Eastwood impress in preseason trial against Western Force

Eastwood coach Ben Batger said there were plenty of positives to take out of his side’s pre-season trial loss to the Western Force in Perth on Saturday.  The Woodies crossed the Nullarbor to take on Twiggy Forrest’s professional Global Rapid Rugby side ahead of the start of their season on March 14.  “It was a really pleasing result from our perspective. The coaching staff got a lot out of seeing which of our players stepped up and which players still need a bit of work. We’ve got two months until round one, so it was a really pleasing performance,” Batger said.  Eastwood matched the Force early and trailed 19-15 at half time, before the former Super Rugby side gained ascendency in the second half.  “Considering it was three tries all in the first half when we both had our best teams on the field, we were really happy,” the coach said.  “Later in the game, we put on a few of our development players who were playing third or fourth grade last year, or
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