Eastwood execute “perfect game plan” to upset minor premiers Manly

Eastwood coach Stu Woodhouse believes his side executed a near perfect game plan in Saturday’s 40-34 semi final victory over minor premiers Manly. After sneaking into the playoffs, the sixth placed Woodies produced their best performance of the season to shock the Manly Oval crowd and set up a preliminary final clash against Northern Suburbs this Sunday. “I don’t want to give too much away but the plan was to target certain individuals in their back line, particularly in first phase and stick to our kicking strategy,” Woodhouse told Rugby News. “We knew we needed to starve their fullback (Josh Turner) of quality possession because he is very dangerous, so we varied our kicks - high kicks, contestable kicks, work to one corner and kick to the other, we spent a lot of time on that during the week and I think it worked pretty well. “We’ve seen Souths and Warringah do something similar, so it’s not really anything new, we just expanded on it.” Eastwood sile
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