New Easts’ coach Ben Batger confident first grade success is possible at Woollahra

After crossing the city from TG Millner to Woollahra Oval, newly appointed Eastern Suburbs coach Ben Batger said he’s settled in nicely at his new club and seems confident about the challenge ahead.  Batger spent the best part of two decades playing and coaching at Eastwood, but has shifted to Woollahra to coach a success starved first grade side looking to break what is now a 54-year Shute Shield premiership drought.  “It’s a really good club that is run really professionally and over the last few years they’ve won premierships in second grade, third grade, first grade colts and the women’s,” Batger told Rugby News.  “The facilities are fantastic and they are well resourced. They’ve just struggled to get first grade right and that’s what I’m here to try and do.” For several years now, Easts have been talked about as the team to watch each summer ahead of the following season.  But despite strong playing rosters and healthy resources at the club



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