The Falcons still got the job done and in comprehensive fashion.
The Fire succumbed to a 14-goal loss and a 13-goal defeat last year and avoided relegation. They're on track to be dropped this time around.
Jerron Jamerson looms as a key player for the team during the last couple of rounds of the regular season and potentially into the eight-team play-offs.
"That (two-week break) might be a good thing for us, it might go against us but we wanted to finish on top (of the ladder) and secure that home (semi) final.”
After winning stage one, they never looked back and were crowned general classification champions after the third and final stage.
The victory over the Barbarians keeps them pressing their claims on the ladder.
"We've had great support from the public.”
"We saw the bunch behind us but just kept going. We didn't know where they were eventually and it has turned out to be a very good result in the end.”
Here's a good look at 12 of the region's best rugby union players.
Liam McDonald was having one of his best seasons when he suffered damage to his right knee in early July last year.