Across the Waves have stamped themselves as premiership favourites after a 48-10 demolition of the Hervey Bay Seagulls on Saturday.
The Tigers dominated the match with both centres Layton Chambers and Jensen Deamer collecting two tries each in the nine-try haul.
“ATW was just too good, and although the result was not great, we have put ourselves in a position to have a good crack at the finals. We have to move forward to next week,” coach Jacob Blanke said.
Wallaroos and the East Magpies could not be split on Saturday, with the match ending in a 14-14 draw. In what is almost becoming a weekly occurrence in the 2022 BRL season, both teams take one point from their clash at Eskdale Park.
Wallaroos coach Dan Sommerfeld believes his team were lucky to escape with a point.
“We are our own worst enemy letting chances slip. In the second half, we couldn’t execute and started pushing passes,” Sommerfeld said.
He could still find plenty of positives in the performance, including the continual improvement in how they play their football.
“We just lapse in concentration for short times, and it costs us,” he said.
In the final A-grade match of the round, Past Brothers defeated the West Panthers 28-26.
After the weekend, the Hervey Bay Seagulls share the top spot with ATW on 15 points while West sit in third on eleven. Past Brothers are a further two points behind in fourth while Wests sit an additional two points back on seven points. Wallaroos cling to last place on three.
This week Wallaroos host ATW at Eskdale Park while the Hervey Bay Seagulls and West Panthers clash at Stafford Park. Past Brothers and East Magpies will do battle at Salter Oval.
In reserve grade results, ATW defeated Hervey Bay 28-26, while West also secured a two-point win over Brothers 24-22. East Magpies beat Wallaroos 78-0.
In under 18’s, Brothers defeated West 24-16 while Hervey Bay dominated ATW 40-0. South Burnett snuck home against Wallaroos 24-22.
In Northern Districts, action Gin Gin defeated Avondale 50-0 while the Miriam Vale Magpies proved too strong for the SK Sharks 60-8.