2020 Shute Shield season preview: Eastern Suburbs with Pauli Taumoepeau

Eastern Suburbs have always had a solid look about their playing roster but in many cases over the past couple of seasons they have been their worst enemy.

They finished fifth in 2019 and looked set for a major run at the grand final but Eastwood snapped that run in the first week of finals after being put to the sword by the Beasties only the week before at Woolahra.

Consistency was one of their major problems last season and as their likeable head coach PAULI TAUMOEPEAU told Rugby News this week that has been the focus of their preparations for the 2020 Shute Shield.

Work hard on the simple things and cut the ups and downs that has been their way in recent years.

In many ways the journey of Easts first grade side has reflected the coaching journey of their coach. Getting better with each outing and not without the odd hiccup.

It will be interesting to see how 2020 pans out for the boys from the east!