Tumut starved Gundagai of any opportunity to get one back on their biggest rivals with another emphatic display to remain on top of the Group Nine ladder.
For the third time this season, the Blues proved too strong for the Tigers as they dictated terms to score a 28-4 victory at Laurie Daley Oval on Sunday.
In an ominous sign for their rivals, co-coach Zac Masters knows there is more to come from the Blues.
"The three toughest games this year have been against Gundagai, which is always the case, and that first half was the quickest footy we've played all year," Masters said.
"Fatigue settled in in the second half so we've still got a fair bit of room for improvement but defensively I thought we were really good.
"Our defence really stood up and their only try came off a drop ball and we had an injury on that right hand side but apart from that our defence was really strong."
Masters believes there is still plenty to come from Tumut's attack
Co-coach Lachlan Bristow played at halfback again this week as they search for the right balance.
"In our attack we are still getting a few things wrong but it will come with combinations and as we keep playing footy," Masters said.
"I think we can keep getting better."
After a missed chance from Gundagai early, Bristow got things going for Tumut when he broke through the defensive line to put Brayden Draber over after 14 minutes.
While the Blues were in control it took until the 30th minute for more points to come when Masters shrugged off four Tigers defenders to score.
Tumut dominated possession and field position but couldn't crack the Tigers again in the first half to take a 10-0 at the break.
Mitch Ivill added to their lead early in the second half when he finished off a back line play.
Gundagai responded to score through Tyron Gorman but any chance of a comeback was swiftly snuffed out.
Ivill sparked the next try four minutes later after making a break down the sideline from dummy half before
Tom Hickson then made amends for an earlier mistake at the back, which led to Gorman's try, as he plucked a Derek Hay kick on his own defensive line before racing the length of the field to score.
Bristow then sealed the win with a try from dummy half off following another Tigers error.
Gundagai co-coach Jarrod Crane rued another error-riddled performance by Gundagai, who have now slipped to a five wins and five losses record this season.
"Our mistakes were giving them the ball so we're not exactly helping ourselves in that area," Crane said.
"It's something we've looked at over the last couple of weeks but we haven't seen that improvement yet.
"Until we can hold the ball and complete we are not going to win that field possession battle and Tumut showed us that."
It was far from their last performance against Tumut a fortnight ago, which was also their last game.
However with no big home crowd buzzing for their centenary celebrations and no Maher Cup on the line, Crane was disappointed they couldn't rise to the challenge.
Gundagai will be hoping to start getting things back on track when they face winless Brothers at Equex Centre on Sunday.
Meanwhile Tumut have the bye before clashes with top three rivals Young and Southcity in the next month.
Masters is looking to utilise the break.
"It was a good effort from our boys especially after the last couple of weeks," he said.
"We had a tough game against Gundagai and then it was a heavy track against Kangaroos last week so our bodies are a bit tired and we had a few niggles going into that one. Luckily we have next week off and we came out of that game pretty well off injury wise.
"It is only going to get tougher to come and these top sides are going to be there trying to take our top spot so we have to keep standing up."