The Singleton Bulls have left their supporters in a joyous mood this week after winning all three grades at Rugby Park on Saturday.
First grade turned in a great performance to take full points as well, smashing a hopeful Lake Macquarie side 55-15.
The opposition came into this with high expectations after obtaining some new signings to bolster their ranks for the second phase of the season but were unable to overcome a polished effort from the Bulls.
A masterful performance from scrum half Cooper Harris earned him the Rucking Mug, including a glorious chip and chase try that sent the crowd into a frenzy.
In his well deserved step up to the top grade, Jackson Andrews also enjoyed a big day with some crunching defence, earning him Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions Player of the Day honours.
Our first grade side will need to string together a series of wins through the back end of the season and hope other results go their way as a finals chance is only mathematical at this stage.
But they are nipping at the heels of sixth placed Southern Beaches and even this will be seen as an immense improvement on last years wooden spoon campaign.
While seconds were clinical, absolutelt trouncing a hapless Lake Macquarie side 93-0 to record a massive win on home turf.
The side is also on the cusp of a finals berth sitting less than a win outside of the Top 5 and hoping for a strong finish to the season to squeeze into the knockout stages.
Former player of the week Chris Vizl was the winner of the Rucking Mug, continuing his good form and hoping to lead this plucky second grade side to the finals.
In third grade, the boys were able to intensify their grip on a finals berth, overcoming cellar dwellers Merewether Carlton 2, playing in the spot of Lake Macquarie’s absent third grade slot.
Veteran Rick Hawkins led the team, taking out Player’s Player and earning himself the coveted Rucking Mug.
With six rounds to go, Thirsty’s have opened up a 10 point buffer between them and sixth place, meaning their destiny is well and truly in their own hands through the final stretch of the season if they wish to play finals football.
This week the Bulls travel down to Merewether to take on the mighty Greens, a team who has lost their stranglehold on the top of the table with some lacklustre performances in past weeks, and they will be hungry to impress on home turf at Townson Oval. Hope to see you all there.