A HALFTIME "revving'' has kept the Colts' 2005 Rockhampton and District Rugby Union premiership assault alive and still on target.
Colts survived an early fright from Frenchville Pioneers to return to form and become runaway 23-13 winners at Rockhampton's Rugby Park on Saturday night.
Trailing 13-12 at the break, Colts coach Viv Rowe gave his players a verbal whipping.
"We were playing the game Frenchville wanted us to play,'' Rowe said.
"...that changed after a bit of a rev at halftime.''
The rally proved to be a match-winning ploy.
Big Colts prop Alex Eria crashed over in the opening stages of the second half to swing the momentum over to his club's side.
And when winger Shane Pearce touched down shortly after, the comeback was complete.
"It was a good win, considering we had a few players out,'' Rowe said.
For defending champions Frenchville, their premiership defence is in tatters after their sixth straight loss.