Queanbeyan Blues fullback Mathew Parsons continued his brilliant season with a double in Saturday's fiery local derby 44-12 triumph over the Queanbeyan Kangaroos.
Parsons, the leading Canberra Raiders Cup try-scorer this season with 16 tries in 11 games, is building an impressive rugby league resume.
Hoping to make it into the NSW Cup next season, Parsons is using guidance from his coach and teammate, Raiders legend Terry Campese, to improve his game.
"Terry's a great role model, he helps me out heaps and over the last two years he's been really good to me," Parsons said.
But Saturday's performance was far from easy for the fullback in the muddy conditions at Greenway Oval.
The Blues led 28-0 at half-time, before the intensity picked up in the second half as the Kangaroos got themselves in the game with a couple of quick tries.
The most heated moment in the match came after their second try of the afternoon when two players were sent from the field.
When Kangaroos forward Jayden Baxter crossed the line, there was a push and shove behind the posts.
The fight ended in Kangaroos second-rower Michael Cullen sent off for the remaining 16 minutes of the match, and Blues star Isaiah Latu sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes.
The Kangaroos, with one man down, couldn't contain the Blues.
The win sees the Blues sit comfortably in second position on the ladder with just six rounds of the season remaining before finals.
"It's one of those competitions you have to have the right attitude each and every week, and next week we'll just move on to who we play and just try to pick up on some improvements from today," Campese said.
In Saturday's other games, Tuggernanong Bushrangers beat Belconnen Sharks 32-22 at Greenway Oval, and Gungahlin Bulls and Goulburn City Bulldogs played out a 22-22 draw at Gungahlin Enclosed Oval.
On Sunday, West Belconnen Wariors host Yass Magpies at Raiders Belconnen at 3pm.