2024 Shute Shield Season Preview: Eastern Suburbs

Former Eastwood coach Ben Batger has crossed Sydney to take the reins at Eastern Suburbs.

The Beasties have had bucketloads of potential for as long as most can remember, but while the club has had plenty of success in lower grades and colts, they haven’t found the right formula in first grade, something Batger is looking to fix this season.

Overview with Ben Batger:

“It’s a new club for me and I want to make a good impression so I’ve been working hard. Then obviously Easts ran 10th last year and they weren’t happy with that, so they’ve been very keen to work hard as well,” Batger told Rugby News.

"My first impressions were that the club is actually set up really well in terms of facilities, management and depth through the lower grades, colts and women’s programs.

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