An ACT player trys some sleight of hand against Northern Eagles at BCU International Stadium.
An ACT player trys some sleight of hand against Northern Eagles at BCU International Stadium.

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THREE days of perfect weather and endless sunshine have provided a dream start to the National Touch League titles at BCU International Stadium.

All matches have gone to, or close to, plan with the top-ranked teams showing their dominance.

In Womens Open, local team Northern Eagles began with a pair of wins and Cobras were impressive with a 13-1 victory over Hornets.

In Mixed Opens, Sydney Mets, vying for their sixth straight title, crashed in their opening match before recovering quickly to down Cyclones 10-6.

Saturday provided the most spectacular action with Sydney Mets and Sydney Scorpions sitting on top of the Mens Open table after a thrilling 7-all draw.

Mets opened the scoring after Scott Buckley 'sold' a dummy and with another simple try, they shot to a 2-0 lead minutes later.

Scorpions replied through fancy footwork and ball skills from brothers John and Maurice Kennedy, and after trading touchdowns, went to the break leading 4-3.

Buckley scored on the first set to put Mets level but their momentum was halted by an injury to Anthony Ziade, forcing play to be halted.

Following the resumption, Scorpions took a 7-6 lead and looked set for victory, but a penalty on the siren gave Mets an unlikely last opportunity and a touchdown to Maurice Kennedy in the corner sealed the thrilling draw.

In other matches, Womens 20s remains a tight contest with seven teams separated by three points while in Mens 20s, the Mets are shaping as the team to beat.

Semi-finals and finals for the Opens and 20s will be played today from 8.30am with the presentation ceremony timed to begin around 5.30.

The Seniors competition will be conducted from Tuesday to Saturday.



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