Launceston looked a real sniff of upsetting two-time grand finalist Lauderdale before falling to a 33-point defeat in the state's South.
Led by a four-goal haul from Matt Elliot, the Southern Bombers held the ascendancy for much of the 15.14 (104) to 10.11 (71) win, but were worried in the second term as Launceston made the most of a strong wind.
Coach Mitch Thorp had four goals to his name 15 minutes into the second, and the Blues had a 15-point lead not long after when Tim Bristow marked his return with a goal on the run.
But three quick goals gave the Bombers the lead at half time, and they would not relinquish it again.
"There's been plenty to like about the first two weeks, we've played the two sides that knocked us out of the finals last year in round one and two so we knew it was going to be a pretty solid start," Thorp said.
"To be as competitive as we have been with a very new list has been positive, but we've still got to work really hard on our stoppages.
"It was very similar to last week, we were right in the contest until halfway through the last quarter and we were just a little bit inexperienced with our ball movement and couldn't quite execute well enough."
Captain Jobi Harper led from the front for the visitors, goaling from inside the centre square and with a checkside from the wrong pocket, while Brendan Taylor finished with 37 touches and 24 contested possessions.