Some of the region's best and brightest prospects headed up to Pride Park in Orange on Saturday, for the opening week of the Central West Junior Rugby Union semi-finals.
The games, played on Pride Park's main field, featured seven different clubs across CWJRU's three age groups - under 13s, under 15s and under 17s.
The Orange City Lions, Mudgee Wombats, Dubbo Kangaroos, Dubbo Rhinos, Forbes Platypi, Narromine Gorillas and Bathurst Bulldogs were in action, with both the minor and major semi-finals being contested.
The winners of the major semi-finals progressed to the grand finals, which will be played at Orange’s Endeavour Oval on Saturday, September 9.
The losers of the major semi-finals will face the winners of the minor semi-finals at Bathurst next weekend.
Saturday’s results were as follows:
Under 13s: Mudgee Wombats 36 def Orange City Lions 10; Dubbo Kangaroos 31 def Bathurst Bulldogs 10
Under 15s: Mudgee Wombats 44 def Forbes Platypi 12; Dubbo Kangaroos 45 def Orange City Lions 7
Under 17s: Dubbo Rhinos 26 def Mudgee Wombats 22; Narromine Gorillas 13 def Orange City Lions 12