PORT City Breakers captain Adrian Daley said the secret to his side's recent run of success has been quite simple - they got sick of losing.
The Breakers started the Group 3 season with just one win from their first five matches before the players gathered for a team meeting which delivered a few home truths and a subsequent change in luck and results.
Daley said his side had been gathering momentum over the last month and was confident they were hitting their straps at the right time of the season with the finals just around the corner.
"There's just been a change in attitude," he said.
"We had a chat about what we were doing and all the boys weren't happy and were getting sick of losing so we wanted to turn it around and we've done that."
A loss to the table-topping Port Macquarie Sharks is the only black mark on their results timeline over the last month and they Breakers will aim for three straight wins tomorrow when they host Forster Tuncurry.
The southern opponents won't make things easy for the Breakers at Regional Stadium.
"The Hawks are a tough side," Daley said.
"They've got a big group of forwards that will keep coming over the advantage line all day and we know that so we'll have to be at our best to beat them."
The two sides were involved in a highly entertaining 28-all in their last encounter in early May and Daley expected something similar this weekend.
"It was a good game, but we let them back in during the second half and then scored on the bell to steal a draw," he said.
The Breakers are involved in a tussle for second spot along with Wauchope, Taree City and the Hawks, but Daley was confident their destiny remained in their own hands.
"We've come to the conclusion we need to win our remaining three games to finish second," Daley said.