2023 Shute Shield Season Review: Eastwood

Eastwood came close to winning another Shute Shield title, but fell short again in the preliminary final for the second straight year.

Coach Ben Batger has moved on following the end to the Woodies' 2023 campaign, creating an opportunity for highly respected colts coach Dave Telfer to lead the club into 2024.

Overview with Ben Batger:

“It was a disappointing end to our season. I honestly thought we had a team that could win the whole thing but we probably didn’t play our best football in that semi final and it cost us,” Batger told Rugby News. 

“Unfortunately, it feels like another one that got away. 

“The semi against Randwick was a bit of a strange game. We had a lot of possession in that first 20 minutes and we weren’t able to come away with points. 

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