Easts Tigers maintained touching distance with the Intrust Super Cup top four courtesy of a resounding 40-16 win over Norths Devils on Sunday.
Five unanswered tries in the second half set up the win as Storm forwards Matt White and Slade Griffin steered the ship from the middle of the park.
Scores were level at half-time but after the Devils were forced to defend for large periods of the opening 40 minutes the home side eventually ran out of legs.
White got over the line in the 63rd minute as a part of the second half blitz.
“We just played through our middle, obviously our strength was going to be through our middle with guys like Frank (Francis Tualau), Matt White and Slade Griffin,” Easts coach Scott Sipple said.
“Slade and Whitey were exceptional. Again Slade got through 80 minutes and didn’t want to come off which was good to see.
“Whitey was out there for about 55 minutes up the middle. His second half was very good and that is where we got on top of the Norths boys.”
The win sees Easts just outside the top four on points difference.
They will host the 12th-placed CQ Capras this Sunday at Suzuki Stadium.
EASTS TIGERS 40
Tries: Dane Chang 2, Jacob Paul, Jake Foster, Matthew White, Tommy Butterfield, Javarn White
Goals: Brentt Warr 6
NORTHS DEVILS 16
Tries: Maeli Seve, Luke Pollock, Todd Murphy
Goals: Todd Murphy 2