By MARK CASHMAN
There was a lot of like about the way that Eastwood was shaping when the Shute Shield was shut down because of the pandemic.
The Woodies sat handily in fourth spot on the table and with a number of their Waratahs stars on the way back another one of those runs at the end of the season like 2020 was very much on the cards.
Players like Charlie Cale, Max Stewart and Harry Wilson had emerged and the likes of Enoka Muliufu and Fabian Goodall had found some consistency, all the while being driven hard by coach Ben Batger.
Here’s what coach Batger thought of the work of his emerging group:
All the numbers:
Points for: 388
Points Against: 235
Bonus Points: Nine
Competition Points: 33
What was the best part of the 2021 journey?
"Just seeing the team and players develop over the short period that we had together. We changed a few things and it was great to see us get better