Rebels squad hooker Robbie Abel helped Gordon to a drought-breaking win over the Western Sydney Two Blues on Saturday.
The win came just one day shy of a year since their last victory amid a season from which they gleaned just that win.
NSW hoker JP Sauni started for the Two Blues in the clash.
Mack Mason kicked eight points for Easts in a loss to Manly while his NSW teammate, prop Cody Walker, found himself in the bin midway for team infringements.
Mammoth second rower Le Roux Roets came off the bench for Manly in the match.
Aussie Sevens speedster John Porch crossed for Norths in a statement 44-14 win over Eastwood.
Southern Districts finished the round on top of the ladder with a narrow 24-17 win over Randwick, with a side that included Waratahs prop Sham Vui.
Waratahs forward Lachie Swinton started for reigning champions Sydney Uni, who bounced back from an indifferent opening two weeks to trounce Warringah 50-0.
Sydney Uni 50 - Warringah 0
Eastwood 14 - Norths 44
Gordon 43 - Western Sydney 10
Manly 22 - Easts 18
Southern Districts 24 - Randwick 17