Tumut scored five tries in the second half to remain undefeated through the first six rounds of the Group Nine season.
Cootamundra couldn’t continue a positive start to the clash at Les Boyd Oval on Sunday as they slipped to a fourth loss with a 38-14 defeat against the ladder leaders.
Tumut led 12-4 at the break, before scoring the next four tries to put the game out of reach of the Bulldogs.
In a clash of top versus the bottom, few expected a tight contest but Cootamundra proved up to the challenge in the first half.
However three quick tries to Mitch Ivill, Ben Roddy and Dean Bristow drained the home team’s enthusiasm.
Adam Pearce again led by example.