The Macleay Valley Mustangs sent a message to the rest of the competition when they earned a 44-26 victory over the Port Macquarie Sharks at Verge St Oval on Saturday.
The Mustangs were leading the defending Group 3 champions 44-8 before the Sharks raced in three consolation tries to close the gap on the score board.
Check out all the action in our gallery above.
The Group Three Rugby League competition takes a break for the Easter long weekend.
The Mustangs will return to action when they face the Forster-Tuncurry Hawks on the road on Sunday April 28.
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