LEAGUE: Across The Waves coach Antonio Kaufusi was full of praise for his team despite losing to Hervey Bay for the third straight time this year.

In a bruising encounter, befitting of a potential grand final, Hervey Bay won their 17th straight match with an 18-8 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

It also wasn't without drama as three players were sin-binned (two from Waves and one from Hervey Bay) and plenty of penalties were given out during the night.

Leading early, before the Waves took the lead, Hervey Bay scored the last two tries of the game to keep their amazing streak in tact.

Talking after the match Waves coach Antonio Kaufusi was pleased with his sides physical intent.

"We hope we gave given Hervey Bay something to think about," he said.

"It's the best I've seen our boys play all year [in terms of physicality].'

Despite that Kaufusi was disappointed not to complete the job and seal an important win for their finals campaign.

"It's that time of the season you want results to go your way," he said.

"The performance though has gelled our boys together."

Waves will take on Past Brothers next week with Kaufusi wanting his team to repeat the effort from this weekend.

Pick up tomorrow's copy of the NewsMail for results from the other two matches.



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