Defending champions Red Arrows have kicked off the 2023 National Rugby League with victory over Green Eagles at home in Lusaka.
Arrows beat Eagles 26-3 Eagles in the Week One tie to take an early lead in the league with five points.
Arrows scored tries by Edmond Himayuwa, Chileshe Chibamba, Lawrence Kaushiku and Elisha Bwalya.
Lawrence Kaushiku scored three conversions with Eagles consoling themselves via Chisha Chasaya’s penalty.
Arrows are this year aiming to win a record tenth straight league title.
Last season’s runners up KPF edged visiting Mufulira Leopards 14-13 at Kitwe Playing Fields in Parklands.
KPF scored a try by Kudakwashe Tendupengu and veteran Benaya Mukwamba scored three penalties as Leopards scored a try by David Mutale with Cedric Tendai scoring a conversion and two penalties