SHOALHAVEN have setup a tantalising showdown with Illawarra Rugby leaders Shamrocks after brushing aside University on Saturday.
Uni stayed in touch with a try to Charles Curry before half-time, but Shoalies responded in style to run out 50-5 winners.
And while Shoalhaven may have put 120 points on the board in their three games so far, coach Paul Connor is adamant the credit to their unbeaten start goes to their forward pack.
"We haven't quite got it right yet, but we've felt we've been in control and we'll only improve.
"By all indications Shamrocks are the team to beat this season, so it will be a great test."
Lock Ross Dunlop was among the standouts, while Mark Brandon finished with a personal haul of 25 points.
Elsewhere, Avondale edged out Kiama 24-17, Campbelltown held off Tech Tahs 32-27, Shamrocks outlasted Bowral 28-16 and Vikings thrashed Camden 43-13.
The round five first grade fixture between Shoals and Shamrocks, on the club's the annual 'Green Steam Day', will at kick-off at 3.15pm at Rugby Park.
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