New look Eastwood side hitting form at right time of year

After a relatively slow start to the season, Eastwood appear to be hitting their straps at the right time of the year and have been relabelled Intrust Shute Shield competition favourites after an impressive 19-6 victory over Sydney Uni. Despite sitting comfortably in the top six for most the season, the defending premiers struggled to find their best throughout the opening half of the season, but returned to form with a gritty win in the wet at TG Millner. “We were very happy, I think we played to the conditions quite well,” Eastwood coach Stu Woodhouse told Rugby News. “Although it was windy and wet, the ball wasn't unplayable so we were able to play quite a bit and didn't have to revert to one pass rugby.” Playing into the wind, the Woodies trailed 6-0 at half time but crossed twice after the break to move within one competition point of top spot. “The plan was to minimise the damage in the first half and I think we did that. We chose to run into the wind in the first
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