Episode #11| Club president David Waldie on our upcoming Girls Rugby season, Juniors Raffle and the gala dinner.

Peter “Spider” McLean…Easts and Queensland Legend From The Family Dynasty Honoured By The McLean Stand

Former Wallaby Peter McLean jumped at the chance to present the jerseys to Easts’ first grade side before the match at St Lucia last weekend. It takes a lot to get “Spider” off the mountain these days but the champion lock drove down from Toowoomba just to be part of the ceremony. The Tigers have...

AUGUST UPDATE

Welcome to your Junior Tiger News. Well, can you believe it, it's already August and we're well and truly making our way through the 2022 season. There's a lot going on in August for our Tigers so we thought we would give everyone an update on what's coming up in the calendar. QUICK LINK TO...

Tiger Tales the 1999 Premiership… Trophies, Tries and the “Flog the Dog” Heist

Not content with just beating the Wests Bulldogs in the 1999 grand final, a group of young Tigers famously went undercover to “Flog The Dog”. The heist has entered club folklore as part of a rollicking Sunday night of celebrations after the nailbiting 16-15 victory in the Hospital Cup decider at Ballymore. Wests had organised...

Before There Was Zac Shepherd…There Was “Shredder” Holt

Nigel Holt’s wicked sense of humour is as renowned as his reputation as a 1980s enforcer which explains the censure of his old Wallabies coach Alan Jones.  When the brawny, bustling lock from the best Easts’ teams of the 1980s was overlooked by Jones, Holt decided to make a point of it.  It just so...

Brothers in arms bring family vibe to Easts

Being a kid brother at Easts means far more than a childhood of hand-me-down footy jerseys and iPhones.  If anyone needs proof of the “family club” vibe that beats so strongly through the Tigers, you only have to look at the four sets of brothers who are featuring in Premier Grade.  Remarkably, Matt and Alex...

Before there was Meli Dreu, Aidan, Spindle and Holty… there was 1970s wallaby “brutal” Bruce Cooke

A full 50 years before Meli Dreu and his mock white hair started dashing into the backline, a natural redhead began to make his mark as an Easts fullback. Bruce Cooke was just 19 when he emerged as a lean six-footer destined for higher honours in 1972. He shared in the 1972 reserve grade premiership...

The “Hospital” Cup was a real thing for 2013 Grand Final hero Michael Stolberg

Towering lock Michael Stolberg left hospital to play a starring role in the 2013 grand final...and was back there on a drip when the celebrations fired up that night.  Not even all his teammates knew the full story when “Stolly” got himself kitted up, like normal, in the dressing room for the decider against GPS...

Mackenna Spooner: Tiger with Wallaby genes enjoying women’s rugby on a roll

Mackenna Spooner may be the daughter of a Wallaby but she’s found her rugby home amongst Tigers. Mackenna Spooner The developing winger is relishing being a part of Easts’ formidable women’s squad and the roll they find themselves on. After dropping the opening two games of the season, the premiers have won six games in...

Rick Tyrrell Cup Message Tackles Mental Health

The mental health message in rugby that the Rick Tyrrell Cup has done such a worthy job of advancing is helping lives every day.  The eighth edition of this annual match between Easts and Sunnybank will be played at Oldmac Oval on Saturday.  That the Rick Tyrrell Cup holds as much or more meaning now...

Ladies Day 2022

And that's a wrap...Ladies Day 2022 In Round 9 we celebrated Ladies Day. An occasion where we acknowledge and thank the contribution of all the women at our club. From volunteers through to supporters and players. Always a great event, 2022 proved by all accounts to be one of our most successful yet. The day...