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Try time: Cedenio scores one of his three tries against Mariners (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Renegades thumped Mariners 41-7 in a six-try romp at the North Field, National Sports Centre, on Saturday.

Jahan Cedenio bagged a hat-trick, Jamie Baum got two more, and John Quigley also crossed as the defending champions maintained their slim lead at the top of the men’s division.

Brian Archibald added 11 points with the boot, converting four tries and knocking over a penalty goal.

Darien Hewey got Mariners loan try, which Rory Dublin converted for the league’s whipping boys, who have won just once all season.

The bonus point win keeps Renegades two points ahead of Police, who ran in four tries over their own in a 32-12 victory over Teachers.

Adam Richards led the way for Police, scoring twice, with Adam Rossides and Mike Halbert also touching down. Dan Cole and Mike Kane shared the kicking duties, adding 12 points with two penalty goals and three conversions between them.

Jahneiko Francis and Conor McGowan scored tries for Teachers, with McGowan also converting one of the scores.

The weekend’s results mean that the Renegades and Police game in two weeks’ time at North Field is likely to decide the title.

In the women’s touch league, Teachers cemented their grip on top spot with a 3-1 win over Police. Najee Pitt-Clarke, Lauren Rothwell and Gillian Cross scored for Teachers, with Jo Godfrey grabbing a consolation effort for Police.

In the day’s other game, Jessica Cassidy’s score was enough to give Renegades a 1-0 win over Mariners.

Bennet Gibson breaking tackles (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Chakote Wainwright-Basden (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Renegades - Jahan Cereino at the bottom of the pile for the score. (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Renegades v Mariners at National Stadium (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)