The Bulldogs were yesterday joined by English Super League team the Warrington Wolves. Bulldogs TV caught up with Coach Tony Smith about the session. “Usually we train in freezing cold weather and slushy mud compared to the climate here in Australia which has been a major change…we are really grateful for the opportunity to come out here to Australia and train for three week,” said Smith. Tony mentioned the reasoning for travelling such a long distance for pre-season training. “The quality of work and the amount of what we can get done in three weeks is enormous as compared to what it would take us to do in the same period back home in the United Kingdom.” said Smith. The Warrington side will gain huge benefits from coming out here and been given the opportunity to participate in combined training sessions with NRL clubs will definitely help them. ‘We really exposed our players to the standard of training the NRL sides do and it has confirmed, we are doing similar things to the clubs over here, but also opened our eyes to some new things we can take back with us,” Tony said. The Bulldogs were the fifth side the Wolves had trained with and for Tony, the professionalism and atmosphere at Canterbury was top class. “What we have learnt and the experiences of today have been fantastic. The atmosphere here at the Bulldogs club has been enormous and we’ll learn a lot from the culture here, take aspects of it and add it to our own culture. Training with such successful teams has been beneficial and the Bulldogs have certainly been a part of that category.” said Smith.
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