While the Jersey Flegg Cup and Harvey Norman Women's Premiership sides enjoyed a well-deserved week off, the North Sydney Bears completed a massive victory at home in their Round 10 match.
The Jersey Flegg side will host the Penrith Panthers at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday afternoon, while the Central Coast Roosters will face the North Sydney Bears next Monday night at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence.
Bears Post Half Century at Home Against Sea Eagles
It was a resounding 56-18 victory for the North Sydney faithful at Bear Park on Saturday afternoon as the North Sydney Bears piled on ten tries against the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles.
Norths hit the ground running when Jesse Marschke pounced on a Tom Carr kick in the second minute before Toa Mata'afa crossed in the corner for a 10-nil lead after just six minutes.
Match: Bears v Sea Eagles
Round 10 -
Venue: North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Blacktown hit back soon after but Carr extended the scoring with a try of his own from a scrum play, before a late offload from Mata'afa sent Josh Bergamin in to continue the Bears' run.
The home side wasn't content though, with Billy Smith and Ben Marschke going over before the break to give them a commanding 32-6 lead at halftime.
The Sea Eagles were first to score in the second half, but the one-way traffic continued with Kieran Hayman showing plenty of impact from the bench, bagging a double in a 20-minute period, while fan favourite Jerry Key added his name to the scoresheet to score under the posts.
NSW Cup Round 10 Highlights: Bears vs Sea Eagles
Blacktown scored another consolation try in the dying stages, but the icing was on the cake as hulking front rower Tuku Hau Tapuha charged through, leaving the final scores at 56-18 in a massive win for the Bears.
The North Sydney Bears will host the Penrith Panthers at North Sydney Oval on Friday night in what will be an exciting top-four battle.
North Sydney Bears 56 (Kieran Hayman 2, Jesse Marschke, Toa Mata'afa, Tom Carr, Josh Bergamin, Billy Smith, Ben Marschke, Jerry Key, Tuku Hau Tapuha tries; Adam Keighran 8 goals) def Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles 18