The first match was between the Waghi Tumbe and Rabaul Gurias.
Going head to head, both teams created strong defense but Waghi Tumbe managed to set their mark in just under 5 minutes to score their first try.
Joe Frank brought the score to 6 points with a successful conversion.
Gurias, on the other hand, equalised the score when Sailas Kahuna pushed his way through to score his season’s first for the Gurias, bringing the points to 6 all.
Despite a tough match, Waghi Tumbe managed to lead in the first half with 12 points to Gurias’ 10.