Premier Rugby: Wests keen to hone their defence as they prepare for Tigers

By TOM PRIMMER Easts will travel to Sylvan Road this weekend to take on the Bulldogs in a huge clash for both clubs. The Tigers are coming off a strong win over Sunnybank after a dominant second-half performance, and will look to continue to build combinations this week. Halves pairing Eli Pilz and Jack Frampton starred last week and will need to be at their best again, while the front-row battle will be a key factor after both sides impressed at scrum time last week. Wests head coach Carl Marshall said his side his side were happy to put 45-points on competition heavyweights GPS last round but will be looking for a better performance in defence. “Obviously we were happy with certain aspects of our performance namely the driving maul which helped us score 45 points at Yoku Rd which is a good achievement,” Marshall said. “However, we were very disappointed with the manner in which we defended and missing 63 tackles is unacceptable for our team and will be a major