You wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of a Bruce Nixon spray.
It's scary. Very scary.
The Crookwell Dogs coach was rightly upset with his lacklustre side in their 42-22 drumming at the hands of the Yass Rams at Victoria Park on Saturday, April 24.
However, it was all smiles for Rams coach Ian McFarlane.
Having been the battering rams of the ACT South Coast Monaro competition in recent times, they managed to notch home their first win in two years, sending goosebumps through the rest of the competition.
Although McFarlane was obviously ecstatic, he still managed to keep a lid on it.
"We've still got a lot of room for improvement, but it was pleasing and is a result of hard work," McFarlane said.
"Our defence was on song today, which was something we worked hard on all year.
"The win was a result of them working really hard at training."
With the monkey now off their back, McFarlane wants his side to believe they can win many more matches.
Youth has been a big factor in their rise.
"We have a lot of kids still living in Yass who have been in the school system in Canberra," he said.
"They've left school and are playing with us now.
"There's also a few more coming this year, so they will bolster of stocks."
As for the Dogs, it was one of those games they would rather forget quickly.
Nixon knew his side would have their backs against the wall that afternoon, but to lose in that fashion was "very disappointing".
"Our effort and execution were poor," Nixon said.
"I know we were missing several of our players, but we had to do better than that.
"It was a matter working into the game and holding our own, but we didn't do that.
"If we play like that against the Taralga Tigers next week, we will lose by 100 points.
"We need to work on our communication, work together and look after each other."
In other results, the Braidwood Redbacks beat Hall, the Batesman Bay Boars thrashed the Bermagui Cobargo Sharks and the Jindabyne Bushpigs defeated the Tigers.
The Rams next play Cooma away while the Dogs have their local derby against the Tigers.
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