JAMBEROO Superoos have secured a spot in the VB South Coast Rugby League semi-finals after defeating Port Kembla 32-24 on Saturday.
While it wasn't the Superoos' most convincing display of the season, it means the club has reached the finals series for the fourth time in five seasons since returning to first grade.
They play local rivals Kiama Knights in a sudden-death semi-final clash during the opening week of the finals on Saturday week.
The Blacks made life difficult for Jamberoo during the clash at Kevin Walsh Oval.
They put the home side under plenty of defensive pressure, forcing the Superoos to miss a few scoring chances.
Superoos centre Tim Small notched a hat-trick, while Luke Gilmore, Jono Dallas and Robbie Noble also played well.
Blacks skipper Mark Simon scored three tries of his own and received great support from Christian Kupenga and Karl Stowers.
Meanwhile, Milton-Ulladulla Bulldogs will still need a win over Nowra-Bomaderry Jets in their home game this Sunday to gain a home major preliminary semi-final.
This is despite defeating the Knights 22-16 at the Kiama Showground on Sunday.
The Bulldogs were without four of their top players, while Kiama missed fullback Tom Atkins.
At half-time, the Knights trailed 10-4.
They tied the scores shortly afterwards, before the Bulldogs pulled away.
Gary Warburton, Adam Stone, Shaun Wessel and Tom Cook were the standouts for the visitors, while Cameron Whittaker, Jack Alexander and Marc Laird were the best for the Knights.
Elsewhere, Gerringong Lions wrapped up the minor premiership after beating Berry Magpies 40-16 at Michael Cronin Oval.
The Lions were on fire from the start, racing to a 30-4 lead at the break.
The scrappy second half featured classy utility forward Michael Brown taking a lead role with a hat-trick, while fullback Joel Roberts scored two tries and landed four goals, taking his season tally to 218 points.
For the Lions, Tim Moore, Pat Cronin and Brad Davidson put in strong performances, while for Berry, it was Josh Coulter, Blake Dryden and Joe Rogers.
In the remaining games, an under-strength Warilla-Lake South Gorillas were still too powerful for Batemans Bay, winning 38-14 at Mackay Park.
Nowra-Bomaderry Jets scored a 42-30 victory over Albion Park-Oak Flats Eagles at Nowra Showground.