The Steamers are set to break a three-year finals drought.
The Border outfit hasn’t played a final since its 2015 grand final win, but a return to the top five is virtually guaranteed after a superb 45-17 thumping of third-placed Tumut on Saturday.
“I think we were expected to do quite well, but probably not to dominate the way we did,” fullback James Devlin said.
Fly-half Sam Allen ran in four tries to decimate the bigger Bulls’ team.
“He only needs a half gap and he’s got the pace to get away,” Devlin said.
“He’s good to watch, he had a ripper yesterday (Saturday).”
He only needs a half gap and he’s got the pace to get away. He’s good to watch, he had a ripper.James Devlin
The Bulls tried to out-muscle the home side.
“Tumut are a good aggressive team, but we managed ourselves really well,” Devlin said.
“We’re getting a lot more mature as a team, we’re waiting out the tough times and then scoring points when we’re on the front foot.”
The Steamers are in fifth spot, nine points ahead of Griffith, with the two bottom teams left.