Gippsland FNLGippsland Times | You could have sworn Wayne Butcher was still coaching Maffra.

The Eagles showcased the hallmarks that saw them win five senior premierships under Butcher at the weekend, as they mercilessly destroyed Moe 27.7 (169) to 6.8 (44).

While Maffra might have a new coach in Anthony Robbins, those watching the game at Maffra Recreation Reserve on Saturday could have been forgiven for thinking they were watching the Eagles of old.

It was all there for Maffra: Tons of pressure, numbers at the ball, run from behind, handball chains, high scoring, and a ruthless hard edge – the last perhaps being the most telling.

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