A "tactical change" paid dividends for St Albert's College as they surged home in the second-half for a comprehensive win over arch-rivals Robb College.
After holding a 15-10 lead at the break, thanks to a try right on the stroke of half-time, Albies romped home to score a 43-17 victory.
It didn't take long for the ladder leaders to post the first points.
A Robb mistake from the kick off saw Albies winger Will West go over in the corner for the first of his three tries.
Hagan Size made no mistake with the sideline conversion for his team to lead 7-nil.
Robb's Tom Campbell hit back five minutes later with a converted try to lock scores up.
Both teams traded penalty goals before Albies edged in front at half-time.
The second stanza saw Albies come out flying.
West went over for his second, then Hamish Brown and Jock Pattinson chimed in with tries in quick succession to extend their lead to 36-10.
The winger then brought up his hat-trick to further his side's lead to 43-10.
A consolation try to Robb's Walker Harrison rounded out the scoring for the clash.
Of their second-half romp, Albies coach Niel Van Der Linde said they took the opportunity at the break to switch things up.
"We came in with a plan and we had a tactical change in the second-half," he said.
"I don't want to give anything away but I think that was the main reason."
Throughout the season, Van Der Linde has been critical of parts of his team's performances.
But he said it is all starting to pay off.
"It is just the little things, skill execution, more urgency in everything we do," he said.
"It is really starting to come together now whereas it was lacking at the start of the season."
St Albert's College donned special jerseys in honour of local charity the Rural Kidney Association.
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