The Otangarei Knights comprehensively beat the Hora Hora Broncos 68-nil with a show of attacking power in front of a vocal crowd at Hora Hora.
In what had promised to be one of Saturday's interesting Rugby League Northland MultiKai Cooker Premiership match-ups, Hora Hora were run off the field by Otangarei as they made line break after line break.
While the scoreboard looked entirely one-sided, Hora Hora had opportunities to score but were unable to crack the Otangarei defence. The win puts Otangarei back in a good position to stay in touch with the top four after four rounds.
In other MultiKai Cooker Premiership results Takahiwai Warriors also scored an excessive amount of points in beating Muriwhenua Kuaka 60-nil.
Other wins went to the Northern Wairoa Bulls, who beat the Moerewa Tigers 44-30, Portland Panthers, winning 46-16 over Kerikeri, and Hikurangi Stags, beating the Hokianga Pioneers 36-26.
Next week the competition enters week five as teams look to assert dominance or begin the revival of their seasons.