Queanbeyan Kangaroos coach Adam Taylor told his team in the sheds at halftime to keep things simple and it paid off, after they kept the Yass Magpies scoreless in the second half.
Despite the 16-16 stalemate at the first whistle, it was a very different score line at the end of the second, with the Roos claiming a 46-16 win.
The Roos opened the scoring in the first 45 seconds to cross for a try. Before Yass responded 12 minutes later to go ahead. The back and forth continued, with the scores levelled at the halftime whistle.
Taylor said his words at halftime were for his side to keep hold of the ball.
"When we hold the ball and we have a good percentage of it, we're pretty hard to stop," he said.
"Simple footy wins game and the footy we've played the last couple of weeks hasn't been fancy footy. It's just been roll up your sleeves and do the hard work."
MORE IN SPORT:
The simple approach worked, as the flood gates opened in the second half to see the Roos score 30 points.
Magpies coach Cameron Hardy said his side defended well in the opening stages of the second half before one unforced error changed everything.
"It was like it released the hounds and they went to town on us," he said.
"It was very disappointing. They completed better than us, their discipline was better than us and we had too many unforced errors."
AT A GLANCE
Queanbeyan Kangaroos 46 (Tries: S Numambo 3, K Pagura, T Rupapera, G Afemui, S Vuki, J Simbiken; Goals: L Ingram 7) d Yass Magpies 16 (Tries: S Moala, L Lewis, C Esera; Goals: S Davis 2)