The first day of the 2018 Bingham Cup ended with the Sydney Convicts reigning supreme over their opposition.

The first day of competition was the group rounds and saw both Sydney Convicts teams play two games.

The Convict firsts team versed the Kings Cross Steelers and came away with a win of 12-3 thanks to two tries and a conversion.

Whilst the weather got worse, the boys only got better putting in a massive effort in their second game to defeat the Manchester Village Spartans 42-0.

The seconds team had a great start to the day, coming back from a losing the first half to win the game 12-3 against the Washington Renegades.

In the afternoon the team were not so lucky and went down 15-0 against the experienced players in the Worldwide Barbarian squad.

Coach of the seconds, Levi Talolua said that the standards of plays throughout the day were something to be proud of.

“The quality of rugby is very high this year, both teams we’ve versed have given us great and challenging games,” he said.

The Brisbane Hustlers also came away with two wins, beating the Worldwide Barbarian team 17-10 and the Washington Renegades 38-0.

The Melbourne Chargers Firsts won their first game against the San Francisco Fog 7-5 but went down to the Chicago Dragons 17-5.

The Chargers Second team had a tough day losing both games, 7-14 to the Kings Cross Steelers E team and 0-24 to the Les Gailards team.

The Southern Barbarian side lost their first game to the Brighton & Hove Sea Serpents by one point but won their second game 17-0 against the Portland Lumberjacks.

The competition continues for another two days with the winner announced on Sunday.

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