Illawarra have recorded a comprehensive 32-12 victory over the Wentworthville Magpies at Ringrose Park on Sunday.
Illawarra dealt the first blow in the opening exchanges, when fullback Matt Dufty raced out wide from the scrum to score after four minutes.
Dufty found himself in the action again a short while later playing a hand in his sides the try, laying on a beautiful pass for mid-season recruit John Tohi to score in the corner.
Jacob Host barged over from short range for the scarlet and whites third try of the half before Wenty responded through Daniel Howard, to narrow Illawarra’s half-time lead to 14-6.
Illawarra continued their strong momentum immediately in the second half when interchange forward Jacob Hind pushed off defenders and raced away to score his second career try in the Intrust Super Premiership.
Debutant Rob Buaserau followed suit crossing out wide moments later to extend the visitors lead, before Wentworthville prop Rory O’Brien found his way to the line to keep his side in the game.
Josh Kerr rounded out the scoring in the shadows of full-time as Illawarra finished up 20-point victors.
Illawarra 32 (Matt Dufty, John Tohi, Jacob Host, Jacob Hind, Rob Buaseru, Josh Kerr tries; Shaun Nona 4 goals) defeated Wentworthville Magpies 12 (Daniel Howard, Rory O'Brien tries; Jamal Fogarty 2 goals) at Ringrose Park, Wentworthville. Half-time: Illawarra 14-6.