A red card to forward Ben Hamparsum was the only thing which soured St Albert's College's big win over the Barbarians.
After missing out on the victory in round one, Albies bounced back in a formidable way with a 52-5 drubbing of the Barbarians.
The students dominated from the outset, with the first try four minutes in and it didn't stop there.
By the time the first 40 minutes had gone, Albies were up 31-nil after five tries.
The second stanza continued in the same fashion as the first.
Albies managed another three tries before an injury-riddled Baa Baas scored a consolation five-pointer at the end to bring the scoreline to 52-5.
Co-coach Scott Waterson said it was a vast improvement on their opening week's efforts.
"What was really pleasing about today [Saturday] was the simplicity with which we played and the way the boys stuck to basic, hands-on football," he said.
"They had some belief in themselves, trust in themselves and for them, I am really proud, really happy, that the result echoed the performance they put in.
"What was really disappointing was a red card to young Ben Hamparsum who was outstanding around the paddock on the day.
"I didn't see the incident, I didn't see what it was for but that is disappointing."
The students' task only gets tougher in coming weeks.
They'll hit the round to play Walcha next Saturday.
"We are not going to get carried away, I have said before this comp is a sprint to the finish," Waterson said.
"I think we have got Walcha next week, I haven't even looked that far ahead so that won't be an easy game, there's no easy games in this comp."
Waterson was also complimentary of his club's round two opponents.
"I just want to say it was a great day's worth of rugby and it was played in good spirits," he said.
"Baa Baas are a much stronger club than that score showed and really impressed with the steps that their playing group and leadership are making.
"They stuck at it.
"They scored the last points so that shows that they played through the game."
In the lower grades, the Barbets snagged two wins in the women's sevens fixtures while Albies got the points in third grade and the Baa Baas earned the victory in second grade.
Other first grade results:
Albies Def Baa Baas 5
Armidale Blues 17 Def By Tamworth 30
Harbour Knights 31 Draw Walcha 31
Glen Innes 19 Def By Robb 27