The Wellington Castlereagh All Blacks head into the final round of the Tribal League in top spot after two outstanding displays last weekend at the Central Coast.
The All Blacks defeated both Coastal Connection and the Newcastle Hawks and while delighted with those performances, captain Justin Toomey-White knows the results that really matter will come this weekend at Campbelltown.
"I spoke to everyone afterwards and told them they all needed to be proud but it doesn't mean much if we don't come out on Saturday and play some good footy," Justin Toomey-White said.
The Wellington Castlereagh side meets the imposing Walgett Aboriginal Connection (WAC) in Saturday morning's final round at Campbelltown before the finals are played that afternoon.
Five of the six sides in the men's division, including the Wiradjuri Googars, remains in the hunt for a top four finish.
The All Blacks, WAC, and the Hawks all have three wins from four games.
"That first weekend we had some rough results," Toomey-White said, his side being beaten by the Googars in extra-time in round one.
"But we'd only had one training run together and we knew once we got on the park we'd starting combining and things would start to work.
"That's the beauty of the Tribal League. Normally you prepare all year for the (Koori) Knockout and then you lose and you have to just start preparing for the next year.
"Coming in we knew we'd get five games under our belt so we only had to worry about ourselves, gelling, and getting better."
It appears that's definitely the case.
After the opening loss to the Googars, the Wellington Castlereagh side defeated Redfern All Blacks 13-12, before the weekend's 16-12 win over Coastal Connection was followed by a convincing 18-0 win over the Hawks.
"Will Kennedy played his best game of the tournament against Newcastle," Toomey-White said.
"And our whole middle. Our starting forwards and off the bench. We had a really good talk about how we needed to step up on the weekend and all the boys did that and did their jobs."
The defensive effort shown against the Hawks will have to be repeated on Saturday against regular Knockout powerhouse WAC and whichever side the All Blacks meet in the finals.
"We've got keep improving," Toomey-White said.
"We're playing for our families and communities and after NAIDOC Week last week it's a pretty special time of the year."
The All Blacks meet WAC from 9.50am on Saturday with the grand final at 5pm that afternoon.