Gundagai extended their dominance over Tumut to take out the Group Nine minor premiership in style.
The Blues haven't beaten the Tigers in nine years and never looked likely to end their drought in front of a bumper crowd at Anzac Park on Sunday.
Tumut moved into top spot last week after their seventh straight win, but were blown away with the premiers, who rebounded from their loss to Southcity in impressive fashion, taking a 34-6 win to earn a week off to start finals.
Their speed in attack was the big difference as Gundagai continued to create pressure and the Blues struggled for answers.
Coach Adam Perry thought it was a much-improved performance.
"There was a lot more energy, I thought we defended really well," Perry said.
"We did a fair bit of work during the week and I'm glad we put it out on the park.
"There is still mistakes and I think we can be better, but it was a really good overall performance."
With two-time Weissel Medal winner James Smart returning at fullback, it only took Gundagai five minutes to open the scoring as Noa Fotu finished off a slick move.
Their lead should have been more as Mathew Lyons blew a golden opportunity, but it didn't take long for him to make up for it, busting out of a Brayden Draber tackle attempt and rushing 50 metres to score after 14 minutes.
Cameron Woo then scored a crucial try four minutes before half-time to give the Tigers all the momentum coming into the second half.
Gundagai continued their charge as Joel Field carried Blues defenders over the line to score after 57 minutes and while Tumut got on the board after some brilliance from halfback Jordan Anderson, who scored off his own dummy half kick, but all it did was start an avalanche off tries from kicks from the Tigers.
The Blues' back three will have nightmares as they struggled to contain a mix of spiraling bombs and neat grubber kicks.
Woo scored his second when Josh Webb failed to mop up a kick before Damian Willis sealed the win late as we swooped on a Dean Bristow spill.
Bristow was horrified by the Blues' display.
"It was absolutely terrible," Bristow said.
"We got out completely outclassed in all areas. Everything they did was exactly what we wanted to do.
"I think we just expected to come here and get the job done but it is not an easy competition and we've been taught a good lesson."
They now need to regroup to tackle Southcity in the qualifying final at Twickenham on Sunday with Gundagai to host the winner.