Tathra have shored up their place on the Group 16 table with a decisive win on Sunday.
The Sea Eagles thumped home a 58-4 lashing over the Cooma Stallions in the penultimate round of the regular season to retain second place on the ladder.
Cooma's defence stood firm for the opening 15 minutes of play and it looked like the Sea Eagles could get gridlocked in a tight contest with the competition's cellar dwellers.
However, Jack Dowdle opened the flood gates for the home side before storming in six first-half tries and maintaining that pressure into the second half.
Kicking was no piece of cake with icy cold winds gusting across the field, but the Sea Eagles still managed a good average across the match
Points came thick and fast with all attacking options proving fruitful for the Sea Eagles from the flanks to the middle with some great displays in front of an energetic home crowd.
Josh Finucane and Hayden Parbery piled on tries within 10 minutes of the first to let Tathra get loose from the Stallions, then it was winger Ken Mitchell opening up a new stream of points in the dying 10 of the first half.
Sean Lambert and Callum Bower-Scott lumped on further late four pointers and the Eagles surged to a 32-0 lead at the break.
The punishment continued when play resumed with Mitch Carter crashing over early in the set before Finucane, Bower-Scott and Mitchell all capped off a pair for the day.
When Adam Blacka crossed, the Eagles were up 58-0, but it was a last ditch effort from the Stallions that saw R Morgan crash through to claw something back.
Ironically, the competition table remains unchanged heading into the final round.
The Eagles best bet to get a jump on the traffic jam would have been a loss to Bombala, but the Blue Heelers secured a 12-point win over Moruya to stay in equal second on points.
Meanwhile, in other matches, the Merimbula-Pambula Bulldogs held off a fast-finishing Eden Tigers outfit to win by two 24-22 at George Brown Memorial Oval on Sunday.
The Bega Roosters will be left somewhat fuming after a late forfeit from the Narooma Devils sees the club facing a second week without play.
In other grades, the Bega Chicks did get their clash in, scoring a comfortable win over the She Devils, while the Candelo-Bemboka Pink Panthers went down to Eden in a decisive result.
The Panthers were also handed a reserve grade loss to the Tigers with a 26-8 result in a game where tempers had blown over and play broke down.