PORT Macquarie Sharks utility Joe Cudmore's face is proof of other teams' questionable Group 3 tactics.
The Sharks haven't lost a match in 2015 yet, and some opposition teams have taken to roughing them up with unsettling moves, rather than trying to beat them on the field.
It continued on Sunday, but the Sharks were still too good for Forster Tuncurry Hawks at Harry Elliott Oval.
The Port team won 42-12 as they put their foot down in the second half.
They shot out to a 16-0 lead early, with three tries on the board in the space of 15 minutes.
The best of those was the third one. Ryan McDonald went over in the corner after some great work by Tyrone Nelson.
The play went up one side before coming back to the middle. Jake Green kicked across the field and the ball came to Nelson.
Nelson flicked the ball back to McDonald, who went over.
Cudmore scored two tries on Sunday, as did Luke Sprague.
Harley Gore, Kurt Molony, Liam Potter and McDonald also found the line.
Cudmore looks like he's gone a couple of rounds with Manny Pacquiao, after copping an elbow in a tackle.
He brushed off the extent of the black eye when he spoke to the Port News on Monday.
"I've got a bit of a sore head this morning," he said.
"I've definitely looked better."
A couple of uppercuts landed on Cudmore in the scuffle after the incident, but he wasn't the only casualty on Sunday.
Jake Green didn't play any part in the second half when he was hit late by the Hawks' Dean Basham.
Basham was sent to the bin, while Green was kept off the park thanks to a neck and shoulder problem as a result of the tackle.
Cudmore preferred to talk about the footy. He didn't want to play the victim about Saturday.
He said his team's quick brand was simply too good for the Hawks.
The Hawks' tactics worked briefly when play was slowed down, but the Sharks soon got on top of their opponents in the second half.
Port City captain-coach Matt Shipway was pleased with his players for playing through the "crap" and emerging on the other side.
In the process, it made for a much easier result than Shipway expected.
"I thought it was going to go down to the wire," he said.
"It's one of the hardest road trips."
"It's good to get it out of the way," he said.
The Sharks' next match is against Wingham Tigers.
Danny Graham will play his 100th game for the Sharks on sponsors day.