AVONDALE belted its way to the 2013 premiership against Agnes Water and at the weekend the Tigers played the same game style in the 60-18 win against the Marlins in the Northern Districts Rugby League.

With the competition rocked by South Kolan's threat to forfeit the remaining games in retaliation for Ikuna Manuofeta's 10-year suspension. And then emphasising the club had to stand up and take charge.

The 11 tries to three flogging Avondale delivered showed it might be the team to beat.

Lars Fapoi led the way with three tries while Matthew Ross, Brian Totau and Tevita Fonua all bagged doubles in the comprehensive win.

A few weeks ago Avondale lost halfback Andy Filo to Brothers in the Bundaberg Rugby League competition. The void was filled by Craig Bek. Bek did well in his new position and with his tenacity in defence could be a worthy replacement for the rest of the season.

The competition returns to two games on Sunday. South Kolan has a bye.

Matches will be in Avondale. The hosts take on Gin Gin at 2.30pm and Miriam Vale plays Agnes Water at 12.15pm.