After losing their opening match last weekend, a repeat of the 2020 grand final against the Linwood Keas, the Northern Bulldogs have bounced back with a convincing win at home, at Murphy Park. They met the Eastern Eagles, who were first to get the scoring underway, however one the Bulldogs found the mark, they romped away with a 54-14 win. The Bulldogs will be looking to continue that form this weekend when they face the Riccarton Knights at Murphy Park. Points: Hornby 4, Linwood 4, Celebration 4, Bulldogs 2, Halswell 2, Papanui 0, Riccarton 0, Eastern 0. Unfortunately, the Eastern Eagles reserves defaulted to the Northern Bulldogs reserves.