PORT City Breakers warmed up for next weekend’s clash against top-of-the-table Taree City Bulls with a 60-point thrashing of the Wingham Tigers on Saturday.
The Breakers won 66-6 at Port Macquarie’s Regional Sports Stadium, but they know next week will be a much tougher proposition.
Tristam Morris, Mitch Fowler and Ethan Hyde bagged two tries for the Breakers, while Russell Gordon, Glen Littler, Ben Cross, Josh Osborne, Tom Sheves and James Ahoy crossed the line once each.
The Breakers had the game almost wrapped up by halftime, with a 42-0 lead.
They went on with it in the second half, and only let the Tigers across the line in the final play of the game.
Port City coach Ben Sprague was reluctant to single out a standout player in the win.
“They all played well,” he said.
“They were pretty dominant.
“Considering the limited ball work they did this week, they played pretty well.”
Sprague said the side was starting to peak at the right time, boding well for The Breakers’ finals hopes in coming weeks.
“They’re starting to come together as a unit and really put some teams away,” he said.
“It sets us up well for Taree next week.”
Sprague was well aware of how tough the Bulls would be.
“It will be one of the hardest games of the season,” he said.
The side will be boosted by the return of front rower Adam Atkins for that match. He’s back from a hand injury.
There were also no serious injuries this week for Sprague to worry about.