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Throwback Thursday | Greg Eastwood

Greg Eastwood bid farewell to an NRL career that spanned 246 first-grade games and two heart-breaking Grand Final losses, but his final two years in the Canterbury Cup NSW have finished with back-to-back premierships with the Bulldogs and Newtown Jets.

Eastwood played 11 games in the Canterbury Cup NSW in 2018 and played an integral role in their 18-12 victory over the Newtown Jets in the Grand Final at Leichhardt Oval. 

Eastwood then signed with the Jets for the 2019 campaign and almost 12 months after triumphing over the foundation club, he steered them to a long-awaited premiership that saw them win in an extra-time thriller. 

Eastwood averaged 65m and 16 tackles per game in limited minutes off the interchange bench in 2019, but his performances in all 22 appearances proved invaluable for a young Jets' outfit filled with attacking prowess.

He joined the likes of Toby Rudolf, Scott Sorenson and Jaimin Jolliffe in the forward pack, and undoubtedly had a profound influence on the trio who have all forged their own paths in the NRL this season. 

The victories were a fitting finish for Eastwood after he missed out on Grand Final selection with the Broncos in 2006 before playing in both the Bulldogs' defeats in the decider in 2012 and 2014 respectively.