Premier Rugby: Tigers will be a different beast in big one says UQ’s Foley

By LIZ MOORE

UQ’s Con Foley is expecting a different Easts side in the grand final on Saturday to the one they beat convincingly in the major semi-final two weeks ago.

The former Olympic Sevens player said the 2019 Premiers won’t draw too much from that game as Easts rebuilt significantly the following week to knock Bond out 28-3.

“We’re expecting them to be a completely different side. Two weeks ago, we got a good look at each other. Then they went away and improved on a lot of things from that game into the Bond game,” Foley said.

“I’m sure they’ll be a much bigger challenge and they’ll be a lot better than that first game.

“They’ve been really good all year, especially around the breakdown so we did well two weeks ago to control them around there, but I’m sure they’ve gone away and improved, given the way they played against Bond.