Premier Rugby: Tigers roar in second half against UQ to give Mowen a fairytale finish

By TOM PRIMMER

Easts have provided former Wallaby skipper Ben Mowen with a fairytale finish to his playing career, defeating the University of Queensland 33-18 to win the Hospital Cup on Sunday.

The Tigers trailed early, with the defending premiers surging to a 15-7 lead as they aimed to become the first side to win back-to-back premierships since 2003.

But a Shane Kennedy double propelled Easts to a 19-15 lead at the break and the Tigers never looked back, dominating the second stanza to claim a 15-point win and secure a sixth premiership for the club across the grades.