Around the grounds: Smith returns, Mason racks up the points
Waratahs squad flyhalf Mack Mason tallied 22 points for Easts, with a try, seven conversions and a penalty, playing alongside NSW teammates, Ryan McCauley and Cody Walker.
NSW squad lock Nick Palmer was part of a Norths side that clinched a four-point thriller, with Irae Simone in the centres and JP Sauni coming off the bench.
Former Aussie Sevens and Rebels utility Pama Fou started for Eastwood again, playing outside centre in a dominant display over Parramatta.
Matt Sandell and Tolu Latu combined in Sydney Uni’s front row, with loose forward Brad Wilkin at openside flanker, as they piled on 97 points against Penrith.
Rookie Waratahs backrower Maclean Jones was yellow-carded playing for Warringah, though it didn’t hinder them much, on the way to a 46-19 win against Andrew Kellaway’s Randwick side.
Shambeckler Vui was at tighthead for Southern Districts, who went down by just seven points against West Harbour.
Gordon 0 - Easts 52
Manly 21 - Norths 25
Parramatta 12 - Eastwood 37
Penrith 0 - Sydney Uni 97
Warringah 46 - Randwick 19
West Harbour 33 - Southern Districts - 26