Teenager Euan Wong stepped up in the absence of Blake Signal to guide Stokes Valley to a massive 22-0 win over Eastbourne in interclub competition on Saturday.
With Signal representing New Zealand in Hong Kong, Wong had some extra pressure on his shoulders and he responded magnificently by beating Justin Goodwin 25-14.
Lyall Bay also recorded a big win, a 21-1 hammering of neighbours Island Bay on Lyall Bay's new carpet surface.
In the other games Upper Hutt beat Hutt 15-7, Johnsonville defeated Naenae 14 -9 and Victoria went down 15-9 to Wilton.
Stokes Valley lead the men's standing on 38 points, five in front of Naenae.
In the women's section, Island Bay continued their bright start to the season with a 16-7 win over fellow first round winners Hutt.
Island Bay lead the points table on 38 points, one ahead of Johnsonville, who thrashed Stokes Valley 22-0.
Victoria had a 14-7 win over The Park, who were without Judy Howat. In the remaining games, Titahi Bay defeated Petone Central 14-8 and Massey Avenue recorded their first win, 15-8 over Silverstream.
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