THE Albion Park-Oak Flats Eagles showed they'll mean business in the 2020 Group Seven Rugby League competition, after taking out the inaugural West Nines tournament on Saturday.
Played at Parrish Park, Ian Jones and Steve Johnson's side opened their campaign with a 12-8 win against Bathurst.
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This was followed by a 22-14 defeat by Kiama and wins against Dapto (16-4), Wests (16-8) and Africa (24-4) - booking them a spot in the final against Group Seven rivals the Knights.
In the decider, the Eagles trialled 10-4 at the break before storming back to win 12-10 - thanks to a man of the match performance by Tyler Atkins.
Joining Atkins in the victories Eagles side on the day were Blake Jones, Jay Weaver, Dallas Harrison, Jaiden Fenwick, James Moore, Jayden Harris, Ben Warner, Brent Wake, Jack Scurr, Tom Warner, Ryan Jones, Josh Sainsbury, James Duncan, Lauchlan Bryant-Smith, Izak Parkes, George Campbell and Jake Williams.
The Eagles open their Group Seven campaign on Saturday, April 4 against the Stingrays of Shellharbour at Flinders Field.