2022 Shute Shield Season Review: Eastwood

Eastwood fell agonisingly short of a second straight Shute Shield grand final, losing to eventual premiers Sydney Uni in a thriller at Rat Park. A number of players from Ben Batger's side have been rewarded for their form with professional opportunities around the world, but the coach seems confident his side will be able to rebuild and compete for the premiership in 2023. Love club rugby? You’ll love the 100 Years of Rugby News coffee table book. Click here to purchase your copy online today! Overview with Ben Batger: “You’d probably classify it as a good season, not a great season,” coach Ben Batger said.  “Obviously to get to one game short of the grand final is pleasing but we want to be playing in grand finals and pushing for premierships and we weren’t able to do that this year.  “We can’t put the preliminary final loss against Uni all on Tano (Tane Edmed). If you watched the Australia A game last week, he nailed a goal from the sideline to win
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