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Drinkwater dominates in big Easts win

Scott Drinkwater scored a hat-trick as Easts Tigers moved into fifth on the Intrust Super Cup ladder.

Leading by eight points at half-time, Easts scored six second half tries, including four in the final 12 minutes to record a runaway 46-12 win.

That made it five wins from the last six games with Drinkwater again proving the catalyst as he continued his red-hot form during the second half of the season.

"He's scored a couple of good tries, one of them was a candidate for try of the year," Scott Sipple said.

"He is playing very well. It is just his confidence, he is fearless at the moment with ball in hand.

"If he sees something he is going to back himself, that is why he is dangerous. He is enjoying his footy, the team is backing himself and he is just feeding off them."

EASTS TIGERS 46 (Scott Drinkwater 3, Billy Walters 2, Jake Foster, Marion Seve, Brett Greinke, Albert Vete tries; Brodie Croft 5 goals) def NORTHS DEVILS 12 (Sam Tagataese, Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, Herbie Farnworth tries) at Bishop Park.

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