Jacob Yarrow of Wests.
Jacob Yarrow of Wests. Mike Knott

Wests are back to full strength

THEY may be clinging to the last rung of the ladder, but Wests have issued a strong warning to Easts.

Coach Nathan Tanner has been buoyed by a full complement of players after injury woes and said taking his team lightly would be at Easts' peril

“It's the first time we've had everyone on board,” coach Tanner said.

“It's an important game for the boys as injuries have kept the team apart.”

Tanner said the boost in numbers had breathed new life into the side and a new intensity to the training paddock.

“They're concentrating on playing the football they know how to play.”

Tanner said his team would enter the game confident but cautious against Easts.

“Easts are a side who have been around for a few years and they have a blend of youth and experience,” said Tanner.

Although the season has been disappointing for Wests, Tanner sees the losses as an opportunity to “rebuild the club”.

“It's still rugby league,” Tanner said.

“It's not all doom and gloom and we are focusing on playing the season out better than we started.”

Easts coach Josh Garden said although his team was sitting up top, there was little time for error.

“There are only four games left in the season so they're all important now,” he said.

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