The Wash-Up: Rd 16 – Eastern Suburbs v Eastwood

by Paul Cook - ********************** THE WARM-UP: ********************** It’s been a season to forget down at Woollahra Oval, three wins from fifteen games not exactly the return expected after an active off-season of player activity. The bedding in of those newcomers coupled with a horrendous injury toll has left the Beasties fighting their cause from the wrong end of the ladder but performances have improved of late and they are a team that has proven to be a bit of a bogey side for Eastwood in recent years. For the Woodies, this match and their final two of the regular season, served as opportunities to fine tweak and perfect their game ahead of the finals series. Lying only a point behind leaders Manly, they were acutely aware that three wins with a couple of bonus points could see them overtake the Marlins at the top of the ladder. But they were also wary of a Beasties side that has upset them before. ********************** THE BREAKDOWN: ********************** As it was, any
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