Armidale Rams landed their second win of the Group 19 season against an understrength Tingha side.
The first time the two sides met in round two this year, the Rams posted a gritty, 28-24 win for their opening win of the season.
This time round it was a very different scenario with the Rams meeting a Tingha side who only managed to field 10 players.
The player shortage for Tingha proved costly as the Rams raced to a 50-nil win with only one half of rugby league played before the game was called off due to injuries.
It took barely five minutes for the Rams to capitalise with front rower Laurie Craig bustling over.
Two minutes later Armidale winger Alex Brown pushed the scoreline out to 12-nil.
Mike Ware scored soon after followed by Brady Morris to extend the hosts’ lead to 24-nil at just 12 minutes in.
Off the restart, a barnstorming 30 metre run by Craig set up a play down the left for Daryl Ware to cross.
The front rower was in the thick of it again when he scored his second try.
Ash Cruikshank then posted back-to-back tries to extend the scoreline to 44-nil.
Alex Brown rounded out the half, and the game, with a final try on the buzzer.
“We trained really well all week,” Armidale coach Steve Ware said.
“We thought it would be a tougher contest than what it was considering what it was like in the first round.
“It was pretty pleasing.”
Though they posted 50 points, Ware was disappointed with handling errors littered throughout their game.
“We still have got to know how to hold the ball and complete a set of six.
“That is probably one of the negative things to come out of it.
“If we hold the ball we know what we can do with it and we might come away with a few more wins.”