CSU Mungoes have continued their winning start to the Mid West competition with an emphatic 54-0 triumph over the visiting Lithgow Bears.
Mungoes were a far more clinical machine than the one which featured in their scrappy opening round victory against the Orange Barabarians, barginging through the Bears with a big performance from their forward pack.
The men up front laid the groundwork for the backs at Diggings Oval. CSU centre Blake Schaefer was the big beneficiary of that work as he notched up a hat-trick.
CSU coach Rhys Power said the difference between the round one and two performances was night and day.
"It was really good. We played a different side to the one we fielded in round one. We gave a couple of the younger guys a bigger run," he said.
"Some of the older guys who travelled did around 15 to 20 minutes each. We completed a lot more sets and didn't give away as many penalties.
"It was a much improved performance from round one. A fairly big difference, that's for sure."
Completions was the key word across the Mungoes camp after those were hard to come by against the Barbarians.
Despite the 32-4 score in their favour CSU felt there were many more points left on the field for them to take.
Errors and penalties stopped those plans in their tracks.
On Saturday there were no such issues.
Cutting those mistakes out of their game allowed CSU to build up far more momentum, taking almost every chance that came their way in attack.
Joe Coady, who had a forgettable sin-bin day in the opening round, hit back in a big way.
"He bounced back in an unreal way and was probably one of our best players. He led the boys around the park a lot more and allowed Lachie Wilson to have more time and space to move," Power said.
"We capitalised on a few more opportunities this week. We pushed up the middle well. There was nothing gangbusters from our backs, it was just a really well rounded game."
Mungoes are expecting a good test from this week's upcoming clash with the new Orange United side, who made a big impression over the weekend.
United made easy work of the Kandos Waratahs in Saturday's 46-4 victory and such a result means the Mungoes can't get complacent after a pair of comfortable wins to start the year.
Power said the team are looking forward to the challenge at a new venue.
"We'll be at Carrington Park this Saturday night which will be something different for a couple of our guys," Power said.
"I know a couple of them haven't played a night game before so that will be a new experience for them."