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ROUND 9 PREVIEW
EASTS TIGERS v SUNSHINE COAST
Langlands Park, Saturday 3pm
Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski (NSW)
Head to Head: Sunshine Coast 4 Easts 2
The Sunshine Coast will attempt to end a four game losing streak when they head to Langlands Park for a tough assignment against the Tigers. Coach Dave Cordwell has shifted Hughie Stanley to the wing and pushed Patrick Templeman into the fullback role for the must-win encounter.
Forward Peter Gallen has also been reinstated after a short stint in the FOGS Cup. The Tigers have also made changes, with former Sea Eagle Maa Ruua coming into the Easts line up on the wing and Storm contracted forward Jordan McLean added to the bench.
The Sunshine Coast have a good record against the Tigers but they will have to raise their game after a difficult month. The Sea Eagles have not won since their upset 36-20 victory over Redcliffe in round 4. Easts