A second half blitz against Wests from John I Dent Cup leaders Tuggeranong put the rest of the competition on notice and showed why the Vikings are the team to beat in this year's competition.
The Lions trailed 19-10 at half-time before Tuggeranong produced a five-try-to-one second half romp at Jamison Oval to bank the 50-15 win.
Nicholas Scrivener's Vikings hadn't won at the ground in three years, and the coach was delighted to break that hoodoo.
"To get that monkey off our back was good and to score 50 made it even better." Scrivener said.
"We played most of the second half in the right part of the field which made all the difference."
The Lions came into this clash having lost two key players in last weeks loss to the Eagles but had found a handy replacement in ACT Brumby Reesjan Pasitoa, who was thrust into the unfamiliar position of fullback.
Pasitoa, who is rumoured to be heading to the Western Force next season, put on a strong showing in a well-beaten side.
Vikings flyhalf Jack Evenden stayed down early in the game after a heavy collision with a teammate while trying to collect a loose ball but managed to continue on and played a starring role in guiding the side to their fifth consecutive win.
Scrivener was looking forward to next week's competition-wide bye ahead of a top-of-the table home clash with Uni-Norths.
"Everyone's got knocks at this time of year halfway through the season, it's a good chance to refresh and rest up," Scrivener said. Meanwhile the Canberra Royals remain winless for another week after falling short against the Eagles at home and Uni-Norths Owls knocked over Queanbeyan to stay within touch of the Vikings.
- Uni-Norths Owls 31 def Queanbeyan 17
- Gungahlin Eagles 31 def Canberra Royals 21
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