Flies and Royals have both accrued 15 points coming from seven wins, one draw and no losses after nine rounds.
A better for and against of 50 has put the Flies at the top of the table with Royals in second place from a for and against of 43.
The top 8:
Hohola Flies (15), Royals (15), Hawks (10), Brothers (9), Kone Tigers (8) Dobo Warriors (7), Butterflies (7), Defence (7).
Teams sitting outside of the top 8 are Wests, Kone Storms, Tarangau, Magani, Souths and Paga Panthers.