Former Hawke's Bay Magpies rugby coach Peter Russell's Newcastle Falcons are just two games from completing an amazing unbeaten record in their English championship's 22-game preliminary rounds with another win on Good Friday.
Already assured of No1 ranking for the playoffs later this month, Newcastle beat Channel Islands side Jersey 34-12 in Newcastle.
It was the side's 20th consecutive win in the 12-team home-and-away stages of The Championship, from which the Falcons hope to be promoted back to Premier rugby for next season.
Newcastle are 26pts clear of second-placed Nottingham, who have had six losses.
The Falcons have scored 638pts and conceded 223, while Nottingham have scored 570 and conceded 353.