Flanker Phillip de Wet ran in four tries to help the Leopards ease to a comfortable victory over the Border Bulldogs in their Currie Cup First Division clash at Profert Olen Park in Potchefstroom on Saturday.
The home side ran in seven tries in total with Joubert Engelbrecht, Danie Dames and Gerhard Nortier also crossing.
Flyhalf Andre Pretorius kicked 18 points in total, while the visitors managed to reply with four tries of their own, including one from their number 10, Jannie Myburgh, as part of a 13-point haul.
It all means that the Leopards are back in second position on the log after slipping down the table over the preceding 24 hours due to some of their rivals having played earlier.
However, they are now just six points behind the log-leading Eastern Province Kings, who stumbled to a draw against the Pumas this weekend, ahead of the two clashing in Port Elizabeth this coming week.
But the Leopards will be buoyed ahead of that clash following a result that never looked in doubt once they found their rhythm and stride towards the end of the first quarter.
Final Score Leopards (28) 53 Border Bulldogs (7) 28
Tries: Philip de Wet (4), Joubert Engelbrecht, Gerhard Nortier, Danie Dames
Conversions: Andre Pretorius (6)
Penalties: Pretorius (2).
Tries: Ruan Jacobs, Lesley-Dean Luiter, Jannie Myburgh, Gareth Krause
Conversions: Jannie Myburgh (4).