The day opened with the Central Roosters Red in complete control of the game against the Souths secondary team, with a 62-04 beating.

Next was the Eastern Eels attempt to battle the Southern Bulldogs Blue, and although the match started with fierce contested possession, the Bulldogs were the only ones able to capitalise on their red zone possessions. A demoralised Eels saw a drop off in the second half, allowing multiple late Bulldogs tries.