The Singleton Bulls have successfully broken a ten-year drought against the Newcastle Wanderers team on the weekend in heavy winds in the 14th round of the Premier One NHRU competition.
The Singleton First Grade team defeated the Newcastle team 36 - 22 at No2 Sports ground on Saturday afternoon.
The victory was one worth celebrating for the local rugby club, as the last time the Bulls defeated the Wanderers 33 - 16 was in April 2011.
"This was our second game against the Wanderers this season after drawing with them in round four, 16-all," said Bulls first grade coach Timothy Partridge.
"No. 11 Alifereti Joji scored the opening try which was soon equalled by the Wanderers who managed to score again not long after," Partridge claimed.
At half time the score was 12 - 5, the opposition's way.
Partridge said despite being behind, the half-time spirit was high, admitting the Bulls had strong possession of the ball in the first half.
"We built pressure well, but we just didn't capitalise on the opportunity in their 20. We knew we were in the game."
Within the first five minutes of the second half, the Wanderers scored again, bumping their lead even further to 19 - 5 Wanderers' way.
Not long after the Bulls were given a penalty kick to the line that did not go out which was returned by the Wanderers, the Bulls then attacked in open play and scored off that raid.
"Once we scored the first try in the second half, we really gained momentum and applied some pressure and they received a yellow card in that passage.
"We were probably lucky not to get a penalty try off it, but we scored straight off it,"
"We then put on another two great tries just to seal the game."
The second last try was described to be beautiful ball movements through the backs, with quick hands to Joe Tamani for getting it over the line.
"The final try was scored from a great cross-field kick by Hare Meihana on the bell, which the final crossfield conversion was kicked by no. 15 Rapine Mason, which made the final score 36 - 22 our way.
"It was such an ecstatic moment for us, we sung the Bulls song very loudly in the change room shortly after and the crowd, including many old boys, were vivacious for us," Partridge admitted.
"The big part of it is that it was really just a complete team effort, with some of the new and younger guys coming as well as some of our long time first grade players, it was great teamwork."
The Bulls will now head into round 14 this weekend and go up against Nelson Bay Gropers who are coming fifth on the NHRU First Grade ladder on Bulls home turf.