarrod Tickle, Bryce Parsons tries, Michael Saunders 5gls) d NARRABRI 16 (Robert Doolan 2, Kalab Mowle tries, Doolan, Mowle gls) B&F: 3 Cohal Millgate (WC), 2 Robert Doolan (N), 1 Chris Wilson (WC).
Ladies League Tag: WERRIS CREEK 30 (Jane Hill 2, Molly Turner, Tanika Darcy, Dayna Porter, TobiLee Clough tries, Casey Hatch 2, Anna Smith gls) d NARRABRI 4 (Antoinette Wenner try) B&F: 3 Casey Hatch (WC), 2 Georgia Hardman (N), 1 Anna Smith (WC).
At Dungowan, North Tamworth made it two straight wins with a 66-12 thumping of the Cowboys.
Bears captain-coach Scott Blanch said: "We were a little bit undisciplined in the first half but I thought our second half was really good. We went forward and got back to playing good."
First grade: NORTH TAMWORTH 62 (Zac Nigro 2, Jeremy York 2, Ryan Ingram 2, Josh Schmiedel 2, Scott Blanch, Andrew Moodie, Richard Clegg tries, Jake McManus 8, Richard Clegg gls) d DUNGOWAN 12 (Shaun Ferguson, Brett Jarrett tries, Jarrett 2gls) B&F: 3 Jake McManus (NT), 2 Brett Jarrett (D), 1 Andrew Moodie (NT).
Under 18: DUNGOWAN 18 (Jhett Butler, Coooper Harris, Harrison Freeman tries, Blake Ginman 3gls) d NORTH TAMWORTH 16 (Jock Ellis, Dylan Walker, Dan Kelly tries, Kobe Bone 2gls) B&F: 3 Brayden Reid (NT), 2 Jack Todd (D), 1 James Marshman (D).
Ladies League Tag: NORTH TAMWORTH 44 (Alex Rogers 3, Kimberley Resch 2, Steph Fullwood 2, Bronte Harris, Georgia Horniman tries, Resch 4gls) d DUNGOWAN 4 (Chloe Shanley try) B&F 3: Alex Rogers (NT), 2 Hope Martin (D), 1 Kimberley Resch (NT).
Northern Inland Premier League
Round 6 scores
South Armidale 12 d OVA 1
North Armidale 4 d North Companions 2
Demon Knights 6 d East Armidale 2
South Armidale 2 drew with OVA 2
North Companions 2 d North Armidale 1
Demon Knights 5 d East Armidale 2