The NSW Waratahs are targeting a desperately needed bonus point as they strive to reignite their spluttering Super Rugby season against the lowly Kings on Friday night.
The rampant Waratahs piled on 10 tries against the Kings in their biggest Super Rugby win four years ago in Port Elizabeth and are hoping a clinical 80-minute display on home turf at Allianz Stadium will deliver a similar result.
Languishing nine points adrift of Australian conference leaders the Brumbies approaching the halfway point of the season, nothing less than a comprehensive victory over the South African battlers will suffice.
'You going into every game hoping to get five points, don't you? So tomorrow's no different,' NSW captain Michael Hooper said on Thursday.
'We've got to make a run for it to be a real threat in this competition.
'We finished the year second (on the table) in 2015 with five losses and we're on that mark now, so it's really time to start kicking into gear.'
Hooper, though, said it was critical the Waratahs struck a balance between vibrant attacking rugby and recklessness.
Despite just three successes in the past two seasons, the Kings - set to be chopped at the end of 2017 as victims of SANZAAR's restructuring to a 15-team format - have shown in narrow, high-scoring defeats against the Queensland Reds and Western Force they retain a winning spirit.
'Last week they put three tries on in 10 or 12 minutes,' Hooper said.
'Potentially, if they'd gotten (another) try last week, they had the chance to win the game.
'So we're fully aware of the threats that they bring, and they bring them for 80 minutes. They're a team that's got nothing to lose.
'They've been told they're out of the competition going forward so they've got everything to play for and what to show everyone they (officials) have made a mistake.'
The Waratahs are hoping the Brumbies slip up tomorrow night in Napier against the defending champion Hurricanes to make some headway in the Australian conference.
Fresh off a bye, the Tahs feel like they're starting with a clean slate after a torrid seven-match block against several of the competition heavyweights.
'We're feeling really good, a lot of energy in the camp and we're pumped to play,' Hooper said.
'It sucks when you're sitting at home on the weekend when everyone else has a crack at getting better.
'So we're really excited about playing the Kings tomorrow night.'