Easts tested early against last placed Sunnybank

By Liam Cook While it may have been first versus ninth on paper, Easts endured a stern test against Sunnybank during round 10. The top of the table Tigers were under no illusions about the challenge that awaited them, according to coach Ben Mowen. “The weekend’s game against Sunnybank was really important in terms of our overall season,” Mowen told Rugby News. Fresh from strong wins over Brothers and Wests in their previous outings, the Tigers were determined to avoid any complacency. Having built an impressive seven-win, two loss record to this point of the season, Easts know maintaining their form will come down to the little things, as it did on Saturday. “We are continually improving and chasing small gains each week,” Mowen said. “Sunnybank came out firing and provided some of their best rugby over the last few weeks to really dominate the collision through great line speed. “This challenged our attack and rightfully Sunnybank led us early on.” Trailing 1
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