Moree Bulls first grade side need to work on their patience, according to co-coach Damien Kelly, despite putting 68 points on the Inverell Highlanders during the first round of the 2019 season on Saturday.
As opposed to what the 78-10 final score might suggest, Kelly said the first 30 minutes of the game was "not pleasing".
"Inverell scored first and we would have had about 20 knock-ons or spilt ball," he said.
"We were finding space easily but pushing past and trying to score straight away, and the forwards and backs were in each other's way."
The Bulls' game picked up just before halftime and in the second half Kelly said they improved considerably and played how he wanted them to.
"The boys did something very close to what we asked at halftime, which paid in dividends," he said.
"I was pleased with how they finished."
Kelly said the boys were good defensively.
"Our set piece was really pleasing and our scrum was dominant," he said.
"We just a little bit more cohesion between forwards and backs and knowing what role we want everyone to play.
"When we do create space, we need to be more patient and not try to score straight away.
"Our kick-off receptions were dreadful.
"We won't get away with what we did on the weekend against Pirates."
Moree's backs proved too strong for Inverell, who Kelly said didn't display their usual strength at home.
"I haven't seen a back line with that much speed that we took over there," he said.
"Inverell couldn't handle our backs. Our forward pack played good too, but the backs was where we scored most of our points.
"Ben Williams was a standout at five-eighth; Damien Meppem on his first game back scored three tries and Jamie Sampson was hard to stop."
Meanwhile Angus Smith and John Adams played well in the forwards.
The Bulls have a tougher match ahead of the them this Saturday, when they host Tamworth Pirates at Weebolla Oval.
Kelly said Pirates, who defeated Quirindi 54-14 on Saturday, are the benchmark and this Saturday's clash will provide them a greater indication of where they sit in this year's competition.
"The toughest challenge in Central North at the moment is playing Pirates," he said.
"It'll be a test of where we are."
Moree's second grade side also had a big win against Inverell, with a 68-0 victory against the Highlanders.
Unfortunately the women weren't as successful, going down 27-12 and 29-5 in both their matches against Inverell.